Things are fun when they’re smaller, at least that’s what we tell ourselves. So imagine our giggly joy when we saw these tiny machines. They’re called Pocket Classics, and while they won’t actually fit in your pocket, they’re not a million miles away. You could fit one in box, maybe. Or the back of a Range Rover. You could fit a lot in your garage, that’s for sure. And so you should – they’re ace!
So what makes them so special? First of all, Pocket Classics aren’t cheaply-made gadgets for those with too much money. No, they’re hand-built little works of art, made to replicate some of the finest cars ever built. Cars like the AC Cobra, the Jaguar XK Roadster, Porsche 356 and even the mighty Willis Jeep to name a few.
The team at Pocket Classics will build them to any specification you choose, so colours and trim are all up to you. And because we’re talking about the finest British craftsmanship here, you can be sure your teeny, tiny car will be nothing short of perfection. Furthermore, they’re built – both body and chassis – from composite materials, so they’re tough as old boots.
But why do they need to be tough? You ask. You can drive them. That’s why.
You can’t drive it to the shops, obviously, but you can get in and drive. Each tiny car comes with an equally tiny petrol engine. The starter is on the dash, just like the real thing, and the rest is fairly straightforward. You can feel the wind in your hair. Um, at 12mph. You can also be kind to the environment, too. Just tick the box for 24v electric power instead and you’ll be whirring away without a single tear from Mother Nature.
They must be for kids then, right? After all, they’re small, they’re not road legal and there’s nowhere to plug in your iPhone. We suppose you could get one for your children, which is where many end up. You can pilot one of these as a grown-ass adult though, as the video proves. So rejoice, and reach for your bank card! Though only if its bounty is plentiful!
As with anything beautiful and hand-built, these suckers aren’t cheap. Prices start at around £10,000. That’s a bit eye-watering for the everyday man, but if you have the real version in your garage, something like this would be a welcome addition. Plus, how much fun would it be to drive one of these around the Festival of Speed? Very, that’s how much.
Mad, but utterly brilliant. That’s what these Pocket Classics are. For more information, head over to the Pocket Classics website. In the meantime, we’re going to work out if we can fit Tall Tim in one.