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Grace
Hagerty Employee

10 kooky cars you could call your own this June

Originally scheduled as a live auction in Essen, Germany at the end of this March, RM Sotheby’s European Sale has moved online with bidding open on June 3 and closing on June 11. A Porsche 904 GTS, a Lamborghini Miura, and a Mercedes-Benz 300SL are among the highlights. They’re cool, but we’re also always drawn to the oddballs, and this sale has plenty of Euro weirdness up for grabs. Here are the 10 oddest.

 

Read the full article on Hagerty.com: https://www.hagerty.com/media/auctions/10-kooky-cars-you-could-call-your-own-this-june/

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TKDMaster
Pit Crew

.......not a way to start a Saturday morning............. going to go back and re-read Chip Foos restyle of the XKE, that will restart my brain so I can function this weekend! LOL

Montrose
Pit Crew

Bitter was involved with Intermeccanica at one point.  Intermeccanica made some nice looking cars back in Europe, but always got screwed by larger manufacturers.  

BillyBuick
Intermediate Driver

The 1991 Venturi, IF YOU USE YOUR IMAGINATION, looks a little like a 1986 Honda Accord.

Rick
New Driver

Mix in a little Pontiac Fiero

Etch
Passenger

More like a Nissan 240sx

BillyBuick
Intermediate Driver

I think we are all correct. Isn't it amazing that when auto manufacturers design a car they all copy from one another?

Bullseye442
Passenger

Or a short Corvette, but better looking.

Andrew
Hagerty Employee

I see it, but I'm really stretching my imagination to the limits here.

Krippel
Pit Crew

Is “kooky” a synonym for “uncommon” all of a sudden?

I’ll give you the Arkley. The rest, not so much. 

cyclemikey
Intermediate Driver

I'd say that the common thread among the cars presented here is not so much "kooky" but awkward. Really, really awkward.

JGMan
Intermediate Driver

The Glas 1300 GT Coupe kinda  looks like the product of a one night stand between a Ferrari Lusso and a Ford Maverick.  

drhino
Detailer

Tremendous 

RSorenson1
Intermediate Driver

When I first scrolled down on the article I though...Ford Maverick? Really? I guess I'm not the only one.

DLP
Pit Crew

Actually I think it strongly resembles the ASA 1000GT built around the same time period. They were built by the D'Noro electromechanical group. Originally meant to be a "Baby Ferrari" Enzo sold the rights to build it to the D'Noro group.

larryjod
Passenger

Totally agree.

JGMan
Intermediate Driver

I think it’s the coolest kooky car of the bunch. I also like the look of the Maverick Grabber.
FieroFanatic
Pit Crew

I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw a Ford Maverick.

David
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
jimliberty
Pit Crew

Wonderful guys. I've not seen some of these cars. I happen to love the Renault. I have a Lotus XI, and it reminds me of that fun ride.       Jim.

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jlz
Passenger

Perhaps the word you’re looking for is obscure.

Scott_Cherf
Navigator

Kooky indeed! This selection is a set of truly rare (and a bit kooky) cars! There isn't a Ferrari or Porsche in the lot1

 

Well done. This is the sort of thing real collectors look for. Thank you.

avideo
Intermediate Driver

All of these cars will be a nightmare to find parts for as well as find someone competent to work on them. 

Dano1953
New Driver

Too bad RM online auctions can’t be televised.  I know, it would be weird, but I’d watch.

Andrew
Hagerty Employee

Unfortunately, that's usually part of the equation with unusual cars! Exclusivity often comes at a price.

Markg1
Pit Crew

so much to love here.......

BillyBuick
Intermediate Driver

Matra Djet looks like an Opel GT

Lancia Thema looks like an Alfa Romeo Milano

Glas 1300 GT Coupe looks like a Mercury Comet

wahip1
New Driver

Some funky, but also some beautiful cars. The Renault Sport Spider is, or should be, the race car fantasy of every Walter Mitty.

 

Roy
Passenger

Interesting but nothing I just have to have.

Rider79
Advanced Driver

Man, that Bitter is a beauty!

Scooter51
Passenger

The Austin-Healey Sprite Arkley looks like a cross between the Sprite, a Lotus 7 (front end), and a Morgan (aft end).

Zephyr
Detailer

Love seeing oddball cars like these. For something truly weird from the world of aftermarket bodies, I recall there was a company back then that sold a fiberglass body to convert your Renault Dauphine into a gull wing coupe. I don't remember their name or if they ever actually sold any, but I do remember seeing an ad for them.