Buying a Classic Car, Sonic Style

Buying a Classic Car, Sonic Style


Are you Sonic mad? Are you an Oil Baron? Then you might consider getting yourself this set of wheels, as it’ll be unlikely you’ll see another for a long time! Yes, you’re eyes do not deceive you; on Yahoo! Japan auctions, someone is selling an original Sonic Waku Waku Patrol Car. For a mere 900,000 Yen (about $1,100 or £750) you too can hunt down Dr. Eggman and prevent him from causing more traffic offenses.

For those of your tilting your head in wonderment at what this fantastic contraption is, allow me to explain: this was an arcade machine that featured almost exclusively in Japan; apparently even now there are still some in use in various theme parks across the Middle East. The idea of the game was that you drove around a city in a police car, in pursuit of Eggy himself, occasionally stopping to allow Flickies to cross the road.

If you do fancy having a look at the auction, follow this link.

According to the auction it’s still functional! However, you can only pick it up in person and it will require 6 people to move it.

So, phone your friends, sell your family heirlooms, and get going on your freighter to Japan!!!

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With a decade under his belt, T-Bird is one of The Sonic Stadium's most seasoned writers, with interests in the music and merchandise of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. T-Bird is the co-organiser for the Summer of Sonic convention.


  1. Oh nice, this is a bit of a rarity! =) Although I don’t think I have the coin to take it with me via ship, unless I did a Ryo Hazuki or something…. I’ll start working at the docks immediately.

  2. I saw this ride and Cosmo Fighter at a mall back home in Australia 8 – 9 years ago.
    Everyone was giving me the look.. can’t blame ’em.. a high school student squeezed into them 😛
    Unfortunately this one was out of order.
    They disappeared but I saw them again at Sega World Australia 3 – 4 years after that

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