When you were a kid, did you meticulously arrange your collection of Hot Wheels to display in your room (like we did)? Did you imagine a dream garage (like we did), with rotating floors and dozens upon dozens of gleaming roadsters, coupes and hot rods?
Maybe your dreams weren’t quite as fanciful. But you can still feel like a kid again when you look at Singapore’s 15-story vending machine of luxury cars.
Yes, that’s right. We said a car vending machine. Take a look!
In Singapore, you can now order a luxury vehicle the same way you might order a bag of Funyuns. The company responsible for this car junkie’s dream-come-true is Autobahn Motors. General manager Gary Hong chose this design plan to make use of the limited space available in Singapore. “We needed to meet our requirement of storing a lot of cars. At the same time, we wanted to be creative and innovative, he told Reuters.
This larger-than-life toy box, the world’s largest vending machine, displays luxury cars in 60 slots. Among the high-end vehicles are cars from Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and others available for purchase.
Planning a trip? If you visit the Autobahn Motors showroom, you can expect to choose your dream car from a touchscreen display. You’ll access the collection via a tablet device and customized app. Within just two minutes, your car will be delivered thanks to an advanced vehicle retrieval system.
This idea has proven so successful that other retailers are copying it. The Alibaba group has plans to open a car vending machine in China. Arguing that “the era of online car shopping has already arrived,” general manager Yu Wei would allow consumers to browse cars on their smartphones, and then purchase them from the garage-like structure. Clients can drive out with a new luxury vehicle within minutes.
Carvana, a startup company in the used car industry, would like to bring this e-commerce concept to the States. They’ve already opened a car-dispensing vending machine in Nashville, and hope to open more. Rather than haggling for a used car at a dealership, Carvana customers would order from a vast online inventory, and then either pick up their car or have it delivered.
If you can’t make it to one of these big glass toy boxes, but still need your luxury, exotic, or classic vehicle delivered, let us know. We specialize in the enclosed transportation of luxury vehicles, and we’d be happy to deliver your new ride wherever it needs to go.