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YAK Car Pic O’the Day

Filed under: You Auto Know

shamrock pic

 A Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you all! And from the Auld Sod we’re proud(?) to bring you this 1959 Shamrock. That’s right, a car built right in Castleblaney, County Monaghan, Ireland back in 1959 — all ten-or-so of them (out of a planned 3,000)! The crazy styling makes it look like a big car, but it actually has a wheelbase of only 98 inches — four inches shorter than a two-seat T-Bird. Okay, the “crazy styling” was just my opinion; the guys who wrote the brochure called it “The latest in functional modern design.” ‘Tis the Guinness talkin’ for sure, boys! As the story goes, following the failure of the company after only six months, all of the leftover parts were dumped into Lough Muckno (a local lake). You can read Motor Trend magazine’s write-up on the Shamrock from the September 1959 issue here(Photo below is a restored Shamrock  — from




— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • rhmaccallum

    Holy blind spot Batman!