By Bunmi Adigun @Bunmi_Adigun

ECCENTRIC British inventor Paul Bacon has gone 'full steam ahead' on his latest customised car

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Videographer / director: Jack Stevens
Producer: Tom Gillespie, Nick Johnson
Editor: Jack Stevens

Road Hog: Paul Bacon drives his Automatron custom car

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.

No Expense Spared: The vehicle is Paul's most expensive creation yet

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.

Ready for action: Paul proudly stands next to the Automatron

"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.

The car fanatic stands next the vehicle alongside his partner Kathy
The car has a supercharged V8 engine

Paul has since sold his Jetsons-style Cosmotron, using the money of the sale to invest into the Automatron.

Mean Machine: Paul mends his pride and joy

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.

Superpower: The powerful engine in all its glory

"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.

King of the Road: Paul drives down the highway in the eye-catching car

“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.