Well-heeled car enthusiasts looking for their perfect vehicle will often spend hundreds of thousands of pounds in the pursuit of exclusivity.
Luxury carmakers such as Bentley and Rolls-Royce pride themselves on offering the ultimate in personalisation, with every length taken to ensure the customer’s wishes – no matter how demanding – are met. Failing that, there are countless coachbuilders, artisans of vehicle design, who will create you fantasy wheels, with the only limit being your bank balance.
Unfortunately, for the rest of us, our choices are normally limited to whether we’re going to splash out on heated seats in our new car. Now, though, one Indian man has shown that the path to a truly unique car needn’t necessarily be paved with gold.
Hyderabad local Sudhakar Yadab has been building weird vehicles, fashioned in the likeness of all manner of different objects, since he was 14 years old. In 32 years, his collection has topped 200 cars. And he’s clearly run out of space in his garage, as he’s opened up a new museum to exhibit them.
Sudhakar claims his unique hobby isn’t an expensive one, and that he sourced the materials for his first car from a junkyard. Having learnt his trade spending time with mechanics, both in workshops and at the roadside, he’s not looked back, and now spends his time showcasing his collection to around 1,000 children visitors each week.
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September 24, 2014