56 of the Worst Cars of All Time

ZUNDAPP JANUS (1957)Photo by flakahoo


14. 1958 Zundapp Janus

Zundapp was a well known motorcycle manufacturer based in Nuremberg, Germany. During a low point in motorcycle sales the company decided to try its hand at building a car. Based on a Dornier prototype, the Janus was powered by a 250cc 14 horsepower engine, with a top speed of 50 mph. If you actually wanted to go 50 mph, you needed plenty of road and time on your hands. The backseat had a rear facing bench seat, so passengers could watch traffic go around this slow moving pile of metal. The Janus’s design resembled a trapezoidal shaped VW Bug, with less charm. Sales were dismal, and the Janus was discontinued, ending this rolling hazards life as an automobile.


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