Jerry Nickel spent nearly four years building this masterpiece. The body consists of laminated 1-inch strips of mahogany, 1,000 board-feet of wood (cut into 4183 pieces), 5 gallons of glue, 60 pounds of drywall screws, and 4 gallons of varnish. It’s powered by two 500 cubic inch Cadillac V8 engines. More pics after the jump.

From the article: “There’s little doubt that this car is one of a kind. Nickel got the idea to build a wooden car from an article in a 1955 issue of Hot Rod magazine. Once Nickel retired from the waste collection business, he began making his dream come true.”

[TomStrongman via MAKE]