Arty cars: Redesign your car with help from Logbook Loans

January can feel like a very drab time of year. And when we look around at the cars on the road, they can all seem pretty drab too. In 2019, 25% of new cars sold were grey. The second most popular colour was black, and the third was white. None of these are going to brighten up our traffic.

But what would our roads be like if we all decided to have more colourful cars instead? It could certainly help to cheer us all up! Just take a look at these three fabulous arty cars …..


The Andy Warhol BMW

This car was hand painted by Andy Warhol in 1979. The blurred design was intended to convey a sense of speed. Interestingly, the design only took him 23 minutes to complete!

Picasso-inspired Citroen 2CV

This asymmetric Picasso-inspired car was produced by Andy Saunders, a custom car creator from Poole. The car itself was a 1983 2CV that Saunders adapted using a variety of additional parts. The car was fully roadworthy – able to drive up to 65mph – and sold at Sotheby’s in 2008 for £8800.


A Triumph for Banksy

The Sporty GT6 MkIII  was made by Triumph in the late 1960’s. The one pictured below was seemingly abandoned  on a container in East London in 2005, and had the honour of Banksy transforming it into one of the best known arty cars.


How to change the look of your car

Changing the appearance of your car by adding artwork is perfectly legal, but depending on what you do it may be classed as a modification and affect the price of your car insurance. So before you consider making any changes the best thing to do is to speak to your insurance company to find out where you stand.

You would also need to update your logbook (your DVLA V5c registration certificate). You need to add details of the colour change to section 7 of your registration certificate, sign it and send it to DVLA. Changing colour will not affect your car tax, but DVLA do need to have the up to date details.

Once you have sorted out the formalities, there are two main ways that you can go about making some arty changes to the appearance of your car.

The first option is to paint your car. You could have a paint respray to change the whole car, or choose to have multiple colours or a custom design painted on it instead. 

Another option is car wrapping. This is when your car is completely or partially covered with vinyl film. Car wrapping is most commonly used for advertising, for example to display a company’s logo and contact details. But it can also be used either to freshen up the look of your car or add a custom design to the car.

Needless to say, both of the above techniques look much better when done by a professional. So if you are tempted to add some artwork to your car, the best thing to do is to start researching someone who can do a really good job for you.

If you need some extra finance to help with that then Logbook Loans may be able to help. Check out our range of logbook loans : you can then apply online or call us on 0330 400 4137.


Good luck with redesigning your car! Remember to check back here soon for more motoring and financial tips from Logbook Loans.