The driver's window of Peter Maddox's yellow Vauxhall Corsa was smashed by vandals
Peter Maddox, 84, parks his banana-coloured Vauxhall Corsa outside his Cotswolds cottage in 14th century Arlington Row, which is owned by the National Trust.
Last week, a yob scratched the word "MOVE FREDDIE" onto the bonnet, scratched every other panel and smashed the driver's side window and rear windscreen.
Mechanics have told Mr Maddox it will cost £6,000 to repair with a full respray, making the car a probable write-off.
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We are all shocked and horrified that such mindless destruction should be visited upon a normally quiet and tranquil village
Postmaster Richard William
But defiant Mr Maddox has said if that was the case he would buy a replacement – with a lime green colour.
Daughter-in-law Marie Kraus said: "Peter is understandably upset at the loss of his car and his independence, but he is also very fond of his lovely yellow car.
"Everyone in the village is very supportive. It is horrible to think whoever has done this has come out of their way down this little road to do something like this."
Mr Maddox believes the incident may have happened because people think his car spoils the view
Mr Maddox moved to Bibury after his wife died 15 years ago and bought his car three years ago.
In 2015 he attracted attention when photographers took to Twitter to complain about the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty being ruined by the "ugly, yellow car".
Villagers are supporting Peter and calling the crime "disgusting".
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Some have suggested there is "a financial aspect to the crime" and pointed the finger at a photographer who sells pictures of the village.
Postmaster Richard William, 48, said: "We are all shocked and horrified that such mindless destruction should be visited upon a normally quiet and tranquil village.
"A lot of people make money out of photographing Arlington Row. I should think there is a financial aspect to the crime.
Villagers have leapt to the defence of Mr Maddox, calling the crime 'disgusting'
Ian Howard, owner of The William Morris Tea Room, said the culprits were "nasty vandals" with "small brains".
He added: "Peter has not done anyone any harm."
Police have valued the damage at £6,000 and believe the crime happened between 4pm on Sunday 22 and 7.40am on Monday 23.
Peter may have the last laugh, however, as he intends to buy a lime green replacement
Sergeant Garrett Gloyne said: "We have conducted house to house inquiries. We are aware that presence of the vehicle was the bone of contention to some people.
"Nevertheless the damage caused to vehicle is beyond the pale and we would appeal for anyone who knows anything to contact us."
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