The custom creation known as Misfit is heading to auction in the United Kingdom.
One of the finalists of the 2022 Hot Wheels Legends Tour, a custom 1963 Ford Anglia called 'Misfit," is heading to auction in the United Kingdom.
What was once a neglected family sedan has been transformed into a genuinely eye-catching motorcar. Misfit was created from half an Anglia body shell and transformed by owner Michael Charalambous. It's an amalgam of various car parts; the supercharged four-cylinder engine is derived from an E30 generation BMW 3 Series, while the suspension combines various Ford and Hillman Imp components.
It took thousands of hours to craft this extraordinary vehicle, a point highlighted by the sheer attention to detail.
"The beauty of this car, apart from the precision with which it has been put together, is the opportunity to spot details such as the 1959 Cadillac tail-lights, the third brake light in the roof, and even how the boot pops open, by pulling the number plate bracket. A labor of love, and a lot of fun too," said Car & Classic's Chris Pollitt.
Other interesting details include the gorgeous Ferrari GT race car BBS magnesium wheels wrapped in double-striped cross-ply tires. According to the owner, it took six months to perfect the stance and wheel offsets.
When Misfit won the UK leg of the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, Charalambous explained his vision for the one-of-a-kind creation. "My vision was for a car that if you pulled up at the traffic lights, you would never pull alongside something similar."
The matte green paintwork compliments the rat rod look and is repeated in the rather spartan interior. It's clear to see that this is an expertly crafted custom car. It's a shame to see the owner selling, as Misfit was only completed this year. Perhaps Charalambous is moving on to another project that he can enter into an upcoming Legends Tour.
Unfortunately, Misfit lost out to 'Tiny Toot,' a monster truck based on an Autozam Scrum Kei car. And while it may have lost out on the opportunity to become a collectible die-cast toy car, Misfit is still an extraordinary vehicle in its own right.
"The winner of our auction will always own the original and unique model," added Pollitt. If you're interested, the auction kicks off on 15 December and will last seven days. Misfit is expected to sell for £30,000 (approx. $37,000).