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DREAM CAR FOR GROWN UP LITTLE TIKES GOES ON SALE AT AUTO TRADER

Road legal replica of Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is currently up for grabs on Auto Trader

  • The 2011 Smart ForTwo could be yours for £3,500, or £74 a month on finance
  • View the car ad here: https://bit.ly/2GaJ31z

JUST OVER 40 years on from when the iconic Little Tikes Cozy Coupe toy car took its first few miles, an ultra-rare driveable replica is now up for sale on Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital marketplace for new and used cars.

The coveted toddler ride-around, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019, has been lovingly recreated to-scale in the form of a modified Smart ForTwo (2011), complete with Little Tikes logos and the iconic red and yellow bodywork.

The one-of-a-kind car is now available for those who missed out as kids to bag for £3,500 on the Auto Trader website – just £587 more than a non-modified Smart ForTwo with low mileage, according to Auto Trader’s newly launched Price Indicator tool.

It comes stamped with the Little Tikes logo, googly eyes on the windscreen and the bold yellow and red bodywork which the original is identifiable by.

It also boasts a road legal version of the fuss-free transmission that Little Tikes Cozy Coupes are known for, thanks to an Automatic 0.8L Diesel engine.

And like many of the Little Tikes toy cars which rarely venture out of the back garden, this real-life version has relatively low mileage, with just 49,000 miles on the clock.

The vehicle even boasts a custom licence plate reading ‘L2 TYKE’.

The car had three previous owners, before being painstakingly modified and receiving its new look from a playful dealership in Bagstone, Gloucestershire.

Auto Trader’s Rory Reid says: “It’s an iconic car that’s played a memorable role in the childhood lives of millions of people over four decades, and now UK car buyers have the chance to relive some of these memories but this time following the highway code.”

“This car is marked as a ‘high price’ by our new Price Indicator, but the valuation doesn’t account for the uniqueness and quirky nature of this particular find. So for any adults who are still big kids at heart and interested in buying, we recommend they speak to the dealer to find out about all of its amazing details.”

The car is available from Autos Direct ltd, who can be contacted through the Auto Trader ad.

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About Auto Trader

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland's largest digital automotive marketplace. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK's vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster. Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 100 Index.

The marketplace brings together the largest and most engaged consumer audience. Auto Trader has over 90% prompted brand awareness and attracts circa 50 million monthly cross platform visits each month, with over 70% of visits coming through mobile devices.

The marketplace also has the largest pool of vehicle sellers (listing around 450,000 cars each day). Around 80% of UK automotive retailers advertise on autotrader.co.uk.

For more information, please visit http://about-us.autotrader.co.uk 

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