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Road Legal Little Tikes Car

A comfortable coupe is the iconic red toy car that can still be seen everywhere in the aisles of homes with young children. It was some people`s first pedal vehicle. John Bitmead has built a street-approved version of the iconic red and yellow Little Tikes Cozy coupe for adults. Bitmead`s creation runs on gasoline and has lights, airbags, and mirrors, and he takes it for a trick. The project lasted approximately 1,000 hours and cost over $6,500. In late 2013, your childhood memories became oversized when British car store Attitude Autos designed a large Little Tikes Cozy coupe homologated for the street. Attitude Autos says it took 16 weeks to build the car and turn it into Daewoo Matiz. The car reaches 70 miles per hour, can accommodate two, drives manually and now has about 5,000 miles of road use. The eBay site has it at £21,500 (approx. US$33,200), compared to what Attitude Autos says, the initial valuation of the car was US$46,000.

The Cozy Coupe began life as the Daewoo Matiz 2000, a small car. It had only 5,000 miles (8,047 kilometers) of road use during its lifetime as a replica of Tiny Tikes. He has spent most of his time attending motor shows and charity events in the UK. Attitude Autos notes that «it`s guaranteed to bring a smile wherever it goes.» The dream car of your childhood can now be the dream car of your adult life. A huge legal version of Little Tikes` red and yellow car is currently on sale on eBay. It`s unique, and there are real benefits. There are huge windows (though there`s no glass), a motor so you don`t have to walk around, and it should be easy to spot it in a parking lot. Of all the replica cars we`ve seen, this is perhaps the most nostalgic. A Brit turned a real car into an adult version of the Little Tikes Cozy coupe that many of us played with as kids. He cut a Daewoo Matiz (known here in the US as the Chevrolet Spark) in half, removed the windows, and made other modifications. Now it`s a legal vehicle on the road that can travel up to 70 miles per hour! A Little Tikes car for tall people is on sale on eBay with a combination of speed and nostalgia.

Geoff and John Bitmead transformed the small car into a functional adult vehicle. For the car, the brothers used an old Daewoo Matiz SE 0.8 from 2000 and equipped it with a gas tank, airbags, headlights and mirrors. The adult Cozy coupe, which lasted 1,000 hours and cost £4,000, can reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. In 1998, the New York Times called the Cozy Coupe «the best-selling car in the world for much of this decade,» surpassing the Honda Accord and Ford Taurus. By 1991, the Cozy Coupe was selling more than 500,000 units per year, making it the best-selling model in the United States. In 2009, Rakesh Patel, the owner of the very first Cozy coupe, donated it to the collection of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum to celebrate the car`s 30th anniversary. For those interested in modified cars, there are many other unique cars. How about a LEGO Bugatti or a Mercedes SUV made of ice? It`s also not the first replica of a classic children`s car.

Mattel built a full-size Barbie car. And of course, there are real versions of the Batmobile, including one in LEGO. The Cozy Coupe has other specifications that make it superior to the plastic version. More importantly, it can reach 70 mph (113 km/h). However, it doesn`t have a windshield, so you`ll need to wear a helmet to keep bugs out of your face. The car was built in 2013 by Custom Vehicle Shop Attitude Cars. You may have heard about it at the time: after being featured on the BBC, the video of the car went viral online. Since then, it has appeared at charity events across the UK — the shop behind seems to hope that whoever buys it afterwards will put it to the same use. «We managed to raise a significant amount of money for children`s charities with the Crazy Coupe, so its potential in good hands could be quite phenomenal,» he writes. For those who want to stick with the children`s toy version, these have also received some improvements. New models include a cup holder, a handle to use adult pushing force, and a face at the front.

The toy version of the Cozy Coupe was designed by Jim Mariol of the Cincinnati-based Design Alliance, who had worked as a designer at Chrysler since 1952, and developed by Shirish Patel, vice president of engineering for Little Tikes, and product engineer Jon Fawcett. The concept, described as «a cross between a Volkswagen Beetle and Fred Feuerstein`s vehicle,» was introduced in 1979 as one of the first molded plastic toy cars sold in the United States. That same evening, John returned home and began drawing plans for an adult version, which he shared with his colleagues the next day. Assembly of the car, built in 2013, took 16 weeks. To date, the car has driven over 7,000 miles in Peterborough, Southampton and Bournemouth. Attitude Autos will make arrangements to ship the car at the actual shipping price at no additional cost, but potential U.S. buyers should keep in mind that the car has right-hand drive. Original plastic Cozy Coupes have what you might call «mid-drive». This is an advantage of the big car: you can put two people in it. If you`re feeling nostalgic for the days when your car was a comfortable molded plastic coupe, you`re in luck. Little Tikes` classic red and yellow car is now available for adults. While it`s fun to drive, the lack of a windshield could mitigate that.

Although it is faithful to the original. We discovered this joyful car thanks to Laughing Squid. It is recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest Cozy coupe. It took 1,000 hours of work and about $5,000 in modifications. RELATED: 10 Real Fan-Built Hot Wheels Cars (and 10 That Should Be Toys) The adult Cozy coupe, which lasted 1,000 hours and cost £4,000, can reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. The adult-sized Cozy coupe is now available for a lucky buyer to take home. It is currently auctioned on eBay for approximately $33,240 ($21,500, AU$45,722). Attitude Autos sells its eye-catching creation at a fixed price, but it`s willing to make offers if you want to try your luck to get a better deal.

«We had to cut the Daewoo in half to make it much smaller. That`s why we had to absolutely strengthen everything to make it super robust. The shortened length means it now hovers around six pence because of the shortened body, so it`s super agile and very easy to engage,» said John. The toy has been popular since its debut in 1979. It even sold better than the Honda Accord and other popular cars at the time. In 1991, the Cozy Coupe was the best-selling car in America. It is also a global phenomenon. In 2012, it was the best-selling car in the UK. The company produced an adult version of the foot motor car to celebrate this achievement.

Bitmeads own Attitude cars, specializing in custom cars for TV and film productions. The company, based in Ambrosden near Oxford, UK, is located in a former military theatre. The idea for the Cozy coupe for adults was born when an employee mentioned that he had motorized one of the toy cars for his son.