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Stunning photos of homemade cars

Last updated on: September 3, 2012 14:36 IST

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Some car lovers modify their vehicles, some give them new colour and some give them a totally different shape. But there are some who built their cars from scratch with their own hands.

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Image: A friend of Wang Jian sits in a hand-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China. Wang, a young farmer who worked at a garage for more than a decade, built the replica of a Lamborghini Reventon with a second-hand Nissan and Santana. The self-made roadster cost Wang around 60,000 RMB ($9,450) and can reach a maximum speed of 160mph.
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People look at a hand-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon as they drive past it in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China.

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A view of the hand-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China.

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Hand-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China.

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A friend of Wang Jian drives a hand-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China.

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A passerby looks at a hand-made replica of Lamborghini Reventon in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China.

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Wang Jian and his wife sit in a hand-made replica of Lamborghini Reventon, in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China.

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A friend of Wang Jian sits in a hand-made replica of Lamborghini Reventon, in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China.

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A man looks at Zhang Jindou's self-made racing car on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province, China. Zhang, a 53-year-old farmer, made the racing car with the help of his son who is a mechanic. It is equipped with a rear-mounted motorcycle engine and can achieve 60-80 km per hour.

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Zhang Jinduo's wife tries on a self-made racing car on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province, China.

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Zhang Jinduo sits in his self-made racing car at a warehouse on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province, China.

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A friend of Zhang Jinduo's son, drives a self-made racing car on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province, China.

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Friends of Zhang Jinduo's son, install a sofa on a self-made racing car on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province, China.

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Zhang Jinduo sits in his self-made racing car at a warehouse on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province, China.

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A friend of Zhang Jinduo's son drives a hand-made racing car on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province, China.

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Zhang Jinduo's wife tries on a self-made racing car on the outskirts of Shenyang, Liaoning province, China.

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A man inspects car mechanic Ruslan Mukanov's homemade replica of the Rolls-Royce Phantom in Shakhtinsk town, 200km south of the capital Astan.

Mukanov, 24, created the replica out of an old Mercedes, working in his garage from March 2009 until July 2009 and spending almost $3,000 before completing it.

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Ruslan Mukanov drives his homemade replica of a Rolls-Royce Phantom.

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Ruslan Mukanov refuels his car.

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Ruslan Mukanov with his homemade replica of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

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Ruslan Mukanov drives his homemade replica of the Rolls-Royce Phantom in Shakhtinsk town.

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Zhao Xiuguo drives a homemade vehicle he claims is modelled after a Formula One car in Tangshan, Hebei Province, China. Zhao and his elder brother Zhao Xiushun built the car from scrap metal and said that they wanted to design and build China's first Formula One race car.

The car is 10.2 feet in length and 4.1 feet in width and can reach a maximum speed of 60km per hour.

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Brothers Zhao Xiushun, left, and Zhao Xiuguo, right, test drive their homemade model of Formula One car.

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Brothers Zhao Xiushun, left, and Zhao Xiuguo, right, test drive their homemade model of Formula One car.

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Zhao Xiushun checks his homemade car.

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Zhao Xiushun drives his car.

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Zhao Xiuguo drives his homemade car.

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Passers-by look at a solar-powered electric car homemade by 54-year-old amateur inventor Chen Shungui and can reach a speed of up to 60kph, on a street in Jingjiang, Jiangsu province, China.

The car can drive 40km by solar power during a sunny day, and its charging system can provide electricity to drive more than 240km when fully charged. Chen took eight years and invested 500,000 yuan ($74,943) to build two solar-powered electric cars. The characters on the car read 'solar electric car'.

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Chen Shungui shows his homemade solar-powered electric car.

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Chen Shungui, 54, drives his homemade solar-powered electric car, which he built in 2008 and can reach a speed of up to 45kph, on a street in Jingjiang, Jiangsu province, China.

Chen took 13 months and 130,000 yuan ($19,485) to build the car and recently completed his second solar-powered electric car. The characters on the car read 'solar car'.


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