John breathes new life into an abandoned Mako Shark, turning it into a stunning work of rolling art.
In an extraordinary tribute to automotive imagination, John has breathed new life into an abandoned Mako Shark concept model, transforming it into what he describes as "the Michelangelo of rolling art." The original Mako Shark was a groundbreaking design experiment by General Motors that, despite never reaching production, eventually inspired the design of the iconic C3 Corvette.
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Found languishing in a field, devoid of both its front and rear ends, the Mako was in desperate need of a makeover—or as John likes to call it, a "Mako-ver." Undeterred by its condition, John meticulously restored the vehicle while preserving its historical essence. Inside the car, the atmosphere is decidedly retro; everything remains in its original state except for the plush black leather seats, a trendy addition from the '80s. The vehicle even features a plexiglass bottom that could be easily removed for a view of the road below.
"It's like a unicorn," John notes, reflecting the public's fascination with this one-of-a-kind masterpiece. He's regularly approached by people who, seemingly drawn by the car's mystique, inquire if they may touch it.
In a world of look-alike cars, John's Mako Shark restoration stands as a compelling testament to the endless possibilities of automotive design and the enduring allure of a vision that, although never fully realized, continues to captivate.