Ken Imhoff began building the sportscar after falling in love with it during the movie Cannonball Run.
He built his own version in the basement of his home in Wisconsin, USA, over a period of 17 years.
However, when he finished assembling it, he was confronted with the problem of how to get the car out.
Since there was no garage door through which to drive the vehicle, he was forced to hire an excavator to gouge out a slope in his garden and then dig down into the foundations of his house. The car was then hooked up to the excavator and pulled out.