Aerocar Serial Number 2 On eBay

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The Moulton B. Taylor Aerocar registered N103D and built in 1956 has become available through auction on eBay. The seller claims it is a Model One and carries the manufacturer serial number of "2." The Aerocar is an FAA-registered aircraft that can cruise at 100 mph for about 300 miles in the air. When operated without its removable wings and tail, it becomes a roadable vehicle capable of legal highway driving while towing its aerodynamic appendages. This particular one comes complete with 1,103 hours of flight time and 303.3 hours of road time. The vehicle is powered by a 160-hp Lycoming 0-0340B1A that's seen 22 hours since its last major overhaul. Those interested in flying it should know that the vehicle had its last annual inspection in 1976. Those interested in purchasing it should know that the listed "buy it now price" is $3.5 million. Merry Christmas. For reference, at the time we posted this story, the same seller was offering a 1973 Boeing 727-200 for just under $3 million. The Aerocar auction ends Dec. 16, and all potential buyers must be approved by the seller before they're allowed to bid. Or you can bypass the whole bidding war and contact the seller directly through the Web site, here.