The Most Wild Car Modifications We’ve Ever Seen

By: Kate Row | Published: Jan 24, 2023

From college kids to soccer moms, the automotive industry has something for everyone. However, for those still unsatisfied, car modification is an awesome option. 

From performance improvements to custom paint jobs, drivers are expressing their personalities through their rides. Check out some of the most bizarre car modifications people have spotted on the road – you won’t believe your eyes!

Blast Off in Style! 

Revamp your ride with a blast from the past and take your music to the next level! This creative individual decided to take the classic boombox of the ’80s and ’90s one step further, transforming their car into a rocket ship with loudspeakers. 


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This individual just turned their car from the classic Chevrolet Sonic to a futuristic Cherolet Supersonic! their ride is sure to turn heads as they cruise down the street. Get ready to take the party with you wherever you go!


The Mysterious PT Cruiser - What Does the 'PT' Stand For? 

The PT Cruiser is an SUV created by Chrysler, but its hatchback design makes it look a lot more like a car, than the truck it is labeled as. Even crazier, is what this particular owner decided to do with it!  


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They attached a full-sized cargo box to the back! Many people claim that the ‘PT’ in PT Cruiser stands for ‘Plymouth Truck’, as it was originally intended to be manufactured by Plymouth. But others say it stands for ‘Public Transportation’. So which is it? The world may never know.

Ready to Race: The Japanese Domestic Market Subculture 

The Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) is a term that car enthusiasts know all too well. These cars come factory-modified with the intention of providing an enhanced racing experience, one sure to satisfy new owners. 


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With various JDM subcultures, one stands out in particular. This is due to its unique desire to modify cars to wild extremes. From extended bumpers to oversized exhausts, this JDM subculture is sure to turn some heads.

Is it a Shoe? Is it a Motorcycle? 

Are you ready to experience something truly unique? Introducing an outlandish vehicle, the likes of which you’ve most definitely never seen before! It’s not a car, and it’s not a motorcycle, perhaps its something inbetween. 


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We’re not even sure what it is, but what we do know is that it’s sure to turn heads. To top it off, it has a shoe placed on top of it for an extra bit of eccentricity. This one is for all you foot fetish enthusiasts out there!

The Homemade Batmobile  

Bob Kane and Bill Finger created the comic book of Batman in 1939, introducing us to the millionaire Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, who single handedly frights crime day in and out in Gotham city, Well ofcourse he needs a batmobile, a superwhip to get the job done. 

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But did you know that this superhero’s trusty vehicle has a homemade version? While we may be tempted to mock the homemade superwhip, we must give this determined owner credit where its due!


Road Accidents - Let's Have Fun With It! 

Have you ever thought of having a bit of fun with a road accident? Well, one person did, and it was a pretty witty idea! They linked the name “Escalade” – which sounds like a stripper name – to the pole that was hit. 

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And the fun doesn’t stop there, as you can go on with this game – “next up is Sierra.” Who could be next? Bentley? Lamborghini? It’s up to you to use your imagination and have a bit of fun with it!


A Stylish Way to Beat the Cold! 

We’ve seen the love of bikes and cars married together plenty of times but theres something special about this particular fusion. Are you looking for a stylish way to beat the cold? Look no further! This clever person has come up with a unique sidecar that is sure to keep you warm and cozy. 

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Not only does this design provide great insulation, but its attractive matte beige finish adds a touch of elegance to the bike. So don’t let the winter chill keep you from your bike rides – get a sidecar and enjoy the warmth and style!


A Unique Ride - Opel's Rocket-Powered Car! 

Are you looking for a reliable, affordable car that also stands out from the crowd? Look no further than Opel! With its cosmetic car tuning capabilities, some owners have taken things to a whole new level – strapping a rocket-like engine to their trunk! 

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This out-of-the-box thinking has created a remarkable machine that is sure to turn heads and make a statement. Take a drive down the street in this one-of-a-kind ride and be ready to receive admiration (and even envy!) from those who witness it.


Reviving the Glory of Customized Cars 

Remember the era of the early-to-mid 2000s when the ‘Need For Speed Underground’ video game franchise was a massive success and ‘Pimp My Ride’ became a hit? It was a time when everyone wanted to customize their cars with spoilers and other modifications, just to make them look fast. 

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However, whether the car was actually fast was a completely different matter. Take a look at this car, its a perfect example of this craze!. Let’s revive the glory of customized cars again!


An Unbelievable Combination - Hummer with Ammo and Lambo Doors 

This Hummer is certainly no ordinary vehicle – equipped with all kinds of weapons and even a set of Lamborghini doors, it is an over-the-top combination of classic American staples. 

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To many, guns and big trucks are as American as it gets, so this Hummer is sure to turn some heads. Not only is the customization impressive, but the sheer number of firearms can’t be ignored. So if you’re looking for a vehicle that stands out, this Hummer may be the one for you!


A Unique Creation - The Oz-Seiya Lovechild 

Behold the incredible Oz-Seiya lovechild – a one-of-a-kind vehicle that looks like an amalgamation of The Wizard of Oz and “Saint Seiya”! Its chassis is so heavily reinforced with metal that it’s impossible to move it with a V12 engine. 

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Adding to its unique look is the eye-catching violet and gold livery that’s sure to turn heads. The owner of this masterpiece must be some sort of eccentric mastermind. This vehicle is definitely a gem and is sure to leave you in awe!


Bold, Green and Ready to Conquer! 

This green all-terrain buggy is not your average car. It’s a bold, unstoppable machine ready to conquer any terrain. From sand to asphalt, it can easily cruise through with its beefy tires and powerful engine. 

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This vehicle is a true tribute to the people who wanted to create something bigger and bolder than the usual. With its special place in some people’s hearts, this land cruiser is truly a beast. A reminder that cars should not be restricted to our imagination. Respect!


Enjoy the Luxury of a Vintage Limousine 

Take a ride in style with this classic vintage limousine! Featuring hypnotizing tailfin-shaped taillights, chrome rims, and white stripe detailing on the wheels, this red-and-white beauty is sure to turn heads. 

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Whether you’re a sports tycoon or a bachelorette looking for a night of fun, this limo is the perfect way to add a touch of luxury and class. So, get ready to experience the ultimate VIP treatment with this vintage limo – Its sure to make some lasting memories!


Exploring the Wild with the AMC Pacer 

Are you an adventurous spirit who loves to take off-road? If yes, then the AMC Pacer is the car for you! This buggy-truck hybrid has huge wheels that make it look like it was taken straight from the Hot Wheels collection. 

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For those of you with a thing for these sorts of vehicles, this one is sure to capture your heart and let you explore the wildest terrains with ease. So, let’s get back at it again with the all-terrain vehicle and experience the thrill of the open road!


Feel the American Spirit with Hot Rods 

Rev up the engines and get ready to feel the American spirit with hot rods! These unique cars embody the idea of bigger, faster and better, and the example in this picture is no exception. 

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From its chrome engine to the flame job themed paintwork, this hot rod is sure to turn some heads. Not to mention, the red rims that give it an extra kick of style. It’s no wonder the owner looks so proud – hot rods are something special.


Creative Fix for a Rusty Blue Car? 

When dealing with car repair costs, some people go to extreme lengths to find a solution. Case in point: the owner of this rusty blue car resorted to using pieces of wood to fix their trunk issue. 

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While it may have saved them some money, it’s definitely a risky move. With public transportation not always a viable option, it’s best to find a better and safer solution to car repair costs. We think this owner may have taken the concept of DIY a little too far.


Get the Best of Both Worlds with a Tricycle 

Tired of compromising between your love of motorcycles and the perceived lack of safety they offer? Get the best of both worlds with a tricycle! Don’t let its curious appearance fool you; It will win you over in no time!

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This three-wheeled ride comes with a powerful engine and an impressive wheelbase. Plus, its checkered paint job adds a touch of personality to any road. Get the freedom of a motorcycle without compromising on safety – experience the tricycle thrill!


A Sci-Fi Fanatic's Dream Come True! 

A Star Wars fan from Texas has taken the fandom to the next level! This car looks like it’s come straight out of a galaxy far, far away, with its futuristic-looking rims, laser guns and even R2-D2. 

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Only thing weve noticed is it looks lke C3PO’s missing, Anyways It’s clear that all the hard work has paid off, and this is a tribute to the space-themed saga that any Sci-Fi die-hard would be proud of. May the Force be with you!


Cruising on Land and Water - The Amphibious Car 

Say goodbye to the days of having to switch between cars for land and water travel. Introducing a revolutionary car that does both – the Amphibious Car! Featuring an eye-catching, glittery paint job, this car is sure to turn heads wherever you go. 

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With a sleek, streamlined design, it offers a unique driving experience, allowing you to easily transition from land to water. The only downside? It comes with reduced storage space, so you’ll have to be mindful of what you pack.


The Age of Godzilla: Nissan Gt-R's Neon Makeover 

The Nissan Gt-R has earned the nickname “Godzilla” due to its incredible performance, going from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. But Japan has taken it to the next level, giving the car a neon makeover. 

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This “Godzilla” features a ludicrous amount of neon lights covering the entire body of the car. This modified beauty is sure to turn heads and capture the attention of petrolheads worldwide. With this neon makeover, the Nissan Gt-R is set to continue its reign as a sports car legend.


A Car from Heaven - BMW Z4 

Ready to take off? Well, you don’t need wings anymore because BMW – Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, that originally manufactured aircraft engines has blessed us with a car that looks like it descended from the heavens. We’re talking about the iconic BMW Z4.

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Complete with feather-like doors and a bright gold paint job. It truly is an angelic sight to behold! And although they’ve been around since 1916, this brand still manages to surprise us every now and then – just think of what other marvels are yet to come!


An RV That Will Leave You Mesmerized 

Experience the convenience and comfort of a motorhome like never before! With the exception of Mercedes Benz, RVs are not usually known for their beauty, however, this one is sure to leave you in awe. Take a look at the picture and you’ll be mesmerized. 

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Campers or RVs provide the perfect solution for those seeking an extended road trip, and some even opt to live in them. So, why not make the journey even more pleasurable with this ‘one of a kind’ RV?


Gilded Wheels: An Unforgettable Ride 

Have you ever seen a car that made you think, ‘Dear God’? That’s what happened when we first laid eyes on this impressive, yet over-the-top pimped-out ride. This vehicle looks like it’s straight out of the movie ‘300’.

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We thinks it’s fair to say that ‘tacky’ is a bit of an understatement. While we may not be a fan of the gilded wheels, we have to admit it’s an unforgettable ride. Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that it’s a sight to behold.


Spectacular JDM Cars: The Wild World of Bosozoku 

The JDM culture is one of a kind, with people free to express their love for all types of motorized vehicles. From Honda Civics to the most outrageous-looking cars, Bosozoku is a Japanese trend where people modify their cars to extremes, creating unique and visually stunning spectacles. 

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Though the trend is sometimes associated with Yakuza gang affiliations, the cars remain a sight to behold. So, if you’re looking for something wild and exciting, you can’t go wrong with the world of Bosozoku.


A Fluid Design for the Future: The 1957 Concept Car “Aurora” 

We couldn’t help but feel impressed when we saw the 1957 concept car “Aurora”. It was designed and built by Father Alfred Juliano, based on a 1953 Buick, However, to us it resembles a drop of water. 

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This car was ahead of its time, as it was an early safety concept. It goes to show that the world has some weird and wonderful people who are capable of creating some wild things. What an incredible achievement!


The Ironic Beauty of a Custom-Made Thai Car 

Take a peek at this outrageous car that’s made for show rather than go – it may not be suitable to take you home, but its custom paintwork is sure to leave you astounded. Boasting an intricate felt interior with enough lighting fixtures to keep it bright even during power outages. 

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This vehicle looks like something right out of a dream. Despite the different culture and country from where this car hails from – Whether you love it or hate it, one thing’s for certain; this car will light up your night wherever you go!


Ricing in Texas: Is There No End? 

Texas is at it again, this time with its own unique twist on “ricing”. People love customizing their cars, adding racing specs for purely cosmetic purposes, without actually enhancing the performance. 

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This practice, referred to as “ricing”, is usually connected to Japanese Domestic Market cars, but now it has become a trend with many other cars. This car in particular may not be technically “riced”, but the huge spoiler on its back says otherwise. Is there no end to this trend?


Adding Wheels to a Covini C6W? Unacceptable! 

It seems that the trend of adding extra wheels to cars that don’t need them isn’t going away. Take this for example, the Covini C6W – an Italian car that is known for its stunning design. However, here it has been modified with extra wheels, which is frankly unacceptable. 

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We can only imagine the shock of Enzo Ferrari himself, who must be facepalming in heaven! It’s time to put an end to this trend and make sure that Italian design is respected for its beauty and class.


Get Your Very Own School Bus Now! 

Discover the convenience of having a school bus of your own! Combining the size of a school bus and the load capacity of a truck, this is the ideal choice for busy parents who want to get their kids to school without the hassle. 

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Get ready for some fun-filled mornings as you make sure your little ones get to class safely and securely aboard their very own “convenience on wheels”. So if it’s time for an upgrade or replacement? Don’t fret; this innovative vehicle is up for sale. So why wait? Place your bid now!


Bumblebee Needs Our Help! 

As we all know, drugs are a major problem across the globe, and even our favorite robots from the movie ‘Transformers’ are not immune. Bumblebee is in desperate need of help, call Michael Bay – he’s practically begging for some divine intervention! 

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At the very least, he needs a fresh coat of paint, some new wheels, or some side-view mirrors. But even with all the wear and tear, Bumblebee still has two spoilers for extra speed. Let’s give our beloved robot a helping hand and give him some color!


The Creepiest Car Customization Ever! 

Be prepared for the shock of your life! For the last five years, the “Creepiest Shift Knob Award” has been won by the same car modification – a moped hand. Yes, you heard that right. 

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Every time you want to shift gears, you have to grab the car’s mangled hand. We don’t know about you, but we’d rather stick to the auto shift! Customizing cars is a great way to express yourself, but this one just goes too far.


Get Ready to Blast Off in Your Own Mini x NASA Collab 

Rev Up Your Engine and Get Ready to Fly! The Mini x NASA collaboration is here, and it’s the perfect combination of practicality and speed. Soccer Moms can now channel their inner Aircraft engineer with this stylish and powerful ride. 

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With Mini’s classic design and NASA’s engineering prowess, this car has all the bells and whistles you could ever need. It’s available at your nearest dealership, but don’t wait too long! These cars are sure to go fast, so hurry up and get your own Mini x NASA Collab today!


Custom-Built Darth Vader Car: A Tribute to Star Wars Fans 

For all the Star Wars fans out there, a custom-built Darth Vader car is here! This one-of-a-kind creation perfectly captures the essence of the iconic villain from George Lucas’ film saga, Sith Lord, Darth Vadar.

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The car is painted a jet black, with black rims featuring red pinstripes and a dark hood resembling the classic console cap. Perhaps the most recognizable feature of this car is its grill, which mirrors the infamous Vader mask. This custom-built tribute car is sure to be a hit for any Star Wars fan!


Citroën Xsara: An Unconventional Take on a Popular European Car 

Rev up your engine and experience the power of a Citroën Xsara! This French automobile brand, created in 1919 by André Citroën, is widely acclaimed and sold across Europe and the Americas. 

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Now, meet the Xsara – an affordable and reliable car that’s been taken to a whole new level by a daring individual. This Xsara comes with more than the usual exhaust pipes that give it a unique and powerful sound.


Take a Wild Ride in the "Shoebox" Car! 

Experience the thrill of driving a kindergarten-inspired car! Believe it or not, somebody has taken our childhood art and made it into a real-life ride. It may look like a shoebox on wheels,  but don’t let that fool you – this car is a wild ride! 

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So, if you think you’re brave enough, hop in and take it for a spin! Just be sure to buckle up – it’s probably a bit more dangerous than your typical sedan. We sure wouldn’t risk entering this crazy ride, but each to their own!


The Bat's Backup Ride - BatTV 

Tired of fixing all the bullet holes in his car’s armor, Batman has a backup ride that he can rely on. Introducing, the BatTV – the Caped Crusader’s second vehicle of choice when his main car needs maintenance. 

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His BatTV is the perfect combination of style and class, providing him the perfect ride to take on his crime-fighting adventures. So next time you see Batman zooming across the city, you know he is riding in style.


Add a Dash of Style to Your UTV with the Polaris Model 

Looking for a stylish way to zip around? Look no further than the Polaris UTV. This utility task vehicle is basically a quad bike with a roll cage, allowing it to carry passengers by its side. 

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Not to mention, the owner of this particular Polaris model decided to add a sun rooftop and a mint paint job, giving it a stylish and cool look. So, if you’re looking for an exciting ride with a dash of style, the Polaris UTV is the perfect ride for you.


Own an Iconic All-American Muscle Car with Ford Mustang 

Do you want to own a piece of All American Muscle Car history? Look no further than the Ford Mustang. Created in 1964 by Ford Motor Company, this iconic ride has been customized by legends like the late Carroll Shelby, who turned the Mustang into the Shelby Mustang – a car like no other. 

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However, what you see above is the result of one Ford Mustang owner tyring to save some money with a DIY project to get that “All American Muscle Car” look. We understand not wanting to break the bank, but this just isn’t working!


Unbelievable Prank Using Maxi-Pads! 

You won’t believe your eyes when you see this car! It is completely covered up with a sanitary item used by women worldwide. That’s right, maxi-pads. Whoever thought of this creative prank deserves respect for the time and effort put into it. 

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While it might seem like a joke from Tampax, Wait could that actually be true? Anyways whoever is behind this prank, one thing is for sure, it is sure to leave you in awe! We cant imagine what the lucky owner was feeling!


A 90s-Style Off-Roaded Chevrolet Camaro 

Rev up your engines and get ready for an off-roading experience like no other! This 90s-style Chevrolet Camaro has been transformed into an all-American muscle car that is perfect for tackling uneven terrain. 

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The suspension has been increased, giving it a unique look that stands out from the crowd. The outcome is certainly eye catching and we have to admit it could have been worse! So what do you think of this modified monster?


A Marvelous Machine - Check Out Planters' Nut-tastic RV!

Calling all car enthusiasts! Get ready for the final show of freakshow cars and buckle up to be amazed by an incredible RV from Planters. That’s right, this one is truly unique and we can guarantee you’ll go absolutely nuts about it (sorry, couldn’t resist). 

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For those who don’t know, Planters is a brand known for their delicious processed nutty creations like peanut butter. Trust us when we say that once you try it out, you won’t regret it. Anyway’s it no wonder they decided to make their RV look like a massive peanut, Yum!