Controversial “Flying” Car: The M400 Skycar

For sale is one step along the continuing path to the flying car. This one is alleged to have flown, but some are quick to point out that it was tethered to a crane at the time. You’ll have to make your own decision on whether this is worth $1 million or more…

After this popped in the Oddimotive eBay saved searches, we found this article:

http://www.thedrive.com/news/12236/you-can-buy-the-moller-skycar-flying-car-on-ebay-for-5-million

There’s plenty of info out there for your enjoyment.  We just wanted to make sure that the eBay offering of this oddimobile was memorialized here.

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Dixon, CA, USA
$1M with ZERO bids, $5M BIN price and two days to go

 

This certainly doesn’t looks like anything else.

Tether is visible here, but appears slack, indicating some level of hovering.

This is one of several magazine covers.

Ad text:

FOR SALE: This is the original Moller M400 Skycar®. It is the world’s first true VTOL (vertical-takeoff-and-landing) “Flying Car” to be demonstrated.

The M400 Skycar® is a true museum piece, developed over many years and first flown in 2001 at the company’s shareholder meeting. It has since flown (under a restricted environment) many times. This vehicle was featured on the covers of Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and the topic of countless news articles and broadcasts including 60 Minutes, ABC, Bloomberg, CNN, and Discovery Channel. The M400 Skycar® is very prevalent on Google and You Tube.

A collector who buys the M400 will receive it in its original 2001 flight form and condition, complete with eight Rotapower engines that produced over 720 hp allowing the M400 Skycar® to take off and land vertically. It should be noted, however, in this original form, it does not have FAA approval and a condition of this offer is that it cannot be flown. Nonetheless, this vehicle can be the centerpiece of any car or aircraft collection in a public or private museum. Reassembling the M400 back to its original state will take some time.

Alternatively, a bidder can buy the M400 Skycar® and with the support of Moller International, make it the world’s first FAA approved VTOL capable “flying car”.

Over the last 30 years, Moller International has spent more than $150 million developing the engine and airframe technology to make this prototype possible. A modified version of the original M400 Skycar® was previously offered for sale, but failed to meet the reserve. The M400 Skycar® is now superseded by a hybrid Skycar® 400 configuration and is available to be converted back to when it first flew.

Upon successful completion of this auction, Moller International will immediately transfer title to its new owner. A bidder that is first qualified by eBay is invited by Moller International to inspect the M400 Skycar® during the auction. For more information please email paul@moller.com.