Want attention everywhere you go? Buy this crazy coupe.
The spooky season is once again upon us, and while coffee shops sell out of pumpkin spice lattes and badly carved Jack-o'-lanterns start popping up on suburban porches, the motoring world is also gearing up for a bit of trick-or-treating. There are some cars that will truly put the scare in you, and then there are other cars that simply scream Halloween.
This 2011 Ford Mustang GT is no longer that - it's now a Zimmer Golden Spirit Coupe and certain to make small children cry. This wild creation looks like something Cruella de Vil would happily cruise around on a modern reality TV show and is listed on Bring A Trailer just in time for Halloween.
We've covered Zimmer cars in the past, and they've always been seriously weird. Zimmer was founded in 1978 with the aim of building neoclassical cars. The company hit its stride in the 1980s before tanking soon after, but in the ashes of the old company, this creation has emerged, and we think it's so weird that it's wonderful.
This wild creation started out as a humble Ford Mustang and still features the standard 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine, six-speed automatic transmission, brakes, suspension, and limited-slip differential of the original car. The exterior now features a host of modifications, including an entire Zimmer front end, complete with a flying-eagle front emblem, swooping fenders, massive side exit exhaust pipes (fake ones), and a classic rear end that houses a faux spare wheel cover.
The side profile, roofline, and quarter windows clearly show off the car's DNA, but this conversion is so overwhelming that most might not recognize this Mustang at all. The car rolls on a set of 10-spoke 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Energy MXV4 S8 tires, and they perfectly suit the rest of the neo-classic look. Inside the car, the seats have been recovered in red leather and now feature Zimmer Golden Spirit embroidery. The steering wheel also features the Zimmer logo, and even the door sills get branded. The cabin features modern luxuries such as automatic climate control, cruise control, and a shaker sound system. The dash shows off a 160-mph speedometer and an odometer with only 52,000 miles.
With around 412 horsepower going to the rear wheels, this retro-looking creation is sure to be pretty fun on the road, but we imagine this thing slowly cruising by suburban homes launching eggs at unsuspecting kids. The Zimmer Golden Spirit Coupe is currently bidding at $10,999 with six days left to make an offer and is sold with a clean Carfax report and a clean California title. No, this isn't a classic that is guaranteed to earn you enough to pay for your grandkids' college tuition, but it's certainly rarer and more eclectic than a '67 Fastback. Go on, get your spook on.