There was a brief time when Chrysler was producing a small, affordable, fuel efficient and good looking vehicle that hadn't been touched by Shelby. Though not a car, the Chrysler Snorunner was a little vehicle after our own heart. The single ski, narrow tracked snow cycle was produced by the Outboard Marine Division (responsible for the Chrysler boats) and available for about $700 in 1979 dollars. It featured a two-cycle Powerbee engine that produced a whopping 7 hp and, with some love, could get you up to 35 mph. Just check out the cheesy promotional video above.
Sadly, the early 1980's financial downturn for Chrysler meant the Snorunner was cancelled and all the remaining stock sold off by liquidators for just under $300 (what a steal!). It's been estimated that around 28,000 were made, but the real number was lost to time. If you're in a snowy climate one can be had in the $300 to $800 range on eBay, depending on condition. Click the link for a detailed description, photos and ads of this little Chrysler gem. (shout out to UDMAN for the tip) [Our Victorian House]