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Old 11-26-2014, 06:18 AM
 
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Hello, I am a man from Thailand (my english is not too good).
I and my friend built this unique wooden art car. Most of all made from teakwood.
It is almost 100% hand made, except engine, chassis, undercarriage, wheels
and shock up are metal. It took time around one and half year to done it.

It can be driven so fast with the powerfull 2000cc engine from Toyota.

I would like to know all friends in this website's opinion.

How do you think about it?
How price it could be?

Thank you. ^^


http://youtu.be/Ngbmuhe2liw

http://youtu.be/KsR1jRxe2eQ

























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Old 11-26-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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1. Its worth can only be determined by someone that's a collector because it could never be driven in the USA because of safety and emission issues !!

2. Cars that are not maintained on their exterior rust so what you have built will fall apart, its wood !!

3. I understand that Thailand's climate is controlled by tropical monsoons and the weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid across most of the country throughout most of the year.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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1. Its worth can only be determined by someone that's a collector because it could never be driven in the USA because of safety and emission issues !!

2. Cars that are not maintained on their exterior rust so what you have built will fall apart, its wood !!

3. I understand that Thailand's climate is controlled by tropical monsoons and the weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid across most of the country throughout most of the year.
Teak's been used on yachts as well as warships for many years and survives conditions that turn steel to orange powder.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Prosper
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Not the first wooden bodied car I've seen. Looks like an AC Cobra from the side.

Hard to assign a value to a one-off like this. Kit cars can run anywhere from $5k for a basic kit to well over $100k for a high performance sports car. The difference with those and your car though, is that this is not crash tested and so would not be legal for driving on public roads, unless you registered it as a "collector" type car so you can drive it to shows but that's about it.

For all the time and craftsmanship that went into it, I personally wouldn't take less than $10k, but you'd have to find someone that's got $10k just burning a hole in their pocket since they really wouldn't be able to use this car. Not in the states, anyway.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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Nice looking car, i'm sure you had many hours of fun crafting the car, however its your car and represents your taste so i cant see a lot of people being interested in buying your project.
Some other wooden cars.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=woode...ed=0CAYQ_AUoAQ
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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Reminds me of Howard Huges spruce goose a plane made out of wood. Only flew a little over the water now is a tourist attraction.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The stain/color of the car doors don't seem to match the rest of the car body. Other than that, it looks pretty cool.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: East TX
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What an absolutely cool project. Congratulations on creating a beautiful vehicle. Contrary to other posts here, this can be put to use in the US as well as many locations around the globe. As a handbuilt car the requirements for registering it will vary depending on location. In the US the requirements vary by state. DMV Registration for Custom Built Cars at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple offers information regarding registration requirements. I know from personal experience, Wisconsin is a very accommodating state (as an example) while others may not be as easy to work with.

Teak is a great wood in a variety of climates. It should hold up well enough with some basic care. Morgan cars in the UK has used various woods including teak on many of their cars forever with excellent results.

If you wish to sell this you may want to look into public auctions related to both automobiles as well as boats. Many of the classic boats were made with wood, such as teak and mahogany and the values of classic boats are sometimes staggering. The clientele that appreciates a fine wooden boat may be willing and financially capable of offering you a significant purchase price for your car.
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