In the 1955 issue of the American science magazine, Mechanix an article appeared with the headlines "CAR WITH PROP". The same article had the following lines "This Argentine Aerocar can travel at 100 mph (160 km/hr) and is being considered for mass production in the United States".
The above lines were perhaps true as this propeller car made by Argentinians Eugenio Grosovich and Gianfranco Bricci (developed in the city of Cordoba), was indeed unique. It is said that Chrysler was in discussions with the duo for their design so they could be mass produced in USA.
The development of this Aerocar happened during the reign of their famous President Juan Domingo Perón who wanted Argentinians to be self-sufficient. This new car could sit 6 passengers. With a fuel tank fixed on the front, the car was fitted with a propeller that was cast in magnesium and aluminium. As the propeller was fitted externally, there was a danger it would harm someone standing near the car and so the duo tweaked their propeller design by keeping pitch at 9 degrees and having 1.75 m as OD (outside diameter). The engine used to drive this propeller was from an air-cooled 6-cylinder Chevy engine.
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|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- Only 333 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|