“When you said the car had seating for three, this was not what I had in mind!”
“When you said the car had seating for three, this was not what I had in mind!”

Fun fact: Some old luxury cars could be had with a “Mother-in-Law seat”, which was a seat that slid out of the side of the car so you could take another person (such as your mother-in-law) with you, without them technically being in the car. Despite the obvious brilliance of this idea, some pesky things like safety regulations put a stop to it, which is why we can no longer enjoy the benefits of external seating.

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This one could theoretically seat six! It’s practically a minivan roadster!

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Think that car has enough people in it?
Think that car has enough people in it?
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Illustration for article titled The Mother-in-Law Seat!

In addition to the Mother-in-Law seat, this particular one also has one of the strangest rumble seats I’ve ever seen. Yeah, that looks absolutely terrifying.

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10/10, would daily the “Yellow Peril”.
10/10, would daily the “Yellow Peril”.
Definitely don’t slam on the brakes while Mother-in-Law is riding along...
Definitely don’t slam on the brakes while Mother-in-Law is riding along...
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I gotta say, even though the mother-in-law seat looks terrifying, I love this era of car design. There was just so much wild experimentation and creativity going on :)

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