How Did These Cars Ever Make It Into Production?

At first glance, cars can seem pretty standard. But look a little closer and you’ll find that some of these beauties are anything but!

From odd-shaped boats to cars so outrageously small your pocket might be jealous, we’ve put together an entertaining list of the weirdest cars in the world – prepare to be amazed! So strap yourself in and get ready for a wild ride around the weirdest automotive rides imaginable.

1973 Volkswagen Microbus

The Volkswagen Microbus which also internationally goes by other names such as the Transporter and the Kombi is described as a modern cargo and passenger van.

Wikimedia Commons / The Essex Car Spotter
Wikimedia Commons / The Essex Car Spotter

The idea for the body design of the Microbus came from the auto and parts importer Ben Pon who was inspired to make modifications to a Plattenwagen when visiting the Netherlands to purchase imports. The Microbus ran production from 1950-1967 in the US and Europe and from 1957-1975 in Brazil.