New rocket car spotted in Silver Lake

June 7, 2008 at 9:50 pm in Art, Driving, ICME, Transportation

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Extraordinary cars litter the streets of Los Angeles. Exotic Lamborghinis, cherried-out kustom rods, lowrider wet-dreams.

But very, very few L.A. cars spring full-blown from the foreheads of artists – like this one has – and remind us what car design is really about.

This looks to be  Baron Margo‘s latest ride – a Chitty- Chitty- Bang- Bang-esque rocket pod with dualie rear wheels, a propellerized tail and more hand-polished aluminum-and-Bakelite controls knobs than Chuck George Barris could dream up on a meth-and-steampunk bender. I say newest because the seats still haven’t even been installed, there are no plates yet, and it’s polished to within an inch of its life.

More handcrafted gorgeousness after the jump …

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I’m told the propeller spins and the tail lights cycle around in harmony with it.

Can’t wait to spot this thing in motion.

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