We love our kids – that’s why we always want them to be happy by giving them everything they want. But what would you do if your kid asks for the most expensive car in the world? This ingenious dad from Vietnam made a wooden Rolls-Royce Boat Tail for his son. And we can only wish to be as creative as him so we can make our kid’s dream car come true.
Seasoned woodworking expert Truong Van Dao can make everything from discarded wood. But his most impressive projects are his child-sized replicas of luxury cars he made for his son. He previously had built a mini BMW 328 Hommage and a Lamborghini Sian Roadster cars out of wood. And they aren’t just mere replicas, they are functional wooden cars that actually run. His latest project is to build a working mini wood replica of Rolls-Royce Boat Tail. The actual model, which has an outrageous price of $28 million, currently takes the top spot as the most expensive car in the world.
Dad Builds A Wooden Rolls-Royce Boat Tail For His Son
Just like his previous wooden car reproductions, Dao documents the entire process on his YouTube channel ND Woodworking Art where he currently has over 1M subscribers. The mini Rolls-Royce replica comes outfitted with seats, headrests, dashboard, working LED headlights and taillights, swiveling rear-view mirrors, and steering wheel. It also comes complete with the butterfly trunk that opens in a theatrically sweeping form to reveal a bespoke set of glassware, an umbrella, and some cans of orange juice. Even the wheels are made from discarded wood and covered with rubber treads.
Dao records the entire woodworking process – from cutting and gluing together to sanding and polishing – and shares the video on YouTube. What’s more, the wooden Rolls-Royce Boat Tail runs on a battery-powered motor so his son can leisurely drive as much as he wants. It took him 68 days to finish the child-sized working car, adding the recognizable bonnet ornament sculpture (Spirit of Ecstasy) on the hood and the classic ‘RR’ logo under the grill for the finishing touches.