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Nissan March Super Turbo (EK10 GFR/GAR)

Nissan March Super Turbo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)Fond childhood memories include a Nissan Micra with a huge soft top that could be openend electrically. Even though this was a nice feature that I enjoyed as a young passenger, the car still lacked something with it’s red paint, skinny tires and off-road like stance. Other markets enjoyed Micra / March versions that packed more ponies under the hood. One of these was the Nissan March Super Turbo (EK10 GFR/GAR) – a limited production (10.000) homologation model. Fitted with a nice bodykit from the factory, all it needs is a set of mesh wheels and a healthy drop.

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Renault 25 V6 Baccara

Renault 25 Baccara Stanced | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)Ever since spending the holidays in France as a young boy, I had a weak spot for the Renault 25. Two years ago I created a quick chop of a Renault 25 Turbo. This time around it’s the luxurious Baccara version with the V6 engine, which gets treated to a makeover. Worthy of receiving a STANCE | WORKS sticker? You decide…

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Stanced Saab 96 towing a caravan

Stanced SAAB 96 with caravan | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)Recently I found this picture of a SAAB 96 towing a vintage Scandinavian caravan trailer. Even though the combination is rather cute as is, I thought it might look better with a healthy dose of lowering and a few tweaks here and there. Removing the turn signal lights and adding mesh to the air intakes below the headlights helps the front to look cleaner. Now – what do you think about going on a vacation in style? ­čśë

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Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde with bolt-on fender flares

Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde with fender flares | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2014)I know, I know. Nobody would modify an Alfa Romeo Spider this way in real life. Not even the unloved-by-most version with the rubber spoiler on the boot lid would receive bolt-on fender flares by any Alfista out there. Or am I possibly wrong and somebody already did this? Maybe in Japan or somewhere in Scandinavia? If you happen to know any such modified Spider, please let me know and I’ll post it here. Thank you very much in advance.

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Peel P50 Custom

Peel P50 Custom | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2015)Most vehicles have been photoshopped at least once. But I bet you, that nobody ever attempted to photoshop a Peel P50. This cute little vehicle has no potential you say? Well… everything has potential – albeit some admittedly on a smaller scale (no pun intended). Let me present you, which is according to Top Gear The smallest car in the world. Lower anything (except a 4×4) and it instantly looks better than stock with the new stance. Add larger diameter wheels with less sidewall, a little bit of negative camber and top it all of with a set of vinyl stickers. Add a top chop for good measure and… Jeremy Clarkson will not fit anymore. Ask Richard Hammond instead. :-)

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Japanese nostalgic cars features my photoshop chops

Japanese Nostalgic Car feature Nissan Sunny B310 Shooting Break and Toyota Corolla E82About three years ago, John Roper found my interpretation of a Nissan Sunny B310 Shooting Break and featured it on his famous blog Japanese Classic Car. We exchanged a couple of nice emails and I was really proud that my photoshop chop even inspired him to attempt such a conversion on a real car.

What I wasn’t aware of is that the very same John Roper also wrote an article on Japanese Classic Car about my photoshopped E82 Toyota Corolla.┬á I might have discovered the second article only last week, but hey… it’s never too late to say thank you!

To see more awesome classic and vintage Japanese vehicles, visit the Japanese Nostalgic Car homepage.

Rare Nissan CUE-X Wagon Concept brochure found!

Nissan CUE-X Wagon Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2015)Today, I was rummaging through some boxes full of old car magazines and dealer brochures. While thinking about all the nice cars that are about to become classics, I found something interesting: a Nissan information brochure from 1985. In this brochure, the CUE-X Wagon concept car is presented with all the features and details, including engine specs. Considering the brochure is now 30 years old… this vehicle looks very modern even by today’s standards. I’d definitely consider buying one, if they’d offer it with a RB26DETT!

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Z├╝ndapp Janus 7500 4×4

Z├╝ndapp Janus 7500 4x4 | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2015)Watching the 2nd Pixar Cars movie inspired me to photoshop a Z├╝ndapp Janus. A couple of hours later, this little monster was born: a modified Janus body with partially blocked windows, sitting atop a Willys Jeep frame. Simple, clever and easy. OK, I admit that it might be a tad more challenging to create this in reality. However, I did find a Renault 4 bodied Jeep a couple of years ago in France…

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Mercedes-Benz W123 Pick-up by Baumgartner

Mercedes-Benz W123 Pick-up by Baumgartner | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2015)Once again, a colleague challenged me to do a lunch break “quickie chop”. This time it was inspired by finding a stunning bagged and stanced Mercedes-Benz W123. A quick search provided an interesting base to start with: the W123 Pick-up by Baumgartner. Due to the limited time available, there was only so much I could do with it. Obviously, the vehicle is lowered substantially and sports period-correct aftermarket wheels. But there are also some modifications less obvious, like the shaved rear door and the relocated rear fender well. Hey… it could have been done that way back then ­čśë

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Citro├źn DS 21 Shooting Break

VirtualModels Citroen DS 21 Shooting Break | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2015)Let’s start the new year with modifying a design icon, shall we? As far as I know, nobody ever built a two-door wagon version of the Citro├źn DS. This is very unfortunate, because a shooting break of La D├ęesse would be more than awesome. Ever since seeing these fantastic automobiles in France as a young boy, I thought the roof line of the DS Break doesn’t really flow with the overall shape and lines of the car. Please, somebody with the funds and skills on hand, build this! Rest assured – it would certainly win a few prizes at a concours d’elegance in the future or fetch a high price at an auction…

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