Shouldn’t it be called the Big Tikes Cozy Coupe?
An adult-size version of the iconic Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is now for sale. Not at the toy store, but on Ebay, where the creators of the one-of-a-kind machine have listed it for $33,000 or best offer.
It was built a few years ago by British restoration and custom car outfit Attitude Autos, and has been a media sensation ever since. The two-seat, red and yellow runabout is based on an actual car -- a 2000 Daewoo Matiz that had its roof removed and its chassis shortened by half. It’s powered by a 51 hp 3-cylinder engine, has a top speed of 70 mph, and is road legal in the U.K., where it's racked up 5,000 miles going to car shows and promotional events. Attitude Autos says it cost about $60,000 to build over the course of four months.
The real Cozy Coupe debuted in 1979, and lists for around $50 today. It has often been the “best-selling car” in America, with as many as a half-million sold annually.