Car of Whimsy

Welcome to Car of Whimsy: a deep dive in taking a slightly unusual car and transforming to pure whimsy. If you’ve seen us on the road, hopefully it made for a giggle.

This blog dives into the whimsical world of making this first Art Car.

Dashboard Carpet is a standard feature?

Little known quirk about the Nissan Cube, it came with a shag carpet on the dashboard. No really. It did. There’s actually a circular divot in the dashboard specifically for this pass of fluff. These circles of carpets come up on EBay from time to time, and they are a constant source of comment...

That’s better, the early stages.

Art cars have to start somewhere. Custom plates are fun, and surprisingly easy to get IF you can find a set of characters that isn't already taken. Transferring your old car to your spouse... that's just a lot of paperwork and at least 2 stops with signatures. Slightly less complicated then buying...

Nissan Cube’s Quirky Interior

Obviously that goes without saying, as mentioned their asymmetrical design is unusual to say the least. Many are familiar with the exterior, but I find the interior is just as unusual. It's surprisingly soothing. Everything is round. And I mean everything! Every knob, every line has been rounded...

I bought my dream car.

And it probably doesn't surprise anyone who knows us. This is my "new" 2011 Nissan Cube S. I wanted the base model, no options, no fancy frills, just pure asymmetry to play with. We also made sure to find a manual transmission (the CVTs have far too many issues). For the record, it's current...

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