6 Cars Dr. Seuss Would've Driven

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CARS.COM — Did you eat green eggs and ham for breakfast this morning? It’s March 2, aka the birthday of Theodor Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss. The good doctor would be 113 years old if he were alive today, so we’re commemorating the occasion with a veritable Whos who of cars the late, great children’s book author and illustrator himself could have designed.

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Here are six cars Dr. Seuss would’ve driven. Our list is heavy on Volkswagen-manufactured vehicles. (Hmm, well, Geisel’s grandparents were German immigrants, after all.) But the rounded edges, circular headlights, odd shapes and sizes, and overall cartoonishness go together with Seuss’ style like a red fish and a blue fish.

Thing One: Volkswagen Microbus

img 2078576989 1488484463695 jpg 1969 Volkswagen Microbus | Manufacturer image

Thing Two: Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Thing Three: Volkswagen Beetle

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Thing Four: Smart ForTwo

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Thing Five: Porsche 356 Speedster

img359211324 1488484735770 jpg 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster | Manufacturer image

Thing Six: Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

img1823698487 1488484626063 jpg Volkswagen Karmann Ghia | Manufacturer image


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