Some people think that the aesthetic of a car relied solely on its make and model, but that isn’t always the case. A glorious car like a Corvette, Bugatti, or Ferrari can still look tacky if the paint job is a complete failure. You may be surprised that someone with enough money to buy such a fancy car would cover it with a cheetah print or a pizza design, but, as the following pictures will show, it does happen. Read on to see a fish-covered truck, a Nickleback hood, a car colored in with sharpie, and so much more.
The Fashion Car
Putting a Coco Chanel logo on your car does not make it more fashionable. This may be one of the few times that Chanel actually downgraded something aesthetically.
This Oldsmobile Cutless Convertible started out with a black and white exterior and some uncomfortably obvious chalk-white rims. If we could have a do-over, we’d pick a shiny, all-black paint job and deck out those rims with chrome. This convertible deserves better than such a weak attempt at style.
Puff The Dragon
This Toyota Supra modification managed to turn a sports car into something that looks like it was made for kids. The owner clearly got carried away with the dragon breath feature, as though that would solve the cheesy paint job.
Putting a dragon on your car is akin to painting a guard dog on your home. Just because you have a mystical creature on your car it doesn’t mean that you’re a force to be reckoned with.
A Ferrari Or A Nintendo Game?
This Ferrari 458 Spider should never have been painted to begin with. Whatever the color was, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that it’s done by the dealership and then left alone in all events exempt for an emergency.
You just don’t cheese up a Ferrari by trying to personalize it. However, this person went all out. It looks like they modeled this design off of an old-school Nintendo game where the goal is to try to catch the pink cat at the end of the rainbow.
The Pizza Guy Is Here
It looks like the owner of this Corvette takes A LOT of pride in his career as a pizza delivery person. Even if you were the owner of the most successful pizza chain in the world it would be shocking if you converted your Corvette into this contraption.
When driving down the road in a classic car, you would expect all eyes to be on you because of the make and model. Instead, all eyes are on the pepperonis covering every square inch of this car.
The Most Expensive Cheetah You’ve Ever Seen
A Bugatti Veyron isn’t just a car you buy on a whim one day because it looked cool. These cars are worth more than a million dollars! That’s enough to buy a house!
To then go and cover that car in pink leopard means that this person isn’t just wealthy; they’re outrageously wealthy. It’s like they wanted to rub it in the face of everyone they drive past that they not only own a Veyron, but they don’t even care about it that much.
Color Me Worthless
It’s clear that, compared to some of the other cars we’ve seen, this isn’t the most pristine car in the world. However, a “before” picture would probably look like a million bucks compared to how it looks after the owner destroyed it.
Coloring a car in with a permanent marker is something only a very young child would think is a good idea, and that’s because coloring on everything seems like a good idea when you’re a kid.
The Floppy Disc Mosaic
The moment you look at this car, a million questions flood the mind. First and foremost, those appear to be actual floppy discs. Secondly, if that is what they are, how in the world are they able to mold to the curvature of the car?
Mosaics can be incredibly beautiful when done for a purpose. This one looks like a failed attempt to give an old car some technological advancements. You can tell that some of the discs have already fallen off the hood, which might be a safety hazard while driving.
The Smart Midlife Crisis
It’s been an ongoing joke that when men reach a certain age, they sometimes become inclined to buy an expensive car or motorcycle to relive the glory days. Clearly, this man’s significant other had some say in his midlife crisis.
Rather than buying a motorcycle, he got a smart car and then had it painted to look like he’s on a bike. The 3D effect of the fake leg is quite impressive, but the design as a whole is a disaster.
The Hulk Meets The Wicked Witch
We have no idea what this paint job is trying to pull off. The most obvious feature in this design is the pair of hulk hands bursting out of the hood. While the green tone mostly matches the car’s paint color, the design doesn’t make any sense at all.
It almost looks like green flames, but doesn’t have quite the right shape. Instead, it looks more like the green Wicked Witch of Oz cast a spell to make this car hideous.
The Fish Enthusiast
It’s great to have a passion for fish and all, but this is far too extreme to be healthy. It wouldn’t shock us if this truck owner was a fisherman who only ate fish and had an aquarium of fish at home.
This car owner did not leave a single piece of this truck untouched by fish paint. Even the back windows are covered with the image, and they probably would have done the front ones and the windshield, too, if they didn’t have to see through in order to drive.
Don’t Fix Something That Isn’t Broken
The Buick Riviera was a fundamental car in the history of American vehicles, but you’d never guess that thanks to this tacky paint job. Talk about ruining a good thing.
The lesson here is to stop trying to update things that don’t need updating. This vehicle would look much better in a solid color and with the tires it was built for than it does with giant tires and multi-toned paint. This “Funky Frog” is a travesty.
Restored To A Fault
It’s hard to judge this restored pickup truck knowing that the condition it was in before was probably much worse. However, if you’re putting in all that work, why would you want to ruin it with a lousy paint job?
The purple is a decent color, but it makes the bright white stand out like a set of teeth on the grill. On top of that, the texture of the paint seems off. It’s not shiny or matte, but whatever it is it looks the car would be fuzzy to the touch.
Mercedes The Crocodile
A Mercedes Benz should not look like a life-size car toy, but that’s exactly what it does look like thanks to this terrible paint job. Don’t get us wrong — the artist did an excellent job creating the image.
The problem isn’t so much the paint as the design. Why someone would choose to cover a luxury car in crocodiles crawling over rocks is hard to pinpoint. Maybe the owner of the vehicle is from Florida?
Rock N’ Roll Just Died
The irony of this image is astounding. Why someone would ever place KISS and Nickelback next to one another is a complete mystery. Yes, they both fall under the umbrella of rock music, but they are so far from one another in terms of sound that you may as well throw Alanis Morissette up there.
We can appreciate the sentiment behind the message that “Rock n’ Roll will Never Die,” but why would you bring it that much closer to death with a horrible tribute paint job?
Burberry Does Not Approve
The Burberry fashion company is characterized by its print, which is precisely what this car’s paint was based on. If there’s one thing we can learn here, it’s that just because a pattern looks good on your scarf, it doesn’t mean that it will look good on your car.
No Vauxhall Cavalier, or any car for that matter, should be subjected to such an ill-fitting paint job. What’s worse is that the passenger door is black and tagged and there’s a bit of cheetah print surrounding the windshield.
The Reptilian Vehicle
This car’s owner clearly has some weird desire to know what it’s like to live like a reptile. Imagine if every time you went into your vehicle, you became covered in reptile skin.
That’s more or less what’s going on with this Audi TT. The reptile paint job just sucks the luxury right out of this otherwise sleek car. Even the tire rims were made to look like reptile skin. We just wonder how the owner found an artist willing to do such a thing.
Wallpaper Just Got Even Cheesier
Wallpaper used to be all the rage, but now it’s often considered a trend of the past. Never before, however, was it a good idea to wallpaper your car.
While we have to give this car owner some credit for being innovative, the design isn’t exactly charming. It looks more like someone needs to tear off the wrapping paper and find out what present is hiding inside. The red and gold holiday colors aren’t helping, either.
Don’t Mess With This Corvette
Corvettes are rather impressive cars on their own, so why someone felt that a shark-themed paint job was necessary is beyond understanding. Then again, with all the spikes poking out all over the place, we’re not completely sure it is a shark.
Whatever this car design was going for, it doesn’t work. Just look at the fake hand reaching into the grill. Why would someone being attacked by a vicious animal reach into their mouth in the first place?
Is That A Purse Or A Car?
Someone needs to make it clear that designer company logos do not turn an average car into a designer one. In fact, it turns an average car into a tacky one. The best part of this vehicle is the spray-painted gold rims, and that’s saying something.
Louis Vuitton wasn’t a car designer for a reason. For one, it’s hard to pull off a brown car. However, a solid brown car would have been better than this terrible design.
Rubik’s Cube Car
Something that’s emerged recently is cars that are in the shape of a box. We should have known it would only be a matter of time before someone turned out of those cars into a Rubik’s Cube.
Compared to the other cars on this list, this one may be the best-looking one. The paint job is well done and the theme at least isn’t disturbing. Still, it would take a lot for the average driver to spend thousands on a car only to model it after a $4 piece of plastic.
An Interesting Spin On Cereal
We love Lucky Charms as much as the next person, but we’ve never considered taking the logo and turning it into an unpleasant paint job. The little leprechaun on this vehicle looks halfway possessed.
Wait one second, after closer examination, it looks as if Lucky has on a pair of gold grills in his mouth. What has the world come to? We won’t even ask what the dimes are being referred to here. Nice job messing up your car!
Too Much Color?
There’s really not much you can do to make a classic Corvette look better. If you end up doing too much, you might find that it’s going to ruin the car.
Take this one, for example. Why would you want to rainbow paint such a timeless car like this? Unless a literal clown owned this vehicle, then we’re sorry to say that this was a tacky paint job that should’ve never happen to begin with at all.
Who Hotter Than Me!
If you have a car and you decide to give it a terrible paint job, that’s one thing. If you choose to add print to the side of your car that has nothing to do with marketing, then our question is why.
Why would you ask the world who drives by you, who hotter than me? For one, your window tint makes it hard to see inside so we won’t know for sure who’s hotter than you.
What Happened Here?
What on Earth would you call this? There’s no excuse for having a car that looks this tattered up and beaten. There isn’t even a consistent paint job going on here.
It looks like someone had a bunch of paint in their nose and accidentally sneezed on the back of the car. That’s the best explanation we can come up with, honestly. This is beyond insane and shouldn’t be allowed to drive the streets during the day.
Very Very Interesting
Is the owner of this vehicle in the military or something? There’s something very unusual about this combination of camouflage paint, with the hot pink trim. One or the other might’ve been okay, but not both.
The moment you hit the streets you make people go blind when they take a gander at this. It doesn’t add up and doesn’t make sense. Some folks shouldn’t have the ability to design something in whatever fashion they so choose.
Half Red, Half A Mess
We must start with the caption of this picture. Instagram user misslindsey29_ wrote, “Always see the weirdest things in Rockford. Why does he have a storage bin on top of his car? Why did he paint half his car red? Why does he have a muffler on the side of his car?”
These are all valid questions and things that every person might wonder if they saw this. It’s not pleasing to the eye at all.
The Car That Blinds
It’s bad enough we’ve got the sun glaring us down and blinding us as drivers throughout the day. No one needs any extra reasons to lose vision while operating their cars.
The owner of this Acura decided to chrome their SUV out, which they probably thought was a bright idea (get it?). Now, on a sunny day, whoever gets behind them will more than likely fall victim to the shininess. Good luck, whoever tails this guy!
Watch Who You Take Your Car To
It’s okay to desire an interesting new paint job for your precious car. We’ve all probably thought about it at least once. When you finally decide to pull the trigger, be sure you take it to the right person.
As you can see here, only some of the paint job stayed intact, while the rest fell right off. The owner of this vehicle must’ve been wildly upset that they had to take it elsewhere to get it fixed.
Too Much Or Just Crazy?
We can’t decide if this was just trying to make your car look too cool, or if it was just a crazy idea overall. For one, why would you want to paint your precious Porsche this colorway?
The car already looks sensational as it is, there was no need to change things up like this. While it’s on the highway, it might make people dizzy with how that design spirals like that. Next time, try not to do this.
Slow Down There, Buddy
Well, what do we have here? It’s safe to say this isn’t the best design we’ve come across, so we had to add it. When you factor in that this car only can reach 70 MPH, why would you want to make it look like a cheetah?
Aren’t cheetahs the fastest in the wild? If anything, at least give this type of detail to a Lambo, not a whatever-you-like-to-call-this. No disrespect to anyone who owns this car, though.
Blink-182 Would Be Proud
We don’t know how old the person was who got this paint job done to their car, but we’re willing to bet they’re on the younger side. That would be the only way to explain what’s going on here.
If Blink-182 saw this, they might feel flattered, or not. We don’t know what they would think after taking a look at this. We know that this isn’t the best paint job by a long shot.
The Jungle Car
Our first thought was that this was a joke. If not a joke, then perhaps it was a prop for some type of event. If neither of those, then there’s nothing right about this.
It looks like a jaguar running through a reptilian lair of some sort. The leaves on the wheels are a nice added touch if you’re looking to win the award for the most obscure car paint design ever to be featured on a vehicle.
Who Enjoys 7/11 This Much?
Imagine you’re at a stoplight and out of nowhere a car with a 7/11 colorway comes out of nowhere on the opposite side of the street. What are your first thoughts?
We couldn’t have imagined that someone would enjoy 7/11 this much. It’s mind-blowing, honestly. It looks like something out of a video game that went directly on sale to $2.99 for being so horrible. This isn’t what you should be doing to your vehicle.
Good Or Bad?
If you had a paint job with this design on your walls, then it would be pretty cool. Who doesn’t like jungle animals looking luxurious hanging in their hallways?
It’s a totally different ball game when you decide to add it to your vehicle, though. When you drive by something like this going 60 MPH, you have a higher chance of getting into an accident for nearly breaking your neck to get another glance.
What In Tarnation?
Okay, where do we begin? It doesn’t look like this was random because the colors and patterns remain consistent so this looks like it was intentionally created this way. We ask why.
Why would you willingly want the car you drive around in to look like this? We get it, this person must’ve lost a bet. That’s the only way this makes a lick of sense. That, or this person doesn’t care about anything in life.
A Young Spirit
What’s the deal with all these colorful colorways? Is there something we’re missing here? It seems like a lot like to add random or planned, horrible layouts to their cars.
It isn’t adding up to us but the man in this car looks happier than ever. You know what, if it makes the driver joyous, we can’t be mad at that. Even if the paint job is tacky, but the owner looks like they’re enjoying life, we’re still going to have a word about it. No one is safe.
The PT Loser
Are we in the wrong for laughing at the fact that some call this a PT Loser? Hopefully, you laughed too, so we won’t feel as bad. Take a better look at this car’s paint job now.
There are water drops randomly on the side for no reason. Also, why did this person add the “PT” as light replacements? Do you now see why this is the PT Loser and not an ordinary PT Cruiser?
Hot Pink Not For The Win
Why would anyone want to destroy a four-door Porsche like this? It doesn’t make any sense to us whatsoever. The car is already beautiful enough, it doesn’t need anything like this done it.
If you’re going to do anything to an amazing vehicle like this, it should be to make the paint glossier or a clean matte. Anything done in this manner is just rude and should be something that the police consider a serious offense.
Sorry To Keep Bashing Pink
We don’t mean to bash the color pink back-to-back like this, but things happen. Apparently, people love to take already gorgeous cars and “attempting” to make them look even better.
That’s not how it works with a Maserati, one of the best cars ever to zoom down the highway. To change the color to this is one thing, but then to add those obnoxious rims with the matching color is uncalled for and this person should go to timeout.
Is This An Avengers Throwaway Car?
For those who can’t tell, this is a 2008 Nissan Altima. The last car you would want to trick out with any type of custom paint. That’s a car you take to work and that’s it. No one wants to see a tacky paint job on an Altima.
What else grinds our gears is this colorway. It looks like they wanted to make a car for Captain America, but ended up messing up the shades of hue.