you think you’ve seen all the strange cars in the world, think again. Several of these bizarre vehicles were built a long time ago, and today, their value increases as we count the days that passes by. Speaking of rare and expensive vehicles, have you heard about a vehicle called McQuay Norris Streamliner? I don’t think so…
The six McQuay-Norris Streamliners was produced in 1934 and was built to be driven by McQuay-Norris engine component sales representatives. McQuay-Norris used the Streamliners as test-beds for new engine parts as well as advertising the company, and for this function the interior was fixed with many dials and instruments to observe performance and engine condition. The McQuay-Norris Streamliner’s chassis and running gear were based on a Ford V8, and the aerodynamic bodywork was made from steel and aluminium attached to a wooden frame. The curved windows were made from Plexiglas.
Here are some extra facts about McQuay Norris Streamliner according to Trombinoscar.com:
The McQuay Norris Streamliner is an important piece of automotive history. The car was one of six such cars built by McQuay-Norris, a St. Louis based manufacturer of internal engine and chassis components. The cars were built using a 1934 Ford chassis and running gear and the highly advanced streamlined body design was constructed of steel and aluminum over a wood framework. The aircraft inspired windshield and canopy design was constructed of Plexiglas. The cars were built to be used by McQuay Norris representatives for promotional purposes but more importantly they used as test cars and as such they were equipped with a multitude of gauges mounted to the dash to monitor the performance of various components. It is one of 2 such cars known to exist and the only one that is restored. It was restored in 1990 and became part of the Hemmings Motor News collection until purchased from them.