The annual SEMA Show attracts dozens of incredible vehicles, but many horrible creations too. This particular Toyota Avalon, built for the 2005 event, falls in the second category.
Fabricating shop Rad Rides by Troy was responsible for designing and building this unique Avalon, with the eBay listing stating that it is one of Troy Trepanier’s most iconic rides and looks like its traveling 100 mph (160 km/h) while standing still. Yes, really.
Rad Rides by Troy first set about overhauling the Avalon’s front fascia and did so with the fitment of a massive front grille with five horizontal slats finished in chrome. The lower portion of the front bumper also supports a pair of circular headlamps.
Fewer changes have been made to the sides, but the Avalon now makes do without door handles in an effort to smooth its design. Additionally, the vehicle’s ride height has been dropped and a set of chrome wheels have been fitted – but the result leaves a lot to be desired.
Spin around to the rear and you’ll find simplified taillights, a large lip spoiler extending out of the trunk lid, and no visible handle for the truck. While we’re not fans of the overall design, the absence of obvious handles anywhere on the exterior is noteworthy.
Like any good SEMA show car, the Avalon also includes some special trimmings throughout the interior, as well as a Rockford Fosgate surround sound system.
As eye-catching as the car is, that’s not the most noteworthy thing about it. That would be the fact that it has an asking price of $24,595, a figure which seems extraordinarily high even though the car allegedly has just 168 miles (270 km) on the clock.