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India man eyes record with 26-foot-high car

Indian car designer Sudhakar Yadav poses on the top of a large stationary car - modelled on the 1922 Ford Tourer - at the Sudha Cars Museum in Hyderabad on October 6, 2015. Image copyright AFP
Image caption The car is twice as high as a London double-decker bus

Indian car designer Sudhakar Yadav has attempted to set a second Guinness record by building what he hopes will be the largest car in the world.

The stationary vehicle - modelled on the 1922 Ford Tourer - is 26 feet (8m) tall and 50 feet long - nearly twice as high as a London double-decker bus.

Mr Yadav already has a Guinness record for the world's tallest tricycle.

He owns a car museum in the southern city of Hyderabad where he displays a number of "whacky" car models.

They come in all shapes and sizes and include a toilet commode, an aubergine, a billiards table and a lipstick.

"We are aiming for the Guinness record of the world's largest art car. It's a new record and hopefully I will get it," Mr Yadav told AFP news agency.

He said it could simulate the sound of a Formula One car and, like all of the museum's cars, had been made from scrap.

His tricycle is even taller than the car - a staggering 41.5 feet.

Image copyright AFP
Image caption The 26-foot-tall car has been modelled on the 1922 Ford Tourer