Junk to jewel: 10 Cars made from recycled materials

Trash for one person is treasure for another. This saying finds no better embodiment than in the cars listed below. These cars have come to the fore by reusing or recycling the scarp to suit the purpose. However, one needs ingenuity and, above all, patience to undertake such endeavors. Included here is a list of 10 cars that has taken shape out the scrap material that otherwise is abandoned, go waste and pollute environment in one way or the other.

1. Formula 3 racing car

Formula 3 racing car
Formula 3 racing car

These cars are generally of the monocoque chassis type, and use slick racing tires and slick wings. At the present situation Daallara company produces the majority of F3 racing cars. Also, in many of the racing competitions of the F3 type, old and used cars are normally used. The engines of the cars in Formula 3 are 2-liter, 4-cylinder aspirated.

2. Gordon Murray’s T25 Supermini Car

Gordon Murray’s T25 Supermini Car
Gordon Murray’s T25 Supermini Car

Gordon Murray, famous designer of the McLaren Supercar, has designed a micro car, which is a futuristic car owing to its sync with the environmentally sound technologies. It has a width of 4-foot and what really stands out is that the car is completely made up of recycled plastic bottles. The car weighs an astoundingly low 600 kg, which makes it even more fuel-efficient.

3. Woven car - Rusty old MG Midget

Woven Car - Rusty Old MG Midget
Woven Car - Rusty Old MG Midget

The formula behind getting a Woven Car - Rusty Old MG Midget - was an old rusty old MG Midget, two exceptionally talented and creative professionals and a lot of sturdy scrap material. Ann Conte and Jeanne Wiley have revamped a rusty old car into a brand new piece, which is now at display at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset.

4. Womble truck

Womble truck
Womble truck

Well, this vehicle may look unshapely to many eyes, and undoubtedly it is, however, it’s the most environment friendly car Britain has ever built. Dubbed Womble Truck, this vehicle is simply amazing for it incorporates parts from 21 different cars and can touch the 110mph mark on chip fat and vegetable oil.

5. Z59 - Ariel Atom

Z59 - Ariel Atom
Z59 - Ariel Atom

Flickr user Proximacenturi decided to make his own Ariel Atom to avoid the whopping money he would have had to pay otherwise. It was finally built after toiling for 15 months and after 800 hours of work. The car, which is built from absolute scratch, has an Acura k20a3 engine from the RSX. The stainless panels used in the car have all been obtained from recycled materials.

6. Vintage racecar made from recycled scrap

Vintage race car made from recycled scrap
Vintage race car made from recycled scrap

Stephen Crawford of Driffied had put all his knowledge about recycling materials and the concept about automobiles to produce a vintage racecar made up from scrap material. It measures 6.4 m and is made up of wood, such as old mahogany window frames cake tins and other scrap materials.

7. 100 MPG Lotus Seven replica

100 MPG Lotus Seven replica
100 MPG Lotus Seven replica

MPG Replica of the lotus car runs on alternative fuel technology, which is home brewed bio diesel in this case. This car therefore solves the problem of using non-renewable sources of energy such as fossils fuel largely and achieves fuel efficiency.

8. Peddle-powered Porsche Roadster

Peddle-Powered Porsche Roadster
Peddle-Powered Porsche Roadster

There are many of us dreaming of buying a Porsche, but a young skilled sport car enthusiast made his dream come true when he made a gorgeous golden replica of the Porsche, which runs on pedal power. The Porsche Roadster's structure is actually built by cardboard and PVC pipes, which are joined together by duct tapes. To run this car, only foot power is used. The car is totally emission free since it is pedal powered.

9. Ramon Ashourian’s recycled Ferrari

Ramon Ashourian’s recycled Ferrari
Ramon Ashourian’s recycled Ferrari

Ramon Ashourian is a Birrel street resident who has made fake imitation of the Ferrari using many unwanted things that he had gathered from his neighborhood and other places. He claims to have spent $320 on the car because he had to buy the mag wheels. Everything else in the car is made up of recycled materials such as a woman’s leather coat for the comfortable seat.

10. Pimped Trabby

Pimped Trabby
Pimped Trabby

East Germans call it “Trabant”. It is also a car, which has been made up of recycled materials like duroplast after a lot of devotion and dedication. Duroplast is a kind of plastic containing resin, wool, or cotton. The car was launched on 15 May and henceforth, that day is considered as "Trabant Day" in Central Warsaw.

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