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The Ten Greatest Frankenstein Cars Ever Created

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It's Halloween, so let's celebrate the wildest and greatest Frankenstein cars ever built.

10.) Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky


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

9.) DeLorean DMC-12


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

Goodyear Tires

Rockwell Intl. Spare Wheel

Sylvania Lighting


Engineering Company -Lotus

Constructed Chassis

Girling Brakes (Ford Carpri up front, Jaguar XJ6 in back, Modified Audi Master Cylinder)

GKN Spare Wheel

Lucas Relays

Wiring Harness

UK/Northern Ireland: Assembly.


Stamped Body Panels

Sekurit Safety Glass

Stabilus Struts


PRV via Française de Mécanique (Peugeot Renault Volvo consortium engine)

Renault Alpine Lower Crank case.

Renault Transaxle


Volvo Upper Crankcase


Sanden A/C System


Bridge of Weir Leather Interior

Suggested By: DMCVegas, Photo Credit: pyntofmyld

8.) Peugeot Roa

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

7.) Youabian Puma


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

6.) Nissan Juke-R


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.

Suggested By: DennyCraneDennyCraneDennyCrane, Photo Credit: via Jalopnik

5.) Lamborghini V12 Powered Fiat 500


Insanity, thy name is a Cinquecento with a V12 from a Lamborghini Murcielago in the back and a flame spitting exhaust.

Suggested By: J-Tenno, Photo Credit: Oemmedì Mecanica

4.) Local Motors Rally Fighter


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.

Suggested By: Chris_K_F, Photo Credit: Local Motors via Truck Yeah!

3.) Ferrari Enzo Test Mule


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.

Suggested By: 4wsprelude, Photo Credit: Sotheby's via Jalopnik

2.) Renault Espace F1


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

1.) Sbarro Monster G


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