This question might not be at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now, but perhaps it should be. Do you ever think about the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? As far as classic cars go, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile just turned 85 and is still running strong.
How much is the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile?
The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is a hot commodity and a classic car. Purchasing this historic hot dog on wheels isn’t that easy, but there is some good news. The Weinermobile is a fleet of vehicles Oscar Mayer uses for promotions around the U.S. In 1873, Oscar F. Mayer moved to Bavaria and began his love for hot dogs in a Chicago butcher shop. He opened his shop in 1883.
The first Oscar Mayer Weinermobile was created by Oscar Mayer’s nephew, Carl G. Mayer, in 1936. A 1952 version was retired to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, to make room for new versions. By the time 1969 rolled around, the Weinermobile got a total redesign. It had Ford Thunderbird taillights on a Chevy motor home frame.
Unfortunately, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is a priceless artifact that isn’t for sale. However, it is worth setting up a Google Alert to see if one pops up. In fact, two Wienermobiles went up for sale in 2020.
Can you buy an Oscar Mayer Weinermobile?
The Weinermobile took a break before reappearing for its 50th birthday party. In 1988, Oscar Mayer produced six new Weinermobiles that sang the Weiner jingle from various appliances. The 50th-anniversary Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was made from a 23-foot-long fiberglass body. These days, there are six 27-foot-long Weinermobiles traveling across the U.S. These classic cars are over 12 feet high and still play the jingle on visits.
According to MotorTrend, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is a two-passenger wienie-van (not a mini-van) and is rear-wheel drive. The original price was $7,950-ish without the upgrades. It offers A/C, microwaves, refrigerators, and hot dogs. The Weinermobile probably cost around $60,000 with all of the sweet additions. The maximum engine speed is listed as “slow” with 172 hp.
While America does love hot dogs, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile was a genius invention to get people excited about Oscar Mayer hot dogs. While the giant hot dog traveled around the country, people showed up from all over town to view the spectacle and enjoy a hot dog.
You can bring the wienie-van to you!
The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is currently touring the U.S., visiting stores and events with hot dog goods. Often, you can find the Weinermobile visiting children’s hospitals, offering smiles to everyone nearby. You can schedule a visit from the Weinermobile, but Oscar Mayer suggests giving a three to 12-month heads up for best results.
Since 2019, people can book a stay in the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile on Airbnb. With room for two guests, you get the entire 27-foot Weinermobile for a night for a reasonable $136. Imagine taking the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile to a festival for a few days? You would be a bigger hit than the headliner, but renters should probably have snacks.
So the price of the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is debatable. When the last pair went up for sale, the price was a firm $12,000. However, these vehicles haven’t been for sale since. Set up a Google Alert. Seriously.
This article was updated on 11/4/2022.