What would happen if a C5 Corvette, a Miata, and a Volkswagen got together – let’s say this as delicately as possible – in an inappropriate way?
This silver creation recently posted on Reddit by thememelord_23 could be the result!
While some people have complained for years about the big rear end on the C5, we think replacing it with a smaller version reminiscent of a Beetle or a Plymouth Prowler might not necessarily be the right way to go.
Meanwhile, that front end, with its headlights mounted in oblivion and a rectangular “bumper,” definitely offers a lesson in what can go wrong when custom fabrication goes a little haywire.
At least this is one way to bring the C5 into the modern era of fixed headlights instead of pop-ups like the stock fifth-generation Corvette.
At first glance, this car looks a lot like a Miati to us, though the longer you look at the side view, the more you realize it’s obviously some kind of a Corvette, or at least used to be.
It also reminds us of the chopped-off second-generation Cadillac Sevilles of the mid-‘80s.
We must admit, after looking at photos of this car for a long time, after our eyes got uncrossed, we came to admire the level of skill and expertise required to build this mish-mash of vehicle parts. Should their talents have been used in more worthwhile efforts? That’s really nobody’s business but the creators’, though some people who have to look at it going down the road might not agree.
A writer over at Motor1.com even suggested it might be “a riot” as an autocross car, and personally we’d love to drive it to a cruise-in just to hear the unbleeped reactions of other enthusiasts. What do you think?