It's Murphy's Law that says, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong," and, boy, could that saying hit home with a lot of car builders out there. It seems that sometimes when building a car you just can't get things right the first time, and, of course, you always run into problems! Well, that's how it was for 22-year-old Marcus Alberto of Hialeah, Florida. A sales associate by day, he spent a full nine months in his backyard every night, making sure that his '87 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme would come out as perfect as possible, of course, not without a few roadblocks.
The original purchase price was a mere $800, which is small potatoes compared to the thousands spent bringing it to what you see today. Most of the work was done by either Marcus or his pals right in his own backyard in sunny South Florida. Probably the first thing that you'll notice about this particular Cutlass is, well, it seems to be missing something. Your eyes aren't fooling you; this Cutty is missing a top, and, no, Oldsmobile didn't design a convertible Cutlass in 1981. Marcus cut off the top in his backyard and replaced the gap with a convertible top from a Cadillac Eldorado.
Even though this build-up was problematic ("Everything that could possibly go wrong, went wrong," says Marcus), the end result has had no problem grabbing attention wherever it goes. Marcus even gets some attention from car show judges, winning Sweepstakes at the Miami, Florida, LRM Tour show in 2005!