The push for more SUVs and crossovers in each manufacturer’s lineup only increases over time. At the same time, the silhouette of modern vehicles merges into some less inspiring common denominator – it’s getting harder to find your car in the parking lot without using the app or the ‘search’ button on top of the fob. A quick way to get around by driving a solid metal monotone is to consider one of the unique cars that will definitely stand out on the road.
Safari-Style 1973 Datsun 240Z
For whatever reason, there has been a rise in Safari-tribute cars, the most popular of which is the Porsche 911. There’s just something very interesting about the cars that wasn’t originally meant to get off-the-road by modulating to hell and going back to doing it. There is a sense of humor about the process, but more importantly, it highlights the fact that cars are increasingly being used mechanically, both on and off the road.
The 1973 Datsun 240Z was acquired by a selling agent in 2017 and later built into a Safari rally tribute car by the selling agent. Work was completed at home with components sourced from a local off-road fabrication store, and highlights included custom roof racks with serep tire carriers, tubular bumpers, skid plates, Hella lights, Western wheels with General Grabber all-terrain common tires, leather racing seats, period graphics and more.
1961 Citroen ID19
If you really want to stand out in the crowd, but in a very stylish and classy way, there are few better ways to achieve that than the old Citroen. This one is in a beautiful powder blue color with a matching interior. That’s where Citroen might win the game, because not only is the exterior interesting, but the interior design is also the best.
The car has been repainted in its original color and was recently acquired by a dealer who sold it after spending eight years in the Pennsylvania collection from the previous owner. Work done since includes replacing headliners and R&R of hydraulic distribution blocks as well as flush of hydraulic systems.
1990 BMW Z1
There’s the ‘millionaire’s door,’ there’s the ‘millionaire’s door’ and then there’s the BMW Z1 door.
The unique vertically drawn door with the Z1 design, which along with the side panel, is constructed from ge Xenoy injection-molded thermoplastics. Panels are fitted to galvanized press steel sub-structures, from which they can be removed for repair, replacement or simply to change color.
Turbo Exocet Race 2016 Exomotive
For the past three decades, Miata has established itself as a fun light sports car and doesn’t need any extra energy to get the job done. But what if you give him more power and shed even more weight? What Exomotive Exocet Race Turbo has is basically a cartoon version of miata, which sounds like a pretty good time.
The tube-frame chassis has welded steel floors and is professionally coated in orange RAL 2008 with black fiberglass fairing. The plexiglass side panels of the Flyin’ Miata protect the cockpit from debris and megan racing’s adjustable rear wing is mounted on Exomotive brackets.
Considering how sharp, edgy and oblique the modern car design is, it won’t be too difficult to stand out in a two-door, soft, wood-paneled carriage. The overall paint scheme is fairly neutral, but the well-preserved Squire ‘Woodie’ Wagon exudes a cool feel compared to today’s cars.
The car was wearing red repainted when it was acquired by the seller, who went on to fix it on the 1947 Shoal Green Grey Mercury. The contrasting wooden trim was refreshed under the guidance of Ron Heiden of Heiden’s Woodworking, a project involving stripping, sanding and re-coating with 22 layers of sanded West Sea spar varnish.