Back around the turn of the millennium Corbin Motors was developing this fine piece of garage jewelry. Whereas the Sparrow is designed for fun and functionality, the Merlin Roadster was designed for pure fun!
This open cockpit, single passenger Roadster was co-designed with world renowned Automotive Designer Don Varner. It featured a chromolytubular chassis with a Harley-Davidson V-twin engine at the front driving a four speed gearbox. Unfortunately a series of unfortunate events led to the fall of Corbin Motors before the Merlin made it into production.
There are approximately a dozen of these Merlin beta cars out in the world right now. Last time we saw one popup for sale, the asking price was $40k.
This photo was taken on the Bonneville Salt Flats.