During my younger days, I was a fan of the cartoon Flintstone. I love watching the modern daily tools that are adapted during the Stone Age. For example, an elephant as a washing machine, birds as clothes pegs and leg-powered cars.
There’s this guy who is even a bigger fan of Flintstone than I am. He built a replica of Fred Flintstone’s car! According to InAutoNews.com, this cool replica of the Flintstones car is actually for sale, online. And the best thing about it is that under all that wooden exterior is a functional, drivable car powered by a 4-cylinder 1.6 petrol engine. Although it looks like it uses two wooden drums as wheels, if you look closely you’ll see one of the four old-fashion tires revealed, in the front. Which is a good thing, because steering would have been a problem with the original prehistoric system.
According to the above mentioned car blog, the vehicle already has 80,000 km under its belt, although it’s listed as built in 2011. The top speed of the real-life Flintstones car isn’t specified, but I’m pretty sure whatever it is, it beats pushing it with your feet. It is also fitted with real brakes and you don't have to use your feet to stop the car. If you’re interested and manage to find the actual sales ad, this nicely done replica apparently costs just 2,200 euros.
I'm not sure if this car is roadworthy but hey, it will definitely turn heads. I bet it'll turn more heads than a Lamborghini, Ferrari or Bentley because of its uniqueness. Pretty cheap for such an iconic piece of cartoon history.
Picture source: www.odditycentral.com