At first glance you would think you were dealing with one of those Exalibur things popular among the rich and tasteless back in the 80’s and 90’s. Proof that money and style don’t always go hand-in-hand.
Upon closer inspection, you realise that this is NOT, infact an Exalibur (or is it?) but a severely mistreated Cadillac XLR. I guess some things never change. Thanks once again to Johnny from Key West for risking life and limb to chase this beastie down on his scooter.
This is the kinda thing that gets Florida its very own tag on Fark. Man, I gotta visit there someday.
Words, there really are none…
I haz a bit of vomit in my mouth.Loading…
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Brando? I think the Pontiac Astek just rolled in its rusty grave…
Suddenly the Aztec seems a beautyfull car.Loading…
Sweet Jeebus! I'd say, "Kill it with fire!" but I'm not sure that alone would do it.
Dammit Joe, there's no way I can unsee this abomination. This is Hooniverse … if I wanted to kill my soul a little bit today I could have gone to 4chan.
It never, EVER coulda been a contendah.
Wait…two flex pipes per side? TWO?
You really don't know how to do this, do you?
How about the phony sidemounts? Isn't that a nice touch?Loading…
That abomination must be the Moe Greene Special, then.Loading…
Proving once again that when in doubt, blame Canada.Loading…
Seems they switched to XLRs after the T-Bird died and haven't bothered to update the website.Loading…
Appropriately Named Canadian Company, seeing as hows I nearly Palazzi'd in my pants when I saw that thing!Loading…
Anyone have some glue to huff? Blinking repeatedly and eye washes haven't done the trick.
It's just dying for the vanity plate "XLR8R"
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Sorry, on a bit of a bayoux kick today. Discovered this:
If we hurry we just might be able to get it to the Center for Abused, Mistreated, and Neglected Cadillacs. We may still be able to save this one yet.
Too far gone. Don't hold your breath for the fixing.Loading…
Ahh, CAM-NeC, one of my favourite charities.Loading…
That's great, I love it. That butchered Caddy, not so much.Loading…
Are we sure that's not a Zimmer production?
My first reaction was 'oh, Zimmer Cougar-thing".
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I would see kit cars (except for Se7ens, Better Cobras, Beck Spyders, and the like) at the level of Furries. Homemade Fiero-based Lambo replicas at the level of Erotic Furries and "Neoclassics" would be somewhere below the bottom of the page.
I'm coming down with a cold, or SARS, and this didn't help. Now I think I just need to go take a nap, but I'm afraid that when I close my eyes I'll just see this. Thanks, Hooniverse. You're swell.
I honestly jumped out of my seat. I was actually expecting a C4, but wow. Just wow.
I'm expecting you to USE some C4 and fix this.Loading…
Are those genuine Ford Model A bumpers?
Clearly this is the motto of this fine gentleman:
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I'm not sure whether that's better than my Facebook status as of a few weeks ago: "Detractors, do not attempt to impede my forward progress! I am aware of your animosity toward my superb Lansing-built brougham."
Nah, I kinda honestly prefer my version. Glad someone else thought of it too, though.Loading…
If you need something to park next to your Corvorado (to make it look a bit less pimpish) this is your car.
Earlier I cruised right by this post, thinking it was (as mentioned in the post) indeed just one of the goofy Excaliber kits or something. Now that I have seen this, I hate myself for finally dropping in to look more closely. I just can't imagine what went through the owner's mind when he decided that this was the perfect use for an XLR, and what kind of body shop/custom auto establishment would allow this to happen. GM should sue this guy for using their car as a template for what has got to be the biggest bastardization of any car in the history of ever, and the next person that sees this car should pull it over, yank the guy (gal, whatever) out of it, pour 5 gallons of Texaco's finest over it, and light it up. That's the most awful thing I've ever seen done to a Cadillac, and I've seen some pretty horrible things, having been with Cadillac since 2002.
The Palazzi Motorcars website brings up an interesting question:
Obviously the XLR version is bad, but is the panther-platformed version good?
None of this faux oldie crap can be any good IMHO, it's just really tasteless junk, no matter how hard they try.
Re-manufacturing older cars by adding new (hidden) systems like modern brakes, A/C etc. is something I can agree with.
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You have to hope that the xlr was already totalled. That's what I'm telling myself.
I really hope someone shows this to Bob Lutz. I want to see news footage of the old man punching the owner in the face.
I'm hoping it stands for "Vehicles I Shot In Traffic".
Nice one =)) =^_^=
this was sweet