You can buy the grown-up, road-legal Little Tikes car

The lifesize, road-legal Little Tikes Cozy Coupe that English mechanic John Bitmead and his brother Geoff built in November 2013 – and the BBC made famous a few months later – is up for sale on eBay UK. They sacrificed a 2000 Daewoo Matiz in order to create it, taking 1,000 hours over sixteen weeks to fabricate a custom red body and yellow roof and then place it atop the Korean minicar’s bones.

It is registered and ready for action, with lights, airbags, and a top speed of 70 miles per hour. The brothers drove it around England to charity events, which accounts for 5,000 miles of the total 65,000 miles on the odometer. The “classified ad” price on eBay UK is 21,500 pounds ($33,167 US), which is a fortune for a 15-year-old Daewoo but supposedly a bargain for this Cozy Coupe: the brothers said a professionally appraiser valued it at $46,000. Attitude Autos, the shop the brothers run in Bicester, England specializes in classic vehicle restoration and glossy props like Formula One show cars, so they’re no strangers to making adult toys.

Due to all that “genuine road use” the description says “the car has little marks, cracks and defects but nothing particularly dramatic.” This being a sale and not an auction, it looks like it’ll be listed until the brothers sell it or take it down. Head over to eBay to take a closer look, or simply watch the BBC news piece above for a big red reminder of childhood.

[Source: Autoblog]
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