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autoevolution's Limited Edition Month

Ever since Henry Ford made the automobile a common sight more than a century ago, we’ve gotten used to seeing multiple examples of the same thing roaming the roads. That's because Ford’s major innovation was the assembly line, a place where exact same copies of the exact same thing can be produced.

Assembly lines have been the driving force of everything humans have made since, from automobiles to bikes, boats, airplanes, watches and planes. And that’s great, because assembly lines ensure reasonable prices, decent quality, and decent overall products.

But in some cases, decent is exactly what’s wrong with things. After all, what’s the point in having something, if everybody else has the exact same thing?

Sometime in our past, someone decided that, from time to time and for whatever reason, it’s good for the main product line to deviate from its usual self. That’s how special and limited editions were born into this world, bringing a touch of uniqueness to both product and owner. Nowadays, manufacturers of whatever release special versions of their products for a variety of reasons, ranging from corporate pride to the need to celebrate something.

We here at autoevolution deal with cars and bikes, but also boats, planes and submarines, among others, and that’s what we usually do. This April, we’ve decided to deviate a bit from norm as well, and we’ll try to honor over the coming four weeks, first and foremost, those special products we see come to light from time to time.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

1-of-1 All-Original 1984 Cadillac Gucci Limousine Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Barn Find
1-of-1 All-Original 1984 Cadillac Gucci Limousine Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Barn Find

29 Apr 2022, 21:22 UTC / Can this be considered the mother of all barn finds? We wouldn’t rush to call it that, but this Caddy sure is something impressive. It has quite a story

 
Want a Limited-Edition Timepiece Built Out of Concrete? Celebrates the Year of the Tiger
Want a Limited-Edition Timepiece Built Out of Concrete? Celebrates the Year of the Tiger

29 Apr 2022, 20:45 UTC / This timepiece is built out of a unique blend of concrete and reinforced with fiberglass. A Swiss movement is used and costs around $1,000

 
Porsche Carrera GT Hits the Track for the First Time, Goes on the Nurburgring
Porsche Carrera GT Hits the Track for the First Time, Goes on the Nurburgring

29 Apr 2022, 18:57 UTC / If you do not know who lives in a pineapple under the sea, you will not figure out why they are the face behind the wheel of this Porsche Carrera GT

 
2003 Ford Thunderbird James Bond Edition With 268 Miles Is an Absolute Time Capsule
2003 Ford Thunderbird James Bond Edition With 268 Miles Is an Absolute Time Capsule

29 Apr 2022, 13:27 UTC / Despite being almost 20 years old, this 2003 Ford Thunderbird looks like it just left the factory. It's a low-mileage example too

 
GAZ Chaika 14 : Limited Edition Luxury Cars the Soviet Way
GAZ Chaika 14 : Limited Edition Luxury Cars the Soviet Way

29 Apr 2022, 01:33 UTC / The GAZ Chaika was Soviet Communism's answer to Cadillac or Rolls-Royce, the decadent capitalist companies that Stalin himself only wished he could control.

 
1958 Buick Limited Is a Perfect One-Year Wonder, Also Pretty in Pink
1958 Buick Limited Is a Perfect One-Year Wonder, Also Pretty in Pink

28 Apr 2022, 21:13 UTC / Buick's most luxurious offering for 1958, the Limited was more expensive than a Cadillac Series 62. It was discontinued after only a year in showrooms

 
The Story of the Studebaker Super Lark, America's First Compact Muscle Car
The Story of the Studebaker Super Lark, America's First Compact Muscle Car

28 Apr 2022, 14:41 UTC / Powered by the Avanti's supercharged 289 V8, the Studebaker Super Lark brought big muscle to the compact market long before Chevrolet and Dodge did

 
2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic Has the Ducktail Spoiler, It's Turbocharged and Manual Only
2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic Has the Ducktail Spoiler, It's Turbocharged and Manual Only

28 Apr 2022, 07:29 UTC / Is this a GT2 in different clothes? Not officially, no. This 911 Sport Classic is an evolution of the 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Here’s what you need to know

 
North American T-39 Saberliner: The Capable Military Edition of a Bougie Business Jet
North American T-39 Saberliner: The Capable Military Edition of a Bougie Business Jet

28 Apr 2022, 04:06 UTC / Meet the North American T-39, the militarized special edition of a medium-sized twin-engined passenger jet more suited to ferrying Jeff Bezos or Warren Buffett

 
Brand New Lucid Air Dream Burns to a Crisp, Together With the Carrier Truck It Sat On
Brand New Lucid Air Dream Burns to a Crisp, Together With the Carrier Truck It Sat On

27 Apr 2022, 05:52 UTC / Firefighters struggled for 4 hours to put out the blaze on the battery pack. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire

 
Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition The Luxurious Flagship of the World's Most Important SUV
Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition The Luxurious Flagship of the World's Most Important SUV

27 Apr 2022, 05:01 UTC / n the simplest terms, the original Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Explorer based on the UN46 platform was a cosmetical trim package exclusive to the high-end XLT.

 
Pokémon "Pokéjets": Limited Edition Boeing Jetliners That Make You Wanna Catch 'Em All
Pokémon "Pokéjets": Limited Edition Boeing Jetliners That Make You Wanna Catch 'Em All

26 Apr 2022, 22:49 UTC / With an HQ only a short bullet-train trip away from Nintendo's, it makes sense that the two parties had the wherewithal to make this partnership happen

 
Lincoln Continental Bill Blass Edition Was the Pinnacle of American Luxury, Now a Bargain
Lincoln Continental Bill Blass Edition Was the Pinnacle of American Luxury, Now a Bargain

26 Apr 2022, 19:29 UTC / Designed by famous American fashion designer Bill Blass, this Lincoln Continental was one of the fanciest coupes of the late 1970s

 
This Street-Legal, Rally-Bred SUV Is the Mitsubishi Evo That You Probably Forgot About
This Street-Legal, Rally-Bred SUV Is the Mitsubishi Evo That You Probably Forgot About

26 Apr 2022, 15:10 UTC / Form 1997 to 1999, Mitsubishi created an amazing homologation special that unleased an amazing rally-bread 4x4 on public roads

 
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 Is a 'Grello' for Gentlemen Racers
Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 Is a 'Grello' for Gentlemen Racers

26 Apr 2022, 09:50 UTC / First unveiled almost a year ago, the 911 GT2 RS-based track model has finally started testing, ahead of its limited, 30-units, production run

 
2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Gets Listed With 161 Miles, Promptly Sparks Bidding Contest
2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Gets Listed With 161 Miles, Promptly Sparks Bidding Contest

25 Apr 2022, 20:55 UTC / You don’t see this happening every day. A hypercar like no other was just put up for sale and immediately attracted the big bucks

 
1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra Is One of Only 23 Built, Selling at No Reserve
1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra Is One of Only 23 Built, Selling at No Reserve

25 Apr 2022, 19:00 UTC / One of the rarest Shelby Cobras in existence, this Competitior racer scored a class win at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1966

 
Driving a $1.7 Million Supercar on a Wet Track Makes Reviewer Nervous
Driving a $1.7 Million Supercar on a Wet Track Makes Reviewer Nervous

25 Apr 2022, 13:24 UTC / Imagine getting the chance to drive an extremely rare supercar with racecar genes on a wet racetrack. It is valued at almost $2 million and has a reputation

 
Stun Cyclists With a $4,500 Carbon Fiber Aora Frame. Double That for a Complete Build
Stun Cyclists With a $4,500 Carbon Fiber Aora Frame. Double That for a Complete Build

23 Apr 2022, 19:03 UTC / This XC MTB is the result of four years of R&D. A bare frame weighs just 725 grams, costs around $4,500, and requires you to purchase everything else separately

 
1960 AC Greyhound Found Under Piles of Junk Gets a Glow-Up, Is a True Sleeping Beauty
1960 AC Greyhound Found Under Piles of Junk Gets a Glow-Up, Is a True Sleeping Beauty

23 Apr 2022, 03:47 UTC / A sympathetically restored AC 2+2 Greyhound that spend four decades covered in junk will be crossing the auction block on May 28, probably fetch a fortune