Man paints himself a classic sportscar
A Hampshire car enthusiast couldn't afford the classic Ferrari he'd always wanted - so he painted one on his garage door instead.
Chris Smart, 32, spent two weeks sketching and painting the rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO with weather resistant paints.
Now neighbours and passers-by could be forgiven for thinking the customer support worker has traded in his BMW 1 Series for a classic motor.
Drivers even slam on their brakes to catch a glimpse as they pass the garage in Bishopstoke, near Eastleigh.
Married Chris, who studied art at college, said: "I hated the garage door before because it was really dull.
"I saw garage covers on the internet and wanted one unique to me. I have always loved this particular car and wanted to make it a bit of fun.
"People do have to do a double-take and they they smile when they realise what it is. Lots of kids have been taking photographs."
The realistic three-dimensional scene also includes Harry Potter's broom, a KFC bargain bucket and a paint pot with Chris' name on it.
But the creative garage door hides a boring, standard garage, which contains tools, a push bike and boxes of junk.
Wife Kerry, 32, added: "Painting the car on the garage door is as close as he's ever likely to get to it unless we win the lottery."
what do you think?
And why not. Harmless bit of fun. I bet some waster will complain though.
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that is cool,well done mate good thinking look good,quickly do it onto vinyl wrap and sell it before others jump on the band wagon
Looks really cool to me - I can feel a project coming on! ......
chris, how much to paint a 360 modena on my garage door? get on the band wagon mate and start your business and it wont be long before you can afford the real thing!
Some drunk, will run into your door, thinking he can sleep in your car, now that would be a good youtube video :)
nice one, looks better than that munch scream thing that sold for millions last week