The term “ghost car” is meant to describe Frankenstein-like contraptions still barreling down the road, defying all sorts of physical and mechanical laws. Dark Roasted Blend has an awesome photo collection of these Mad Max-style machines from around the world, many of which will leave you wondering how they are still moving forward.
A friend of mine once drove what I’d consider a “ghost car.” It was an old Honda Accord with so many missing parts that we weren’t surprised when it would fail to start on occasion. When it would start, we’d have to feed it fluids at every stop light to keep it from dying. He racked up so many parking tickets one year that they towed the car, which in effect totaled it (meaning it would cost more to get it back from the city than the car was worth). Awesome!