Remembering MTV’s Pimp My Ride (Part Three)

We’re back once more for all the car content that’s fit to print! So far this month we’ve been on a bit of a Pimp My Ride bender, and we’ll be honest, it’s been great. Looking back at those Frankenstein’s monster of vehicles has given us plenty of chuckles, and maybe a few ideas… Anyways! We’re here for the last (we swear!) installment of the Pimp Saga. In our research of the last few blogs, we came across something real interesting. Did you know, that on three occasions -all season finales-, the show was unable to Pimp a given ride and instead provided the driver with a new vehicle entirely? It was a rarity and has happened for drastically different reasons. Today we’re going to discuss those tales of tires lost.

The Cut n Shut

Season one ended with a man Kerry getting his Ford Escort pimped. Once the boys at WCC (West Coast Customs) got involved, they quickly found out the car was a cut n shut or a vehicle made by the welding of two different cars together, in this case, it was made of half a 1988 and 1989 Ford Escort. Deeming the car too dangerous even to own, they replaced it with a 2004 Scion xB. The pimping included an electric sunroof and portable computer.

The Mechanic

The finale of season two featured a 19 year old and his 1963 Ford Fair lane. In the process of interviewing him, the crew discovered he was hoping to become a mechanic. Sensing a kindred spirit, the crew returned his Fair lane to allow him to restore it himself, in place of it WCC pimped a 2005 Toyota 4Runner.This was the only time when an owner received his car without being worked on and a new pimped vehicle. Not too shabby!

The Pulsar Heat Pulse

Season five finale, Mary brought her 1988 Nissan Pulsar to get pimped. During work,Xzibit noticed that the engine was creating absurdly high temperatures in the cab itself. Feeling it was too dangerous, he chose to replace it with a 2006 Ford Mustang GT. The pimping of the Mustang included bright green and chrome paint job, a whopping total of 17(!) monitors between pillars, sun visors, dash, and head rests. The trunk had three more monitors, one of which was a 20 inch monitor able to move. This is the highest number of monitors installed, a total of 20.

The things people can do to cars is truly astounding. That’ll do it for this trek down Pimpory Lane. We hope you’ve enjoyed this wild ride as much as we have.