John Bitmead, a 48-year old mechanic from Oxfordshire, UK, may just have redefined the meaning of Throwback, albeit with an adult twist. He, his brother, Geoff, and their buddy, Nigel Douglas, did five months work converting a Daewoo Matiz into an adult-sized, street-legal Little Tikes Cozy Coupe.
You remember that cool little car that every kid had? The one with the yellow roof, red body, glassless windows, and oversized cup holders. He has one of those, but it can run on a highway. He spent £35,000 to build it in his auto shop, a big departure from its toy counter-part, which only costs £50. The car uses unleaded gasoline and can go from zero to 60mph in 17 seconds – not bad for a toy car that used to rely on a kid’s leg power.