Sunday, July 9, 2017

You can now buy the Moller Skycar, one of the world's most iconic (and dubious) 'flying cars'

“Anyone can fly the Skycar,” the headline on the January 1991 cover of Popular Mechanics blared, teasing the possibility of a future where everyone could own their own “flying car.” That dream never came to fruition, but the original Skycar can now be yours to own. Moller International, the company that built the iconic vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, announced today that it is putting the M400 Skycar up for sale on eBay. Just don’t expect to use it for your daily commute.

That’s because the Skycar, while having successfully completed several low-stakes tests, is not approved for flight by the Federal Aviation Administration. Moller says that one condition of its sale is that “it cannot be flown.”

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