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The Convair Model 118
You’re late. You’re stuck in traffic. It’s bumper to bumper, and there’s no escape. How many times have you been in a seemingly never-ending jam and fantasized that your car could just take off and fly away? It’s a dream many gridlocked drivers in a hurry have envisaged at some point. But for some, it was more than a dream. It was an ambition.
From as early as the 1930s, when cars and planes were both still in their early stages, some enterprising inventors tried their hand at designing and building roadable aircraft – or flying cars – with varying levels of success. Here’s a look at 10 of our favorites.