Badly modified cars thread Mk3

Badly modified cars thread Mk3

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Magnum 475

2,320 posts

97 months

Thursday 11th February
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Currently advertised on eBay, this delightful "Triumph TR40" - a modified TR7......








AC43

8,882 posts

173 months

Thursday 11th February
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irocfan said:
AC43 said:
W00DY said:
AC43 said:
CL500 with naff body kit in a daft colour with stupid plates.

Badged up as a CL63, of course.

Just think; with all that money spent on ruining the looks, the ride and the handling he could have bought a CL63.



And it begins. They start to get temptingly cheap and then just attract some horrendous modifications and start to lose their appeal quickly until they come out the other side again. Horrendous.
I look at things like this and they always remind me of Matchbox or Hotwheels cars that I had when I was a kid.

What on earth makes a fully grown adult go "Oh yeah. A widebody kit on a CL with bonnet strakes and black wheels. In orange. That would look really cool".
I quite like the colour - everything else is gash tbh
That colour in isolation maybe. On a CL500 maybe not. On a CL500 with pale yellowy-brown leather definitely not.

Cheekster247

11 posts

17 months

Thursday 11th February
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Magnum 475 said:
Currently advertised on eBay, this delightful "Triumph TR40" - a modified TR7......





That is hilarious and impressive in equal measure. Hilarious as not even Stevie Wonder would actually mistake it for a Ferrari, but strangely impressive as it must take a certain degree of dedication, bravery and madness to build something like this.

W00DY

13,443 posts

191 months

Thursday 11th February
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AC43 said:
irocfan said:
AC43 said:
W00DY said:
AC43 said:
CL500 with naff body kit in a daft colour with stupid plates.

Badged up as a CL63, of course.

Just think; with all that money spent on ruining the looks, the ride and the handling he could have bought a CL63.



And it begins. They start to get temptingly cheap and then just attract some horrendous modifications and start to lose their appeal quickly until they come out the other side again. Horrendous.
I look at things like this and they always remind me of Matchbox or Hotwheels cars that I had when I was a kid.

What on earth makes a fully grown adult go "Oh yeah. A widebody kit on a CL with bonnet strakes and black wheels. In orange. That would look really cool".
I quite like the colour - everything else is gash tbh
That colour in isolation maybe. On a CL500 maybe not. On a CL500 with pale yellowy-brown leather definitely not.
Hadn't noticed it was Caramac inside before. Grim.

dudleybloke

16,393 posts

151 months

Thursday 11th February
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Cheekster247 said:
Magnum 475 said:
Currently advertised on eBay, this delightful "Triumph TR40" - a modified TR7......





That is hilarious and impressive in equal measure. Hilarious as not even Stevie Wonder would actually mistake it for a Ferrari, but strangely impressive as it must take a certain degree of dedication, bravery and madness to build something like this.
They made a few of them, last one I saw came up for sale was about 3 years ago but that was red.
I kind of like it in yellow though, in a strange sort of way.

Leftfootwonder

1,000 posts

23 months

Thursday 11th February
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Magnum 475 said:
Currently advertised on eBay, this delightful "Triumph TR40" - a modified TR7......





Christ. The state of that.

mgtony

3,576 posts

155 months

Thursday 11th February
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Should be called the WTF40. biggrin

Don1

14,399 posts

173 months

Thursday 11th February
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mgtony said:
Should be called the WTF40. biggrin
hehe

Dermot O'Logical

1,080 posts

94 months

Thursday 11th February
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Magnum 475 said:
Currently advertised on eBay, this delightful "Triumph TR40" - a modified TR7......





Abortion that it is, and there can't be many cars in history, modified or otherwise, where the lengths of the front and rear overhangs must be almost equal to the length of the sills. it's still an improvement on the original.

When the TR7 was unveiled, none other than Giugiaro himself stood and looked carefully at the side of the car, before moving around it, and exclaiming "My God! They've done it to the other side as well!"

XR

81 posts

16 months

Thursday 11th February
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Every day a journey said:
Are add on spots becoming a 'thing' again?

It would appear so!


james_TW

15,793 posts

162 months

Thursday 11th February
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XR said:
Every day a journey said:
Are add on spots becoming a 'thing' again?

It would appear so!

I can imagine the power drain when they're all on hehe

67Dino

2,300 posts

70 months

Thursday 11th February
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Where are you getting these pictures?!
Please stop.

A Winner Is You

22,958 posts

192 months

Thursday 11th February
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dudleybloke said:
Cheekster247 said:
Magnum 475 said:
Currently advertised on eBay, this delightful "Triumph TR40" - a modified TR7......





That is hilarious and impressive in equal measure. Hilarious as not even Stevie Wonder would actually mistake it for a Ferrari, but strangely impressive as it must take a certain degree of dedication, bravery and madness to build something like this.
They made a few of them, last one I saw came up for sale was about 3 years ago but that was red.
I kind of like it in yellow though, in a strange sort of way.
Someone needs to buy it and turn up at a Ferrari Owner's Club meet

E63eeeeee...

456 posts

14 months

Thursday 11th February
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Magnum 475 said:
Currently advertised on eBay, this delightful "Triumph TR40" - a modified TR7......





Could they not get the wheels closer together?

E63eeeeee...

456 posts

14 months

Thursday 11th February
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AC43 said:
CL500 with naff body kit in a daft colour with stupid plates.

Badged up as a CL63, of course.

Just think; with all that money spent on ruining the looks, the ride and the handling he could have bought a CL63.



Obviously fake AMG cars are the height of vulgarity, but without the badge, interior and with some spacers for those ludicrously lost wheels I wouldn't mind that. I like orange and black, and by the standards of just this page that body kit is reasonably straight and coherent.

Matt Harper

6,046 posts

166 months

Thursday 11th February
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Two young lads (still living at home, I presume) down the street from me, gasped/wheezed/rumbled home in this sorry old Lincoln a couple of weeks ago. They have promptly (and badly) primer'd it, put a gurney flap on the trunk lid, some horrendous LED headlights and a set of ridiculous steel wheels and cheapo tires.





Definitely the kind of thing I'd have done as a 16 year old, had I lived here back then!

Harry Flashman

15,217 posts

207 months

Thursday 11th February
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If that were matte black or rusty, and lacking the boot spoiler, it would be brilliant.

Johnspex

3,081 posts

149 months

Friday 12th February
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Magnum 475 said:
Currently advertised on eBay, this delightful "Triumph TR40" - a modified TR7......





That looks like one of those racing car beds you can get for kids.

aka_kerrly

11,831 posts

175 months

Friday 12th February
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Escort3500 said:
+ the wheels don’t even fit the arches properly eek
Absolutely, I cannot see the point in a wide body conversion with such narrow wheels, the owner is probably looking for 5" wheel spacerslaugh

Quite like the colour though!

james_TW

15,793 posts

162 months

Friday 12th February
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Matt Harper said:
Two young lads (still living at home, I presume) down the street from me, gasped/wheezed/rumbled home in this sorry old Lincoln a couple of weeks ago. They have promptly (and badly) primer'd it, put a gurney flap on the trunk lid, some horrendous LED headlights and a set of ridiculous steel wheels and cheapo tires.





Definitely the kind of thing I'd have done as a 16 year old, had I lived here back then!
Is it wrong that I like that (with the eyes of a 16/17 year old)?