So what do you do when you have a ton of oil money, plenty of imagination and a passion for anything on four-wheels? Well, for starters, you go and buy any type of car your heart desires. Been their, done that. So what’s next? The answer to that question for Seikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan from the United Arab Emirates who is also known as the ‘Rainbow Sheikh’, due to the fact that he once bought a fleet of Mercedes-Benz in every color of the rainbow, was to build a colossal working replica of a 1950’s Dodge Power Wagon.
Created in the mid 1990s, this replica is an astonishing 64 times the original size and weighs in at about 50 tons! It is said to be the largest car/truck in the world. It’s so big that it houses four large, air conditioned bedrooms, a living room and bathrooms. In fact it even has a ‘terrace’ in the pick-up bed! Although it was not designed to hit the road (apparently…) it does come with a 300HP GM diesel engine that helps it move around on its own. The video is from Jeremy Clarkson’s Motorworld television series that aired on BBC back in the mid 1990s.
Hat tip to Alex!