Supercar made from foam sells for over £30,000


A Lithuanian man has created his very own supercar from scrap metal, polyurethane foam and some 30-inch wheels he found.

The car, named the Mercedes CL500 AG Excalibur, started life as a Mercedes Benz CL and reached its current state with a lot of PU foam, which is typically used in the building trade to fill gaps in brickwork.

The designer first made a BMW 6 Series custom car with the same stunning red paint and huge spinner wheels but his latest project was even more ambitious.

Audronis Gestautas began by using Kevlar and fibreglass to reshape the body of the car. It took two years to complete and was first displayed in the test drive pits of Top Marques, Monaco.

In 2012, the Excalibur sold for £35,840 in London. By 2013 the car had made its way to Hampshire, and was last sold on eBay in June last year for £30,200.

Mercedes CL500 AG Excalibur

Mercedes CL500 AG Excalibur

Hampshire-based Performance Classic Cars explained in its eBay advert: "Aside from the redesigned body, the massive 24-inch front and 30-inch rear custom spinner wheels are truly one of a kind. Custom hydraulic suspension supports the oversize wheels, while equally enormous eight-piston Brembo brake callipers help bring the AG Excalibur to a stop.

"Entirely handcrafted, the dash, seats, doors, and headliner have been masterfully trimmed in beautiful beige leather, Alcantara [a durable faux suede], and limited edition Swarovski fabric. Furthermore, all the buttons and switches have been replaced by Swarovski crystals."

Author: Rebecca Chaplin

Take a look a more detailed look at the project in the video below