The World’s Most Expensive Vending Machine – Selling Luxury Cars! – Automotive News

The WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE vending machine happens to be across the road from us here in Malaysia – selling Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis.


Autobahn Motors – The most expensive vending machine in the world

What happens when land is scarce, when your country is only 728.6 square kilometers and you are in the automotive business? When you can’t go horizontal, you go vertical or, in the wise words of Michelle Obama, when they go low we go high!

*Image credit: Autobahn Motors Facebook

And that’s exactly what Autobahn Motors did in Singapore. the the largest vending machine in the worldall 15 levels and four columns house and sell collectible cars.

Capable of housing up to 60 vehicles, this 150-foot-tall vending machine (technical term Automotive Inventory Management System (AIMS)), has become a landmark in Singapore. I’m just quite baffled that I haven’t heard of it so far?

The inspiration behind it all? Owner Gary took his son to Toys ‘R’ Us, saw the Matchbox car collection and decided to do the same.

How it works?

*Video credit: Mitch Summers

The car of choice, whether it’s a Lamborghini Aventador or a Ferrari 512M, arrives at the push of a button using a bespoke mobile app from Autobahn, potential customers will be able to also watch a video of their chosen cars waiting for it to arrive on the ground floor (takes every two minutes) for a test drive or sale.

Autobahn Motors Singapore Vending Car 2020
*Image credit: Autobahn Motors Facebook

Although it is not a world first for car vending machines, it definitely solves a problem in countries or communes where land is scarce or expensive, besides being a topic of discussion and a potential source of income.

What cars can you buy?

This runs the gamut from premium car brands like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, BMW, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce to a few rare modern classics like this 1974 BMW 2002 Baur Convertible. COE alone is SGD3k.

1974 BMW 2002 BAUR CONVERTIBLE Autobahn Motors*Image credit: Autobahn Motors

A car dealership in Malaysia wants to sell cars through a vending machine? Maybe one day we can buy the Hyundai IONIQ 5 from a vending machine? Logical, right? A GBI-certified, low-carbon building housing and selling zero-emission vehicles?

That will have to wait though, because right now we’re busy sensationalizing that dealerships with DC fast chargers are recharge customers to charge their cars! The gall!


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