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Carhenge, a full-scale automotive replica of England's Stonehenge made of 38 vintage automobiles, is pictured in Alliance, Nebraska. PHOTO: REUTERS

A Stonehenge car replica, Carhenge, made of 38 vintage American cars in Alliance, Neb., has been put up for sale at an asking price of $300,000.

Dubbed one of America's wackiest tourist attractions, Carhenge is up for sale as the local group that owns the site lacks capital and volunteers to maintain it.

“It’s time for an entrepreneur to take the steering wheel and drive Carhenge into the future,” Marcia Buck, the Friends of Carhenge group's president, told Reuters.

Carhenge is located on a 10-acre piece of land and is accompanied by many additional sculptures. Unlike ancient Stonehenge, Carhenge comprises period automobiles arranged in a circular manner on the high plains near the city of Alliance. It was built by Jim Reinders in 1987 and will mark its 25th anniversary next year.

Some of the vintage vehicles erected at Carhenge include a 1943 Plymouth Savoy, 1945 Jeep Willys, 1956 Buick Roadmaster Deluxe, 1957 Cadillac Eldorado, 1965 Ford Thunderbird, 1971 Chevrolet Nova and a 1976 American Motors Gremlin.

The novel site is likened to Stonehenge, for the autos’ size, dimension and northeast orientation to sunrise is similar to the  English structure's. The 38 cars are painted gray to resemble Stonehenge’s stones.

The uniqueness of the attraction has drawn more than 80,000 tourists from around the world annually, according to the Friends of Carhenge.

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The Carhenge autos mimic the Stonehenge stones in size, dimension and northeast orientation to the sunrise. PHOTO: REUTERS

 

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A 1943 Plymouth Savoy, one of the vehicles at Carhenge. PHOTO: REUTERS