In February 2014, the BBC sent reporter Charlotte Stacey to Oxfordshire to meet John Bitmead, the mastermind behind the only known road-legal, drivable, life-sized Little Tikes Cosy Coupe constructed from a Daewoo Matiz SE 0.8. Just over a year later, Bitmead is ready to part ways with his oversized toy.
Bitmead told BBC that it took his brother Geoff and him 1,000 hours to build the car, which required the equivalent of $6,200 to complete. The brothers are no strangers to unique rides. Together they own Attitude Autos, a company that operates with "a passion for historic, classic and contemporary vehicle restoration and modification" according to its website.
Impressed? Well there's good news. You can now buy this car!
The brothers have put the car up for auction on eBay, hoping to find an owner that will continue to use it for charitable causes. They're asking £21,500.00, which equates to around $33,300. The car has 65,000 miles, 5,000 of which have been driven since the car went through its highly documented makeover.
May the highest bidder win! Although,we're almost certain this father-son duo from Texas will probably end up taking it home. They've got a thing for fast cosy coupes.
Don't think it will sell? Well Wayne thinks differently. Cute DOES sell.