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Chinese carpenter makes home-made Mercedes Benz 500k replica out of WOOD

China, Kaiyuan
November 18, 2019 at 11:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

A carpenter from the Chinese city of Kaiyuan took charge of his dream of owning a sports car by making use of his carpentry skills and building a wooden sports car of his own at home.

Sun, aged 62, thought it's never too late to realise his dream and invested eight years and 200,000 yuan ($28511.15/€25772.24) in building the car, which is a homemade replica of a 1934 Mercedes Benz 500k.

"In the first few years, I made several wooden bikes which were collected by people, and I have [had] some start-up capital to invest in this wooden sports car," he said.

Except for the chassis and engine, the sports car is entirely made of wood and can reach speeds of 80-90 or kilometers per hour (49-55 mph).

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A carpenter from the Chinese city of Kaiyuan took charge of his dream of owning a sports car by making use of his carpentry skills and building a wooden sports car of his own at home.

Sun, aged 62, thought it's never too late to realise his dream and invested eight years and 200,000 yuan ($28511.15/€25772.24) in building the car, which is a homemade replica of a 1934 Mercedes Benz 500k.

"In the first few years, I made several wooden bikes which were collected by people, and I have [had] some start-up capital to invest in this wooden sports car," he said.

Except for the chassis and engine, the sports car is entirely made of wood and can reach speeds of 80-90 or kilometers per hour (49-55 mph).

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