The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Ride-on is instantly recognisable with its trademark red and yellow colours and classic chunky design. The cozy coupe has been around for over 30 years now and it seems that year after year it is the ride on car of choice for even the most discerning toddler. It is no surprise then that with this product being produced for so many years that often these classic ride on cars are passed on from sibling to sibling or even family to family and occasionally their new owners need to breathe new life into them.
We actually have two Little Tikes Cozy Coupes of our own, one is a fairly new Little Tikes Police Car which is great and we also have a second hand classic red and yellow one that is in desperate need of a makeover. I had planned to pimp it up into a Batmobile but I have never found the time to do it, however after seeing what others have done I definitely feel inspired to get out there and give it a go.
You only have to do a quick search on google or pinterest for the term Cozy Coupe Makeover and it will display hundreds of results with a wide range of designs. I have listed below some of my favourites, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Ride-on – 30th Anniversary Edition
In case you have been living in a cave in a remote location all your life below is a photo of the original version of the cozy coupe.
There are several different versions of the cozy coupe Batmobile but this one is by far my favourite, I think it is the attention to detail that really makes it, the classic red bat symbol on the wheels is inspired!
Ghostbusters – Ecto1
When I started researching the idea of customising our cozy coupe I thought the Batmobile would be my favourite, and it was until I saw this unbelievably awesome Ghostbusters Ecto-1 cozy coupe! This is pure genius, everything about this project is quality and the attention to detail is second to none from the number plate to the blue hosing from the roof to the petrol tank. Having said that I think that this is slightly too ambitious for a man of my DIY skills.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Michelangelo
Cowabunga Dude! This custom cozy coupe is brilliant and very topical at the moment with the upcoming release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. I am also loving the fact that they have chosen Michelangelo by far my favourite turtle. A lot of work has gone into this project from the detail of the turtle shell on the roof which looks like dark green tape and the orange material that utilises the cars eyes to full effect. There are some very creative people out there!
Planes – Dusty
I have not seen the film Planes but I have seen enough of the trailers and merchandise in stores to know that this custom cozy coupe has done a great job in bringing Dusty to life. The most impressive thing about this project is the introduction of the propeller, wings and tail. There is one very lucky child out there that will be the envy of all his/her friends.
Spider-man, Spider-man does whatever a spider can… or in this case a car. It looks as though the body of the car has used the original red paint work and just added the spider web effect and Spider-man logo with a custom blue paint job to the roof, the result is great.
Most of the cozy coupe makeovers out there have adopted a beloved theme from a TV show or movie, this person has gone for the classic Fire Truck with some cute addition to help spark the imagination of any budding fire fighter out there. The introduction of the ladder and the hose really help to finish the Fire Truck off, I am surprised the Fire Engine isn’t available in the original range, if it is I must have missed it. If you want to have a go at creating this check out the sweetcsdesigns blog.
Do you have a budding Bob the Builder in your household? If so then you may want to have a go at creating this custom cozy coupe, the classic CAT.
This custom coupe is a great interpretation of Minnie Mouse with the pink with white polka dot body paint and the classic mouse ears on the black roof. This coupe is super cute.
Scooby Doo – Mystery Machine
Scooby Doo where are you? Your custom cozy coupe Mystery Machine is parked on a double yellow line! This design of the Mystery Machine is one of my favourites, Scooby Doo is very popular in our house and I could image this would make someone very happy and probably my son too!
Dukes of Hazard – General Lee
I imagine this cozy coupe makeover was probably the idea of a fanatical parent rather than the child it was designed for but either way they have done a great job. I hope they practiced jumping in straight through the window!
Toy Story – Woody
Last but not least this custom Little Tikes cozy coupe based on Woody from Toy Story is a brilliant idea and one I would never of thought of. I love the fact the paintwork mimics the clothing design of the lovable cowboy Woody. The details on it are great and I imagine a lot of patience was needed to create the chequered shirt and belt buckle. Brilliant.
If you fancy having a go at doing a cozy coupe makeover you should head over to ebay to see if you can pick up a bargain or if you are a fan of the original you can pick the Cozy Coupe 30th anniversary version up from Amazon for a reasonable price.
I struggled to find the original source of a lot of these cozy coupe makeovers, if anyone knows who the creators were please contact me so I can add a link to the original source as I would love to know more about how they were made.