We swear we weren’t looking for another one…

…but this custom MN12 T-Bird showed up in an unrelated search.  Feast your eyes on the images and you’ll understand why the Oddimotive staff couldn’t pass it up.

Craigslist link, while it lasts

Lambo doors on a T-Bird?  Why not?  It’s too bad the 24-inch wheels aren’t included. The ride quality must be superb with those in place.

16 Switches?  Possibly. The shots showing the range of motion are a nice touch.  Wait – is that a convertile Z31 in the background???

Interior, you ask?  Yes, it’s custom.  The front must be too nice for amateur eyes, so a strange image of the rear seat and interior quarter trim is the only interior shot included.  Makes sense.

Ad text:

Lambo Doors, Custom Paint, Custom Tint on windows, shaved door handles, Coach Interior. Air suspension with 3 air pumps & 2 custom aux tanks, 4.6L auto trans. 
K&N air Filter. Needs battery. First picture is when car was in car shows-24″ Rims are gone.
DMV Fees paid. Clean title. 

Where to begin with this one?

Who modifies a Chevy Colorado?  Okay, maybe some people with legitimate off-road interests, but you usually don’t picture these mods:

Craigslist ad – while it lasts

Yes, the exterior looks a bit odd.  The interior is even better!  Is that a single 6×9 speaker on the center hump?  Center channel for surround sound?  The ad points out that the seats are from a Hummer H3.  Who gives a rat’s ass?  Are H3s known for good seats?  Are H3s known for anything at all?

But wait, there’s still more!  BRASS KNUCKLE SHIFTER!  If there’s anything more manly than a column-mounted shifter (you know, like the ones in your grandmother’s car in the 70s), it’s one with brass knuckles custom-fitted.  It’s not clear to me whether they have a quick release feature for actual fight usage, but one can dream.

Full ad text.  We deleted the phone number, though we’re proud that Oddimotive corporate headquarters shares the same area code!):

“hey guys im selling my 2008 chevy colorado. i bought this truck brand new and went to work customizing it but i have just lost interest in it. she runs great cash only no trades she has 40, 1XX. i dont drive her too much have always worked /stayed local. but have taken her to havasu with no problems. any questions come check out the truck and lets make a deal. call or email 562-XXX-XXXX $MAKE OFFER, NO LOW BALLERS, NO FREE RIDES., give me a call and make me a resonable offer. cash is king. no shes not a salvage truck. will trade for silverado

Truck Info 
Type 
Colorado Z85 

Engine 
3.7L Inline 5 

Year 
2008 

Cab Config 
Regular Cab 

Engine/Performance 
3.73’s with LSD
Cherry bomb “Extreme” duals “side by side” 
Custom Air ducts to Air Filter
NO Cats
Kevins Homemade intake
PTB
1/8mile run:
60′ – 2.059
330′-6.056
1/8 -9.354 @74.96 

Suspension/Wheels 
6/7 drop 
3″ djm lower control arms
Custom 6″ Notch 

Adj Belltech Coilovers
4″ blocks, Belltech leafs
16X8 nascar victory rims/245-50-16 falken 912 

Exterior 
Custom 3″ flared bedsides
Custom round wheel wells
Custom made alum. adjustable nascar sproiler
Custom “flush” homemade trans member
Custom leds under doors
Street Scene grill
L.E.D blinkers (smoked) 
LED 3rd brake light 
LED tails 
SS mirrors
Projector headlight w/8K H.I.D (baked & painted)
8k HID fog lights
Limo tint
Aluminum gas door
8″ aluminum antenna
shaved tailgate 

Interior 
Custom mag light mounted in headliner
Custom quick release steering wheel 
Custom home made brass knuckle shifter
Hummer H3 bucket seats
roll on bed liner in cab (no carpet)
5 panel wink mirror 
LED cluster
LED footwell & dome
suede headliner & pillars
painted dash inserts
pa speaker 

Audio/Multimedia 
pioneer 5.8″ headunit w navigation
Sony Xplode 6X9″

Two semi-related oddities

First post – let’s see how this works.

Today’s finds are somewhat related. The Thunderbird and Cougar were twins from some time in the 70s until  they both passed away after the 1997 model year.  These two finds are from different generations, but are distantly related and a common expression of tasteless ‘upgrades’.

Ebay ad, while is lasts
Buy it now:  $11,500 in Kentucky (bargain at only ten times the normal T-Bird value)

Here we feel some credit is due- at least this is a one-off and no one thought it was prime for production.

The Tiffany Cougar was a bad idea with similarity to the Excalibur and other tastelessly modified 80s vehicles.  Not surprisingly, these were ‘made’ in the Miami area.

There’s even a page:  http://www.tiffanycar.com/about-us.html

And, yes, there’s one for Excalibur,too:  http://www.excaliburclassics.com/

Ebay ad, while is lasts
Buy it now: $39,900 (!?!?) in San Antonio.  Hurry!

Major interior changes are  expensive, much like greenhouse and glass changes.  The answer is the same for each area on each car.  Don’t change it!