by Mike –
I couldn’t look away, it is so ugly, especially from the front.
Built in 1957 this is a Spohn Convertible, it is one of the last Spohns built (that is a good thing in my opinion). Spohn was a coach builder from Ravensburg, Germany, who was credited with building bodies for the pre-war Maybachs.
After the war, Spohn purchased left over cars from the US military to use the chassis in the coach building business.
Each car built by Spohn was built to the buyers specifications. Less than 200 Spohns were made and no two are alike (also a good thing that there is not another like this one).
This particular Spohn was built on a 1939 Ford chassis with a 1953 Cadillac 331 cid V8 engine and it has a 3-speed Ford transmission.
I am not going to tell you the names of the owners but one of them is the star of a very popular TV car show about chasing classic cars.
Let us know in the Comments if you think this is the ugliest car you have seen, or offer up an uglier alternative.
For some better looking cars at Amelia Island take a look at the photos by Rich Truesdell at Automotive Traveler.
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