• Mar 24th 2007 at 6:08PM
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From the fertile mind that brought you such varied hits as the Clenet and premixed coolant, we present to you the Dimora JX Coupe. Done up the old-world way -- with real metal and skill -- and the results for all that effort are decidedly weird. They can call it a coupe all they want, but its certainly more El Camino than sleek GT. The JX moniker is a little strange too, as the Chrysler Concorde that this car began life as was an LH model. The JX is the designation for the Sebring convertible from '96-00.

No matter, this metallic tangerine wonder has had old school bodywork techniques applied to make it a landaulet-looking contraption. The car was built as a movie car, though Dimora is cagey about where we might ultimately see the JX's film debut. The write up at the Dimora website is filled with hyperbolic nuggets. Our favorite gem is this one, regarding the fitting of a 3.2-liter V6: "We replaced the stock engine with a 260 HP 3.2 liter V6 from ATK, which is backed by a three-year unlimited mileage warranty. We added a "Tornado" vortex component to the air intake. MPG was increased 10% and horsepower grew by 10%. We have not had a dyno test on the engine..." Uhh, what?! We're not sure how you can measure a 10% horsepower increase (from an intake restriction, no less) without, you know, measuring it. Ah well, at least the rest of the world continues to have vehicular reasons to ridicule us.

[Source: Dimora via Jalopnik]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Where is the engine sourced from? Is it just a tuned Chrysler V6?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Uh, this has to be the most poorly written article i've ever read on Autoblog. Most of it doesn't even make sense.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Amazing, awesome job.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The only thing cool about it is that the pics were taken in Palm Desert. Otherwise, the car spoils the beautiful desert view.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This "thing" is just wrong on SO many levels.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Im sorry thats just ugly. Maybe if it were a different color it would look better but not by much! Poor Concorde!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Did anyone else pick up on the tag and what it means?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Where is the LX UTE we want to see?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, as the saying goes, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". I found it awesome.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Haha..I'll bite. I actually like it, at least in concept.

      The color has got to go, along with the chrome portholes. Otherwise, eh, 'll take it for a spin, see what it does.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i think i just threw up a little in my mouth
      • 8 Years Ago
      what a bunch of tools. that is the biggest pc of crap.
      oh yea and the portholes give you better aerodynamics
      add 10% untested HP on top too.
      Hao Xin on the plate? that makes it Japanese! that adds 10% too!
      This place should put down the tools, and start weaving rugs. cars just aint their thing.
      'tornado' ha ha!
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