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"did I had an extremely expensive wife - she would see a new car that she liked and just buy it... under California law I was bound to buy her debts. I think I turned out 16 novels in five years."
- Philip K. Dick

Aerocar  
  A personal flying vehicle.  

This is (as far as I know) the first use of the word "aerocar."

He was now developing the film in his room at the Flash office, and the aerocar which had brought him was still outside the large bay window swinging gently to and fro at its moorings in the summer breeze.
From The Abduction of Alexandra Seine, by Fred C. Smale.
Published by Not Known in 1900
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At the time this book was written, there were neither standardized cars nor airplanes.

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