Good luck finding Ireland's rare Shamrock car
Ill fated automaker never found its pot of gold
There once was a car from Castleblayney, and, believe it or not, it was called the Shamrock.
That is not the start of a bad limerick. It’s true.
The car was the brainchild American investors who planned to build them on the Emerald Isle and export thousands to the United States.
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However, instead of the stainless steel time machine that was the DeLorean, the late 1950s-era Shamrock was a fiberglass-bodied, two-door, five-passenger convertible with big American tail-fin style wrapped around the engine and chassis of a wee Austin A55, which was a leprechaun-sized car, at best.
The result was an ungainly, overweight, underpowered creation that was born unlucky. The company ran out of green before the $2,495 machine could go into full production.
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According to Hagerty, just eight are known to have been built, but legend has it as many as 60 made it off the line before it was shut down.
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Either way, count yourself lucky if you ever see one, they’re as rare as a four-leaf clover.