Maserati Cinqueporte—I created this very sporting hatch three years ago. Panamera who?
Lincoln Leland Town Sedan—American luxury created from a Maserati Quattroporte base photo.
C H O P S — My fake cars sometimes incorporate small stylistic changes and sometimes I completely change the base car into a different marque. The top image shows a maroon Maserati that I "just" changed into a five door hatchback. Subtle changes on the car include revised front fender vents and of course the doors and roofline. The white Lincoln below it is an example of a complete change. The base photo was a Maserati Quattroporte. I revised every body panel including the overhangs and wheelbase proportions, and created a sporting and luxurious Lincoln sedan. Rather than use the Town Car appellation with all of it's black car/limousine connotations, I called it the Leland Town Sedan, named for the man that created both Cadillac and Lincoln motor companies in the early 20th century. Leland was an absolute stickler for quality at any price, and I think this Lincoln personifies that quality. I feel that even though I gave both cars my favored "suicide" doors, they are quite distinctive and wouldn't be confused with one another. You can read about Henry Leland at Wikipedia, here.
Reverse engineering or restoration of original concept? 1961 Lincoln Continental coupe is quite the elegant beast. All photos clickable to 1,000 pixels in width.
C H O P — It's a pretty well-known fact among the cognoscenti, that the gorgeous 1961 Lincoln Continental 4 door sedan began the design process as a Thunderbird coupe. There were competing designs for the Lincoln sedan to follow the '58-'60 unit-bodied behemoth, and none of them caught Ford's brass eyes. The Thunderbird coupe that was being developed at the same time was deemed elegant enough to pull it off, and a longer 4 door version was commissioned, and the rest is history. It's interesting to note that during the '61-'66 period, Thunderbirds used the same cowl assembly and windshields as the Lincoln Continentals, and were in fact, built in the same factory and subject to the same build quality. This chop above, shows what the stretched Lincoln sedan could have looked like as a 2 door. The Lincoln Continental line was given its own coupe in 1966, but I think the original '61 would have looked quite elegant and handsome in it's own right. For the eagle-eyed among us, I also included a Lincoln station wagon in the poster in the background. Two chops for the price of one, lol.