Exxcellent Convertible Maxima with Suicide Doors

Have you ever looked at a mid-2000s Maxima and wondered what it would look like as a convertible with suicide doors?  Wonder no more.

The seller claims this is one of one, but provides no information on what company did the conversion.  Supposedly, this has been reinforced with a hidden, steel tube structure.  Do you think that's enough?  To make this car even better, it's the four-seat version, which never sold well, but looks cool.  Presumably, this used to have the "skyview" roof panel; but the view is much better now.

All in all, this is an attractive car and the suicide doors seem to be well executed.  The rest of the car is mostly stock, except for custom exhaust and Infiniti wheels; so there's not much to pick apart here except the one major decision to chop the top.    At first, we were baffled that this was in Iowa, but we were pleased to see the seller's note that the car came out of Florida.  That's much more fitting, although this is a bit too tasteful.

The opening bid is low enough that the market will speak on this one, although we have no idea where the reserve might be.  Also, note that we must assume there is no top, whatsoever.

Click for eBay ad
Urbandale, IA, USA
$200 with ZERO bids, reserve not met and 6.5 days to go

Is this pretty much what you expected?

This is a good looking car from most angles, but it does beg the question "why".

Spoiler is reasonably subtle here, but stands out more with no pillars aft of the A.

Front end is all Max, but you can tell something is missing.

Note the custom exhaust, which ditched the signature quad tips.  These aren't exactly fart cans, but I'd rather see four tips here.

Interior isn't wildly custom.  Seat inserts aren't stock and, of coruse, there are the big, obvious changes in door hinges and trim around the new opening.

Yes, there's a mini-pillar for door latching.   It all seems well finished.

Here's a closeup of the hinge - a lot of work went into this.

Dash is all stock Maxima.

Save for intake, the VQ35 looks largely untouched.

Ad text:

One of ONLY One known to exist 2004 Nissan Maxima Chopped Top Roadster with Suicide Rear Doors.  Only 17k Original Miles. Clean Iowa Title!!

The car has all of the original equipment luxury options such as:  Original Bose AM ,FM, CD, Cassette, Navigation, Nissan OEM center rear center console w/buckets-(very rare). Power locks, mirrors, front seats, tilt wheel, cruise, Power tilt and heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats. Seating is custom Italian black leather with grey swede inserts.  All interior trim is black marble coated. 

Under the carpet there is a reinforced structure of two inch metal tubing welded for rigidity and support.  

Vehicle has been lowered 2 inches with Eibach springs, Exhaust is stainless steel, Brake rotors are drilled. New tires with custom colored Infiniti rims. Engine is the 3.5 liter-265 hp all factory stock except for full fresh air cold intake. 

This car was built in Florida by the previous owner as a trailered custom show car hence the low mileage. Clean and clear auto check history report with an above average score. For the past couple of years I have enjoyed the car on weekend outings and long highway trips, the car is super dependable and drives like a new Nissan. This is your opportunity to own the car that Nissan should have built but didn't. I have kept it in spotless condition, its just as clean inside and underneath as the outside. You will not be disappointed in this custom one of a kind car. Feel free to contact me with questions.

No comments:

Post a Comment