While some people dream of having a Rolls-Royce or Maserati, others just try to make their own out of what they have. We are going to the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan to meet one local master who made his dreams come true.
He lives in Shakhtinsk and his name is Ruslan Mukanov. With his own hands he has made a replica of a famous Rolls-Royce using components of an old car.
The city is located 30 kilometers away from the regional center.
He fell in love with the Rolls-Royce Phantom nine years ago.
And he was not related to cars in any way back then. Ruslan still studied at school and could only dream about having his own car. Some time later he became a motor mechanic and started to buy old used cars to repair and sell them. This is how the idea of making a dream car for himself came to his mind. He took the job seriously.
The car having the closest appearance to a Rolls Royce Phantom was a Mercedes. It had similar lines and shapes.
The car seems to have a square shape but it doesn’t. It looks like this because multiple details create such an image.
Fortunately, Ruslan really likes to draw and had always been drawing cars…
He collected lots of pictures depicting a Phantom and made numerous drawings. It gave him an understanding of what exactly had to be redesigned.
Then Ruslan found “Mercedes” and started to work. When he could not find the required parts he made them according to photos.
Ruslan was not striving to achieve complete resemblance, he just wanted the car to have a similar appearance. Otherwise the job would be damn hard, laborious and very expensive.
That is why he decided not to redesign the cabin.
In general the job he did required him to spend three thousand dollars and one year. Rusland says he could do it much faster but was short of money.
His brother and friends did not support him saying it is absurd to remake a good car. But when the job was almost done they admitted the success.
Ruslan created his dream car six years ago, made a video about it and uploaded it to YouTube. Many people have contacted and visited him since then to place their own orders or to rent his Roll-Royce for weddings and other events.
Ruslan keeps his further plans secret but assures us that this won’t be the last dream car created by him.
By the way, his car made him famous. He was even appeared on advertising banners of some beer company. His images can be still seen in Karaganda and the Karaganda region.