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wayoflife
11-19-2012, 10:05 PM
To Hate or to Celebrate? That is the question I'd like to ask. Should a vehicle built up like this be hated on for being an abomination of what it was OR, should it be celebrated for being an example of individual expression and personal taste?

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Here is the article that inspired the question:
http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/florida-most-blinged-camaro-zl1-brings-haters-force-171508028.html

So, what say you? Please be sure to vote on the poll. :thumb:

mackey
11-19-2012, 10:09 PM
The great thing about Jeeps is everyone is entitled to build their rig how they see fit. I guess it should be the same for any vehicle. I personally think its hideous, but who am I to say what someone else can have. Being without a Jeep right now is making me see things differently. Normally I would have said, "Hell no". Lol

piginajeep
11-19-2012, 10:12 PM
I would rather drive my old Comanche over this any day.

Robar
11-19-2012, 10:30 PM
I would not do that to a vehicle of mine, but to each there own. :puke:

JKRay
11-19-2012, 10:33 PM
I would not do that to a vehicle of mine, but to each there own. :puke:

+ 1 I agree :yup:

Trembley
11-20-2012, 12:59 AM
I'll paraphrase from a classic movie.....

They became so pre-occupied with weather or not they could....they never stopped and asked themselves if they should.

Do your ride up the way you like, but dear god it's a travesty to do that to the beautiful car underneath in my opinion.

wayoflife
11-20-2012, 01:06 AM
I'll paraphrase from a classic movie.....

They became so pre-occupied with weather or not they could....they never stopped and asked themselves if they should.

Do your ride up the way you like, but dear god it's a travesty to do that to the beautiful car underneath in my opinion.

Jurasic Park?

Linebacker
11-20-2012, 01:14 AM
Every time I start to write this I go back and look at the photos. OK, here goes. The exterior is kinda growing on me. I'd change the color for sure. The interior, excuse me I'm just about to eat dinner. Kudos for showing extreme juevos in design though.:crazyeyes:

JKAnimal
11-20-2012, 01:27 AM
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. :puke:

1BAMFR
11-20-2012, 01:28 AM
Poor Camaro.....

Spray paint it black and put the stock rims back on it and it'll look 1000x better!

JAGS
11-20-2012, 01:41 AM
The wizard called and said the emerald city wants its camero back. The lollipop guild are straight ballerz!!!

bdmckenna
11-20-2012, 02:14 AM
WTF... of course I am sure the owner might say the same thing about our Jeeps too.

nacho
11-20-2012, 01:00 PM
i can appreciate the work and skills it takes. As far as taste goes, well my eyes feel as tho they have been raped.

GCM 2
11-20-2012, 02:08 PM
If the owner loves it, well great, I can celebrate that. The paint is kind of badass :brows: But here is what I don't get......the car started out as a ZL1 Camaro! If you don't know what a ZL1 is, it's Chevy's highest horsepower, greatest performing (road/track/strip) EVER produced. For me, that's a WTF would you do that for moment. Just take a stock V6 and work your King Midas Golden Tasteless Touch on that. Crazy!

my_jk
11-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Im all for self expression, but I would never drive a vehicle like that.

Indefatigable
11-20-2012, 03:03 PM
Thumbs up. Why? Simple answer. The massive amount of money, jobs etc that the guy likely pumped into the economy.

gtony12
11-20-2012, 03:30 PM
HMMMMMMM:hmm::nuts:

LoPo
11-20-2012, 04:03 PM
I'm all of personal expression but I think there is a slight difference between "attention grabbing" and "HEY LOOK AT ME I BLING BLING!". This exceeds the latter IMO.

OverlanderJK
11-20-2012, 05:45 PM
I want to throw up. Just glad I don't have to drive it.

Trembley
11-21-2012, 02:26 AM
Jurasic Park?

Two Thumbs up....way up!

wayoflife
11-22-2012, 04:26 PM
LOL!! just found out that it's not really a ZL1 after all - it's an SS cloned to resemble a ZL1. check it out :crazyeyes:


Three Things You Didn’t Know About The World’s Worst Custom Camaro ZL1

#1 – The car is PAINTED, not vinyl-wrapped and this has been officially confirmed by RIDES.
Don't believe us? Look back at Linny J's video we posted again and notice the gold in the engine bay and trunk. Any vinyl wrap professional will tell you that's virtually impossible to achieve with vinyl. 813 Customs used the Cosmichrome paint and then candied over it to create the shiny gold effect, and you don't even want to know how much a paint job like that costs.

#2 - It's not a ZL1, it's an SS cloned to resemble a ZL1.
That being said, we can go ahead and cancel out 50 percent of the genius posts on sites like Jalopnik and Camaro5 where the prolific bloggers so eloquently describe how a limited production future collector car has been desecrated. It's a new school Chevy with cheap plastic and a nice motor, not a classic First Gen with a numbers-matching drive train.

#3 – We're featuring the car in the next issue of RIDES.
The owner of 813 Customs and good friend to RIDES, Joe Barravecchio, called the night of the car's completion and we promptly dispatched our photographer, Ravi Angard, to shoot it. Why are we featuring it? We love custom cars and anyone who claims they're into them understands that they come in all forms. And if you're truly apart of this culture, regardless if you have a lifted truck or a stanced tuner, there are elements featured on the ‘King ZL1′ that you can appreciate.

That behind said, enjoy this exclusive photo of the gold ‘King ZL1′ Camaro as we leave you with our favorite comment from the Jalopnik thread by poster Eggwich McSpencer, "Whoever built this is very skilled, and is a car guy. Whoever ordered this, loves cars, maybe not in the same way as you or me, but still, they love cars, and they are a car guy. You are not better than them, you are just different. Rock on, Gold Camaro Weirdo Guy."

Full article can be seen here:
http://jalopnik.com/custom-cars/

GCM 2
11-22-2012, 06:12 PM
LOL!! just found out that it's not really a ZL1 after all - it's an SS cloned to resemble a ZL1. check it out :crazyeyes:

Well thank the muscle car gods! Do whatever you want to a clone, that is what they are for, to make winners and losers, the choice is yours!

uhporkchop
11-22-2012, 06:49 PM
Reminds me of a converstaion I had once with the son of a Saudi prince who's uncle had chocolate specially made with 24 carat gold flakes in it so he could say he shits gold. What I am saying is it looks like a Pile O' S.... to me, but to each is own! I will tip back other one :beer: Celebrate baby!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to all. :thumb: