Mohs Ostentatienne Opera - Sedan Scale - 1:43

Everything was so unique about this car, that it was two decades ahead of her times.

Built on a truck chassis supplied by International Harvester (IHC), this car was the brainchild of a seaplane service provider Bruce Mohs, who wanted to build a luxury car that had no doors. He also wanted to offer each passenger, a ‘red-carpet’ welcome. All this led him to develop a car that was not only ostentatious and unique, he also labelled it - Mohs Ostentatienne Opera - Sedan.

Under the bonnet, the customer had two options, a 5.0 litre V8 engine having power output of 200 bhp and a 9.0 litre V8 engine with 250 bhp output. For safety protection of the occupant, this car which had no side-doors had stong steel girders on both the sides to resist any form of side impact.  

Weighing nearly 2.6 tons, this car had a length of 2650 mm, width of 2285 mm and a height of 5.75 feet. With seating capacity for 5 passengers, this car had massive nitrogen filled 20 inch. tyres. The customer, if needed could also have a small refrigerator, oriental carpet, etc. For every passenger to have a feel of a red-carpet welcome, he devised a folding central-rear door that could be lowered to the ground allowing the passenger to climb on to red carpet stairs.

Though Mohs original plans were to build just 5-6 cars per year, the cost of US$ 25,000 (Rs. 1.2 crore in today’s value) deterred prospects. In ten years, only 5 cars rolled out. 

  15255.00    12880.00      

- Premium collectible
- Licensed product
- Material: RESIN
- High precision miniature models
- Non-opening model
- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case
- Only 199 pieces created
Brand Potpourri
Period 1947-1970
Year 1967
Model Origin USA
Scale 1:43
Box Dimension (in inches) 8.5 x 5 x 3.5
Color Blue
Make Matrix
Theme Concept
Material Resin

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