From a young age, car enthusiasts have always dreamed of a garage filled with beautiful cars. The thought of collecting, modifying, and driving each and every one of them has kept us occupied until the day comes when it’s reality.
Of the many cars we’d indulge in, there would be a fair bit of classic muscle cars among them: some modded, some stock. We’re not sure exactly what we would change, but there’s one thing we know for certain: what we WOULDN’T do.
While these old muscle car owners thought they were improving their badass classics, they were actually ruining them with disgusting mods.
Now, they’ll serve as a warning for what NOT to do.
10 Twin-Supercharged Pontiac GTO
Ever since the first Fast and the Furious film, we’ve seen how a well-crafted blower can significantly improve an old Charger’s looks. It really adds to the intimidation factor, to say the least. But, what if we were to add two superchargers on top of that?
The result is what you see here – a Pontiac GTO with an engine that’s taller than it is wide (by quite a margin). If we were to liken it to anything, it would be a Hot Wheels car. Not because it’s cool, but because it’s almost cartoonish in its level of overkill. The sentiment is respectable, although a bit too much for even us!
9 The Christmas Camaro
With January already halfway through, the previous month’s holiday season has already faded away into the background; awaiting the next winter. Yet, many people feel the Christmas spirit all year round, as evidenced by this X-Mas-themed Chevrolet Camaro.
Alright, we get it. Everyone loves Christmas, but too much of a good thing can spoil it over time. Now, holiday-themed vehicles have worked in the past, but they’re usually higher quality than cheap construction paper, tree lights, and spray paint.
8 Custom 1977 Pontiac Trans Am
Restomods – a mix between a classic restoration and new age vehicle parts – have grown in popularity as of late. The exceptional ones are to die for, while others leave a bit to be desired. In the case of this 1977 Pontiac Trans Am, we’d say it’s the latter.
By adding a strange spoiler, low-profile rims, and removing the eagle, this Trans Am starts to look less and less like it started and more like a ricer. Of course, the cheesy underglow lights don’t help much, either.
7 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Ricer
The Fast and the Furious franchise brought a lot to the car community. It united fans together, increasing an already expanding network of gearheads. At the same time, it also produced one of the most toxic/ugly automotive trends of all time: “ricers.”
Sadly, it would seem that a Chevy Corvette C5 has fallen victim to one such enthusiast. Rather than lower it, built it for the track, or anything else, they decided to put cheap Walmart-quality parts onto this C5. Stickers, a useless spoiler, chrome strips. You name it, this ‘Vette has it.
From where we’re standing, a junkyard would be more favorable than ending up like this… monstrosity.
6 Ford Falcon XC Concorde
Americans always get snubbed when it comes to getting the coolest cars. Because of strange regulations, Europe, Australia, and Asia are the ones to reap the benefits; not us. Thankfully, after twenty-five years of waiting, you’ll be able to import whatever you want (so long as it’s old enough). One car we’d like to ship here ourselves is the Mad Max-mobile itself: the Ford Falcon XC.
This Falcon is no ordinary model. Believe it or not, this Falcon was first commissioned as a show car. Eventually, enough people wanted there own, so the body kit was mass-produced.
Don’t ask us why people would want to do this to a perfectly fine Falcon XC. It was the ’70s, after all, so their idea of “what looked good” was very different from how we see it today.
5 Rick Ross’ 1973 Chevrolet Impala Donk Car
If we were as wealthy as a famous rapper or movie star, our car collection would be fitted with only the greatest vehicles. Not for rapper Rick Ross, though. Instead of a bunch of multi-million dollar supercars, he chooses a different type of car: ‘Donk’ cars, so to speak.
Donk cars can be made out of any sort of vehicle, so long as you’ve got the cash to do so. However, we can’t imagine why you’d want to. Donk cars are notoriously ugly and generally mocked by a broad swath of the car community.
In exceedingly rare cases, a donk car can be done well. Unfortunately, Ross’ isn’t one of them.
4 1967 Ford Mustang
Thought you had seen the last ricer? Whelp, that’s too bad, since were hardly through just yet. Now, we have one of the most egregious instances – a ruined 1967 Ford Mustang.
Butterfly doors and retractable hoods/panels look great on a Lamborghini. You know what they don’t look good on? A classic muscle car. If that’s not bad enough, the green and orange paint job is horrible for this model Mustang, too! Guess it’s time to wash our eyes out.
3 Dunham Coach Caballista
At first, it took us a while to even figure out what exactly we were looking at. Then, with some research, we got our answer. Pictured above is a Dunham Coach Caballista. Formerly a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette.
No, we’re not kidding. As you can see in the second photo, it’s very much a coach-built Corvette C20. Why anyone would do such a thing to an already perfect ‘Vette is beyond us, though. Honestly, who would want to have their sports car look like a 1970’s Buick?!
2 Unicorn Ford Mustang Coupe
Quick! Avert your eyes, lest you witness this horrid excuse for a muscle car. Whatever type of Ford Mustang this began its life as, it’s now a bonafide parade float.
Yes, someone actually did this. Converting a Mustang into a ricer (like before) is one thing, but it’s an entirely different situation when you do this to one – whatever “this” is. The best move would be to take this car back to where it belongs: either the junkyard or in the recesses of My Little Pony.
1 First Gen. Dodge Viper Ricer
Usually, a high price-tag can act as a ‘barrier to entry’, so to speak. Cheaper cars are more likely to be purchased by fledgling enthusiasts, thus exposing them to worse mods, inexperienced drivers, and so on. The opposite can be said for costly sports cars… most of the time.
A few will slip through the cracks, of course. For example, this riced-out first-generation Dodge Viper. The original Viper is already a dangerous car, especially for those inexperienced in performance driving. As if to make it worse, all those extra body panels and obstructed lines of sight don’t make this particular Viper a very safe ride.
If you’re crazy enough to do this to a Dodge Viper, then you’re probably insane enough to get your passengers killed in a serious accident, too.
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