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Fans pimp car into ultimate Manchester City-mobile

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Two die-hard fans have forked out £50,000 on turning an old Chevrolet convertible car into the ultimate Manchester City mobile.

Pimp Your Ride: A customized Manchester City-mobile
Pimp Your Ride: A customized Manchester City-mobile

Photo: Stuart Buckley

City fans Mike Radcliffe and Shaun Donohoe bought a 1975 Chevrolet in North Carolina for £15,000 then spent a further £5,000 shipping it back to England, before fluffing a further £30,000 customizing it in homage to their beloved club.

The car, formerly orange and white, now features a whopping great City crest on the bonnet and seats.

Eastlands legends Colin Bell, Franny Lee and Mike Summerbee take pride of place on one side with Nigel de Jong, David Silva and Carlos Tévez on the other.

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

Mr Radcliffe told the Manchester Evening News: "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'.

"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."

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