Five potential Art Cars

Most will already be familiar with BMW’s Art Cars, which marry creative visuals to potent machinery. With the intention of finding some perfect blank canvasses of the automotive form, we trawled the Classic Driver Marketplace.

 


#5 Aston Martin Lagonda:



Five potential Art Cars

Falling victim to some heavy criticism in its day, the Lagonda never reached the lofty heights Aston management hoped it would. However, the boxy styling and its distinct 80s aura now makes it ripe for decoration. Of course, the art applied would need to be of the ‘edgy’ variety…

Lagondas in the Classic Driver Marketplace >>
 



#4 Lamborghini Pregunta Prototype:



Five potential Art Cars

Art cars are created to add an air of exclusivity; but as the only one ever made, the Pregunta concept had already taken care of that for you. All that remains is to make it look more striking than it already does – good luck with that.

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#3 Alfa Romeo Montreal:



Five potential Art Cars

With pretty lines and intricate details straight from the pen of automotive designer-cum-artist Marcello Gandini, the Montreal is already a work of art in itself. Perhaps it would only require a ‘minimalist’ touch?

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#2 Porsche 962 Brun Jägermeister:



Five potential Art Cars

Thanks to its flamboyant Jägermeister livery, this 962C already has plenty of visual impact. The 'art' is in keeping the car in running order (engine rebuilds are required every 3,000km), so that it can do what it does best: crafting pretty arcs on the racetrack.

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#1 Bentley 'Chinese Eye' S3 Continental by Park Ward



Five potential Art Cars

You might remember our feature on the S1 ‘Beatles Bentley’, but had a more contemporary model been chosen (that car was 10 years old when painted), it might well have been an S3. The version most appropriate as an art car would surely be the Mulliner Park Ward 'Chinese Eye', with its atypical design making for the perfect blank canvas.

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