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Weird Stuff Wednesday – Car Owned by Elvis – Giant Hood Ornament – Half Car/Half Shark

Darrek Olson
Weird Stuff Wednesday – Car Owned by Elvis – Giant Hood Ornament – Half Car/Half Shark

Welcome to another edition of Weird Stuff Wednesday, where we comb through the millions of vehicles currently for sale and find those strange looking rides. These definitely would make you look twice, or even three times, if you saw them driving down the road.

Elvis Presley's 1968 Cadillac Eldorado - Carsforsale.com

Elvis Presley’s 1968 Cadillac Eldorado – Carsforsale.com  |  Shop Cadillac Eldorado on Carsforsale.com

When you buy a used vehicle, they all come with a story. Sometime the story is in the form of a vehicle history report and other times they come in the form of bullet holes in the front fender. This 1968 Cadillac Eldorado for sale in Saint Ann, MO., was once owned by THE Elvis Presley. As the story goes, he bought this car sight-on-seen when he fell in love with the topaz gold firemist vehicle. The bullet hole is apparently from Elvis himself who occasionally enjoyed shooting random things. Apparently this included his beautiful new car. The bullet hole remains in the car today, along with one heck of a story. Despite being shot it, this is a fully functioning classic.

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder - Carsforsale.com

Large James Dean head on 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder – Carsforsale.com  |  Shop Porsche 550 Spyder on Carsforsale.com

There are many vehicles with rather large hood ornaments. None are quite as big as the one on this 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder for sale in Volo, IL. This James Dean Tribute vehicle was built by Jay Ohrberg along with two other tribute vehicles featuring Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. These three vehicles toured the country at pieces of artwork. The Volo Auto Museum has all three of these vehicles for sale. If purchased however, it may be difficult to drive this vehicle much as the head of James Dean will make having a clear view of the road impossible. It is very fitting that a car with a giant head on the front also has the word “Giant” painted on the front as well.

1963 Amphicar DWM Schimmwagen - Carsforsale.com

1963 Amphicar DWM Schimmwagen – Carsforsale.com  |  Shop Amphicar on Carsforsale.com

In 50 years from now, we might just be able to purchase a car that not only you can drive but also fly in the air to any destination. However, almost 50 years ago, when they sold this 1963 Amphicar DWM Schimmwagen, it was ahead of its time and also doubled as a boat. These amphibious vehicles are able to go from the road to the water at about 20 miles an hour! Sure you can go out and buy cars that are able to reach speeds of 200+ MPH or go from zero to 60 MPH in just a few seconds, but how many vehicles do you know that have successfully crossed the English Channel while battling 20 foot waves? This type of vehicle has! The paint job on this beauty is also suits this vehicle very well, given its ability to shred through the water.

Darrek Olson
Darrek Olson

Darrek is an enthusiast driver who values the journey more than the destination. A self-proclaimed Miata fanboy, his obscure knowledge of cars sometimes prevents him from remembering what he had for breakfast.

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