Most pickup conversions start with either a car that's badly damaged or one that's got way too many miles on the clock. The Matiz donor car has a little bit of both. Most of its sisters and brothers are rusting away in the scrapyard. And that kind of reminds us of the crash MINI turned intro a truck from a while back.
We doubt that it will ever be used the way a pickup is supposed to. No weekly trips to the farmer's market or delivering drilling equipment fro this baby. The most action it will see is being surrounded by people who want a photo of it.
The attention to detail on this Matiz pickup is pretty nice. After chopping off some of the roof and tailgate, the owner had to fabricate a custom tailgate and covered the newly made bed with corrugated steel plate. After that, he even gave it a durable rubberized coating.
These photos we got from English Russia suggest the Matiz got a new rear window from some sort of van. The headlights are the first thing that draws your attention at the front. They feature projectors, so they are most likely of the aftermarket variety.
After that, our eyes are drawn to the wider tracks, which are most likely the result of some wheel spacers. For the paintjob, the Matiz features a new coat of neon yellow with the roof, and newly added rails finished in satin black.