The Creative Cars range of 'exotics' from the late 1980s would have to be an obvious starting point, as well as an easy target.

Street Machine article covering the CC range:
https://www.streetmachine.com.au/fea...blowin-gaskets

A visual overview of these unforgettable 'classics':



CC's weren't the first nor the last to do this sort of thing - there's got to be plenty of others which can be added to the 'hall of fame'.