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.
|- 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|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||8.5 x 5 x 3.5|