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.
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