MADISON, Wis., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin man who built a replica Lamborghini in his basement said he had to hire an excavator to dig the sports car out of his home.
Ken Imhoff said he fell in love with the car after watching the movie "Cannonball Run" and decided to build his own replica from scratch -- a project that took him 10 years to complete, The Sun reported Tuesday.
However, Imhoff said he was faced with a new problem once his long project was at an end -- getting the car out of his basement and onto the road, the British newspaper said.
Imhoff said he built a ramp and then hired an excavator to remove a section of the property's foundation and dig a slope in the garden.
"I was like an expectant father watching it come through the wall. I was literally shaking," Imhoff said of the process of removing the car. "As the last blanket and car cover were removed I knew at that moment I had accomplished what I had dreamed about so many years ago and to see it sitting there in front of me was surreal."