THE PHONE CAR: Created by business owner
Howard Davis as a way to promote his telephone
company, Datel Communications.
It's been featured in many magazines, including Motor
Trend and Weekly World News. Exhibits include the
Petersen Automotive Museum in Beverly Hills, as part
of the exhibit of art cars.
The Phone Car is built on a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle
chassis. It has an aluminum body and a tinted
windshield which allows the driver to see clearly. It
has a telephone ringer as its horn, so instead of a
honk it rings!
"On Jan 27 2011 the building that the phone car was being stored in,
collapsed from the weight of heavy snow. The crushed vehicle was
totaled by the insurance company. We bought it back with hopes
of repairing it. Click the picture to see more of the damage.