List: Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles Throughout History

By John Beltz Snyder

March 26, 2009


The first Wienermobile was built in Chicago in 1936 for $5000.


This Wienermobile, one of five made in 1952, was built on a Dodge chassis, and now resides at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.


The bubble-nosed 1958 Wienermobile rested on a Willys Jeep chassis.


Two Wienermobiles were built by Oscar Mayer mechanics in 1969 on Chevrolet motor home chassis, and featured V-6 engines and Ford Thunderbird taillights.


Ten Wienermobiles were built in 1988 on Chevrolet van chassis. Each had a V-6, and Ford Thunderbird taillights.


The 1995 Wienermobile was 27 feet long, and had headlights from a Pontiac Grand Prix, taillights from a Trans Am, a hot dog-shaped dashboard, and a computerized "condiment control panel." We're not sure what that last part means.


In 2000, the Wienermobile received a GMC W-series truck chassis and a 5.7-liter Vortec engine, along with a condiment-themed interior and an audio system that played the Oscar Mayer Wiener Jingle.


The 2004 Wienermobile features a Chevrolet W4 chassis with a V-8, gullwing doors, voice-activated GPS navigation, and an Oscar Mayer Wiener Jingle horn to let other drivers know that the light has turned green.


Last year's Wienermobile was built on a Mini Cooper S, and, at only 15 feet long, is probably a lot easier to parallel park.

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We love cars here at NextAutos. We also love barbeques. We especially love barbeque cars. It should make sense, then, with barbeque season fast approaching, that we find ourselves daydreaming about hot dogs.

As an excuse to mix our love of grilled foods and automobiles, we relish this opportunity to bring you this gallery of Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles throughout the ages. Enjoy.