What if? These vehicles could be real…


Mercury Park Lane Sedan Custom

Mercury Park Lane Sedan Custom | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)A true classic with a classic custom car touch. Not much done here, because it doesn’t need much to make that particular car look stunning. The body has been lowered, cleaned and received a pinstriping, which spans the whole flank. And yes – the Mercury Park Lane Sedan is a rather large vehicle…

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SAAB 900 Turbo S

SAAB 900 Turbo S | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)An instant classic. The SAAB 900 Turbo has always had it friends and foes. I always liked them because they are a bit weird – but very well engineered. This shape doesn’t need a lot of tweaking, so I reworked the body carefully. The fenders have been flared a little, the door handles shaved and some of the trim removed. A healthy drop over enlarged wheels, a front spoiler and that’s about it. Not much drama for a rather subtle effect. Like it or don’t ;-)

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Volvo 780 T5-R Coupé | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)A T5-R engine? Really? In a classic Volvo 780 Bertone Coupé? You must be kidding!

But hey… why not? The T5-R engine swap might be a little complicated in reality, I agree. Imagination is free and to me it’s fun to think outside the box. I kept the classic, straight lines and just modded a few details to achieve a look that is subtle, yet a tad more aggressive. Wouldn’t hurt to have a couple more ponies under that hood, though…

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Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupé | Snowmobile

Lincoln Indianapolis Concept SkiDoo photoshop by Sebastian MotschWinter is just around the corner – better be prepared in style.

The Lincoln Indianapolis Boano Coupé concept car inspired me to create a vehicle suitable for the snowy season. The shape of the car didn’t need much tweaking. A healthy top chop, the running gear of a Ski-Doo snowmobile and a few minor tweaks is all it needed to look the part. It could even be quite functional…

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Sifredi Corse Alfa Romeo 33 16V Race Car

Alfa Romeo 33 16V Race Car by Martin Sifredi / Sifredi CorseMartin Sifredi is a man who is passionate about Alfa Romeo. His show winning 33 16V has been featured here in 2011.

He told me about his dream of building a race car on that particular base. Great work, mate! The Sifredi Corse 33 16V race car seems to be built to a very high standard, judging by the pictures.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé AMG (C126)

Mercedes-Benz AMG C126 S-Class Coupe | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)Bruno Sacco created his masterpiece for Mercedes-Benz: the C126 S-Class Coupé. One shouldn’t really mess with such an iconic design. Hence, I only changed very subtle things. The vehicle has been lowered over a set of multi-piece wheels with central locks*. The window trim has been color coded to match the body. The fenders have been widened ever so slightly and the door handles have been shaved. It still has an OE feel to it – but the appearance and attitude changed dramatically.

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Asüna Sunfire

Asüna Sunfire photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)Asüna? What the hell is Asüna, I asked myself upon stumbling across a picture of their Sunfire car. A quick search reveiled, that GM Canada sold (rebadged) Isuzus under the name of Asüna from 1991 to 1995. The Sunfire is actually based on the Geo Storm, which in turn actually was an Isuzu Gemini/Impulse. Confusing?

However, getting rid of the Geos’ pop-up headlights actually improved the overall look of the car. I further enhanced the shape of the car to give it a more substantial and more serious, if not beefy, look. A set of deep concave wheels, a healthy drop of the suspension and hey… it doesn’t look that bad now, does it?

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Mitsubishi Lancer 2000 Turbo

Mitsubishi Lancer 2000 Turbo photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)Just a few subtle changes added to the Mitsubishi Lancer 2000 Turbo. Lowered with a set of coil-overs, mounted set of larger wheels and grafted on fender flares and an extension to the factory body-kit. I then converted the picture to grey-scale, because I didn’t like the colors in the reference picture.

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Nissan Leopard Shooting Break (UF31)

Nissan Leopard Shooting Break photoshop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)Regular visitors know that I do like two-door station wagons, aka Shooting Breaks. The UF31 Nissan Leopard responds nicely to the wagon treatment. A set of shorter springs and some multi-piece BBS wheels do alter the character a little and make the Leopard look sportier. Would be nice to have, wouldn’t it?

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The 150th(!) photoshop online! AMC AMX Stage 1 Widebody

AMC AMX Stage 1 widebody photoshop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)The angle of the car pictured here inspired me to try a new design for fender flares. Worked quite well – but the really wide rear fenders on the short-wheelbase AMC AMX create a somewhat odd shape, though. It just adds to the character of the vehicle, I guess ;-)

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