Posted at the Cohort by Teddy
This makes no sense, how can a BiTurbo have black plates???
Newer cars now can have California black-yellow plates. California’s special/personalized plates programme now offers black-yellow plates at extra cost. A restriction: they cannot duplicate any real or possible letter-number combinations. This is unfortunate for me, because my 1963 Corvette originally had black-yellow plates which were ordered replaced with new letters-numbers in blue-yellow due to the State not wanting us to have the original letters CUJ. I can not order its original combination in black-yellow.
I remember seeing a Daewoo Lanos that had all the emblems replaced by Lexus emblems. I saw it in the area for a couple of years. It was a light silver color and there was a simple full length pinstripe. All in all a very tasteful little joke. I’ll bet the driver got a big laugh out of passing drivers craning their necks to get a better look as they drove by. This is just a photo of a similar car.
Joe Walsh reference
This Maserati won’t do 185.
For a while I thought it looks right. Even the same bumper!
Was less reliable when new than a 20 year old Tercel is now.
X2. Not a good car (yes, I worked on one).
Funny, it’s a shame the owner did this. However, the Masarati Bi-turbo of this generation did in fact look like a cheap bad copy of the K-car.
Isn’t that the Maseratti Scroto?
With what the owner invested in emblems he should have used the money instead towards a down payment on a real car and get rid of this s—box pronto!
It’s like when so many thoughts come crashing together that the mind becomes fog.
No matter how far somebody went, you will always find someone that went beyond! We call it “xunning” in Brazil, google it and enjoy the madness…
I had Lincoln turbine wheels and Lincoln emblems and hood ornament on a 78 Ltd landau. Sort of a Lincoln Mark 4 1/2. N my daughter has a Kia spectra with a hood scoop one of her exs put on.
Unless I was in a hurry, I really would have wanted to hang around until the owner came back, to see what is under the hood. Is there any theoretical possibility you could stuff some sort of Maserati drivetrain in there?
And what would the point be? The Toyota Tercel is so frugal he can afford buying lots of Maserati badges.
Really, is THIS any better or worse?
This wouldn’t have been so bad if the guy had stuck with just the understated Maserati bits. It’s the Pep Boys fake scoops and ‘hybrid’ emblems that really take it down and, frankly, rather puzzling.
Agreed….especialy the hood scoop and fender vents.
Pep boys and salvage yard badge engineering going on here.
saw a Toyota Cressida with Volvo badges it is even in my pictures I thought it looked odd for a Volvo. but Volvo had some interesting cars and the emblems claimed it was Volvo so I had believed it for a while
Saw an Olds Aurora with Maserati emblems on it the other day…I suspect some bystanders wouldn’t know the difference.
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