Rick Woodbury’s line of ultra-narrow electric sports cars, the Tango T600, may look like nothing special, but it took his company, Commuter Cars, nearly $420,000 to build. Actor George Clooney took delivery of the first Tango kit on August 9, 2005, and he appeared in the press with the car to promote it. However, difficulties with their UK manufacturer forced the company to take over manufacturing themselves, which means the second vehicle did not ship until February 11, 2008, and was completely assembled in Spokane, Washington. Read more for a video and additional information.
Believe it or not, the second car made its way into the second-floor office of Google CEO Eric Schmidt as part of an April Fools’ Day joke. By 2008, they had only produced 10 cars which sold for an average of $121,000 each. To make matters worse, the company did not get a production deal with a manufacturer, and by 2014, less than 20 cars had been built in the US. On a brighter note, when the company did have sufficient funding, it employed eight workers and was able to manufacture one car a month.