posted at the Cohort by canadiancatgreen
If it weren’t for the windshield pillars having the appearance of being nine inches (9″) thick, it might not look half bad.
While I could never bring myself to own one__I don’t care for the donor car at all__I don’t actually hate it.
Speechless indeed. As I stare at this, I don’t even know what to think. I like it but I don’t understand why. And I hate it . . . but I also don’t understand why. It is just kind of . . . destabilizing.
Why? Because smashed Solstice and access to a 65 that had little value as a 4dr.
Upon further observation that front end looks like it may be all fiberglass.
I like chocolate and I like pickles. Just not together. 🙂
What you don’t like pickles dipped in chocolate? ;o
When my wife was pregnant with our first child, I got her a chocolate-covered dill pickle on a stick. She thought it was really funny. She didn’t eat it, of course. She was pregnant, not crazy.
Yes, that front end does appear to be fiberglass. A poorly rendered fiberglass piece that might have been unbolted from a carnival kiddie ride, or maybe originally intended as “Flair” for the wall of a TGI Friday’s. It’s bad. Just plain bad.
Yeah, I agree. That front end is done really badly. Those “retro” C5 Corvetttes made to look like ’62 Corvettes? At least got the front half looking good until they got to the windshield. This nose on this thing does look like it came from a carnival ride.
Someone had a bad day in the design studio.
No. Just No.
Reminds me of this C6 custom I saw on the interwebs a few years back dubbed the “5789 Chevy”… Gives new meaning the the term Tri-Five…
I’m guessing the rest of the car is a Solstice, so if you have front end damage, and you’re creative, then it’s not a bad tribute. Imagine if you took a MIata and added some styling cues from classic sports cars of the past…
I will say when i saw this i was confuses and even now looking at it i am not sure if i like it or not months after taking the picture and posting it was….intereting and still is……interesting
Well, they DID build excitement, a little every two decades.
Because a thing can be done, it does not mean it should be done.
Wow. Just wow.
Why no pictures of the rear end?
Monday madness .
If there was a counterbalancing extension of the tail, this might kinda work. Right now you’ve added a lot of heaviness to the front with nothing to balance out back–it looks tippy.
It would also be quite nice if the fiberglass front clip was better executed (having a real bumper would be item #1 to address. Actual chrome instead of silver paint would be item #2.)
I like it! Works for me. Wish I knew what’s under the hood.
Reminds me of the Olds F-88.
Problem is no continuity between the front and back, unlike the Olds.
Looks like someone drove a Solstice into the back of a LeMans clip at the junkyard and kept on going.
I like the two Parade of Progress buses in the background better.
I like it, though I share the fear of what the back end looks like.
(Whereas, on the pseudo 59 further up in the comments, I like the back but the front just doesn’t do it.)
You don’t like this!!??
Like putting side pipes on a Prius…..or glasspacks !
With this and the subject car, it’s not the idea that is completely terrible, it’s the execution of said idea. In the case of execution of both these ideas, im all for it.
Not the type of front end I would have used on a Solstice for a retro look. Does not give a cohesive appearance, at all.
I would have picked maybe a first generation Firebird nose……..
I found a different front view and a rear view of this mysterious car here on Flickr. Can’t post them on CC due to copyright.
I still like it.
Definitely needs a custom (somewhat squarer) back end to match the front. But I still do like the front.
In a sort of CC effect yesterday I saw a real GTO, well patina-ed, turning in to a nearby neighborhood.
mmm, I’m used to seeing more car behind that front end styling, not for me, but hey you already knew that
They put the right front end on the wrong Lutzmobile
Reminds me of the final scenes of “The Fly”, in which Jeff Goldblum’s man/fly begged to be put out of its misery. Someone should do the same for this thing.
Okay, I’ll violate my grandma’s admonition about not saying anything at all if you can’t say anything nice, and paraphrase Mencken: Never underestimate the bad taste of boomers with money desperately trying to relive their youth.
This works in name only. “They are both Pontiacs”. If you don’t know that, you don’t get why anyone would do it.
Hey, Hey, we’re the Monkeeeeessssss!!!
Just because one can doesn’t mean one should…
Seems the consensus here is that the featured car should’ve been named the “Pontiac GT-iBleach?” 😉
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