This story happened back in 1993. During his journey across the Sahara Desert Emile Leray got stuck in the middle of it because his vintage Citroen V broke down.
So Frenchman Emile Leray... built a motorcycle using his car parts. He dismantled his Citroen, by removing the body, which he then uses as shelter against the sandstorms, fit the wheel arm upside down on a smaller chassis, adding the engine and gearbox in the middle. Several days later he added the battery, gas tank, took his luggage and drove away.