It's Halloween, so let's celebrate the wildest and greatest Frankenstein cars ever built.
GM is the master of the parts bin special but the Solstice/Sky are on a different level of parts sharing. Arch Duke Makyenko, SHAZAM! kindly laid it out for us:
The rear axle and differential are from the Sigma-based Cadillac CTS
The interior storage bin is from the Cadillac XLR
The passenger side's front airbag, steering column, and exterior and interior door handles are from the Chevrolet Cobalt
The backup lights are from the GMC Envoy
The heating, ventilating, and air conditioning modules are from the Hummer H3
The front fog lamp assembly is from the Pontiac Grand Prix
The steering wheel is also featured in the Pontiac G5, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Cobalt
The 2.4 L Ecotec engine is shared with the Pontiac G6, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet Malibu, and Chevrolet HHR
The five-speed manual transmission is the same as in the Hummer H3, GMC Canyon, and Chevrolet Colorado
The five-speed automatic is identical to those of the Cadillac CTS, STS, and SRX
The side view mirrors and AC vents are from the Fiat Barchetta
The seat frames are from the previous generation Opel Corsa
Suggested By: Arch Duke Makyenko, SHAZAM!, Photo Credit: Pontiac
Unlike the Solstice, DeLorean didn't have a corporate parts bin to work from. They just borrowed from everyone instead, making the car quite an international affair. Commenter DMCVegas provided us the partial list:
Parent Company - De Lorean Motor Company
AC Delco Instrument Cluster
Rockwell Intl. Spare Wheel
Engineering Company -Lotus
Girling Brakes (Ford Carpri up front, Jaguar XJ6 in back, Modified Audi Master Cylinder)
GKN Spare Wheel
UK/Northern Ireland: Assembly.
Stamped Body Panels
Sekurit Safety Glass
PRV via Française de Mécanique (Peugeot Renault Volvo consortium engine)
Renault Alpine Lower Crank case.
Volvo Upper Crankcase
Sanden A/C System
Bridge of Weir Leather Interior
Sharp-eyed readers will notice that the Roa looks like the Pinninfarina-designed, FWD Peugeot 405. Under the skin it's actually a Paykan, which is RWD Hillman Hunter built under license in Iran. So, a 1960's RWD English car built in Iran with the body from an 1980s FWD Italian-designed French Car.
Suggested By: JayHova, Photo Credit: Peugeot
The unholy matrimony of a Volvo C70, an LS7, the world's biggest widebody kit, and truck tires. It can be yours for $1.1 Million.
Suggested By: Vin, Photo Credit: Puma Automobiles
This twitchy sonofabitch is what you get when you let crazy engineers combine the body of a Juke with the running gear of a GT-R. Blissful insanity.
Insanity, thy name is a Cinquecento with a V12 from a Lamborghini Murcielago in the back and a flame spitting exhaust.
Like the DeLorean mentioned earlier, the Rally Fighter gets parts from everyone (Chevy motor, Honda body parts, etc.) but unlike the DeLorean, it actually works really well.
Car makers need to be secretive about their new models so they build test mules that look like older models with new parts inside. None are as cool as this Ferrari mule which had the body parts from the 348 and 355, and the prototype V12 from the Enzo.
There are many examples of normal cars with crazy engines in the middle – the Renault 5 Turbo, Volkswagen Golf W12, and Jay Leno's Festiva Shogun come to mind – but none are as crazy as the Espace F1. It's the body of an Espace with a carbon chassis and an F1 V10 in the middle between the two rear seats. Renault doesn't half-ass crazy.
Suggested By: KimiR, Photo Credit: Renault
When it comes to wild cars, designer Franco Sbarro never disappoints. This four-wheeled cocaine machine has the chassis of a 1980s Range Rover, a Mercedes V8, and wheels from a Boeing 747. Yes, you read that correctly.
Suggested By: J "oppo" Zeke, Photo Credit: Sbarro
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Top Photo Credit: Sbarro