Hooniverse Asks- What's Your Favorite Third-Party Trim Name?


Lincoln had Cartier, Bill Blass and Givenchy and Pucci editions. The Ford Explorer, along with its SUV and pick up brothers and sisters, rocked Eddie Bauer. Chevy, before bankruptcy put an end to such frivolity, stuck an LCD in their Venture minivan and called it the Warner Brothers edition. So many auto makers have partnered with non-car companies in the creation of special editions, but which one do you like the best?
AMC, based in Wisconsin, always seemed like the most blue-collar of the American makers, so it’s not really a surprise that they came out with Levis editions of their cars- each sporting denim seat and door coverings. Man, those rivets could get hot. A major benefit to those cars is the ability to get reupholstery supplies at the Gap.
Special editions are not exclusive to U.S. car makers, although some of the partners of Asian and European auto builders are less familiar in the States. Cars such as the Mini Studio 2 or Mercedes CLS 55 IWC Ingenieur, elicite more of a WTF?  than an Mmmmm response, although I’m sure each is meaningful in their native markets.
So, which special edition melding of the brands car really floats your boat? Is it a Nautica-infused Mercury? Or maybe it’s a Subaru Outback special Outback Steakhouse edition. Hey, it could happen.
Image sources: [classiccarclub, ZDNet]

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  1. LTDScott Avatar

    Fila edition T-bird.

  2. s Avatar

    Explorer Eddie Bauer is my strong and a good car for the transport of many things and people in remote locations

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