‘Automotive’ Stonehenge put up for sale

October 25, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

A spectacular automotive homage to the famous Stonehenge monument was today put up for sale for a staggering £185,000.

Automotiv' Stonehenge put up for sale

Carhenge is a bizarre tribute to the prehistoric stone structure where the massive monoliths have been replaced by 38 American cars.

American sculptor Jim Reinders used 40 cars to build the circle in identical dimensions (96 feet in diameter) to Stonehenge, Wiltshire – in Nebraska in 1987.

Carhenge attracts 100,000 visitors each year and is now owned by ‘Friends of Carhenge’ who can no longer afford to run it.

They are now looking for an entrepreneur to pay $300,000 (£185,000) for the ten acre plot with the intention of maximising Carhenge’s potential.

All the vehicles have been spray painted grey to look give off the impression they’re made of stone.

Automotiv' Stonehenge put up for sale

Some of the cars are held upright in pits five feet deep while the vehicles which form arches have been welded in place.

The Friends of Carhenge removed two Japanese built vehicles from the site in 1992 to make it all-American. The heelstone is a 1962 Cadillac.

It is estimated the tourist attraction brings around #5million to the local economy each year from passing visitors.

The sale of what has been named America’s second wackiest attraction after a Texan toilet seat museum is being managed by Wyoming estate agent Curt James.

He said: ”Carhenge’s uniqueness, novelty and unusual components continue to draw the attention of film and television production crews as well as over 100,000 tourists from all over the world.

”As the second most popular tourist site in Nebraska, Carhenge provides a tremendous ownership opportunity for entrepreneurs.”

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  1. honda cars says:

    wow this is so nice that you share a information of Automotive Stonehenge put up for sale and i am so happy that you share this information to all….

  2. This is a unique and creative idea. Carhenge is also a perfect name for it. People would probably think that this is the Stonehenge for cars. I bet that was the inspiration of the creator.

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