In 1947, Zippo founder George G. Blaisdell commissioned the original Zippo car in order to increase the brand’s visibility across the US – and to reach his soft spot for “productmobiles.” The result was a 1947 Chrysler New Yorkers Saratoga that carried a pair of huge flip-top Zippo lighters on its roof. Within two years, the automobile had visited all 48 continental states and was used by salesmen – who had to steer clear of low bridges. In the 1950s, the original car was left for repair in a Pittsburgh dealership when, puzzlingly, it vanished. Eventually, in 1998, even without the original plans, Zippo had another Saratoga converted from scratch. “Everything is as authentic as it could be,” said chairman of the board George Duke in 2012. Featuring spring-loaded lighter lids, detachable flames and the custom license plate “Zippo II,” the vehicle is drivable, although generally it gets carted around the country in a trailer.