MOTORWAY drivers were left double-taking as they passed what appeared to be a childhood fantasy come true.
Motorists on the M6 motorway in Warwickshire reported seeing a 'toy car' – in the style of the childhood classic Little Tikes Cozy Coupe – racing along at 70mph.
The bizarre vehicle was spotted in the middle lane of the motorway on Friday afternoon being driven by a motorist wearing a crash helmet.
Dean Ward, 35, a forklift truck driver from Coventry, caught the bizarre sight on camera while driving home from work with his brother at around 12.20pm.
He said: "We couldn't believe our eyes. At first we thought the lorry in front had to be toeing it and taking the p***.
"But when we got alongside it we could see the driver there with his helmet on bombing along the motorway.
"It must have been doing about 70mph and obviously had the power to move out into the middle lane.
"It was a great laugh. All the kids in the cars around us were looking out and waving – it definitely brightened up the commute."
The car is in fact an adapted Daewoo Matiz, which includes an airbag, headlights and mirrors and is fuelled with petrol.
It was built by brothers John and Geoff Bitmead, from Bicester, Oxon, after they noticed the similarity between the front headlights of the Daewoo and the iconic toy.
The pair spent four months recreating the car, including the glassless windows, yellow roof, red body and an over-sized drinks holder.
The brothers said the 'toy car' can reach 60mph in 17 seconds.
The car – which is said to have cost around £30,000 to construct was listed for sale on eBay for £21,500 in October 2015.