Aerocar Flying Car
- Year 1954
- VAT VAT Included
- Location Minneapolis, MN, USA
- Mileage 13 km, 8 mi
- Gearbox Manual
- Fuel type Petrol
- Color Yellow
- Car type Other
- Drive LHD
- Engine 4 Cylinder
- Drive Train FWD
- Interior Color Black
- Certified No
- Condition Used
You Can Own The Original Flying Car: The Taylor Aerocar
This FAA licensed Flying Car is in flyaway, driveway condition.
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, airworthy and all-original example.
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.
This historic flying car is Certificated in the United States Federal Aviation Administration's Standard Airworthiness Category. When used as an automobile, the AEROCAR’s wings fold back and can be towed behind the car. In about 10 minutes the wings can be folded back into place and the car again becomes an airplane.
The 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. In flight the wings are high and unobtrusive. Powered by a Lycoming O-320 Engine the propeller is mounted at the end of a long tail cone, the latter angled up for propeller clearance.
Cruise speed is about 100 mph. Takeoff speed in 55 mph and the airplane is controlled by the same steering wheel as is used for driving.
It has been nearly 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 rare and unique.
We urge you not to miss this opportunity.
AEROCAR N-101D may be inspected near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The design holds U.S. Patent #2,767,939. Listed below are the technical specifications:
Engine: Lycoming 0-320, 4 cylinder rated at 150 H.P.
Length Overall (as an airplane): 21 feet
Height Overall (as an airplane): 7 feet 2 inches
Length of Car Portion: 10 feet 4 inches
Length of Trailer Portion: 13 feet
Width of Trailer: 8 feet
Wingspan: 30 feet
Wing Cord: 6 feet 3 inches
Wing Area: 168 square feet
Seat car Width: 44 inches
Baggage Space 24 cubic feet
Gross Weight: 2,100 pounds
Empty Weight: 1,300 pounds
Useful Load: 800 pounds
Payload with 24 gallons of fuel: 656 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 24 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 7 quarts
Service Ceiling: 12,000 feet
Cruising Range: 300 miles
Maximum Speed: 110 mph
Cruise Speed: 100 mph
Approach to landing Speed: 55 mph