For many, the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe provided our first taste of the open road at a young age. It's been around for 30 years, with the Hudson, Ohio manufacturer even going so far as to declare it America's best-selling car. John Bitmead of Oxfordshire, England evidently wanted to relive his childhood a bit, so he created this excellent life-size, street-legal interpretation of the Cozy Coupe.

Starting with what appears to be an early Daewoo Matiz minicar, this adult-friendly Cozy Coupe took 1,000 hours to build, but it's ready for the road with lights, airbags and a top speed of 70 miles per hour. The design stays as true to the Cozy Coupe as possible, including visual links like the red bodywork, yellow roof, lack of windows and even the basic wheel and hub cap design.

Bitmead hopes he can raise money for children's charities by driving it from city to city in England, and if nothing else, he's sure to generate a lot of smiles. Scroll down to watch the BBC video report.

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      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought Smart already offered us this with the FourTwo?
        Ashley Wolf
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Oh, I guess you were talking about this :P
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've been buying Cozy Coupes for 20 years and I refuse to buy this one until they offer the OPTION of DCT and AWD otherwise these things will always be 2nd rate!
        • 1 Year Ago
        You forgot to specify that the kid powering it should also be named "Diesel".
          P.F. Bruns
          • 1 Year Ago
          And if you feed it Taco Bell, that'll be truth in advertising.
        • 1 Year Ago
        LoL Didn't see you were trolling me until after I posted this. You as mature as my 1 year old nice that I bought this for. What cars do YOU actually OWN ????
        • 1 Year Ago
        Right man, but let's admit that they are the first to include potty seats and room mirror pacifier as standard equipment.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had one of those when I was about 4 years old. Ran better than my parents' 1978 Chevy Malibu.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally someone found something a good use for a Daewoo Matiz...
      • 1 Year Ago
      • 1 Year Ago
      Didn't I see a viral of this 'vehicle' being driven by Beiber?
      Aurio Salimonne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Same thing every time I see a Chevrolet Spark then is a Daewoo Matiz anyway witch is the same car,fun as a toy but not a real car (the base of the Cozy Coupe) lets see how long the engine last?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Th!nk already beat him to it. The body panels are already built of the same material, polyproylene. It feels just like a Rubbermaid trash can or the Lil Tyke vehicle shown here.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Am I the only one who hated these things when I was a kid?
      • 1 Year Ago
      neat car/build.... but why is Autoblog always 2 days -3 months behind in this kind if news????
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