Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Hi, my name’s Ed, and I’m special. Aside from those exotic Ferraris that have a rep for spontaneously combusting with no warning, most cars tend to seem a little dull after they’ve been on the market for a few years. One way that manufacturers keep the flame alive is through the introduction of special edition models, in the hope that that a unique color and badge may stave off buyers’ apathy. Last week I asked you to find not just such special editions, but those featuring brand partners from outside the automotive world. We’ll see who’s the most special in a minute, but first, this week’s quest.
Seeing as we are being inundated by Winter Olympic coverage at the moment, this week I want you to find cars bearing the badge that’s most similar to the Olympic’s iconic 5 rings. That of course would be Auto Union, and their own four circles, representing the four brands that made up the eponymous Union- DKW, Horch, Wanderer, and of course, Audi. Now, I think out of those four brands, the one you’re most likely to stumble across will be Audi, and as we’re not all that interested in a slew of just off-lease A6 models, let’s say that we’re only going to allow cars from 1990 and earlier, how’s that?
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