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A Couple Of Mechanics Turned An Iconic Toy Car Into The Roadworthy Real Deal

If your childhood took place anytime after 1979, it was likely that this little, primary-colored car was your very first ride. Now, these mechanics have made it possible to carry any nostalgia out onto the actual road, although it might not have all the bells and whistles like some cars.

Designed by Jim Mariol, a former designer at Chrysler, the toy was imagined as the offspring of a Volkswagen Beetle and Fred Flintstone's foot-powered car. From the get-go, it was a success. In fact, "The New York Times" even named it the best-selling car of the decade in 1998, as it outsold even actual vehicles such as the Honda Accord. Since then, several redesigned models have been released; the company returned to the classic with the Cozy Coupe II.

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