Because 2020 hasn't been weird and absurd enough.
It has been a mess of a year, and one most of us can't wait to see the back of. In so many ways, this sad excuse for a car is an automotive representation of 2020. It's an ill-advised mess of a car topped off in a bemusing aftermarket shade of orange. It's also for sale through Northern Kentucky Auto Sales. The car in question is a 2008 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT, an aged executive sedan that was expensive in its day but now can be bought for cheap. Any class it once had has been stripped away by a set of chrome and orange painted 26-inch spinners and that orange respray.
The listing isn't detailed, which is always a warning sign when looking to buy any older luxury car, let alone a used Maserati given a donk style makeover. If the questionable modifications aren't big enough red flags, check out how battered the wheels have been by curbs. It may only have clocked around 67,000 miles since 2008, but what's probably the third or fourth owner hasn't treated it with care. The rear door trim suggests the previous owner rarely drove it without passengers that treated the car with an equal lack of respect.
If it is mechanically sound and has been serviced properly, it could be a fun car to own for just $12,995, the cost of a decent set of practically sized wheels, and a couple of grand in the bank tucked away for any Maserati repairs that might pop up. The interior is worn, but it will still be plush and probably come up well after a deep clean. Then, you have a peach of a 400-horsepower 4.2-liter V8 to play with on a rear-wheel-drive platform. In 2008, the Quattroporte Executive GT was a $124,900 car, but it definitely didn't come with orange paint.