Manchester City pimped-up tribute car is a £50,000 bit of blue bling

Two die-hard Manchester City fans have spent £50,000 customising an old Chevrolet convertible car so that they can travel to matches in style.

 

 

Lifelong City fans Mike Radcliffe and Shaun Donohoe imported the car from America after brainstorming the idea of creating the ultimate tribute cruiser.

After firstly laying out £20,000 to buy and transport the car over to England the pair needed to find a spray shop and upholsterer willing to take on the job.

Although most people who worked on the car where United supporters, Mike and Shaun were lucky enough to get their car back without spec of red being added.

The 1975 Chevy features the crest on the bonnet and club legends past and present on opposite doors.

On the right are Nigel De Jong, David Silva and Carlos Tevez, while on the left Colin Bell, Franny Lee and Mike Summerbee are enshrined.

City owner Sheikh Mansour hasn't been forgotten either with the billionaire's face put on the spare wheel case - while a FA Cup replica trophy takes pride of place on the back.

Asked whether Tevez would be replaced should he leave the season ticket holders replied with a stern 'no'.

But admitting things may have got a little out of hand, 60-year-old Mike said: 'Shaun wanted a big and brash car to go to matches in. We found this one but then it snowballed.

.'We had to tell Tom Jones, a United fan from Oldham who has done art work on cars for us before, ‘don't you dare put a Red Devil on it’.

'All their lads were United supporters and another lad from Stockport, who did the upholstery, is also a United fan,' he added to the Manchester Evening News.

'When it was finished we went over it with a fine tooth comb to make sure they hadn't hidden any United stuff in it.

'We drove to the ground to pick up the new away shirt and it caused plenty of comments. But we didn't take it to Wembley - it only does 10 miles to the gallon.'

Reports that flamboyant Mario Balotelli is planning to make an offer for the car have yet to be substantiated....

 

I don't know how to tell you Mike and Shaun, but that's not the FA Cup.

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As classy and understated as a gypsies caravan.Hope United supporting traffic police have a sense of humour!
the trophy looks like a dwarf CL trophy lol

Not as funny as the Man City fan that got a '2011 Champions League winners' tattoo during the 2009-10 season!

 

Dont you think he looks like Barthez? Pleased as punch with himself though.Arf!

They love their tats.  This one was for Kaka

 

Yeah.I liked barthez.Know a red who looks the spit of him too.This thread could expand into all the style crimes city and their fans have committed over the years.

Not quite as bad, but I find it humorous because the smallest name is the only one that care or put any effort in for the club!

 

Oh dear Mike and Shaun, somebody has upstage you.

 

 

Wonder how many miles it does to the gallon.

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