I found out why people buy these kind of abominations, when talking to a friend who had painted a BMW Z/3 AC Cobra look-un-alike. The owner and his wife found it too difficult to get in and out of an older sports car. I suspect they were also too shortsighted to notice how hideous they are. Yuck.
BMW Z3, quarter lights are the normal giveaway. Mate had this one built but got scared when they started getting letters from Ferrari about copyright infringement - he sold it off smartly but got just over £50k for a build tax cost him £23k