Street Legal Little Tikes Cozy Coupe


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The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is a classic toy car. Engineer Jim Mariol came up with the idea for it while pushing himself around his office in his desk chair. He sold the design to Little Tikes in 1979. Since that time, the company has produced more than 10 million of them. Millions of children have driven them by pushing and pulling with their feet.

This model is a bit different. Attitude Autos, a shop near Ambrosden, Oxfordshire, UK, built one with a gasoline engine that can move the car as fast at 70 MPH. It's based on a stripped-down Daewoo Matiz. It's street legal, so mechanic John Bitmead has driven it around town, much to the delight of residents.

One part of the car stays true to the original design: there are no windows. As you can see in the above video, that feature can sometimes cause problems.

-via Geekologie


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I don't think this would be street legal in the US, I think at least in most states windshield and proper bumpers are required (bumpers I know vary, not sure about the windshield - I actually think those wheel wells would be an issue some places too, though that's rarely enforced). Kind of surprised he could get away with it in the UK.

Cute though :)
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