Could I have a common man with that?
November 17, 2003 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Golden Spirit. Née "The Homer?" Finnish cheerleading squad not included. Hat tip to the NY Times automotive section.
posted by Dick Paris (19 comments total)
That is one fancy car.
posted by MrMoonPie at 3:03 PM on November 17, 2003

i think you've nailed it. btw, how many spares are mounted on that thing?
posted by quonsar at 3:06 PM on November 17, 2003

Every now and then, I encounter something in the world that fits the noun "dandy".
posted by Dick Paris at 3:15 PM on November 17, 2003

The frontal view reminds me of a certain runaway.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:27 PM on November 17, 2003

Man, that is one ugly car! People would pay 100 grand for that thing? EEK! I suppose if I had one, to be really in style, I could get a Pimp Hat and a Pimp Suit to go with it.
posted by Eekacat at 3:33 PM on November 17, 2003

I blame Brook Stevens (the man that designed the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile) and latent pimp aspirations for those automotive abominations.
posted by machaus at 3:37 PM on November 17, 2003

Does it come with the blue blazer, ascot, and pipe standard, or is that an upgrade?
posted by mathowie at 4:36 PM on November 17, 2003

I don't get it?
posted by hoskala at 6:09 PM on November 17, 2003

Hey! It's manufactured in Syracuse! Syracuse == Luxury!
posted by ook at 7:01 PM on November 17, 2003

Actually, I spent more time on the Finnish Cheerleader link. But that's just me.
posted by sharpener at 7:29 PM on November 17, 2003

More mutant cars My favourite
posted by marvin at 8:09 PM on November 17, 2003

ugg, Jaguar should sue for that travesty.
posted by machaus at 8:10 PM on November 17, 2003

You'd think that for 100 Gs a pop they could have hired an actual designer. Syracuse was randomly picked off of a 1960's Soviet map. That thing's assembled in Kazhakstan and the ads were made with a counterfeit copy of SuperPaint.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:11 PM on November 17, 2003

"Happy to hear that it is full of atmosphere and presence rather than talent."

Sorta like the designer?
posted by arto at 8:23 PM on November 17, 2003

posted by swell at 9:23 PM on November 17, 2003

Big Pimpin' indeedy! Gee, Shaque bought one, I better get on the stick. Yo.

If you're going for that open wheel well look, the Prowler looks sweeter. Trouble is, you can't fit two golf club bags in the trunk. Great eh?
posted by alicesshoe at 9:33 PM on November 17, 2003

More mutant cars

Don't pick on Mitsuoka Motor. As the web page says, they're


(one can only hope their small factopy isn't afraid of the dreams it has)
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:41 PM on November 17, 2003

Beautiful website, beautiful car!
I wonder what the turning circle is?
They seem to lose about $10,000 in value for every two years you own them, so a worthwhile investment as well!
I could be getting that wrong, but look at the price for the Golden Spirit 4-door sedan.
posted by asok at 6:13 AM on November 18, 2003

I remember years ago when Car & Driver magazine put the Zimmer Quicksilver on the cover of an issue.

They later pled temporary insanity and said it was the lowest-selling issue at news stands ever, by a long shot. The resulting letters to the editor were pretty amusing, though.
posted by Tubes at 9:03 AM on November 18, 2003

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