American Automobiles American Automobiles American Automobiles

The Dymaxion Automobile & The Buckminster Fuller Co.

1928 Studebaker Collector & Classic Cars
Phaetons - Roadsters - Touring Cars
3 Window Coupes - Sedan
1955 Chevy 1955-1956-1957 Chevrolets
Bel Air - 210 - 150 - Nomad
Hard Tops - 2 Door Sedans
Street Rod Hot Rods / Street Rods
Chevrolet - Ford - Rat Rods
Project Cars - Duece Coupe
Chevy Camaro Muscle Cars
Chevy Chevelle - Chevy Camaro
Ford Mustang - Plymouth Barracuda
Dymaxion
The Buckminster Fuller Co.
Bridgeport, CT 1933-1934

The Dymaxion automobile was a teardrop shaped concept car designed in 1933 by Buckminster Fuller, a U.S. inventor and architect. The word Dymaxion is a brand name that Fuller gave to his American Automobile.

The Dymaxion had three wheels that was steered by a single rear wheel. However, the rear wheel steering made the car some what awkward to operate, especially in cross wind situations. An accident at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair damaged the first prototype and killed the driver.

The ultra streamlined Dymaxion was equipped with a Ford flat head V-8 and Fuller claimed it could reach speeds of 120 miles per hour. The Dymaxion had a wheel base of 125 inches and carried 11 passenger. Dymaxion No. 1 was completed during the summer of 1933. It was painted white and very light weight. Sadly the first prototype survived the crash only to be destroyed by fire.

1933 Dymaxion No. 1 Concept Car
1933 Dymaxion No. 1 Concept Car

Dymaxion No. 2 was completed in January of 1934. A group of British automobile enthusiasts contracted to buy the second Dymaxion from Buckminster Fuller. However, they back out of the deal after all the bad press with the accident in Chicago. The second Dymaxion enjoyed a triumphant journey around Manhattan with H.G. Wells before being abandoned in Arizona. Local engineering students restored the Mymaxion No. 2 and was preserved in the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada

1933 Dymaxion No. 2 Concept Car
1933 Dymaxion No. 2 Concept Car

Fuller spent his entire family inheritance on the Dymaxion No. 3. It was completed in 1934 and was exhibited at the Centry of Progress in Chicago. The final Dymaxion was sold a few months later. The color was emeral green with a white top. Dymaxion No. 3 toured United States promoting the Allied cause during World War II and was eventually sold for scrap in Kansas.

1933 Dymaxion No. 3 Concept Car
1933 Dymaxion No. 3 Concept Car

A few years ago Norman Foster in collaboration with his wife's company, Ivory Pres, brought the Mymaxion No. 2 to England to fulfill Foster's dream of an authentic rebuild of Dymaxion No. 2. Shown below the Dymaxion No. 4 was painstakingly constructed by Crosthwaite and Gardiner, racing car restoration specialists, from drawings of Mymaxion No. 3 and analysis of Mymaxion No. 2.

Dymaxion No.4 Reproduction
Dymaxion No.4 Reproduction

Find Antique Cars, Collector Cars, 1950s-1960s Classic Cars, 1960s-1970s
Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Street Rods and Vintage Military Vehicles!
1900-1929 Antique Cars For Sale
1930-1939 Antique Cars For Sale
1940-1949 Collector Cars For Sale

1950-1959 Classic Cars For Sale
1960s 1970s Muscle Car For Sale

Hot Rods & Rat Rods For Sale
Pro Street & Street Rods For Sale

Collectibles Automobilia For Sale
Vintage Auto Advertising For Sale

Auto Manuals & Literature For Sale
Auto Books & Manuals For Sale
Auto Brochures & Catalogs

1929 Studebaker
Find Auto Related Collectibles, Automobilia, Advertising, Auto Manuals,
Auto Books, Auto Brochures and Vintage Auto Literature For Sale!

Site Navigation

  • HOME - American Automobiles
  • A - Manufacturers
  • B - Manufacturers
  • C - Manufacturers
  • D - Manufacturers
  • E - Manufacturers
  • F - Manufacturers
  • G - Manufacturers
  • H - Manufacturers
  • I - Manufacturers
  • J - Manufacturers
  • K - Manufacturers
  • L - Manufacturers
  • M - Manufacturers
  • N - Manufacturers
  • O - Manufacturers
  • P - Manufacturers
  • Q - Manufacturers
  • R - Manufacturers
  • S - Manufacturers
  • T - Manufacturers
  • U - Manufacturers
  • V - Manufacturers
  • W - Manufacturers
  • X - Manufacturers
  • Y - Manufacturers
  • Z - Manufacturers
  • Electric Automobile Manufacturers
  • Steam Automobile Manufacturers
  • American Cyclecar Manufacturers
  • American Automobiles Automotive Articles

  • Fabulous Tail Fins of the 50s & 60s

    American Rat Rods For Sale

    1935 Ford Model A 1935 rat rod model a

    $15,500.00
    End Date: Monday Aug-21-2017 8:56:12 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $15,500.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1934 Chevrolet COUPE COUPE 1934 CHEVY ALL STEEL 3 WINDOW COUPE RAT ROD STREET ROD COD A/C 32,33,34, PART

    $43,000.00
    End Date: Sunday Aug-27-2017 18:42:53 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $43,000.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1946 Ford Other Pickups 1946 Ford Rat Rod Pickup

    $0.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday Aug-20-2017 18:44:26 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1941 Ford COUPE Willys six motor 4X4 RAT ROD HOT ROD CUSTOM GASSER 1941 Ford Coupe Willys Super hurricane 6 Flathead 4x4 Rat Hot Street Rod Runs NY

    $5,700.00
    End Date: Monday Aug-21-2017 20:47:00 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $5,700.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1940 Ford Hot / Rat Rod 1940 Ford Rat / Hot Rod

    $10,500.00
    End Date: Sunday Aug-20-2017 18:25:29 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $10,500.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1977 Dodge Other 1977 Dodge Diplomat year one not a rat rod

    $2,000.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Friday Aug-25-2017 12:57:23 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1954 Plymouth Other 1954 Plymouth Savoy 2 door project hotrod rat rod custom hemi flathead sbc mopar

    $100.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Monday Aug-21-2017 6:59:08 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1952 GMC Chevy Bus 1952 chevy bus coe GMC SNUB NOSE TRUCK ford COE Cab over rat rod 1947 1955 Harle

    $1,009.99 (3 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday Aug-20-2017 6:41:29 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1946 Chevrolet Other hot rod, rat rod, street rod 1946 chevy truck rat rod, custom street rod AWESOME!!!

    $10,000.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Tuesday Aug-22-2017 17:47:58 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $25,000.00
    Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

    1930 Ford Model A FORD RAT ROD TURN HEADS UNIQUE CUSTOM FABRICATED THROUGHOUT WOW

    $49,800.00
    End Date: Friday Aug-25-2017 17:50:34 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $49,800.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1928 Pontiac Other 1928 pontiac ratrod roadster hotrod chopped "THE DIRTY PENNY" rat rod

    $6,600.00 (17 Bids)
    End Date: Tuesday Aug-22-2017 15:53:29 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1935 Dodge Other 1935 Dodge Canopy Express flathead suicide doors / 1934 / 1933 / rat rod custom

    $1,095.00 (21 Bids)
    End Date: Tuesday Aug-22-2017 19:00:00 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1929 essex G80 antique 1929 rat rod essex antique

    $15,500.00
    End Date: Monday Aug-21-2017 8:57:43 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $15,500.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1948 Ford F 600 F 600 1948 Ford Cab Over hot rat rod custom roll back drag race car hauler pickup SCTA

    $5,000.00
    End Date: Sunday Aug-27-2017 0:00:00 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $5,000.00
    Buy It Now | Add to watch list

    1952 Ford Other 1952 ford hot rod rat rod custom lowrider

    $5,600.00 (10 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday Aug-20-2017 21:51:22 PDT
    Bid now | Add to watch list

    1939 International 1939 international rat rod 406 small block Chevy

    $6,500.00 (0 Bids)
    End Date: Sunday Aug-20-2017 8:07:26 PDT
    Buy It Now for only: $12,500.00
    Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
  • Home | Site Map | Links | Privacy Policy

    This site is Copyright Farber and Associates, LLC 2009-2012, All Rights Reserved