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The PussyCar Automobile

An Automobile That Does Wheelies, and yes Pussycar is really what it was called, it was designed by Jean Pierre Ponthieu in the 1970’s and was promoted as a promotional vehicle.

Described as “The Car Of The Year 2000″, It’s rear wheel was powered by 250cc single cylinder engine.  The vehicle could turn 180 degrees, drive sideways, and increase it’s height with hydraulics.

As a 1970’s fashion Item in Paris it worked quite well, but as a car it never did.  Nevertheless, it stroked with Ponthieu’s vision ” In this world where everything is banal and ugly, we must know how to create the beautiful and unusual”.

I’m not sure why it was called what it was called, but apparently the car was too high maintenance to catch on, and not long after it’s creation … The Pussycar was licked.

 

 


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  • Agent BallSack

    So called because it turned everyone who rode in it into a screaming pussy

    • Lux

      hahahahahaha ..

  • Agent BallSack

    I am surprised it didnt catch on after all they are French and it STILL looks better than a Citroen.

    PS @#$% I hate Disqus some days

  • Lux

    I would have loved to have seen it increase it’s height .. powwwwwwwww

  • OhopeBeachBugger

    Imagine getting that bad boy onto two wheels…

    EDIT – is that Len and Bevan in there????

    • Lux

      don’t be a pussy ..

      • OhopeBeachBugger

        Woof.

      • GregM

        Meow.

  • W.Austin

    In that picture it looks like its about to give birth to R2-D2.

  • Dick Brown

    NASA stole this idea obviously

  • john Doe

    Purrr fect for those tight car parks.

    • W.Austin

      Surely it’s it the mewseum these days.

      • john Doe

        We could go cat and dog over this all afternoon.

      • blokeintakapuna

        It’s just getting a cat-a lick-tick converter fitted…

        • Lux

          or maybe a Cat o’ nine tails

          • john Doe

            Might pay to nip this in the bud,so as not to let the cat out of the bag.

  • blokeintakapuna

    I wonder if it could tow a boat?

      • Lux

        hey that looks similar to my boat ..

        • Col

          Just about as small as that Pussy, and it more than likely does the same thing, sideways, up and down and round and round, not sure if Bloke is in to this.

          • blokeintakapuna

            Exactly! If it’s gonna be free… At least it needs to be classy… Just like me. Cheap to run… But classy…

          • Lux

            Oiiiiiiiiiii, don’t forget you have a job working on it, and bloke baby will be happy as long as he has his rod baited ..

          • blokeintakapuna

            Yep… Rod in hand already. You wanna hold? Feel the balance… And power… It helps reel them in.

        • blokeintakapuna

          Full walk around sides… Plenty of buoyancy… Cheap to run..

          Not so sure on the colours though… Or is this just the tender?

          • Col

            I hope it is the Tender.

          • Lux

            Tender is the night ..

          • ex-JAFA

            I wish it was blue, so I could go “Whoa-ho-ho yes it’s a great blue tender”

          • LOL!

  • john Doe

    Looks more like a one eyed monster than a pussy!

    • Lux

      at least the one eyed monster does not scratch ..

    • ex-JAFA

      If your one-eyed monster looks like that, get thee to a doctor.

  • Westie

    I bet that would be bloody hard to drive once a month

    • Lux

      Whaaaaaaaaaaat, only once a month???

      • Westie

        Car cover supplied by carefree?

  • notjaffa

    It’s always hilarious to look at the things that were claimed to be “what we will all be doing in 20-30 years time”. Len Brown claims that in 20-30 years time we will all be taking the bus or train to work, and living in concrete box apartments. Hilarious.

  • Gordon Gibson

    She’d be a bugger for drifting.
    All the wheels would snap off and then it would be a sphere – you might as well be ZORBing at Rotorua!

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Let Len drive it, imagine the spin!

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