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$350,000 Bizarre Cars

British Artmobiles at Auction

— October 29, 2008 — Autos
When a crazy mechanic gets a burst of creative inspiration, both the beautiful and bizarre can be achieved. A British mechanic has had his strange set of automobile creations recognized as art, and the series of nine bizarre car creations will be auctioned tomorrow for an estimated $350,000 at a famed UK auction house.

The crazy car maker Andy Saunders is selling his creations, which include the Picasso Citroen, a remodeled 2CV6 inspired by the Spanish artist, the worlds flattest car that is only 50cm tall, and a car designed to look like a spaceship. His creations have become sought after by car collectors worldwide and are shown in art galleries in Italy and London.
Trend Themes
1. Automotive Artistry - The recognition of unusual automobile creations as art presents opportunities for artists and mechanics to collaborate and create unique, collectible masterpieces.
2. Art-inspired Remodels - The popularity of remodeled cars inspired by famous artists like Picasso opens up a market for customized, art-inspired automobiles.
3. Convergence of Art and Technology - Designing cars to resemble spaceships highlights the potential for blending futuristic aesthetics with technological innovation in automotive design.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Collectibles - The auctioning of bizarre car creations as art showcases the potential for a niche industry focused on acquiring and trading unique automotive collectibles.
2. Custom Car Transformations - The demand for remodeled cars inspired by famous artists creates opportunities for businesses specializing in custom car transformations and artistic modifications.
3. Art Galleries - Exhibiting artistically designed cars in galleries highlights the potential for art galleries to diversify their offerings and tap into the automotive art market.
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