Seeing Paul’s recent encounter with a War Honda reminded me….it’s not alone in this world.
Welcome the Camouflage Chrysler.
I’m not about to say this Chrysler is more war ready than is a Civic; I’ve experienced the raucous good times a misbehaving Ultradrive automatic can provide. Maybe it’s the colonel’s car thus not intended for front line duty.
The colonel means business too. The extended exhaust looks like a periscope, the wheel wells have been opened considerably, and there is a fire extinguisher mounted on the trunk lid. With the tinted windows, goodness knows what sort of other accessories rest inside.
But the owner is obviously equipped for whatever comes his way. It even appears he stays connected using Apple products.
However that “ABG” is perplexing, but given this Chrysler’s new purpose in life, it likely stands for “Always Bring Groceries”. One needs to be prepared.
Found November 2, 2018
West Plains, Missouri
That, or this is a camouflaged prototype of the 2020 New Yorker Reboot Edition.
Kind of falls into this category for me:
Never, ever buy a Chrysler with its hackles raised. 🙂
It actually looks like the “Dazzle Camouflage” used by the US and Royal Navies in WWI… apparently designed along the theory of zebra stripes, in order to provide a confusing-looking target:
Here is a good example of the theory, making it difficult to determine type and heading.
Now imagine low lighting conditions and a choppy sea making the image move about and I can see how it would make things more difficult for the U-boat commander, perhaps delaying a firm torpedo solution (angle, distance & speed) just long enough to have his periscope detected by lookouts.
This type of camouflage is known as ‘dazzle’ and was used on ships from WW1 through WW2. It was designed not to conceal, but to confuse. Its effectiveness has been the subject of debate ever since.
If it would confuse LIDAR and radar, I’d paint my car like this.
I wonder how well stealth tech would work on a car. Didn’t Car & Driver do a story about this? They used black primer and removed reflective surfaces and recommended driving cars with popup headlights as the headlights are a major source of returns to the laser gun and radar receiver
IIRC, this is another reason to avoid having a front license plate (whether the state requires one or not); that plate is the primary target surface for radar/LIDAR.
No to mention that photoradar gets both a pic of the plate and your face and then sends you a surprise ticket six weeks later…
Yep, remember that one. IIRC they said the popup headlights’ reflector focussed the oncoming radar beam into a pinpoint. They also strapped huge sheets of so-called microwave absorber onto an unsuspecting car to try and make it invisible to radar – but that sure made it a visual standout. I’ll have to look up that issue and reread it. Car and Driver always used to be a fun read.
Yep, they’re not fun at all now.
It’s not working – I see it. Perhaps this was meant to blend into a herd of zebras or in front of a Steak N Shake restaurant.
And I am wondering – is the inside red all over?
Well yes you can see it, but just try to line up for a torpedo attack and you’ll find it very hard to hit when underway.
I think it could be the winter beater for this same person:
Has this brought in any business to the auto repair shop advertised next to the ABG sign and Apple sticker?
I like how the opera window becomes invisible with this paint/tint scheme
Thats just a sinful and horrible thing to do to a classy ride like this.
Normally I’d agree, but based on what we can see from the fenders, it doesn’t seem like this car was in all that great of shape anyway.
That’s what the Chrysler Electronic Voice Alerts system said:
“All monitored systems are functioning normally. And that’s just a sinful and horrible thing to do to a classy ride like this.”
While this car really isn’t my cup of meat, it seems like it may have been in decent condition before it was, uh, customized. I get a whiff of bosozuku in the snorkel style exhaust, but the rest of the car says Gambler 500 to me. He’s just missing the off-road tires typical of Gambler 500 cars.
I find it a bit of a shame, as these New Yorkers were little more than a stretched Dynasty, but this would have made a fine addition to Cars n Coffee in about five more years.
Is it a coincidence that the ad that popped up as I viewed this showed this dress, or is Google doing image pattern analysis for targeting ads now?
It seems to me that if a lady is going to go to the bother of getting all dressed up to look nice, she shouldn’t have her head chopped out of the picture. It just seems rude!
ABG = Always Be Gambling.
Definitely a Gambler 500 car as George Denzinger mentioned above. Decal is one of many the group produces.
Also an appropriate mantra for an Ultradrive equipped car….
The vintage.es tumblr features an obscure ’60s version of camouflage. Chrysler’s Mod Tops were flowery vinyl roofs.
In places like Eugene where cars automatically acquire a Mold Top, the Mod Top wasn’t needed anyway.