Today marks the second consecutive week that Nissan has won the internet. They could have stopped after giving Kim Kardashian the ultimate sick burn, but no. They are back on the scene once again with what could possibly be the greatest video you will see all week.
Last September, Orlando-based filmmaker Luke Aker was attempting to sell his beat-up 1996 Nissan Maxima, and he produced a tongue-in-cheek video entitled “Luxury Refined” to accompany his geniusly-scripted Craigslist post, which raved about the fact that the sedan comes “fully loaded with an engine, wheels, tires and an automatic transmission.”
The video quickly went viral, and eventually caught the attention of Nissan, who agreed to not only take the Maxima off his hands, but to release the strap from the front bumper and restore the damaged sedan back to its former mid ’90s glory.
It has been nearly a year since Nissan paid Aker the $1,400 asking price, and the automaker has held true to their word. The Maxima has been completed.
To show off the restored masterpiece, Nissan teamed up with Aker, who pitched some ideas and helped to bring the quick wit of the initial ad to the sequel. The new video, which, naturally, has been titled “Luxury Restored,” beautifully sums up the first video for those who haven’t seen it, and the end definitely delivers for those who already have.
Check out the restored “built-in navigation” and “advanced backup assistance system” of Aker’s prized Maxima:
If you want to lay your eyes on the overhauled Maxima, you’ll have to take a trip to Nashville, as the “stunning tour-de-force of true motoring” is currently serving as what is sure to be the strangest conversation pieces that the front lobby of the Nissan North America headquarters has ever displayed.
If you haven’t seen the original video, you can, and should, watch it below.