Hooniverse Asks- What's the Fugliest Factory Interior Upholstery You've Ever Seen?

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Hooniverse Asks- What's the Fugliest Factory Interior Upholstery You've Ever Seen?

You spend a lot of time in your car, and because of that, it damn well better be a place you don’t mind spending all that time. Most cars have some form of innocuous cloth or low-pile mouse fur upholstery in an inoffensive pattern, while others have former cows covering much of what is within eyeballs’ reach. Nothing too crazy or distracting. Yawn-inducing actually.
Then there’s the oddballs, the ones yearning to differentiate themselves by potentially setting off epileptic seizures with their upholstery patterns – I’m looking at you original Porsche 928 – while others seem to have been conceived by the art class at a very intense prison. None of that is the kind of thing you want to crawl into after a long day at work.
Cars have become such mass-market commodities that it’s the exception rather than the rule that their upholstery material offends to the soul, but that’s not to say it still does’t happen. If and when it does, it can be scaring for life. If it doesn’t open up too many repressed bad memories, what do you think was the ugliest factory interior material you’ve ever seen?

Image source: [spaceg.com]

By |2011-10-06T06:00:39+00:00October 6th, 2011|Hooniverse Asks|194 Comments

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  1. Joe Btfsplk October 6, 2011 at 6:05 am - Reply

    A Triumph TR8 is not for you if you suffer from a plaid allergy.

  2. tonyola October 6, 2011 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Butterscotch leather and mindbendingly op-art checks. What was Porsche thinking?
    <img src="http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kwl3feY4l81qzhb89o1_500.jpg&quot; width=500>

    • The_Yellow_Box October 6, 2011 at 6:08 am - Reply

      Please tell me this isn't real. Two posts in and this thread is over.

      • tonyola October 6, 2011 at 6:19 am - Reply

        Oh, it's very real. Porsche had some weird ideas when the 928 was first released.

    • CĀ³-Cool Cadillac Cat October 6, 2011 at 6:33 am - Reply

      Damn. And here I thought I'd never see that, again….
      We have a winner. Not only is the pattern disturbing to a person's equilibrium, the color…erk.

    • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 6:42 am - Reply

      I think this is disqualified as it was the example in the post…
      šŸ˜€

    • engineerd October 6, 2011 at 7:06 am - Reply

      I love it. I want it in my Jeep.

    • aciddiver October 6, 2011 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Wow. Just wow. My eyes won't focus.

    • dukeisduke October 6, 2011 at 7:39 am - Reply

      Great work, Tony. I was trying to find a picture of that interior recently, but the closest I could find was a cutaway that showed it.
      I don't know whether PCNA imported 928s with that cloth; I'm thinking all US-spec 928s came with leather. I owned a new Audi Fox at the time that was very familiar with the inside of the local Porsche+Audi dealer's service department, and I never saw a 928 on the showroom floor or the lot with that interior.

    • IronBallsMcG October 6, 2011 at 8:21 am - Reply

      I'm sorry, but I love it.

      • raphaelinberlin October 6, 2011 at 9:07 am - Reply

        yeah, I agree completely – I want all of my cars to have interiors as bonkers as that

    • Devin October 6, 2011 at 8:22 am - Reply

      I don't think you can really judge those seats unless you're on the popular designer drugs of the 1970's. I bet it made total sense when you're tripping balls.

    • PowerTryp October 6, 2011 at 8:36 am - Reply

      The Pasha interior was also used on the 924 and 944 in that same era and for some reason I love it except when it's against the tan interior.

    • Paul_y October 6, 2011 at 10:34 am - Reply

      I've always found this to be awesome.

    • Jim-Bob October 7, 2011 at 12:46 am - Reply

      I dunno… I like the checkered pattern. My issue is with the mustard gold. if the rest of the surfaces were black this would be an awesome looking interior. it kind of makes me think of modern artists like Escher or Dali for some reason. The shifting perspectives in the patterns make it much cooler than if it were just a straight black and white check. There were far worse patterns in the 1970's like the plaid interiors used in the 924 and Chevy Nova or the Indian blanket upholstery option in the AMC Pacer.

  3. $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 6:09 am - Reply

    1969 Plymouth Barracuda Pop Prints are unforgivable.
    <img src="http://www.mooresmopars.com/images/jpg/mod_top_barracuda_ad_s.jpg"width="500"/&gt;

    • P161911 October 6, 2011 at 6:18 am - Reply

      Hemmings Classic Car had one of those this month. The tops were actually made by a shower curtain manufacturer.

      • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 6:25 am - Reply

        I can believe that!

    • fodder650 October 6, 2011 at 6:25 am - Reply

      The Dodge mod top was featured in last months Hemmings Classic Car. Like everyone else I can't believe this was ever put in production

      • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 6:36 am - Reply

        It's unique, to say the least, but I couldn't live with it. *Hi, you!*

        • fodder650 October 6, 2011 at 6:39 am - Reply

          Hello there. I've had two posts under my real name. So my replies have been under my real name to. Now that I finally figured out this login thing I can finally go back to my chosen name

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 6:49 am

            It's nice to see you again! It's been a long time.

          • fodder650 October 6, 2011 at 6:51 am

            Obvlously your not on Google+ then šŸ™‚ that's where I've been hiding and hanging out. I gave up on that other site.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 6:59 am

            You too? I haven't yet embraced the whole Google+ thing, but I've given up on the other site that shall not be named as well. I just lost my star as well…
            Welcome aboard!

          • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 7:13 am

            It has a name, it's name is [Redacted].

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 7:18 am

            [Redacted] [Redacted]. That's all I have to say about that…

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 7:14 am

            Oh, Flick, I didn't know you lost your star. *hugs* I may cry.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 7:17 am

            Yeah, it just happened last night. Yanked by my brother in brick. I suppose I should have seen it coming… I just never thought it would really happen, I guess. Ironically, I still have it on all the other sites… Yay, pre-2.0 star…!

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 7:26 am

            I just read that thread……I can't believe it. You've been pretty vocal with your being fed up with things there, but I don't agree with your star being yanked. You didn't deserve that.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

            I still remember when I first got it. It was after my first COTD. A COTD about hooning my Volvo. He gave me my star then, and now, however many years later… it's gone. Just like that. I'll admit, it really did hurt. I never thought some stupid token status on a website could actually affect me like that.
            Their loss, really.

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 7:40 am

            I really don't get it, but, like you said, it is their loss…..OUR loss. :'(

          • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 8:12 am

            Nope, their loss, our gain when you're posting here, little lady.

          • fodder650 October 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

            Yeah nothing helps Hooniverse like site X screwing up more

          • mdharrell October 6, 2011 at 11:16 am

            It's okay for getting commenters but it still seems needlessly harsh as a way of getting contributors. Or executive editors.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 10:18 am

            You'll just be seeing me a lot more around here šŸ™‚
            I wonder if I am the person with the most followers to ever lose their star… With a final follower count of 763, I'm willing to bet on it. Heh… Ray is still one of them…

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 10:42 am

            Wow……763 followers is a lot! That is an interesting question, and I bet you are the leader in that category. I still don't get it. It's Hooniverse's gain!

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 10:51 am

            The more I think about it, the less I get it… Why take my star when I already said I was leaving? The only conclusion I can come to is bitterness and butthurt. Not that I can blame him… He only recently started perusing Oppo, so he probably only got to see the parts where I was really starting to get fed up with it, which, in a way, could be seen like a form of betrayal. He likely missed the parts where I defended them, and supported the editors for their efforts in spite of that which was out of their control…

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 10:59 am

            The less I get it too. I guess we'll never know the why of it, but, my friend….life goes on. Off with the old and on with the new. Everything happens for a reason. Blah, blah, blah. šŸ˜‰

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 11:10 am

            A great man once said something applicable to this situation, and it's worth reflecting on now. Something that can be hearkened upon in times such as these through which we can take solace. Matt, if you are reading this, take these words as the heartfelt words from one man to another. You know I have love for you, so when I say this, it is meant with that in mind: "You mad." -Camron

          • scroggzilla October 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm

            Welcome, Mr. Flick.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm

            Thank you, sir šŸ™‚

          • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 8:04 am

            I really don't understand how you lost it for that. I mean, I've been pretty vocal about how I felt about the site for over a year now and they didn't take mine. Your comment was rather mild and a simple "I'll see ya later". It was from Matt! The last one I had hope for! If only I'd known when Wes, Murilee, Ben and Sam left that this would be what it came to. Actually, we probably should have seen the dozens of videos with "journalism" to the effect of "Did you totally see what that guy did on that thing?" would be what it came to.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 9:45 am

            I really don't get it either… I think the only reason it really hurts is that it was Matt that did it. If it was Ray, Justin or even Mike, I don't think I would have been able to give 2 [Redacted]s less. But Matt? Man… that just stings… I actually lost sleep over it.
            The whole [Redacted] site is a [Redacted] joke now. A shell of what it once was. I was one of the last stand supporters of the old school crowd, and gave the crew there more credit than they probably deserved. It's time for me to move on though. They aren't the only outlet for that kind of thing, and they need to stop acting like they are.

          • Alff October 6, 2011 at 8:25 am

            The star no longer means what it once did, anyway.

          • Devin October 6, 2011 at 8:31 am

            I think the only reason I still have one is I haven't posted or visited since that godawful redesign.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 9:46 am

            True, and it certainly doesn't garner the respect it once did either. From the editors or the other commentariat. Once the initial sting wears off, I am sure it will mean nothing to me, as it should.

          • Alff October 6, 2011 at 9:53 am

            I suspect that the whole place has lost prestige. Wart used to be tapped regularly by media as an expert on the auto industry. I haven't paid close attention, but that doesn't seem to happen anymore.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 10:06 am

            True. Now that you mention it, I have noticed that as well. There might be more to this than is being let on…
            Which kinda leads me to another point. If they actually kept the people updated as to what was going on behind the scenes, maybe there wouldn't be so much backlash. Of course… that would require anything actually being done about it. I would put money on the people in charge being so disconnected that they don't even know there's a problem.

          • Tanshanomi October 6, 2011 at 8:59 am

            Emperor [Redacted] took away my star for saying that [Redacted] had become a lot less [Redacted]-y. Then he came out with that [Redacted] Manifesto, which basically justified the validity of my original statement.
            I finally got my starbelly back later, but I didn't care a whole lot by that time.

          • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 9:46 am

            The weird part is when you stopped referring to yourself as a [Redact].

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 9:50 am

            Ugh, I remember that… You and a number of others. The [Redacted] Manifesto is a [Redacted] [Redacted] joke. Since then, when has [Redacted] adhered to a single word of it? I can't stand behind that. So many have come out to say that they owe us nothing and that it's a free service, blah blah blah. Well, that may be true, but without us, it isn't worth [Redacted]. I don't have to put up with it just because it's my only option, because it isn't.
            It's interesting how, just like after a breakup, the clarity comes from the disconnect. [Redacted] them. [Redacted] them all to [Redacted] [Redacted] .

          • Rust-MyEnemy October 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

            I fondly remember the race for COTD. I actually became quasi-addicted. Seriously, it got in the way of so many things I should have been doing. And then, when I got my star I felt like a member of the elite. I had COTD, what, three times? Four? There was a league table for a while. This was before the Loverman left. He gave me at least two of mine.
            I've no idea if I've been destarred. I've gone totally cold turkey on the whole place. It's a shame, I'm sure there are still some of my old comrades who haven't made it over here.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm

            I remember that addiction well… I put a lot of thought and effort into some of my posts back in the day. It scored me 5 COTDs while Matt was still picking them. I am pretty sure Justin isn't too fond of me, (I may have given him hell over one of his less savory selections…) so I never got back into it. I mostly resigned myself to Oppo, but eventually the flaws in the site design made it not worth the effort to post…
            There are definitely a few of the old crowd around. Ash even made a comeback a couple weeks ago. Bummer that he had to come back into such a shell of a formerly great site…

          • Rust-MyEnemy October 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

            Ash used to win with alarming regularity! I actually gave up competing with him. I thought POLAR turned up here a while ago, but I may have imagined it.
            It used to be quite a compliment, I guess, for [REDACTED] as it is for the 'verse, that I spend so much time there rather than on British forums. The common factor with both is that the commenters are just altogether better. Or in [REDACTED]'s case, they used to be.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 12:18 pm

            I was seeing Polar now and then in the comments lately as well! If he is on here, all the better. It really is nice to see some familiar faces on here. I will miss [Redacted], but, in a way, I suppose I already did…

          • Rust-MyEnemy October 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

            I love the delicious irony in the whole "familiar faces" reference!
            I must make it to a few more of the General Meetings.

          • pj134 October 7, 2011 at 6:28 am

            Yeah, I had an hour commute and the COTD always went up at 5:10 or so, after I had left. I would get in the door and check who won, only to be dissapointed that some jackass that started just a little bit before me who was all into Volvos was getting all these damn COTDs (along with Ash and Engineerd, of course). The week that I finally got it every day I thought I had the one that would do it until the third day when it finally happened. Sadly, I was one of the first to not get a star with a COTD, although it came shortly when I defended Sam Smith in an article. Ok, so I wasn't as much defending Mr. Smith as attacking someone who I didn't necessarily see eye to eye with. At some point the commenters took a dive and, even though I never won another, I didn't care. It was kind of like, "So what? I'm best commenter today of this lot? Thats a big fucking compliment". Soon enough I just stopped caring about COTDs in all.
            The addiction was fun while it was there though…
            Oh! One of the ones I wish I would see here is Oddfish and Irish Whiskeyman or whatever the hell his name is. Those were two of my favorites from the group that came up when the originals started this site.

          • Tanshanomi October 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

            I think I've visited [Redacted] three or four times since the re-skinning.
            Yea, to think now that getting COTD seemed like a big deal. Although I do have to say that it's nice that I've been able to keep up with you (here and at Roadwork). You were one of my favorite commenters over there.

          • Rust-MyEnemy October 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm

            I love you, man xXx

          • mr. mzs zsm msz esq October 6, 2011 at 10:20 am

            Don't worry about it. I just read that during lunch, I like what I see, a sort of 'I checked hooniverse out. I don't get it. So I don't go there.' I hope it stays like that for a looooong time.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 10:36 am

            Hey, friend! Good to see you here, as always. I saw your post in regards to leaving the Gawker network. It was disheartening to see that, but now especially, I can't say that I blame you…
            Did you happen to see my parody response to that particular article? šŸ˜‰

          • mr. mzs zsm msz esq October 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

            Yes I did, I think your point was clear.

          • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 11:18 am

            Wait, what did I miss?

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 11:28 am

            It essentially requires reading the article twice, but this whole article blew up in the editor's face. I wrote a parody of it:
            http://gizmodo.com/5833787/my-brief-okcupid-affai

          • tempesjo October 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm

            Ha! Your Gizmodo comment was incredible, and the perfect response to that terrible article.
            I mostly go to [Redacted] now to donate my pageview to Graverobber on NPOCP. But your conversation above with Rust-MyEnemy inspired me to go back and check out my COTDs, and I have to admit it was some fun times back then. I was certainly an addict, but the combination of the changes to [Redacted], along with a little burn out on my part, led me here. This place is much more fitting for a cranky unyoung guy like myself. I don't post a lot, but I read almost everything. Hooniverse seems to have the perfect balance of expertise and smart-ass, in both the contributors and commenters.

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

            Exactly. That's why I came here. It's how [Redacted] used to be. The only thing I feel like I will really miss is the off topic section that wears the name I came up with…

          • Vavon October 6, 2011 at 8:41 am

            I saw that too, I couldn't believe they would be so childish! The unnamed site pisses me off to no end, as Skaycog will gladly tell you.The only rason I don't post here more often is because I just can't get the hang of that picture posting thing over here!

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 9:53 am

            It is a bit tricky, since it uses a rather odd form of the html coding. But when you do get it right, at least it actually works! And the post ends up where you intended! And only as many times as you intend! šŸ˜€

          • Tomsk October 6, 2011 at 10:05 am

            It's not super hard, IMHO. Just type
            less-than sign img src= "URL of image" width="500" forward slash greater-than sign
            (Note: You only need the width="500" part if the image is wider than 500 pixels.)

          • mr. mzs zsm msz esq October 6, 2011 at 10:16 am

            Honestly that little bit of technical knowledge sets a bar that keeps certain kinds of image posters away. Welcome (back) friend.

          • Vavon October 6, 2011 at 10:21 am

            Hi Mike! I still haven't replied to your e-mail yet, but don't worry I will!

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 7:00 am

            Nope. I have no desire to do Google+. Some of my very first friends are here, and that's why I'm here. I also have some friends over yonder, so I'm still there too.

          • CĀ³-Cool Cadillac Cat October 6, 2011 at 7:04 am

            Yep! It's good to be amongst friends.

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 7:15 am

            Hello to you too!

          • Scandinavian Flick October 6, 2011 at 7:16 am

            Hey, you came over too! Welcome, friend!

          • CĀ³-Cool Cadillac Cat October 6, 2011 at 7:26 am

            Yeah…kinda had to, what with the mass-exodus of late.

          • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 7:15 am

            Quite a few of your original ten in fact…

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 7:22 am

            Yep…..isn't that something, Mr. #10. šŸ˜‰

          • dukeisduke October 6, 2011 at 8:00 am

            What is this place that you are speaking of?

          • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 8:16 am

            What's a place?

          • RichardKopf October 6, 2011 at 8:20 am

            LOUD NOISES

          • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 9:24 am

            Where did my pants go!?
            Oh, right…
            I wasn't wearing pants.

          • Vavon October 6, 2011 at 8:41 am

            Neither have I…

          • Alff October 6, 2011 at 9:18 am

            Bon jour!

          • Vavon October 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

            Salut, ca va?

          • Alff October 6, 2011 at 11:18 am

            Ca va vaca, gracias.
            &lt;DIV style="OVERFLOW: auto"&gt;
            <DIV style="OVERFLOW: auto"><img src="http://www.10puntos.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/vaca-emo.jpg"&gt;

          • mr. mzs zsm msz esq October 6, 2011 at 10:52 am

            BTW, great picture this morning, thanks!

      • dukeisduke October 6, 2011 at 7:41 am - Reply

        I can remember seeing at least a couple of those at the time (usually on Barracudas); they made quite an impression – kinda like seeing a 90-year-old woman naked.

        • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 8:11 am - Reply

          Eeew! I don't think anything would be as bad as seeing a 90-year old woman naked!

          • IronBallsMcG October 6, 2011 at 8:25 am

            As a 95 year old man, I object.

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 9:12 am

            You just gave me my first hearty laugh of the day!

          • Vavon October 6, 2011 at 9:20 am

            I just got my first reply and… I GOT A NOTIFICATION OF IT!!!!
            I had forgotten about that!

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 9:28 am

            Yay, ami! Now you just got your second reply! This is a first class place!

    • tonyola October 6, 2011 at 6:45 am - Reply

      But according to Plymouth, women would die for something like that! What's wrong with you? Could I interest you in a Dodge La Femme? What if a Ford GT was offered with Pop Prints? "See your nearby Plymouth dealer. He's fond of women, too." Is that a bit creepy-sounding now or what?
      <img src="http://thg.com.au/workspace/uploads/DodgeLaFemme.jpg&quot; width=400>

      • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 6:52 am - Reply

        Pop Prints in a Ford GT would be more than I could handle. Bite your tongue! šŸ˜‰
        I'll be sure to stay far away from my nearby Plymouth dealer…….creepy, indeed.

        • Devin October 6, 2011 at 8:34 am - Reply

          I'm beginning to wonder if Chrysler shuttered Plymouth due to a surplus of sexual harassment suits based on that ad.

          • $kaycog October 6, 2011 at 9:16 am

            That kind of advertising wouldn't fly nowadays, for sure!

          • mr. mzs zsm msz esq October 6, 2011 at 11:37 am

            Yeah now we are okay with the, 'Hey you handed in your balls, go buy a Dodge ads.'

    • Devin October 6, 2011 at 8:18 am - Reply

      What do you say when you ruin someone's Bentley? Man, Sory.

    • aciddiver October 6, 2011 at 8:31 am - Reply

      So that was made from old Barney costumes?

    • PowerTryp October 6, 2011 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Wasn't that made for Paris Hilton?

    • sporty88 October 6, 2011 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      If somebody was giving it away I'd take it – I figure I'd need about 2 weeks and a truckload of black leather dye to fix it.

    • FuzzyPlushroom October 7, 2011 at 5:52 am - Reply

      I just realised that it was actually pink and purple in there and not my eyes misinterpreting beige and brown.
      Well, if you dye all the pink stuff black, the purple might work as an accent.

  4. P161911 October 6, 2011 at 6:21 am - Reply

    AMC had some good ones, including the 1972 Gucci Hornet
    <img src="http://www.burocreative.com/select/gucci/4.jpg"width=500&gt;

    • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 6:44 am - Reply

      … I think that is actually rather good looking for a unique interior.

    • dukeisduke October 6, 2011 at 7:59 am - Reply

      Notice the underdash tray here, with the a/c vents? The instrument panels in AMC cars usually look like they were designed by someone who was absent-minded, and forgot to design things in.

      • ZomBee Racer October 6, 2011 at 11:13 am - Reply

        From experience, they were actually a perfect and convenient place to stash all your cassette tapes, cigarette packs and candy bars. And the vents are perfectly placed for when it was hot enough to wear shorts.
        It does not take much wind down there to make you feel rather cold.

        • Mike_the_Dog October 6, 2011 at 11:19 am - Reply

          Not only that, but there's a spot right under the center binnacle that would be a perfect place to stash a doobie, if one was of a mind to do so. Right there, the shelf is only about 1/2 inch deep, and the radio/heater control binnacle overhangs it, rendering about eight inches of the shelf accessible only by bent fingers. (or so somebody told me…)

  5. UDman October 6, 2011 at 6:29 am - Reply

    To all the above comments…. Are you all mad? They are all Fabulous…. (The exception might be the Mansory Bentley Interior)

  6. fodder650 October 6, 2011 at 6:42 am - Reply

    <img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5T8F5oj6BNc/TmP3xhUfFXI/AAAAAAAAGJo/XgBbkSgTROM/s1024/DSC_0457.JPG&quot; width="400"/>
    This may seem sacrilegious but those 50s interiors were blinding. This looks more like a rolling whorehouse then a corvette

    • CĀ³-Cool Cadillac Cat October 6, 2011 at 7:33 am - Reply

      I see your 50's paint/leather/vinyl, and raise you 70's/80's GM cancerous velour & plastic!
      This was my car for a couple of years in the early-00's. Slow, but damn, it was comfy. Easy to drive while crippled, too!
      My wife took one look and said, "yep…whorehouse."
      http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp29/mckellyb/
      I've yet to figure out pictures at "the new place", hence, a link.

    • nurikxix October 6, 2011 at 7:41 am - Reply

      I'd still rock it.

    • IronBallsMcG October 6, 2011 at 8:29 am - Reply

      I made the mistake of referring to the interior color of my step-daughters '91 S10 as "whorehouse red." Unfortunately she wasn't offended but rather thought it was funny. The wife didn't think it was funny when her little girl used my term to describe it.

  7. P161911 October 6, 2011 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Porsche 968 Magenta interior.
    with cloth inserts
    <img src="http://www.chosunimports.com/en/images/inventory/PORSCHE_05.jpg&quot; width="500/">
    all leather
    <img src="http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2689/2261/6721130002_large.jpg&quot; width="500/">
    I remember reading 15 years or so ago Porsche offered frog skin interior accents too.

    • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 6:59 am - Reply

      I would never buy it, but I kind of dig it.

    • Alff October 6, 2011 at 7:46 am - Reply

      I have no problem with pink on the inside.

      • IronBallsMcG October 6, 2011 at 8:30 am - Reply

        Hey oh!

    • PowerTryp October 6, 2011 at 8:39 am - Reply

      I'm sorry but I just can not believe that that is factory.

      • P161911 October 6, 2011 at 10:03 am - Reply

        The first one is definitely factory. I found some mention of 4 that color imported by Porsche to the US. The all leather one MIGHT be custom.

      • dragon951 October 6, 2011 at 11:03 am - Reply

        Definitely factory. Of the main problems when I was deciding on a 951 was interior. My first choice was to get the semi-rare "Silver Rose" '88 Turbo S, and keep it in mint condition. However, in order for that to happen I had to learn to love the…less than appealing interior paired with it:
        <img src="http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/interior.jpg&quot; width=400 />
        That's a dealbreaker.

        • PowerTryp October 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm - Reply

          Hmm, well I do know that you're more knowledgeable in the area of our cars than I am. I'm just amazed that they were that bold even back then with their colour combos. I know that with modern Porsches if you have the money they basically hand you a visible light spectrum and ask what colour from there you want.

    • dragon951 October 6, 2011 at 9:49 am - Reply

      I'm more offended by the automatic transmission.

    • James October 6, 2011 at 10:05 am - Reply

      I remember reading in one of the enthusiast rags, as the 928 was going out of production, Porsche did some WEIRD paint and interior color combinations on the last few. The one highlighted in the article was lime green exterior with royal purple interior. The article said that there was a small roll of purple leather included in the trunk in case the owner needed to make repairs. I assume it was special dyed just for that car.
      I thought it was GLORIOUS. But then I'm mildly green/blue color blind, so bright greens and purples pop out at me.

      • James October 6, 2011 at 10:11 am - Reply

        http://www.928s4vr.com/928s4007.htm
        There's a little blurb, but sadly without pics of said interior.

      • FuzzyPlushroom October 7, 2011 at 5:54 am - Reply

        My God, that'd be amazing. Although I'm not sure I'd pair them – that's going a bit far, even for me.

    • dragon951 October 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      You could always weave in some gold thread and claim you are a time-worn Vikings fan.

  8. pj134 October 6, 2011 at 6:50 am - Reply

    This might irritate someone whose name I won't say, but this is rather eye searing.
    <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2290/2047609717_d311b2d4cb.jpg&quot; width="500">
    <img src="http://www.nsxprime.com/FAQ/General/modelinfo/jp02-42.jpg&quot; width="500">
    I also recall the Nissan dealership across the lot having an orange NSX with matching orange interior, I believe it was custom and know it was over the top.
    Honorable mention:
    <img src="http://ultimategto.com/2004/04_00089_3.jpg&quot; width="500/">
    It's not that these interiors are ugly, its just that they didn't do them right. A yellow interior or a blue interior could be cool, you just need the right shade. Also, any cardinal or red interior with matching trim and carpets is never usually a good thing. Red seating surfaces with everything else black is awesome though.
    Cool:
    <img src="http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/6301/dsc0361editdp4.jpg&quot; width=500>
    Too Far:
    <img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ewpEPV7ANWI/SdXT0nfhcpI/AAAAAAAAPRU/eAdTMOlLodQ/s400/mopp_0904_06_z%2B1966_dodge_charger%2Bred_interior.jpg&quot; width=500>

    • tonyola October 6, 2011 at 7:00 am - Reply

      I see no problem here. It's 1966, after all.

      • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 7:17 am - Reply

        That is like saying that there is nothing wrong with Zubaz pants because they were in line with the zeitgeist.

    • JayP October 6, 2011 at 7:16 am - Reply

      I wish I could live with it- white Mustang GT with this interior…
      <img src="http://image.mustangmonthly.com/f/16321727+w750+st0/mump_0403_14_z+2005_ford_mustang_gt+red_interior.jpg"&gt;

      • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 8:30 am - Reply

        Red interiors often appear much different in pictures than they do in real life. I don't think that would be so bad its just the camera went all nutty from it. The GTO interiors are the same way.

        • JayP October 6, 2011 at 9:13 am - Reply

          I've seen the GT/GTO interiors in person and I couldn't bite. (Esp the GTO with the crazy red gauges.)
          I like the idea of bringing back the 60's style design but dang. Maybe the if the floor mats and door cars were normal.

          • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 9:26 am

            Were they both red interior red exterior?

          • Smells_Homeless October 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm

            Strangely, the red gauges really seem normal about about 5 minutes, especially at night. What I've always wondered was why they didn't match the grey GTOs with grey gauges, but red instead. Weird. Personally, I find the boy-racer metallic pedals to be way worse than the red gauges.

  9. P161911 October 6, 2011 at 7:00 am - Reply

    For Factory Fugly it is hard to beat the 1998 Corvette Pace Car
    <img src="http://www.ecklersclassifieds.com/carphotos/5/14345/15659/vf_Misc%20Pictures%20049.jpg"width=500&gt;

    • TurboBrick October 6, 2011 at 7:15 am - Reply

      Winner, winner! "You paid extra for THAT!?"

    • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 7:18 am - Reply

      Yeah… they still haven't mastered the whole "interior" concept on a Corvette yet.

    • Tomsk October 6, 2011 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Given the exterior colors and graphics, I'd say the interior was the least offensive bit.
      <img src="http://hooniverse.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Enter_write-up_here…_DSC01253website.jpg" width="500" />

      • P161911 October 6, 2011 at 10:36 am - Reply

        Anytime factory fugly is mentioned, 1998 Corvette Pace Car is the default answer.

      • sporty88 October 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm - Reply

        1998 Covette Indy Pace Car – Paint and interior by Mattel
        Seriously reminds me of just about any Hot Wheels car.

  10. engineerd October 6, 2011 at 7:13 am - Reply

    It's not as outlandishly fugly as some of the one posted already, but the late-90s and early-00s GM products had some of the worst interiors I've ever ridden in. My buddy had a 2000 Jimmy with the gray interior like the one below. The seats were horribly unsupportive and the fabric was cheap. They tried to distract you with a "texture" that just made it look worn even when it was new. Then you get to the controls that hadn't changed in at least a decade, and the cheap platics covering everything. After a year of owning it, you could see where his favorite presets were because that button was worn. You could tell he used his turn signal (or flashed his brights a lot) because the plastic on the turn signal stalk was already worn. The entire cockpit felt cheap.
    <img width=500 src="http://images.dealerrevs.com/gallery/photo.php?id=47192369"&gt;

    • Mr_Biggles October 6, 2011 at 7:19 am - Reply

      Not sure about the seats, but I think the giant rounded plastic buttons were aimed at northern climes. They were made so you wouldn't have to remove your mitts.

    • Paul_y October 6, 2011 at 10:40 am - Reply

      The 1995 Sonoma I once had was cursed with a similar interior, except that mine had a back-wrecking bench seat and rubber floor. It was incredibly awful.
      Of course, I inherited this truck from my dad (who replaced it with a 2000 S10, for some reason). The Sonoma replaced a 1985 Plymouth Horizon with a hideously-styled whorehouse-red interior (I believe the Horizomni itself came in a number of colors – I've seen red and blue, and I want to say there were gray and beige variants).

  11. Smells_Homeless October 6, 2011 at 7:20 am - Reply

    I mercifully can't find any good pictures of it, but I owned a 78 Grand Prix with bright red and yellow houndstooth velour pillowtop bench seats. So comfortable, so awful.

    • pj134 October 6, 2011 at 9:27 am - Reply

      … sounds awesome.

      • Smells_Homeless October 6, 2011 at 10:11 am - Reply

        It was definitely something to behold. I'll give it that.

  12. muthalovin October 6, 2011 at 7:35 am - Reply

    I actually kind of like it, but Audi's red seats and inserts are pretty, uh, red.
    <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ddEtvpt28yA/TVINoMibywI/AAAAAAAAChI/Of4POPPM_dE/s1600/Audi%252BRS5%252BInteriour%252B2.jpg&quot; width=500>

    • engineerd October 6, 2011 at 7:45 am - Reply

      Audi interiors make me tingly in all the right places.

    • nurikxix October 6, 2011 at 8:04 am - Reply

      That's not completely awful. I actually quite like it. The mixture of colors says a great deal about the character of the user. I suppose it also helps that those are my school colors. =P

  13. Alff October 6, 2011 at 7:43 am - Reply

    I don't mind interiors with a little (or a lot) of character, like that 928. I don't like bland, like the wierd gray fabric (with subtle purple and green threading) on the seats in my old Jeep Cherokee.
    <DIV style="OVERFLOW: auto"><img src="http://www.oldcarsell.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/1999-Jeep-Cherokee-CLASSIC-6-CYL-interior-view.jpg"width=600&gt;

  14. nurikxix October 6, 2011 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I'm not that big a fan of steampunk, so this'll have to do. The Pagani Huayra interior looks like it'd kill an epileptic. [youtube sJ4bVSwGNOg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ4bVSwGNOg youtube]

  15. Maxichamp October 6, 2011 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Whenever I see that picture of the illegal hiding in the seat, I get genuinely sad. I guess it's a mixture of desperation and lack of intellectual prowess on the part of the poor sap.

  16. CptSevere October 6, 2011 at 8:11 am - Reply

    The interior of my old Jeep CJ8 Scrambler was nothing spectacular, but at least you could clean it with a hose. Wait, does it count as an interior if it only has a roof, no doors or windows?

  17. Vavon October 6, 2011 at 9:04 am - Reply

    I would like to propose the Twingo Artt Collection…
    <img src="http://www.autoevolution.com/images/news/gallery/medium/renault-twingo-art-collection-medium_2.jpg"&gt;
    More of those atrocities here: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/renault-twingo-

  18. Tanshanomi October 6, 2011 at 9:04 am - Reply

    1976 Chrysler Avenger: Fugly fabric, meet fugly design.
    <img src="http://www.rootes-chrysler.co.uk/images/develop/devavenger_22.jpg&quot; width="500">

  19. Alcology October 6, 2011 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I thought this thread was supposed to showcase ugly factory interiors? Instead I see some of the best ever made with the exception of the Jimmy and the Jeep. I find anything that's one solid color to pretty nasty unless it's an eyepopping color. Blue/grey/black isn't so interesting to me. Then again, my cars have houndstooth seating that most people find particularly ugly.

    • Tanshanomi October 6, 2011 at 10:50 am - Reply

      It says fugly interior upholstery — the fabric, not the interior as a whole.

      • Alcology October 6, 2011 at 11:08 am - Reply

        Sorry about that. I've fixed it now.
        I thought this thread was supposed to showcase ugly factory interior upholstery? Instead I see some of the best ever made with the exception of the Jimmy and the Jeep. I find anything that's one solid color to pretty nasty unless it's an eyepopping color. Blue/grey/black isn't so interesting to me. Then again, my cars have houndstooth seating that most people find particularly ugly.

  20. Paul_y October 6, 2011 at 10:43 am - Reply

    The aforementioned red Plymouth Horizon:
    <img src='http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/8679/interiorbe.jpg&#039; width="400" border='0'/>

  21. The Professor October 6, 2011 at 10:47 am - Reply

    All these horrible pictures are making my eyes hurt. Please stop.
    /Actually, it's pictures of horrible things, but you know what I mean.

  22. ZomBee Racer October 6, 2011 at 11:30 am - Reply

    I love bugs, but riding in the back of brand new Super-Beetles made me sick as a kid. Up close and personal, all the tiny holes in the vinyl and headliner made my eyes swim, head hurt and stomach churn. It was relentless. The windows were too high to see out of, and there was no escape.
    To this day when I think of horrible interiors, I think the back seat of a bug.
    I do love me some bugs, but to this day I will not sit in the back seat. (in fact my own bug had the rear seat replaced with a parcel-shelf that perfectly cradled a keg of beer)
    <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PdbrQy2yidE/SZQc4tin_RI/AAAAAAAAAEA/hrcyvVWgaeU/s1600-h/IMGP3024.JPG&quot; width ="600">

    • Alff October 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      I spent a lot of time in a bus with that same headliner. If you looked at it long enough, the holes would appear to float a couple inches above the material. Nauseating.

  23. Rust-MyEnemy October 6, 2011 at 11:38 am - Reply

    It's amazing how tastes are different from one continent to another.
    When, as a twelve year old, I first visited Florida, I had to wait as my Dad was bussed away from Orlando International to collect our mystery hirecar from the Alamo compound. I sat there, expectantly, as various barges rolled past, some familiar to me, some not.
    Then the sleek, sharp shape of a Lumina pulled to a graceful halt in front of me. It was dark cherry red, a Euro 3.1. I liked it immediately; the last car I had travelled in had been a silver Rover 800 with a nice-but-dull grey interior.
    "Will this do?" Dad asked, rhetorically. As if I had a choice. I nodded my approval and then yanked a doorhandle to gain entry.
    EGADS! It was RED! Very, very red! Red (Garnet, they call it) on the seats, red on the dashboard, red on the floor. I didn't really know what to make of it. I kind of hated it, but I kind of loved it too. It was certainly the first time I'd seen anything like it.
    Ironically, though, until the early 80s red interiors were still quite commonplace in Europe. I believe GM offered them for longer than Ford did, but I was a Ford boy so I knew nothing of the MkI Cavalier and its red velour.

    • P161911 October 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      10 years earlier you could have had a good shot at getting a green interior. I remember Nana's '74 Caprice Classic was green with green cloth interior.

      • Rust-MyEnemy October 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm - Reply

        Ford did a blinding (literally) green interior in the Cortina until '80, Signal yellow outside, green inside was a suprisingly popular combo. Utterly revolting, though, of course.

    • Devin October 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      I knew someone who had a car so equipped. Interesting bit of cultural difference, I don't think I ever considered that thing sleek or sharp, always thought it looked kind of chintzy, but I probably would have been pretty enamored with a Rover 800 if it pulled into my drive. I suppose the most compelling vehicles are the ones you don't see every day.

      • Rust-MyEnemy October 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm - Reply

        "…I probably would have been pretty enamored with a Rover 800 if it pulled into my drive"
        Who wouldn't?! I'm livin' the dream!

  24. sport_wagon October 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    I don't have time right now, but you guys gotta find and post a pic of the early Lotus Esprit's interior. Absolutely horrid.

  25. Devin October 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    <img src="http://www.members.shaw.ca/dffc/images/thecar/int1.jpg"&gt;
    And now, the interior my mother would nominate as the ugliest she has ever owned.

  26. FuzzyPlushroom October 7, 2011 at 6:09 am - Reply

    <img src="http://my.execpc.com/B0/BE/pav/pav/Mark8a.jpg&quot; width=600>
    <img src="http://my.execpc.com/B0/BE/pav/pav/Mark8c.jpg&quot; width=600>
    1993 Lincoln Mark VIII with optional Aquarium trim package (China Blue over Aquamarine).
    I can't bring myself to dislike it somehow. Maybe this '79 Continental is why…
    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/wx6kj.jpg"&gt;
    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/DTm4V.jpg"&gt;

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