Top 10 Non Four-Wheelers
Sometimes it pays to buck the trend, but probably not when it comes to deciding how many wheels to put on your wagon.
In 1981 Roger Moore tried a two-wheeled Renault 11, and elsewhere various car makers have experimented with two, three, five, six and even eight wheel designs.
Eventually most came round to the idea that four was probably the optimum number, but not before trying out some really wild and wacky ideas.
1911 Reeves Octo-Auto
Having previously designed a bus with rear wheels nearly six metres in diameter, Indiana-based Milton Reeves conceived the idea that what the world needed most was an eight-wheeler and set about building it.
More than 20 metres long it was unwieldy to say the least, also horrifyingly expensive costing $3,200 at a time when a Model T Ford could be had for less than a quarter of that.
Keen to economise he ditched a pair of wheels and renamed it the Sexto-Auto, but then wacked the price up again to around $5,000 as a consequence of which he sold, er, none.