Car enthusiasts are the kind of people who take their love for cars to the next level. An individual who loves anything to do with cars and their counterparts, a car enthusiast can talk for hours upon hours about cars and not get tired of it. Some enjoy the peaceful conversation of cars, and some like to get their hands a little oily. There are others who work with cars for a living or those who end up spending too much money on their favorite pastime. Some car enthusiasts have little gangs and cliques where they all get together and get excited about their friend's classic Mustang or the latest Ferrari model. Car enthusiasts can look at any car and tell you where it's from, how much it's worth, and what components it uses. For car enthusiasts, their lives revolve around the automobile. So, what happens when one of these people sees the car of their dreams damaged beyond belief, blown to smithereens, or just caked in a bad paint job? Panic, of course!
For some, the destruction of such beautiful cars can cause blood, sweat, and tears. Heartbreaking to say the least, the annihilation of these wonderful cars can sometimes be on par with losing a loved one. It's seriously that bad. So, to celebrate the life and death of the motor vehicle. Here are 25 pictures of cars all over the world that'll break your heart. Be warned—this may hurt a little.
25 The Watermelon Bentley
Bentley Motors is a British manufacturer and has been providing the world with luxury vehicles since 1919. Classy to say the least, Bentley has somewhat of a fancy reputation and something that doesn't need to be messed with. So, what does this Bentley owner go and do? Dress it up like a watermelon, of course. Probably one of the worst wraps (we hope it's a wrap) ever seen on a car, the "watermelon wrap" covers the bottom half of the Bentley in a grotesque two-shade green and the roof in a vibrant red with black seeds thrown in for good measure. Not only has the owner managed to ruin one of the classiest cars in the world, but couldn't he have picked a better fruit? A banana perhaps? An orange? Anything but a watermelon.
24 Ruined With A Paint Job
Nothing says "I'm so cool and badass" than a wildcat painted on your sexy polished vintage car, right? Wrong.
Not really thinking outside of the box, this Jaguar E-Type comes with an added paint job of a jaguar.
Complete with a full set of teeth, piercing eyes, a nose that taints the hood, and a stranded paw on the side of the car door, the painted-on jaguar is most definitely one of the most uncool things we've ever seen. Sorry, but some people should just keep their "creativity" to themselves because when people drive around in cars such as these ones, it upsets those who care about cars a great deal, especially those who care about cool Jaguar E-Types! That's right—the Jaguar E-Type was once called "the most beautiful car ever made," so it's probably not a good idea to mess with it.
23 Scratched Lamborghini
Every car owner's worst nightmare... Yep, imagine spending a fortune on a highly expensive supercar only to find it deliberately scratched to pieces the next day. The next time you see a Lamborghini Huracan with an impeccable finish, try to imagine what it would look like after someone had taken a key to the hood. Pictured above after becoming the victim of vandalism, this Lamborghini Huracan was snapped looking worse for wear after jealous bystanders had attacked the car without warning. One witness who took the photograph wrote, "A rare Huracan Avio with key scratches on three sides... Live from Bruges. I am surprised by this. My sports cars have never been vandalized, considering I take them everywhere. People respect this type of car... most of the time."
22 Tagged White Mercedes
The Mercedes-Benz W108 was made by Mercedes-Benz from 1965 to 1973 and is one of the most famous German cars around. The vehicle is often referred to as having a timeless charm that is mostly thanks to its square design that never seems to go out of fashion. Yes, it's a cool car and if you are ever lucky enough to drive one you'll instantly understand why.
The car is also famed for its reliability and durability, and of course, excellent German engineering.
So, nothing hurts more when cars with such glorious histories are treated like a child's coloring book. Pictured above victim to a number of graffiti style tags and juvenile drawings, the Mercedes-Benz W108 is a shell of its former self.
21 When Four Wheels Just Isn't Enough
The Covini C6W is an Italian 2-seat 2-door sports car with a removable roof and a whole load of cool. Well, that's before you look at it more closely. That's right, the incentive for the car came from the 1976 Tyrrell P34, which had two pairs of smaller front wheels purchased at the front. For some reason, the Covini crew thought this was cool so they installed extra wheels to make a six-wheel supercar. Not only does the car have six wheels but it also has an Audi V8 engine, scissor doors, a carbon-fiber body, and an interior that's customized to fit each buyer's liking. In other words, the car is over the top, ridiculous and one of a kind, but in a bad way.
20 When You Just Want To See The Stars
Yes, there are a number of unique car wraps around the world, many of them seen on this list. However, is "unique" really the word for it? Obviously wanting to stand out, one Lamborghini Aventador owner certainly attempted to do so with this galaxy-inspired stars wrap. Probably one of the worst wraps ever seen on a car, the galaxy wrap turns the stupidly sexy Lamborghini Aventador into a cheap four wheeler just about ready to pick their girlfriend up from the prom. But why are people so insistent on wrapping their cars? Always somehow managing to look cheap, vehicle wraps are either bubbling of vinyl, displaying severe wrinkles or over stretching to the point where it looks distorted. Here is some advice, next time you think about wrapping your car, don't.
19 Turtle Car
Everyone loves a station wagon and what better than a station wagon painted in your favorite kids television show. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a cartoon based on four fictional anthropomorphic teenaged turtles who are named after famous Italian artists. Each episode, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael would battle petty criminals and evil overlords all while eating pizza in their dwelling place in New York City's sewers. The car was spotted by Reddit user kvnmahan in Nashville, TN, who went on to say, "I wish I had a paint job like this! If you know who the owner is, let us know in the comments so we can give them credit!" Hmmmm, we are not sure that we agree with kvnmahan but kudos for the enthusiasm.
18 Bad Flame Job
People don't take the Volkswagen Beetle seriously anyway, so when it's covered in a badly flamed grilled wrap it becomes the joke of the party. Known as the "people's car" (Volkswagen in German), the Beetle actually originated from Adolf Hitler who wanted a cheap, simple car to be mass-produced for the German masses. Volkswagen was born and with 21,529,464 vehicles produced, the Beetle is now the longest-running and most manufactured car of a single platform ever made. Pictured above as if it has come straight from the bedroom of a teenage boy, the Volkswagen Beetle has never looked so bad. Seriously. Why do people continue to wrap their cars in the worst wraps imaginable? Just leave them how they were intended to be!
17 X-Ray Car
The mini is just as much the face of British motoring as the Bentley or the Rolls Royce. In fact, the original is considered to be an icon of 1960s British culture and is featured in a number of movies from all over the world. So, what's the best thing to do to an iconic car? Make it look awful of course! That's right, pictured above displaying one of the worst paint jobs imaginable, the result is truly horrifying. Yes, there is nothing wrong with customizing your car to make it fit your personality, but an X-Ray? Seriously? Sure it might look interesting but after three seconds you are stuck with what looks like a badly scratched vehicle or that someone has spilled some milk all over your entire car.
16 Jurrasic Park Comes To Life
In 1993, Jurassic Park was the most talked about movie of all time. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie was the first of its kind and showcased some serious CGI. Set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, the movie sees a small group of scientists become stuck on an island with a bunch of killer dinosaurs. In other words, it rocks. Yes, Jurassic Park may have been the coolest movie of all time, especially upon its release but it shouldn't take over your life.
This one car owner disagreed and turned his car into a full-on Jurassic Park replica with added stickers and a complete exact paint job.
Sadly, the car ended up looking more like an extra from one of the later movies and not as cool as the real deal. But we could have told you that would happen before you ruined your car.
15 Wrecked Jaguar
The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seater sports car produced by British luxury carmakers, Jaguar. One of the nicest cars on the market, the Jaguar XJ220 is ridiculously expensive and most definitely up there when it comes to luxurious supercars. In fact, not only is it expensive, the XJ220 is also rare with just 275 cars available. So, you can imagine the horror when one of these bad boys crashes.
Yes, it might look like a mangled piece of trash but due to their rare appearances on the car scene, it seems the XJ220 still holds its value.
That's right, advertised on a German classifieds site for a whopping €199,980 ($150.000) despite showing major crash damage, this totaled Jag still has what it takes to rake in the big bucks.
14 Ferrari Flood
No matter how rich you are, mother nature is still going to get you despite your expensive perks and weather preventions. Don't believe us? Just ask the multi-millionaires who left their luxury motors in an underground car park. Yep, flooded in their own private estate, mother nature decided to teach the rich and famous a lesson as she destroyed over $10 million dollars worth of motor vehicles. As a result, a Lamborghini, a Bentley and a Ferrari that cost more than $650,000 were severely water damaged. However, it was the Rolls-Royce Phantom that really took the fun out of things when it was discovered that the iconic car was worth up to $100,000 dollars but had sadly drowned. Next time make sure you store them above ground!
13 Banged-Up Ferrari F12
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, otherwise known as the F12, is a front-mid-engine, rear-wheeler made by the Italian giant and car manufacturer that's Ferrari.
The car is so highly regarded that the 6.3-liter Ferrari V12 engine won "Best Performance" and "Best Engine above 4.0 liters" at the International Engine of the Year Awards in 2013.
And if that wasn't enough, the car was named "Supercar of the Year 2012" by legendary Petrolheads, Top Gear and was even awarded the XXIII Premio Compasso d'oro ADI in 2014. It's basically a great car. So, you can only imagine the pain involved when witnessing such a beautiful car in such a truly horrific state as presented in the picture above. RIP, F12... we hope you had a wonderful life.
12 Burned-Out Classics
Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois is one of the most famous sellers of vintage cars in the USA. The collection is so vast, it has an inventory of over 600 cars, which range from the early '20s to the present. Somewhat of a heaven to avid car enthusiasts, the collection is highly regarded by many, so you can only imagine their pain when the famed car lot went up in flames and destroyed a huge number of cars. That's right—an estimate of at least 150 cars was believed to have burned, and car buffs all over the world winced at the sight of the burning metal and classic nostalgia. But it was owner Russ Noel who hurt the most, claiming, "They don’t make them like this anymore. A lot of those cars in there, I’ll never replace them probably." We hear you, Russ.
11 Half Of A Ferrari Enzo
The Enzo Ferrari is a mid-engine Berlinetta sports car named after the founder of Ferrari itself, Enzo Ferrari. Built in 2002, the car is more like a Formula One car than a regular automobile and can reach up to 100 mph (160 km/h) in 6.6 seconds. In 2006, a Ferrari Enzo was found destroyed in a strange accident in the Malibu Hills, Los Angeles, and the driver was nowhere to be seen. The passenger was Swedish gangster and Director of Gizmondo Europe (a gaming manufacturer) Bo Stefan Eriksson, who claimed that the driver had run off into the hills. It was then revealed that Eriksson and Tiger CEO Carl Freer both had criminal pasts with the company then were forced into bankruptcy after amassing a whopping $300 million in debt. Eriksson was later jailed for criminal activity as well as crashing the supercar.
10 Burning Pits
A Lamborghini Huracan, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, and a Bentley were all left burnt and mangled after a suspected arsonist decided to set fire to the supercars on purpose. For some reason, people just like to set cars on fire. Devastated, to say the least, the owner of the motor vehicles put up a £20,000 ($28,000) reward in order to find the scumbag who did it. "Rolls-Royce" is a household name and is now even used to describe the best of other types of products or services because it's that good.
Founded in 1904, Rolls-Royce is the epitome of all things British and has one of the most superior reputations within the automobile industry.
Basically, at the end of the day, a Rolls-Royce should never be set on fire. Ever.
9 A Lamborghini Aventador-LP700 Smash
The Lamborghini Aventador is a mid-engined sports car produced by Italian mavericks Lamborghini. The car was received extremely well upon its release and was often referred to as "The best Lamborghini ever" and "the friendliest V12 supercar in the world." In fact, it was so well liked that it even won "The Supercar of the Year 2011" from petrolheads and famed car enthusiasts Top Gear. Pictured above after a low impact crash on the streets of Warsaw, Poland, this gold-wrapped Lamborghini Aventador was driver by someone who wasn't quite looking where he was going after he had run a red light and crashed head-on into another vehicle. Luckily, nobody was hurt, but we're pretty sure the owner had a mini heart attack when he saw what he had done to his highly expensive car of dreams.
8 Spot The Lamborghini
Much like scrambled eggs that started of as a cheese and mushroom omelet, this Lamborghini Huracan is so smashed to pieces that it's impossible to see where it started and even more impossible to see where it ended. Reported to have been crashed by a Hungarian man who had borrowed his friend's £186,000 Lamborghini in order to show off the car's V10 engine, the car was also said to be brand new. Thankfully, the driver was okay, but we're pretty sure that the friend wasn't too happy with him. Not knowing what to do with the smashed-to-smithereens car, the man decided to sell the wreckage online for a measly, £4,000. No, seriously. Listing the wreckage online, the advert reads, "Lamborghini Huracan, one previous owner, sold as seen."
7 Full Frontal
Sometimes, people should just not be given supercars, especially when they start driving them too fast on mountain tops and steep hills. That's right—three people nearly died when a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 collided face-to-face with an Opel Corsa on a mountain road in Southwestern Germany.
According to witnesses, the Lamborghini was attempting to overtake a BMW on an uphill turn when it suddenly came into contact with an oncoming Opel Corsa.
Witnesses then claimed that the driver of the Lamborghini quickly tried to move back into his lane but ended up scraping the BMW, which then crashed into a mini and created a whole load of destruction. The lesson? Don't speed on mountain roads in a Lamborghini Aventador because you'll 100% crash.
6 1966 Chevrolet Green Lowrider Corvair
The Chevrolet Corvair is a compact car manufactured by Chevrolet from 1960 to 1969 and was named "Corvair" as a mix between "Corvette" and "Bel Air." The car is now considered a classic, and it's not hard to see why. A beautifully designed car, the Corvair emulates the sounds and feels of the '60s in one clean swoop. In fact, the ’66 Corvairs were part of the second generation of GM’s Z-body Corvairs, with the main distinguishing part being the rear-engine design. The car pictured above was one of the lowrider models—a feature that, for some reason, makes the wheels look like they're broken. And as for the paintwork? The sludgy-green paint job just ruins the whole car as well as the cheap white stenciling and the toilet-water interior. Why?!
5 Vandalised Range Rover
The Range Rover is a luxury sports vehicle hailing from the rainy shores of Britain. Popular with both men and women, the Range Rover is also highly favored across the world, especially in the United States. Sadly, the Range Rover can often fall into the wrong hands, with one owner certainly feeling the punch when he felt the wrath of an ex-lover. Instead of taking out their anger on the owner, the ex somewhat went after the Range Rover by spray painting the words "cheater" "hope she was worth it" and "it's over" all over its beautiful glistening body. The event caused quite a scene and the car quickly appeared all over social media for the world to see. The owner, however, was not so impressed and hopefully had the Range Rover restored to its former gleaming self.
4 Cat Car
Joel Thomas Zimmerman professionally known as Deadmau5 is a Canadian record producer and DJ. Extremely successful, Deadmau5 has received six Grammy Award nods for his work and has worked with a number of talented artists throughout his career. So, what do you do when you start making good money for the first time? Buy a Ferrari 458 of course! However, unlike other Ferrari owners, Deadmau5 decided to custom design his with a vinyl tribute to the youtube phenomenon that was Nyan Cat. Yes, you read that correctly.
Decked out in Nyan Cat wrap, the car was hilariously nicknamed the Purrari.
Sadly, the bosses at Ferrari didn't see the funny side and told the musician to have it removed or else. Deadmau5 was not pleased and tweeted about the incident before later selling the model.
3 Tesla On Fire
The Tesla Model S is an all-electric, five-door, luxury car manufactured by Tesla Inc. The car is mostly known for being extremely environmentally friendly as well as scoring a perfect 5.0 in the NHTSA automobile safety ratings. However, although it might just be one of the best inventions ever, some people just can't wrap their heads around how it works so have decided to set fire to them instead. That's right, over in Amsterdam, eyewitnesses saw two vandals deliberately and purposely setting fire to a parked Tesla. At the time there was no indication of why the car was set on fire but the owner claimed that people didn't like change and torched the car because it was electric, "my wife woke me because the car’s alarm went off. We soon realized that it was a fire because of the smoke and smell. The children were sleeping, so we were shocked. We have camera images of the two arsonists, which we shared with the police. Apparently, someone is not a fan of progress. He (the Tesla) is fairly new, and I only had him for four months, but I think I am well insured."
2 Burnt Out Mustang
The Ford Mustang is one of the most famous cars in the entire world and has been around since what feels like forever. The Mustang has been featured in a number of movies and advertisements and received somewhat of a celebrity like status during the 1960s. From James Bond to Steve McQueen in Bullitt, the song even inspired one of the greatest car songs ever, "Mustang Sally". A firm favorite among car lovers globally it can be hard to see the Mustang in distress, especially when it belonged to a kind and loving family who had bought it for their seven-year-old disabled son. Pictured after being torched by vandals in 2017, this rare 1970s orange Ford Mustang was thought to be burned beyond repair. Thankfully a GoFundMe me page was put into place soon after, with the proceeds going to fix and repair the car.
1 Mangled Mercedes
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was first introduced in 1954 and was immediately deemed a classic. Iconic to say the least, the 300 SL is both extremely distinctive as well as exceptionally expensive. Sadly, no matter how beautiful they are, cars are there to be driven, even if they are at risk of being smashed to pieces.
The owner of this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL clearly thought the same and ended up taking a risk that unfortunately took out his car.
According to the Italian website Tusciaweb, the driver of a BMW 1 Series lost control on a broken stretch of road causing the 300SL to spin and crash. Luckily there were no injuries, apart from the soul-destroying, heartbreaking death of the most beautiful car in the world that is.
Sources: Reddit; Wikipedia; YouTube