By Samantha Grillo @_samanthagrillo
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Videographer / Director: Brad Podowski, American Performance Media
Producer: Samantha Grillo, Chloe Browne
Editor: Kyle Waters
Dean Loucks, 50, bought the vehicle in 2007 and has since redesigned it into his very own drivable work of art.
He said: “It was sitting in fairly poor condition when I bought it but it had the original race paint on it.
“I stripped it down and made it what it is today.
“It took more than 1,000 hours to customise the car - but it has some interesting features.
"I get all kinds of reactions when I take it to the gas station.
“The worth of the car is probably what someone would pay for it, but I’ve had some offers in the $80,000 range but that’s not enough for me.
“I think it’s worth about $150,000.”
The battery powered Indy Car car weighs 1,200 lbs, about 300 lbs lighter than the average race car.
It once reached a speed of 220mph on the track but now hits a top speed of 120mph after the original motor was pulled out of it.
The car also has Dean’s company logo, The Art Of Design, printed across the side of it.
While it doesn’t get much track time these days, it never fails to draw crowds when Dean takes it for a spin in his neighbourhood.
Dean, from Indiana, USA, said: “We wanted access to the battery charger on the outside of the car so we don’t have to take any panels off it to recharge the battery.
“Normally they put the starter in the back, and it takes several people to start it.
“The guy inside starts it, and then people out in the back, then you have to shut the car off, change the plugs, then you’re ready to go once the engine warms up.
“We have a digital pack which shows me the fuel, temperature and speedometer.
“We’ve taken the plate that used to be the gas fill and put the biohazard on it."