I don’t really know why or how we, as beings that have never encountered any form of life that did not originate on our planet, have the ability to perceive certain arrangements of visual elements as looking “alien.” Whatever the underlying reason, this 1954 Renault 5 or 7 ton truck sure has a face that reads “alien.” I’m not exactly sure why this is. Maybe it’s the slightly arachnoid nature of the placement of the headlights, or the big green blunt head? I’m not sure, exactly, but it feels like a truck an alien would have designed.
Of course, the kind of alien I’m picturing is a sort of silly sci-fi one. Our world has produced beings as different as Audrey Tautou and a Bigfin Squid so I tend to think that whatever aliens may be, they’re not likely to be anything like us, at all. And by “us” I mean Earth beings, from ear mites to swordfish and everything in between.
And still, even with all that in mind, I still think this huge Renault looks like an alien.