Friday, July 30, 2010

Ariel 52 Homemade Wooden Car



This beautiful-but-odd car was apparently handmade in 1959, by a California boatbuilder following blueprints published in Modern Mechanix. It's registered as an Ariel, thanks to the 1952 Ariel square four motor, but it has a little bit of period-correct everything, from Citroen suspension to Cadillac lamps.

By waiting two years to post this, the price has already come down $5,000.

2010: A SOLID WOOD CAR!! RARE ARIEL SQUARE FOUR ENGINE! A ROLLING PIECE OF ART THAT WILL SURELY COMPLETE ANY COLLECTION!!, now $24,900! [stlouiscarmuseum.com]
2008: eBay find of the day: 1952 Ariel Square Four Wooden Racer, $30,000 [autoblog]