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Crazy car inventions: you'll see why some of these never took off...

Mirrorpix Logo By Mirrorpix of Mirrorpix | Slide 1 of 15: Since the 1930s, car makers have experimented with all sorts of features to give their motors an extra edge. Yet some were so bizarre, and/or dangerous, they never really took off. This amphibious motor made its appearance in the 1964 Observer Trophy Trans Atlantic race. You'd have to have nerves of steel - and swim well - to risk a ride in this.

AMPHIBIOUS MOTOR: IS IT A CAR? IS IT A BOAT? IT'S BOTH!

Since the 1930s, car makers have experimented with all sorts of features to give their motors an extra edge. Yet some were so bizarre, and/or dangerous, they never really took off.

This amphibious motor made its appearance in the 1964 Observer Trophy Trans Atlantic race. You'd have to have nerves of steel - and swim well - to risk a ride in this.

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