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2004 Chevy SSR

2004 Chevy SSR
www.zuoda.net
A retractable convertible pickup truck that looks like something straight out of pokemon; this Chevy is not screaming “like a rock”. The poor bubbly looking vehicle suffers from the worst identity crisis possible; is it a car or a truck…you just don’t know.

24

1958 Zundapp Janus

1958 Zundapp Janus
www.flickriver.com
Obviously the designer of this car was on some sort of substance abuse. Who in their right mind places doors where the windshield should be…?
23

2001 Pontiac Aztek

www.edmunds.com
www.edmunds.com
Identity crisis #2, is it a minivan, SUV, or a tent…the world may never know.
22

1974 Volkswagen Thing

1974 Volkswagen Thing
www.sunsetclassics.com
The only right thing about this car is its name… because calling it a car is a real stretch of the word. Maybe a name like matchbox on wheels would do…on second thought, “Thing” suits it just fine.
21

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

www.girlcarguycar.com
www.girlcarguycar.com
It’s obvious that the designer of this car was going for a retro look. However, the funky, clashing proportions of the rear and front of the PT cruiser look more like a retro experiment gone wrong…very wrong.
20

1957 Trabant

www.autofiends.com
www.autofiends.com
The 1957 Trabant is a car designed for a future world where everyone is no more than 5 feet tall…Not really, but the car looks like it. There is nothing about this car that is remotely appealing. Its grill even looks sad!
19

1950 Nash Airflyte

1950 Nash Airflyte
auto.howstuffworks.com
The 1950 Nash Airflyte is an apparent failed attempt at an aerodynamic-looking car. It’s almost like the designer made a caricature of a real car and decided to create a car from that image.
18

1982 Aston Martin Lagonda

1982 Aston Martin Lagonda
www.weilinet.com
With a disproportionately long nose the Lagonda is an affront to modernism. If Pinocchio had a car, this would probably be it.
17

1956 Tatra 603

bringatrailer.com
bringatrailer.com
The Tatra 603 looks like it belongs in the sea. Maybe it’s inspired by some sort of freaky deep sea manta ray or maybe even a sucker fish. Whatever fish animal it may resemble, one thing is for sure, it failed at resembling an attractive car.
16

1949 Crosley Hotshot

1949 Crosley Hotshot
www.vaultcars.com
The 1949 Crosley Hotshot was conceived by Powel Crosley Jr, who was into making radios and kitchen appliances. This may explain why the hotshot looks more like a cross between an old toaster oven and a tube radio.
15

1998 Fiat Multipla

meuproximocarro.blogspot.com
meuproximocarro.blogspot.com
This Fiat looks more like a cute alien life form than an actual vehicle. It’s almost laughable except for the fact that people have actually purchased this thing.
14

1948 Citroen 2CV

www.boldride.com
www.boldride.com
The 1948 Citroen 2CV looks like a cheap sandwich-slapped Volkswagen beetle, but a heck of a lot uglier.
13

1970 Triumph Stag

1970 Triumph Stag
autocognito.com
The frustrating aspect about the Triumph Stag is that it was so close to being a really nice car. However, the engineer decided to ruin an otherwise fantastic looking car with a roll bar in between chrome framed windows…(what were you thinking!).
12

1975 AMC Pacer

1975 AMC Pacer
allcarcentral.com
The Pacer is a great example on how to cram all sorts of conflicting design ideas into one hideous product. No wonder it was a market flop.
11

1930 Phantom Corsair

1930 Phantom Corsair
suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
When the car you’ve designed is nicknamed the “flying wombat”, that cannot be a good thing.
10

2013 Nissan Cube

commons.wikimedia.org
commons.wikimedia.org
The Nissan Cube looks like a blow bubble sculpture on wheels. It’s so frustratingly close to cute…but not quite cute enough to overlook its sheer bizarreness.
9

1958 Lincoln Continental

www.kingoftheroad.net
www.kingoftheroad.net
Exaggeratedly long the 1958 Lincoln Continental resembled a boat more than it resembled a car. Add to this exaggeration an over-styled massive front bumper, slanted and stacked headlights, and an overhanging roof; and you have yourself a design failure.
8

1980 Ford Pinto

1980 Ford Pinto
www.cookieboystoys.com
The pinto is a hatchback that wants to be a full car…but isn’t. The front end is way too big and fails to portray a compact car look which adds a disproportion to the overall design of the car.
7

1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta

1975 Alfa Romeo Alfetta
www.favcars.com
An executive saloon car produced by the Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo, the fastback coupe 1975 Alfetta was just one of the 400,000 units sold from 1972 to 1987. However, it received some flak not only for its garish look but for failing the smoke emission tests.
6

2000 Hyundai Tiburon

www.fitfreak.net
www.fitfreak.net
The name “Tiburon” is translated to mean “shark”…if only this car was as cool looking as a shark! Unfortunately for the car it looks more like a manatee.
5

1911 Overland OctoAuto

1911 Overland OctoAuto
terencechoong.blogspot.com
Where to even begin with this car? Apparently the designer had an over obsession with wheels when he should have been obsessed with something that looked remotely normal.
4

1930 Tatra

1930 Tatra
www.conceptcarz.com
It’s hard to believe that the 1930 Tatra was once considered a luxury item. It goes to show how taste has changed over the years (thank goodness).
3

1996 Acura SLX

1996 Acura SLX
photoab.wz.cz
Some car designs are over designed to the point of being absolutely ridiculous. Others are under designed to the point of being absurd. The 1996 Acura SLX was meant to be an SUV. Apparently someone forgot to mention this detail to the designer. A bland and boring SUV is really not an SUV.
2

1958 Packard Hawk

www.liveauctioneers.com
www.liveauctioneers.com
The Hawk (what is it with all these animal names) looked more like a failed attempt at combining two car designs into one then a design based off of an awesome rasping bird; an absolutely HUGE design failure.
1

1947 Davis D-2 Divan

www.cartype.com
www.cartype.com
By far, the ugliest car ever, with a front end that resembles an exaggeratedly large cartooned nose it takes the spot at #1. There is just not much you can do to make this design any more abrasive.

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