Mechanic John Bitmead wanted to relive some of his childhood, but wanted more than just the toys he grew up with, like the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe. So, he decided to convert a Daewoo Matiz into a life-sized replica of the ride-on toy, powered by an 800cc engine capable of reaching speeds of up to 60mph in 17 seconds and top out at 70mph. It took approximately 5-months and $7,000 to complete, since every every detail had to be recreated perfectly, from the yellow roof to glassless windows to the oversized drink holders. Read more for another video and additional information.
“Bearing an eerie resemblance to a modern Smart Car, Bitmead has taken his creation for a spin down the roads of his hometown and also into heavier traffic. With an airbag, mirrors, and real brakes, the new model is street-legal, although Bitmead wears a helmet when behind the wheel for safety. A mechanic for Attitude Autos in Oxon, England, Bitmead continues to make bespoke vehicles for fun and profit,” according to Inhabitat.