<b>1985 Tritan A2 Aero Car</b><br />VIN. 00040B65S002198

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Lot 564
1985 Tritan A2 Aero Car

Sold for US$ 44,800 inc. premium
1985 Tritan A2 Aero Car
VIN. 00040B65S002198

440cc SP-440 Rotary Engine
30bhp at 5,500rpm
Automatic V-belt Transmission
Leading Link Front with Trailing Arm Rear Suspension
Rear Drum Brakes

*One of just 10 known to be produced for Dominos
*Exceptionally aerodynamic bodywork
*The perfect pizza pie portage


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Designed by Tritan Ventures of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the goal of the A2 was to create a highly aerodynamic vehicle for extreme fuel efficiency. Remarkably, they achieved a drag coefficient of just .15 while simultaneously achieving immense stability thanks to airfoils that help create further forward thrust thanks to a sail effect. Additionally aiding in the efficiency of the vehicle is a monocoque and largely fiberglass construction which resulted in a 900lb curb weight. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 440cc air-cooled Syvaro rotary engine producing 30 horsepower and was capable of 80 miles per gallon.

Both its legal status as a motorcycle (thanks to its 3-wheel layout) and high efficiency caught the eye of new by pizza giant Dominos. 10 were contracted to be built and later trialed by Dominoes at various locations to test the viability of the vehicle as a new delivery machine. Unfortunately, there was no future for the Aerocar in this line of work and it was not adopted for nationwide use. Just a few are believed to be extant with one presented here within Tupelo.

This Tritan, chassis #10, was acquired by the Musuem sometime several decades ago, and is provided with several documents from the manufacturer to Dominoes detailing the original purchase price of $15,000. Also on file is the original Michigan title. A true oddity, the Aerocar will surely make a fascinating addition to any collection and would be a showstopper at any local car event. Now is the opportunity to acquire just a smite bite of the grand and storied history of the Pizza Pie.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the correct VIN. no. is 1T93PR307D1079010.
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<b>1985 Tritan A2 Aero Car</b><br />VIN. 00040B65S002198
<b>1985 Tritan A2 Aero Car</b><br />VIN. 00040B65S002198
<b>1985 Tritan A2 Aero Car</b><br />VIN. 00040B65S002198
<b>1985 Tritan A2 Aero Car</b><br />VIN. 00040B65S002198
<b>1985 Tritan A2 Aero Car</b><br />VIN. 00040B65S002198
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