Your favorite childhood toy car is now real and you can drive it
Hello, welcome to the future where your favorite childhood things come back to life in the best ways. Toys? TV shows? Everything about Nickelodeon’s The Splat? All of those things are great, but you can’t take any of them and drive them down the street. However, you can take your favorite Little Tikes Car from yesteryear out for a spin on the highway if you’ve got a spare $25,000. But let’s not put a price on our childhood memories.
Brothers John and Geoff Bitmead actually a made a real-life, life-sized version of the red and yellow Little Tikes car. The toy car is actually known as the “Little Tikes Cozy Coupe” but let’s pretend I didn’t know that off the top of my head. Their version is called the “Crazy Coupe.” Because you would be CRAZY not to try and buy this off of them.
For anyone who’s ever tried to cram their adult body into the toy car meant for children younger than 5, this is for you. For anyone who has ever re-painted their Smart Car and Fiat to look like the Cozy Coupe, this is for you. This is the real deal, and it’s already got “5,000 miles of genuine road use” according to the car’s eBay listing. “Apart from it not being the fastest car on the planet has been the most incredible fun with people queuing up to take photos along dual carriageways and highways on every trip. Guaranteed to create smiles wherever it goes!”
The interior appears to be all red and yellow, and just a head’s up, it’s a manual drive. The car also only seats two, so you’re going to have to take turns driving around it in with all your friends. The brothers also write on the eBay listing that they’ve raised money for charity with the car, and “in the right hands could be quite [phenomenal].” Back when the car was first made back in 2013, the BBC News profiled it and even they were like, this is amazing.
So to recap: A real, working Cozy Coupe car, with the potential to bring smiles and happiness to everyone, great at charity events, and will guarantee you to be the envy of everyone else on the road? Bidding is currently open on the car, and may the best driver win.
(Image via eBay.)