No one will look at this 1990 Mosler Targa (a.k.a. Consulier GTP), read that just 100 examples of the car were built between 1985 and 1993, and still wonder why no more were sold. To put it bluntly: this is one of the ugliest cars ever to turn a wheel in anger. Its ungainly silhouette, parts bin accessories and staggeringly shaped glasshouse all seem to scream, “Buy another car.”
Of course, something this ugly ends up being downright intriguing, especially when you learn that all that fugly covers up some pretty serious performance. There’s a tuned Chrysler 2.2-liter turbo four-cylinder sitting amidships in the Mosler’s carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, and the car was among the first ever production vehicles to employ both CF and Kevlar in the construction of its body panels. The result was an ultra-lightweight car that was wicked-fast for its day. In fact, company owner Warren Mosler once famously offered a bounty for anyone that could pilot a street-legal production car around a track quicker than the GTP, and it (along with the Mosler Intruder and Raptor models it inspired) so dominated One Lap Of America for a period of years in the late ’90s that it was eventually banned.
This example on eBay Motors can be found in Florida, and seems to be in remarkably good shape. The car has never been titled, presumably racking up the 11k miles it has on the odo during closed track sessions. There’s no Buy It Now price on this ultra-rare, ultra-ghastly Mosler, but we’ve got to believe that it’s worth a lot more than the starting bid of $10,000. Bid with your heart, not with your eyes. Oh, and if seeing the thing isn’t enough, scroll down to see a video of the Mosler in action, complete with a bitch’n Journey score.
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Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Untitled 1990 Mosler Consulier Targa [w/video]