While yesterday's story about The Heidelberg Project is interesting on its own, we have to confess to setting that one up first so we could follow with this one as a chaser. Tyree Guyton created an interesting and original installation art neighborhood out of found objects and weirdness. "The Heidelberg" here is a far, far more expensive and hideous endeavor. Rumored to be the result of a side project at a defunct aerospace company, the costs associated with this (thankfully) one-off car will make you do a spit-take.
Based on a Porsche 911/915 powertrain and an original chassis, The Heidelberg required a claimed $1.5 million in tooling. Roll that figure around in your mind a moment. The single seat horror show went up for sale on eBay at one point and failed to get a single bid, with a reserve price of $50,000. Um, yeah, legendary fail. [PriceOfHisToys]