Moulton "Molt" Taylor, of Longview, Washington, patented the Aerocar Model One on October 23,1956 under Aerocar Patent number 2,767,939. The Model One Aerocar was certified by the C.A.A. (prior to being called the F.A.A.) in 1956 under Aircraft Specification Type No. 4A16 - F.A.A. Aircraft Specification – Aerocar technical specifications. Molt Taylor originally constructed an experimental prototype (N4994P) and four additional Model One Aerocars, three of which still exist today (N101D - N102D - N103D)
Description: High wing aircraft convertible to an automobile with trailer composed of wings and fuselage.
Model: One Manufacturer’s
Serial Number: 2
F.A.A. Registration number: N103D
Designer and Manufacturer: Moulton B. Taylor of Longview, Washington
Patent granted: October 23,1956
Patent number: 2767939
F.A.A. Certification: Standard Airworthiness Certificate issued for Type No. 4A16 by the C.A.A. in December, 1956. Fully F.A.A. certified as an airplane.
Engine: Lycoming 0-0340B1A – 160 HP – 1,103 hours, 22 hours since major overhaul.
Automobile: 303.3 hours
Wings and fuselage: 1,103 hours
Annual Inspection: Annual inspection of engine and plane was last performed on July 30, 1976. Last flown in 1977.
Informal Inspection: An informal inspection of the plane by an FAA licensed A&P aircraft mechanic was performed in August of 2006 and recently in 2020. It ran well and was driven on the street.