Like robots and a decent printer that doesn't need ink every two days, the flying car is a constant future technology which never quite arrives.
Well... actually, that's not quite right.
In fact at least one model of 'flying car' was available as long ago as 1954.
The Taylor Aerocar N-101D was a yellow and silver plane developed in 1949 by Moulton Taylor, which was both road legal with its wings folded down and cleared to fly above ground.
Only five of the cars were ever made, and now the owner of one of the remaining models is selling his - for $1.25m.
"I was just at the tail end of that generation that kind of grew up with that dream of... well, I guess every generation has had that dream since the automobile -- of a flying car," the owner, American Greg Herrick, told the Smithsonian.
The car war originally marketed with the tagline "the airship can be converted to the auto "even by a woman without soiling her gloves"".
No aerocar has been sold in the past two decades, so if you're interested - move quick. And then fly home.