Man Spends $20,000 Building Wooden Concept Car

With a cruising speed of 55mph, this wooden concept car is a carpentry project with a difference.

Created by Romanian Peter Szabo, the vehicle took more than 4,500 hours to build over three years and cost $20,000 in hard ash wood.

Nicknamed ‘Julia’, the vehicle combines the retro lines and old school growl of a classic automobile with modern innovations such as tablet-controlled headlights and music.

Now complete, he likes nothing better than driving the unique car around his home village – and receiving admiring waves from his neighbours.