By Bunmi Adigun @Bunmi_Adigun
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Videographer / director: Jack Stevens
Producer: Tom Gillespie, Nick Johnson
Editor: Jack Stevens
Dubbed the “Automatron”, Paul’s latest steampunk-style creation is his most expensive build to date and is still not completed.
Looking like something out of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Automatron boasts a supercharged V8 engine and uses a switch gear from a Lancaster Bomber to start.
The front wheels are from an Austin 7 and he has used the biggest street legal tyres for the rear wheels.
He said: “This car has been the most expensive car that I’ve ever built and has been the most labor intensive up till now.
"I think that’s mainly down to the bespoke nature, every part is custom on this car."
Paul has fashioned seats out of wood from his fence and has used a manual drill mechanism as a gear stick for the automatic car.
Last year Paul’s showcased his futuristic Cosmotron bubble car, racking up than 100,000 views on auto YouTube channel Barcroft Cars.
Paul has since sold his Jetsons-style Cosmotron, using the money of the sale to invest into the Automatron.
The Automatron has taken Paul a year to build so far and was built from a 1924 Singer Sport.
He said: “The inspiration for this car pretty much came from the last car which was like a retro futuristic car.
"On this car I wanted to go retro but not just back to the 40s or you know to the 50s."
Describing his motivation to take on such demanding builds, he said: “The building process for me is everything. I like the building, the creating the designing.
“They are pretty cool for the week but then that’s it, i totally lose interest then I’m on to the next thing."
And after taking it for a test drive Paul believes the car should be completed within a year.