More About the Taylor Aerocar
Molt Taylor’s AEROCAR is the World’s first practical flying car. This is the one you read about as a kid in Popular Mechanics. It is the one that has been featured in hundreds of books, magazines, TV shows and films ever since.
Taylor AEROCAR, License N-101D, was built in 1954. It is a testament to American ingenuity at a time and place when everything was possible – even flying cars. Only five were produced of which N-101D is an outstanding, drivable/airworthy and all-original example with an original 15,254.9 miles and 781.0 flight hours.
This historic flying car is Certificated in the FAA’s Standard Airworthiness Category and is the only certified airplane in history that could also drive on our highways.
Whether you are an aficionado of transportation milestones, engineering genius or simply appreciate owning extraordinary rare examples automotive – and aviation – progress, this Taylor AEROCAR is for you.
The Taylor AEROCAR features side-by-side seating for two. Advanced for its time, most of the fuselage skin is of composite material and the car is front wheel drive. Powered by a Lycoming O-320 Engine with the propeller mounted at the end of a long tail cone. Cruise speed is about 100 mph in the air and 60 mph on the highway. Takeoff speed in 55 mph and the airplane is controlled by the same steering wheel as is used for driving.
When used as an automobile, the AEROCAR’s wings fold back and can be towed behind the car. As an original sales says with “no more effort than changing a tire” the wings can be folded back into place and the car again becomes an airplane.
It has been more than two decades since a flying AEROCAR was last sold, and that was this one. Whether you are a collector buying for yourself, or you would be purchasing the AEROCAR for donation to a museum, there is absolutely no other vehicle available today – automobile or airplane – that is this rare and unique. We urge you not to miss this opportunity.