Cars can come in all shapes and sizes, with a unique array of fancy features and optional add-ons too, but when it comes to colors, they’re often a bit samey. When you buy a new car these days, you often have to choose between blue, black, three different shades of gray, and maybe a red if you’re lucky.
For some people, these basic options just aren’t enough. So they decide to get custom paint jobs to show off their individuality. And some of them go way beyond a simple lick of paint! Here are 75 of the weirdest, wackiest, and most downright bizarre paint jobs the world has ever seen.
Spongebob Squarepants lives in a pineapple under the sea. Let’s leave him there.
You really have to have no shame at all to think that this is funny for longer than about five seconds. This guy keeps the joke going every single time he goes for a drive.
Is this guy for real? He’s literally ‘painting’ his car with nothing but a black magic marker! We’re not sure if he’s just super cheap and trying to save some cash or running from the cops and in need of a quick paint job to cover up his white car. Either way, this is dumb.
This paint job is pretty impressive from a purely aesthetic point of view, but does it really belong on a car? Especially a Lexus! That is one expensive vehicle, and the owner decided to cover the whole hood with this totally bizarre image.
Ouch. This car has been literally covered from top to bottom in awful tribal-style shapes and patterns. It looks like it had too many beers and walked into a tattoo parlor in the early 2000s.
Any rock and roll lover would agree with the idea that the music will never die, and they’d be perfectly happy with the faces of Kiss sitting at the top of the picture. But Nickelback? Really? You could have taken your pick from the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and Guns N’ Roses, and you chose Nickelback?
Oh yeah. You fooled us. This is absolutely an official Louis Vuitton car. 100%. Absolutely.
Wow. Flames. Really? Are you 11 years old? We’re cringeing just looking at this one.
Clearly, whoever sits behind the wheel of this thing must love to fish. Or maybe they just love watching fish swim around in aquariums. Either way, their obsession has gone a little too far.
Is this for real? What kind of message is this truck owner trying to convey with such a scary paint job? Do they think that this is funny? Someone needs to keep an eye on this guy!
We really want to know what would possess someone to paint something like this on their vehicle. Are they trying to be edgy and cool? Are they making some kind of statement? Sadly, we’ll never know.
This is the stuff nightmares are made of. It’s terrifying. It’s awful. It’s evil. And we’re done looking at it. Let’s move on.
There’s so much going on here and, quite frankly, it hurts our eyes. We’ve got a scaly green car that looks like some kind of snake, followed up with a crudely-drawn cheetah running down the side. And then there are a bunch of leaves sticking out from the wheels. What is this?
Okay, Finding Nemo is one of the best movies ever made. We can all agree on that. And the paint job on this Smart car isn’t bad at all from a technical standpoint, but why does it exist?
These paint jobs just seem to get worse and worse. This one is a real mess, from the crooked ‘Dragon’ lettering at the base of the hood to the terrible ‘3D’ effect of the dragon itself. Can we even call that thing a dragon? Let’s just move on and forget about it.
That car is worth around $3 million. And someone did this to it. This just goes to show that money can’t buy class.
We can all agree that the moon landing was an extraordinary achievement for mankind and Neil Armstrong is one of the world’s true heroes. But even Neil would have to cringe a little if he saw this homage to his heroism.
This one has us scratching our heads in confusion and disbelief. How could anyone think that this was a good idea? What pushed them to cover their car in such an ugly way? Is it even legal to drive around town in such a weird-looking vehicle? So many questions, so few answers.
Oh no. There’s just nothing good about this picture whatsoever, and it’s scary to see that the guy posing beside the car actually seems pretty proud of what he’s done.
This looks like they just covered the hood in some cheap wallpaper! Flowers are fine, but they really have no place on a car like that.
There’s an apostrophe missing here. But even without the typo, it still looks stupid.
These cars should be outlawed on the roads. They could cause an accident if some other driver sees this design and tries to figure out why it exists.
In general, it’s not a good idea to try and copy McDonald’s in any way as they have a tendency to sue pretty much anyone who attempts that sort of thing. But even without the threat of legal action, this car is just one big mistake.
Looks like the owner of this car must be a big fan of sailing. There’s nothing wrong with that, exactly. But if you love sailing so much, get out there and sail! Don’t waste hours painting your car.
The owner of this elaborately modded and painted vehicle is clearly a big Pokemon fan. They’ve got pictures of several Pokemon around the body and the van itself has been adjusted to look like a Gyrados. It might be cool for a kid, but imagine driving to work in that thing!
Leopard print wasn’t enough for this woman. She just had to go one step further and get an actual big cat head on the side of her car. We love cats, but this is a step too far.
Seriously, unless you’re a teenager, this bad Blink 182 design is just embarrassing! Whoever did this probably had some major regrets not too long after.
Snakeskin was once a real fashion statement, but these days, it’s a little old-fashioned. This car looks like it’s owned by some old guy who wants to be cool but doesn’t quite know what ‘cool’ really means.
Someone has painted this old car to look like a tortoise. We wonder if it was done intentionally by the owner, or as a prank by one of their friends. Either way, it’s a shame to ruin a classic beauty with such a silly paint job.
Wow. You know exactly what sort of guy is behind the wheel of that thing. It’s funny how he clearly took the time to get a custom license plate with the word ‘Dropper’, but then we guess he decided people weren’t getting the message, so he added the paint job to clarify what he meant.
There’s so much wrong with this design, it’s hard to know where to start. Oh wait, no it’s not! Just look at that paw on the side! It’s totally out of perspective with the gigantic face covering the whole hood. If that was a real cat, it wouldn’t even be able to walk with such a massive head and such tiny paws.
This one looks like the ‘artist’ took inspiration from some bad wallpaper in their grandma’s house. Who could possibly think that this looks good on a car?
Usually, people want to avoid even a tiny bit of rust anywhere on their vehicle, but this van has actually been painted to look old and rusty. The only sensible explanation we can think of is that the owner wanted to make their van less of a target for thieves.
It’s cute that this guy is smiling despite sitting behind the wheel of such a hideous monstrosity. We can’t even figure out what that weird design is supposed to be, but we can tell you one thing: it’s ugly!
This is what happens when you take the whole ‘snakeskin’ effect to the extreme. It might look fine in some weird art gallery or in your own private garage, but you really can’t take that thing out on the road.
A whole lot of work must have gone into this design, with that intricate, colorful mosaic covering the whole thing. There’s even a matching paint job on the wheels. And for some reason, a bust of Elvis is sitting on the dashboard. Because why not?
There’s absolutely no logic to this one. At least not any that we can see! The whole car is covered in random arrows and lightning bolts, with no rhyme or reason to be found anywhere.
This looks like the sort of car that Sheriff Woody would love to drive around in. But there comes a time when we all need to put down the toys and act like responsible adults with regular cars.
We almost have to respect the amount of detail in this design. The 3D ridges and props like the severed hand between the teeth really help to sell the whole thing. It’s still a little silly, but at least some real effort went into it.
There’s nothing necessarily wrong with liking Hello Kitty. But there’s definitely something wrong with thinking that this is an acceptable vehicle for an adult to drive.