Submitted by williamrubano
This is so wrong on so many levels.
bloody hell .. willful automotive abortion ..i wouldn’t want to be seen dead in such an embarrassing set of wheels
The language of Brougham knows no boundaries, including those of good taste.
On the other hand Lexi are naturals for mild VIP style customs.
That Kia Forte in the background is interesting and looks like a strap is holding the windshield washer tank in place. Either that is factory or just temporary until the front end is replaced. The Chevy Advanced Design is pretty cool, wonder how often it gets out.
99.9% sure that’s a new Corolla in the background I/O a Forte
I think it’s, it’s, it’s… I’m at a loss for words.
But, why?, would be one of them.
It’s a “Wordless Outtake” because “Ouch!” isn’t really a word.
If “Live and Let Die” was made in the 1990s
Would this be Mr. Bigs ride, or Bonds?
That makes the Lexus look almost normal.
From the moment I saw this car in the movie, there was something about this car that really creeped me out, just literally made me uncomfortable!
that car is awesome..if you think about it, it is the XLR’s father.
What I SHOULD’VE called this is Brougham on Acid.
You’ll want a Brougham-Seltzer, then!
I threw up a little when I saw the picture but it still had better taste than this car.
Kill it quick before it breeds.
What is scary is that Lexus dealers offer the fake convertible roof for their elderly buyers. I’ve seen a 2014 LS with one and a old driver behind the wheel.
Maybe Tom Klockau is ready to embrace a Japanese Brougham- on his terms!
I certainly hope it has a backup camera…
It looks like a bundle of cash is being spent on this ignominy. Money never did buy good taste.
Kill it with fire. Please.
And the sad thing is, this started as – to me at least – one of the more desirable Lexii, the late 90’s SC coupe. Also one of the least appropriate to Broughamify.
A vinyl roof on an older LS is a minor transgression (though, with the roofline of the current car, it would look quite absurd). This is a whole ‘nother ballgame.
Finally a Lexus with class, though I’d loose the L in the rear window as that is very un-classy.
I didn’t like this at first, but then decided that the spare tire hump on the deck lid makes it all work. 🙂
How did I not notice that? It’s the rare SC400 Mark V edition!
Wonder if it’s a designer series? Nike edition, perhaps?
Yes, that’s an SC 400 — AKA my favorite Lexus ever — lurking somewhere under all that schmutz und dreck. Or is it kitsch und krapp, my German’s a little rusty.
As a refresher, here’s the ’90s sport coupe the owner felt the need to “improve”. As you can see, in its “plain vanilla” edition, the SC 400 is just crying out for swangers and landau bars.
And here’s my second-favorite Lexus ever.
Oh no, it’s spreading! I had only ever seen those type of wire wheels (in large diameter, with the protruding fake knock offs) on donks in the Houston area. From the tags in this photo it appears this is somewhere in NY. I hope it’s not too contagious…
That’s not Brougham, that’s donk-tacular. Brougham has to retain an element of class, at least intended if not in reality. A factory Fleetwood Brougham or Continental Town Car is Brougham. That said, it certainly has some Broughamtastic-esque features, but its a far off relative by way of the Caddy and Lincoln Superfly blacksploitation edition rides from the 70s. I wonder if it has those big chrome headlight covers and oversized chrome grill are on the front end? Plus, he obviously forgot to put the side mounted fake spare tires on.
I also never figured out what the oversized brand emblems did, it just looks so tacky and gauche. Its like those donks with Caddy wreath and shield emblems tacked and/or painted on all over every conceivable part of the car.
With all the crap you have to spend money on a car for (like fixing it) all the money put into making your ride into a rolling monument to extreme bad taste and target for derision just seems foolish.
this is fairly restrained compared to the other cars in this new craze we have had donks …its slabs now,lol
Saw this on the cohort tother day it hasnt improved with the second airing.
It is truly dreadful,my eyes hurt.
By the way what is a donk. Excuse my ignorance but I am from the UK.
These pictures may help:
Hi Fred, Thanks for the pictures. I now understand what a donk means. Not good for your eyes !!!!!!
What makes these people think they have improved? these cars, or do they need help.
I dread to think what the original designers think of what have been done on their beloved designs.
When it comes to donks, ignorance is bliss!
Here’s a decent defintion, from Urban Dictionary:
Donk is a slang term referring to a type of highly customized automobile, typically an inexpensive American-built sedan from the 1970s,1980s or 1990s. Donks originally grew out of the Dirty South hip hop subculture but the trend has spread across the United States. Vehicles customized in the donk style are distinguished by their outsized (even disproportionate) rims, ranging from 20″ to 30″ or more in diameter, as well as fanciful custom paint-jobs and expensive audio hardware. Suspension modifications similar to those employed on lifted pickup trucks are made to give adequate clearance for the large rims. Often the suspension is modified so the front end sits slightly higher than the rear end, giving the car a swaggering appearance. Because of the almost comically exaggerated look gained from installing a lifted suspension and enormous rims, donks are also known as “hi-risers” or “sky-scrapers.”
Popular vehicles for these types of modifications are full-size Chevrolet, Ford and Chrysler models. Two of the most popular models to modify are the Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Many enthusiasts agree that the term “donk” was orginally shortened from “donkey,” because the Chevolet Impala logo resembled one. The donk label has been applied to other cars, but the only true donk is an Impala.
Although this definition states “Popular vehicles for these types of modifications are full-size Chevrolet, Ford and Chrysler models”, GM products seem to be predominant, primarily full-size RWD models, and to a lesser extent mid-size RWD models. Full-size Chevrolets are probably the sterotypical “donk”, as indicated by the fact that the name “donk” supposedly came from the Impala logo.
Really….there is nothing new under the sun.
This is what’s called a one off. Not the car, the owner.
Nooooo, don’t finish it, burn it….
Ok, if this were a sedan, then it might be an interesting exercise in ‘what if’. I have to admit that Lexus logo in the rear window is a creative touch. But why ruin the looks of an otherwise clean and sharp coupe like this? Those oversize wire spokes look cartoonish at best.
On first glance it’s rather horrifying, but I hesitate to call for its immediate demise as it is a job half-done – and I’m sure we all remember the saying about only fools and horses children judging such jobs. I’d be interested in seeing it finished (ie painted etc) and from different angles. I don’t like the covered-except-for-the-‘L’ back window, so I’d open that back up again; but I kinda dig the covered rear-side windows – albeit I’d steel-panel over them and smoothly transition them into the C-Pillar/roof, and I’d also paint them and the roof a contrasting colour rather than use vinyl.
Yeah I know, I’m probably the only person who thinks this, and it isn’t my cup of hemlock, but I admire and respect anyone with the creativity to try something different! (I’m also on heavy-duty flu meds at the moment, so maybe they’re having an effect!)
For some reason, these cars are really popular with the donk subculture. These are the only non-American cars I ever see donked out.
RWD will stand up to a lift job and oversized rolling stock. FWD is way light duty and will crumble under the increased loads.
That does NOT mean I approve.
Yikes. I like Broughams, but…yikes. anybody got a rocket launcher?
If no rocket launchers handy a flame thrower will do.If there’s a better reason to bring back hanging I’ve yet to see it
Huggie Bears new ride ??
I hear ya, dude. But, I gotta wonder what (Ford) a current Starsky and Hutch would be driving? These days it might even be a really bad-ass Charger or Challenger.
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