Oldsmobile commercials used to brag that, "this is not your father's Oldsmobile." That tag line did not sell enough cars to keep Oldsmobile production going past April 2004. But it certainly describes a modified 2001 Olds Aurora, customized by DiMora Designs, a division of DiMora Motorcar, creators of the $2 million Natalia SLS 2 production vehicle.
The Aurora is now called the Scattare (meaning "jump" in Italian), and this automobile certainly jumps out at you anywhere it is driven.
According to DiMora Motorcar Founder Alfred DiMora, "It is meant to be a one-off, fun car for show business. We enjoy taking common cars and changing them into unique, custom-crafted steel and aluminum crowd-pleasers. Its sister car, the JX Coupe, created so much attention that we decided to have some more fun. I'm passionate about all cars, so I'm simply fulfilling a car nut's dream."
The car started out as a stock Oldsmobile Aurora four-door sedan, but with some hand-crafted custom work, the Scattare is now a customized two-door with an extended trunk. Behind the driver is a second trunk lid, which rises to the vertical position. This was designed to accept a large high-definition television screen or any other audio/visual equipment the owner desires. For those who like a retro theme, a rumble seat could also be fitted.
Project Manager Jim Willis calls his unique three-tone custom paint job "Swiss cheese". The hand-painted, pin-striped orange design that separates the burgundy roof and hood from the pearl white body has holes scattered about in burgundy and white.
The Foose Nitrous chrome wheels are 20" in the rear and 18" in front. The hood was fitted with a functional aluminum air scoop and racing pin-hook lockdowns.
At DiMora Designs, we take pride in thinking outside the box to create unique automobiles, yachts, motorcycles, aftermarket body kits, and even entertainment attractions. Whether the need is for a car with a particular capability or you want to carry a thematic style to its logical conclusion, we conceptualize, refine, and deliver remarkable one-off creations.
DiMora Designs recently began work on modifying another Olds Aurora, this one from 1996. Jim Willis says he doesn't plan to change it much, just little tweaks like converting this front-engine car into a mid-engine car. Yikes! Stay tuned...
If you would like to turn heads wherever you drive, contact us to see if the Scattare is still available. If there is another automobile you would like us to modify in your unique way, or there is a design you would like built from the ground up, DiMora Designs is ready to help.