The Ten Worst Replica Cars Ever Built

I think, this list isn’t fully all of it… but I think, it have most of em.

Reference: Jaloptnik


10.) Lamborghini Gallardo Dodge Stratus

We first saw this thing on The Smoking Tire and we couldn’t believe someone had attempted to make a midengined Lambo out of a front-engined 1996 Dodge. Then we saw that it’s on eBay in Florida with 37 bids at $8,181. People actually bid on this thing.

Suggested By: Somethingwittyer, Photo Credit: eBay


9.) Porsche 356 Speedster 959 Beetle

Is it a 356? Is it a 959? Patrick Frawley explains.

Take one VW Beetle. Add one batch of plastic that can’t decide if it wants to be a 356 Speedster or a 959 (two cars that have little more than a badge and engine location in common). Include one profoundly poorly-written ad. Offer at the price of a good 911SC. Revel in the angst and indigestion created across the entire Porsche-Volkswagen community.

This is why people fear for the future of civilization.

Suggested By: Patrick Frawley, Photo Credit:


8.) BMW E46 Civic

This thing was on sale a while back with a buy-it-now of $16,500. You could have bought a real M3 with that money.

Suggested By: Bonhomme7h, Photo Credit: eBay via CarScoops


7.) Pagani Zonda Corvette C5

This thing apparently tooled around Ankara, Turkey for a few years. It gives us chills.

Suggested By: HuserOz, Photo Credit:

6.) ’49 Ford Thunderbird

Just as bad as amateur replicas are the ones made by professional companies. This bolt-on kit to a ’90s Thunderbird was supposed to look like a classic Shoebox Ford, but ends up looking like a parrot fish with a gland problem.

Suggested By: CobraJoe, Photo Credit: Haler Concepts


5.) Chinese Reventon

We kind of praise the ambition of thinking you can make a $1.6 million Reventon out of some scrap metal in rural China. The 28-year-old who made this reportedly uses it to haul fertilizer around his parents’ farm.

Suggested By: subbzz, Photo Credit:


4.) The Belaro

If you pay the company EasyRods $6,000, they beat your F-body Camaro with an ugly stick until it looks like a beached whale. Er, until it sort-of resembles a 1957 Chevy.

Suggested By: Deal Killer the Overworked, Photo Credit: EasyRods

3.) Lamborghini Reventon Camaro

There’s just…there’s just no way anyone could be fooled by this ’94 Camaro, right? Right?

Suggested By: 6cyl, Photo Credit: eBay via GM Authority

2.) Chevrolet Camaro Beetle

Amazingly, the Camaro is not the lowest car on the replica-making totem pole. There was a company that tried to make Beetles look like Chevy’s pony car, as The Scrambler explains.

It’s the 1970’s and I want a Camaro, but all I can afford is this Beetle. If only someone could make a Beetle look like a Camaro…

Aww yeah…

Manufactured by Kar Manufacturing Co. out of Massachusetts, this gives a new meaning to the word “Masshole”.

Suggested By: The Scrambler, Photo Credit: The Samba


1.) Enzo Fiero

We first reported on the legendary Enzno back in 2008 and it remains as psychologically troubling as ever. You know you’ve done something terrible when you manage to make a Pontiac Fiero worse in your replica conversion.

Suggested By: keenan9, Photo Credit: eBay via Jalopnik

Have you seen worse than these?


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