Weekend Edition – A 2006 Jeep Wrangler Art Car in Miami, and yes, it's For Sale…

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Art Cars seem to be an acquired taste, and in all reality, I’m still not liking any of them. From the tacky glued on Art Cars of Portland, to the BMW Art Cars of the 70s, not one of them even registers on my “lust-O-meter”. This one is no exception as it is nothing but a 2006 Jeep Wrangler with a paint job done by a quasi-famous artist. Does it do anything for you?

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According to the South Florida Craigslist Listing:

UNIQUE ART CAR FOR SALE -JEEP – ART BASEL MB 2011

Spectacular Art Piece For Sale Unique one-of-a-kind Art Car
(2006 Jeep Wrangler),
JEEP WRANGLER
49,000 MILES
YEAR 2006

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This JEEP is UNIQUE :
created by rapidly emerging Franco-Colombian artist during Art Basel Miami Beach Week 2011
(all information about the artist by email)

UNIQUE PIECE OF ART AND GREAT CAR!
My car is famous in Aventura and Miami 🙂

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Asking piece for this rolling piece of… artwork is $12,000. Honestly, would anyone really shell out that kind of money for this thing? Take a look at the listing here, and tell me what you think of it.

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8 responses to “Weekend Edition – A 2006 Jeep Wrangler Art Car in Miami, and yes, it's For Sale…”

  1. skitter Avatar

    If I was looking for a Jeep Wrangler, and this was priced appropriately with other comparable Wranglers, yeah, I'd consider it. In the process of learning to drive stick and then upgrading, a friend of mine learned that 'I have a purple Saturn' is a better conversation starter than 'I have an orange Z06.' 'I drive a Jeep with little colorful monsters painted on it' trips the crazy-person alert, but don't worry, I just bought it from a crazy person because it was a good deal.
    And in the end I am, you know, crazy.

  2. dead_elvis Avatar

    Not sure an offbeat paintjob alone makes this an art car, regardless of how not-famous the unnamed artist is.
    Plus, there's a trip to Maaco (at a minimum) this now requires. No sale.

  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    I think I saw this person's Citroen up in Bolinas a while ago.
    <img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KJzVvMo4shQ/UId1thwRnvI/AAAAAAAACm8/I0LoyU3oZAk/s600/CitroenBol3.JPG&quot; width="450/">
    That's my 'unique, one of a kind art pickup truck' in the background. Created by emerging Bicoastal artist during Burning Man. (I wasn't at Burning Man, but was that weekend that I applied the subtly crazed and lightly scratched patina, as well as the custom art dents and one of a kind dings.) My truck is famous in [redacted] and Hooniverse.

  4. jeepjeff Avatar

    It's a 2006 Wrangler X with 49,000 miles on it. The X trim only came with the 4.0L engine, and even though it doesn't mention which transmission it has, $12k doesn't sound like much of a premium (if any) for the paint job.
    (A quick trip to my local List of the Craig tells me that people appear to be asking $12k for 4.0L Wranglers with 75-100k miles. That doesn't say whether people are buying at that price, but…)
    All that said, it looks like they took a silver one and made it gaudy. A distinct improvement, IMO. If it has a six speed, even better, but still a good little truck.

  5. joshwebster84 Avatar

    My hometown of Houston is famous for our annual Art Car Parade. I describe it as a car show for people who don't give a shit about cars. No sale.

  6. craigsu Avatar

    Smiling kitties! Who doesn't like kitties? Well, besides Dearthair, of course.

    1. Vairship Avatar

      Just add some peanut butter and pants!

  7. ezeolla Avatar

    Put some new tires on it and it will be covered in mud all the time anyway, so no one will even see the paint job

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