The body of the retro 1933 Ford Vicky, the iconic scissor doors of the 1985 Lamborghini Diablo, the rear lights of the classic 1955 Ford Thunderbird and the spoiler from the 1973 Plymouth Duster, this is the ‘Frankencar’.
Webuyanycar.com is celebrating the haunting holiday by virtually resurrecting discontinued cars and stitching their parts together to create the ultimate ‘Frankencar’.
Webuyanycar.com surveyed 3,000 British motorists to find out which retro car parts we would most like to see revived to build the Frankencar. Respondents were given a choice from a range of British and US classics and high performance supercars including models by Rolls-Royce, Chevrolet, Ford, Cadillac, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Bentley, BMW, Morgan and Morris.
The exterior features of the Frankencar includes the headlights of the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, which were favoured by almost 40 percent of respondents, a Lamborghini Diablo exhaust from 1990, receiving half of the votes and the eye catching spoiler of the 1973 Plymouth Duster, as selected by 34 percent of those surveyed. The interior of the Frankencar can we viewed here.
Richard Evans, head of technical services at webuyanycar.com, said: ‘’We’ve previously polled motorists to find out what they think the perfect modern car would look like. In the spirit of Halloween, we thought it would be fun to do something similar but with cars that are no longer in production.
‘’It’s great to see so many iconic cars of a bygone era remembered in the Frankencar design. Since 2006, webuyanycar.com has purchased over a million cars, including multiple classic cars and models that have now retired, as used in the drawing.’’
Evans added, “We do live by our name of buying any car on the market and we purchase a fine selection of classic cars and modified vehicles every year. However, I doubt we will ever see one as unique as the Frankencar.’’
The classic car phone, which was first seen in 1946, was the in-car accessory Brits would most like to see in a revived classic car. The in-car vinyl player was also a favourite added extra, with a third of drivers wishing to adorn their car with the retro record player. A third of British motorists would also like to see the return of the 1957 Chrysler 300F swivel seats.
In-car cigarette dispensers, despite their popularity in the 20th century, were only popular with 16 percent of modern motorists.
The track Brits would most like to listen to whilst driving the Frankencar is the classic, ‘Thriller’ by the late Michael Jackson.
We’ve all been asked the question, “What superhero power would you like to have?”, but what about a superhero power for your car. The poll suggests that Brits would choose to have a car that can become invisible, receiving over a quarter of the votes.
In order to look the part whilst driving this unique motor, seven out of ten said they would wear classic leather driving gloves and one in five said they would dress in retro racing overalls.
Given the opportunity, respondents said they would spend on average £40,000 on creating their very own Frankencar.
The average release year of the Frankencar works out to be 1956.