The ConvAirCar was designed by the American Industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss in 1947 for the aviation company Consolidated-Vultee. This was a re-engined development of the Model 116, designed by Theodore P. Hall. A 25,5 hp Crosly engine was in the rear, powering the plastic-bodied 4-seat car and a 190hp Lycoming O-435C built on the 34,5 ft wing for flying. While the original idea, considering its age, was quite brilliant. Unfortunately a crash which occurred only 3 weeks after its first flight, and the resulting negative media quickly put any potential investors and customers off the project.

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