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Neiman Marcus Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
As successful as the Levi's Gremlin was, it can't hold a candle to the sales record boasted by the Neiman Marcus Chevy Camaro: the 2011 edition sold out in about three minutes. Of course, there were only 100 of the Camaros up for sale, versus thousands of the Gremlin, but still: three minutes is dang impressive. 

So why didn't the Camaro make it to the top of our not-so-terrible list? After all, it's got the revamped Camaro's sexy, retro looks.

The short answer is because of that paint job, which looks a little like a dried scab. Also because it's a convertible, and we're purists at heart. And most importantly, some of us really like Gremlins.

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Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès
In the world of luxury and exotic cars, it's hard to get more exclusive than the Bugatti Veyron. So naturally, when Bugatti wanted to up the ante on its high-octane ride, it sought help from a high-end fashion house: Hermès.

There are other, more exclusive houses -- Balenciaga comes to mind -- but Hermès is especially known for one thing in particular that luxury cars can't do without: leather.

It's a looker, to be sure. But as the Wall Street Journal reporter quite rightly asks in this video, why does a $1.7 million car need a deluxe edition? For that kind of money, we expect the thing to arrive with top-quality leather and a Hermès employee to strap us in every night, then tuck in our blanket made of promissory notes. And a bigger trunk would be nice, too: the one on this special edition is so small, we doubt it could fit a Birkin bag.

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Range Rover Evoque Special Edition With Victoria Beckham
At less than a week old, this is the most recent fashion pairing we've seen, and already we're dubious. Not because it's being shilled by Posh Spice, and not for a lack of luxury bells and whistles.

No, we're alarmed to hear that the thing comes with a four-piece set of handmade luggage wrapped in leather, which we fear might be made from the skins of other Spice Girls.

Seriously, has anyone seen Sporty Spice lately?


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  1. The Levi's gremlins were kind of cool, though I remember my adolescent disappointment that the seat fabric wasn't really denim which I'm now sure wouldn't work for a variety of reasons. The idea worked even better on the Levi's Jeep CJ-5, another AMC product at the time. In all cases I thought the Levi's logo on the front fender was a bit much. It should have been just a tiny vertical tag just inside the hatch shut-line
     
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  2. Here's my list:
    Gucci Seville
    Oleg Cassini AMC Matador
    Nautica Mercury Villager
    FILA Thunderbird (It wasn't available as a Turbo)
    VOGA Mercury Milan
    Frank Sinatra Chrysler Imperial
    ...every single person who lists their plain-jane Lincoln for sale as a "Cartier" because it says Cartier on the clock.
     
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  3. Ha! You'll be happy to know that the Cassini Matador almost made the cut.
     
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  4. What about the Pierre Cardin Javelins? Sweeet!
     
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  5. Bingo. Huge omission from the list. I can see the Fila Thunderbird from the 80's missing the cut, though.
     
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  6. Which reminds me of the Gucci Hornets - Ugh.
    Lets also add:
    Eddie Bauer Ford Anything
    LL Bean Subaru Outbacks
    Orvis Grand Cherokee
     
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  7. What about the "Funkmaster Flex Ford Expedition", what a turd that one was...how did that miss the radar?
     
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  8. Perhaps our brains erased that abomination from our memories in an act of self-preservation. To which we say: thanks, brains.
     
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