World’s Most Absurd Toyota Celica Comes From… Uganda?

What you’re looking at could very well be the worst looking thing we’ve ever seen on four wheels.

This abomination used to be a Toyota Celica, but it’s now been turned into something so strange looking it can barely be considered an automobile. Crocodile-inspired-Star-Wars-battleship-monstrosity is probably a more apt description.

These images, recently shared on Reddit, appeared from a Facebook post listing the car for sale. A little bit of digging reveals that the car was created by a bodywork shop in Kampala, Uganda, and all of its new exterior body panels are made from lightweight fiberglass.

Uganda must have very relaxed laws about what can be driven on the road, because there’s simply no way such a vehicle would be legal anywhere else. For example, the ‘front bumper’ (that’s a very loose description) now extends multiple feet out of the front of the car and consists of three massive spikes, seemingly inspired by the teeth of a crocodile or the beak of a bird.

That’s not all. Look towards the back and you’ll find fiberglass add-ons adorning every square inch of the rear fascia. There’s curious wings reaching up from the arches and vertical slats that make the Celica look like a spaceship. Much of the rear window has also been covered by new panels, clearly limiting rear visibility.

Perhaps more amazing than the fact that this car actually exists is the simple point that, to some people, it’s actually desirable – or else they wouldn’t have gone to all that trouble to build it. Yes, the automotive world is incredibly diverse and depending on where you go in the world, you’ll find unique tuning scenes. In Uganda, this could be the thing, although we really hope it’s not…

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    My… god…..

    *is a little speechless at the moment*

    • Bo Hanan

      Are those pancakes on the rear diffuser? That is a diffuser, right?

      • Mike anonymous

        haha Yes, I think so. (looks like the one on the left was ready to eat before the picture was taken).

        Creative, Yes. Ingenuitive Yes. Good For Your Health,.. probably not.

  • Six_Tymes


  • Dude (the first)

    I do want!!!!

  • BMWFreaky

    What did he smoke?!!

    • Belthronding

      ugandan kush

  • FlameWater

    the back is actually very nice

    • Dude [Original]

      Yes, the back is art!

  • Bo Hanan

    That’s the Pterodactyl package. It was only offered on the Celica for 1 year in Uganda.
    Its part of the “Jurassic Exclusives” from Toyota.
    Damn! They get all the good stuff… LOL

  • Bo Hanan

    That’s the Pterodactyl package. It was only offered on the Celica for 1 year in Uganda.
    Its part of the “Jurassic Exclusives” from Toyota. I remember reading about this car.
    The waiting list was 3 years to get one. Damn, Uganda gets all the good stuff… LOL

    • OdysseyTag

      I’m still on the waiting list myself.

  • Dude[Check JoinDate InProfile]

    We have a contender for “World’s ugliest car”

  • pcurve

    we all have to start somewhere!

  • Jason Panamera

    I was making such things when I was a kid with styrofoam.

  • Oliver Moore

    Tesla Fanboys: The roaster is still faster so it doesn’t matter.

  • Mike anonymous

    Go speed racer,.. Go speed racer,… Go speed racer,.. GO! (no disrespect to speed racer but the front of this car looks like Speed Racer’s Car).

    • Six_Tymes

      oh come on, don’t insult the mach 5. this abomination doesn’t even come close to the mach 5

      • Mike anonymous

        Your right, I know. I love the mach 5 too, but I couldn’t resist making the comparison.

  • Wandering_Spirit


  • Lucas Mattos Azevedo

    So that’s what an african bosozoku looks like.

  • Mi Lito
    • Shahil Mohanlall

      i came for dis bradda

    • Eythan Aldrich

      I knew someone’s gonna do that dangnabbit

  • Mr Hahn

    Imagine geing hit by this abomination while walking across the street! you’d get impaled.

  • Shahil Mohanlall

    yes bradda click click click click click click click click click click

  • Knarck

    My favorite part is the Rear, the Front not a big fan of.

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    And yet it still looks better than an Aztek somehow

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    Is it edible?

  • Knotmyrealname

    How many appliances did he have to buy to get all that polystyrene?

  • haji

    just when you thought that front bumper was ugly…

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