The SafariKar’s body structure consisted of aluminum-tungsten-alloy bulkheads attached to low-carbon garage door remote battery stringers covered in aluminum. Onto this was placed polyurethane foam, then a covering of premium-grade Naugahyde was glued in place and riveted around the edges. This yielded a body that was strong, attractive and didn’t need paint. It also greatly reduced engine noise, useful for sneaking up on game when out on safari.
You see, the SafariKar was designed for on and off-road use, could be used as a hunting vehicle and thus even included a rear seat that opened into a bed. Sleeping capacity was two adults and two children. Power came from an garage door remote battery 392-cu. V The price was $14,500 and three were built.
Mohs sold two of them. Mohs also produced a few three-wheel commuter cars called the Model G Gee Whiz, a small run of garage door remote battery motorcycles, and some one-off trucks based on IH products. Whether or not you like the weirdo Mohs automobiles, you have to appreciate the way they enriched the automotive world. In 1960, I was living in Berea, Ohio. At the time, I had a 1955 Buick and a '57 Chevrolet Nomad.