What if? These vehicles could be real…


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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Alfa Romeo 164 Coupé

Alfa Romeo 164 Coupé | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)The Alfa Romeo 164 is a typical car of the late eighties, with straight lines that seem to stretch the body. Unfortunately Alfa Romeo never built a two-door coupé version of this beautiful car. To create the coupé I got rid of the rear doors, moved the B-pillar backwards, chopped the top and reshaped the C-pillar. The lower suspension and a set of larger diameter wheels completely create a more serious attitude.

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Honda N600 P/U

Honda N600 P/U photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)A couple of weeks ago I found the picture of a Honda N600 that has been converted to a pick-up truck. The car in the picture is in a very sorry shape, so I decided to create a properly executed photoshop chop of how it could look like in reality. Wouldn’t be that hard to fabricate one, actually. Or as the slogan goes: Honda – The Power of Dreams.

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GMC Vandura Rally STX RainbowCruiser

GMC Vandura Rally STX RainbowCruiser vanThe colorful custom vans of the 1970′s and 80′s have always been an inspirational source for me. Especially the Chevrolet G20 / GMC Vandura vans are amongst my favorite body styles. In this case I used a Vandura Rally STX as a base, deleted the windows and added colorful graphics to the side panels. The van has also been lowered and a set of period-correct custom wheels have been added. The boat on the trailer has been color-matched and the GMC logo color-coded. A rather simple conversion, but it has all the vibe it needs, doesn’t it?

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Volkswagen Santana Mk1

Volkswagen Santana Mk1 CustomSometimes a random memory sparks something. In this case I remembered, for some reason or another, that my French teacher once used to drive a very un-cool dark blue Volkswagen Santana Mk1. I searched the web for a suitable picture to use as a base – and got carried away… again.

This project evolved to be a custom Santana which a surfer might drive. The body is essentially stock, but a roof-rack with a surfboard has been added. The car was then lowered over a set of vintage Corvette wheels with tires sporting red stripes. A couple of surf-related stickers, a few details here and there and it was finished. Point proven, even a VW Santana has potential to look (somewhat) cool ;-)

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Corvette C4 Coupé

Corvette C4 Coupe | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)No comment necessary. Just a quick chop for fun…

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Nissan Bluebird Wagon 4WD (U11)

Nissan Bluebird Wagon 4WD U11 photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)Many crossover models came to the market in the last couple of years. Most of them just adding some plastic cladding to a regular wagon for that “offroad feeling” – but missing the underpinnings to actually go offroad without getting stuck. Just imagine what a cool old-school wagon on a rugged base with solid axles could have looked like back then, when cars where still properly designed by engineers. It could have looked like that:grafting a Nissan Bluebird Wagon body to a Datsun 4WD pick-up chassis. OK, it wouldn’t really be that easy in reality, due to the FWD architecture of the U11 Bluebird. But hey… what if? ;-)

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BMW 700 LS Luxus Sport

VM_BMW700LuxusSportThis time I tried something completely different: modifying an old car advertisement for the BMW 700 LS. A little tricky, because it was a high-resolution scan and matching the grain was quite difficult. Nonetheless a fun project – there is more to come in the future…

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