This man built himself a flashy supercar from £100 Ford Granada

This man built himself a flashy supercar for just £100 (ish)

It looks every inch the flashy supercar… but this is actually a 1990 Ford Granada.

Nick Truman bought the ageing motor for £100 and used it as the base for his copy of the 200mph Pagani Zonda.

The 53-year-old father-of-three spent £15,000 and thousands of hours fitting the banger with an Audi engine and luxury features – but can’t drive it as it is not road legal.

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The IT specialist from Iver, Buckinghamshire, said: ‘A lot of blood and sweat went into it. One day I lost the tip of my index finger in the turbo and it came out of the exhaust.’

‘All I wanted to do was make a coffee table, but I ended up building a car.

‘It was a fun project to do with my children although my wife wasn’t overly impressed.

‘In the first year the project became obsessive. I would do audio calls with the angle grinder in one and the phone in the other.

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‘My wife likes the colour and I think she is proud of what has been achieved.

‘People who drive past and always slam their brakes on and look at it. If you have never seen a Zonda before, you might not know it wasn’t one at first look.

‘The body isn’t perfect but it makes people smile and my children love it.’

While it is not road legal in the UK, the car sits on Nick’s driveway next to his classic Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino.

He eventually hopes to take it to a drag strip or the Top Gear airfield to see how quick it is.

This man built himself a flashy supercar for just £100 (ish) This man built himself a flashy supercar for just £100 (ish) This man built himself a flashy supercar for just £100 (ish)

Source: Metro

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