CLASSIC cars have been reenvisioned as miniature versions and collected in a ‘dwarf car’ museum. Ernie Adams, of Maricopa, Arizona, has been creating his incredible scaled-down replicas of full-size cars since 1965, starting with his version of a 1928 Chevy two-door sedan.
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The original car, known as ‘Grandpa Dwarf’, was made out of nine old refrigerators and is still running today. Since then, Ernie, now in his late-70s, has made hundreds of 11/16th scale dwarf cars, from racers to cruisers – all fully drivable and road-legal.
One of the gems of his collection is his take on the 1949 Mercury two-door coupe, which he built entirely from scratch using flat sheet metal. The mini-Chev is powered by a 65 horsepower Toyota engine.
He has driven the 1939 Chev replica 57,000 miles since completing the car in 1999.His tools were hammer, chisel and a crude hacksaw he made from a chair frame. Ernie used his incredible skill and imagination to go on building these fascinating small cars./Barcroft Cars