The Truth About Cars » Designer Editions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:17:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Designer Editions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: Bubble Caprice, Gucci Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-find-bubble-caprice-gucci-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-find-bubble-caprice-gucci-edition/#comments Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456822 After discussing Kreayshawn‘s love for the Buick Reatta in the recent ’88 Buick Reatta Junkyard Find post, it seemed only fitting that I would find a car at the very same Denver self-serve yard that appears to be an homage to Kreayshawn’s greatest hit. While the 1991-96 “Bubble” Caprice isn’t a particularly common sight in […]

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After discussing Kreayshawn‘s love for the Buick Reatta in the recent ’88 Buick Reatta Junkyard Find post, it seemed only fitting that I would find a car at the very same Denver self-serve yard that appears to be an homage to Kreayshawn’s greatest hit.
While the 1991-96 “Bubble” Caprice isn’t a particularly common sight in self-service wrecking yards, they’re not realy old or special enough for me to pause when I see one in the GM section among the Saturn SLs and Olds 88s. This one, however, looked a little odd.
Could it be that GM was following in the footsteps of the Etienne Agnier Edition Volkswagen Golf and bringing back the Detroit designer-edition car? Well, probably not.
It’s pretty clear that we’re looking at the aftermath of a fabric-and-glue-gun frenzy, involving a Caprice that was likely on its last few thousand miles.

07 - Gucci Edition Bubble Caprice Down On the Junkyard - Pictures courtesy of Murilee Martin 01 - Gucci Edition Bubble Caprice Down On the Junkyard - Pictures courtesy of Murilee Martin 02 - Gucci Edition Bubble Caprice Down On the Junkyard - Pictures courtesy of Murilee Martin 03 - Gucci Edition Bubble Caprice Down On the Junkyard - Pictures courtesy of Murilee Martin 04 - Gucci Edition Bubble Caprice Down On the Junkyard - Pictures courtesy of Murilee Martin 05 - Gucci Edition Bubble Caprice Down On the Junkyard - Pictures courtesy of Murilee Martin 06 - Gucci Edition Bubble Caprice Down On the Junkyard - Pictures courtesy of Murilee Martin

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Junkyard Find: Two Etienne Aigner Golfs Down, 1,459 To Go http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/junkyard-find-two-etienne-aigner-golfs-down-1459-to-go/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/junkyard-find-two-etienne-aigner-golfs-down-1459-to-go/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391166 According to VWVortex, 1,461 Etienne Aigner Edition 1991 Golf Cabrios were sold in North America. I found one in a Northern California junkyard last year, and now here’s another. You’d think such an exclusive, one-year-only Golf would have legions of collectors driving the values well above scrap price, but the junkyard evidence shows otherwise. I […]

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According to VWVortex, 1,461 Etienne Aigner Edition 1991 Golf Cabrios were sold in North America. I found one in a Northern California junkyard last year, and now here’s another. You’d think such an exclusive, one-year-only Golf would have legions of collectors driving the values well above scrap price, but the junkyard evidence shows otherwise.

I found only one Etienne Aigner Golf for sale on Craigslist, and the seller wants a maybe-not-so-realistic $2,900 for it.

Once again, we learn that partnerships between fashion houses and automobile makers, whether we’re talking about Oleg Cassini and AMC or Cartier and Ford, don’t translate into long-term— or even immediate— value for the automobile makers. How about other branding partnerships? Forget Apple or Google— I mean, of course, a Lemmy Kilmister Edition Aston Martin Vantage!
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