Yesterday we asked you what the coolest obscure, rare cars you could buy were. You came up with a ton of answers, but here are the 15 cars we saw mentioned over and over.
The VehiCross was a weird, concept-like take one the small crossover off-roader, with two doors, four-wheel drive, and some distinct looks. The car has gained a massive cult following over the years, with tons of dedicated owners.
Say what you want about the Bricklin SV-1—you can't argue against gullwing doors. Wedge-shaped looks and pop-up headlights rounded out its '70s style, with a body built using acrylic resin and fiberglass. Fewer than 3000 examples were built, so seeing one on the road today is a rare treat.
The idea behind the Excalibur was a simple one: Design a car with a modern chassis, engine, and suspension geometry, but with looks taken from the Mercedes-Benz SSK of the 1920s. The result was a polarizing vehicle that not everyone was a fan of. But seeing as how over 3500 were built, there are a few people out there that enjoy them.
The Jalpa is a little-known mid-engine V8 Lamborghini that sold in minuscule numbers throughout the 1980s. It wasn't a sales hit when new, but nowadays, its rarity and classic wedge shape mean examples command well over $100,000 on the used market.
The Mega Cruiser was basically a Japanese ripoff of the Hummer H1, with similar body lines and off-road capabilities. The street-legal civilian version was only sold in Japan, and in very small numbers.
Aston Martin is best known for making elegant grand touring cars, but switched it up in the 1970s with the boxy four-door Lagonda sedan. Aston sold around 650 examples, making them a hard find, no matter the condition.
The AZ-1 is probably the coolest kei car in existence. It complies to all of Japan's small car regulations, using a tiny three-cylinder engine but packaged in a mid-engine layout. It even has gull-wing doors. How could you not love it?
Morgan has been made popular in the car world thanks to its wacky open-air three-wheeler, but before that, it had the Aero 8. Powered by a BMW V8, it relied heavily on retro design, and actually drove well. Since Morgan has always been a niche car brand, finding one for sale is a challenge.
The C8 was Spyker's first car. People love it thanks to the immense detail and craftsmanship that went into its exterior design and interior. Spyker made just a few hundred C8s, making them a true rarity on the used market.
The original Z-badged BMW was never sold in the US, and didn't exactly break sales records anywhere else in the world. It's wedge-like looks and disappearing doors made it truly unique, and now, imported examples are commanding .
Originally launched as a De Tomaso (hence the nameplate Mangusta), the Qvale was built between 2000 and 2002, powered by a Ford V8 and built in low-triple digit numbers. Spotting one is hard enough, much less finding one for sale.
The 916 is an ultra-rare hardtop-only version of the mid-engine 914 equipped with a 2.7-liter 911S-sourced flat-six. Only 11 were built, meaning seeing one anywhere outside a museum or collection is extremely unlikely.