Beyond these extreme examples, perhaps it is time for an academic reconsideration of the base mid-70s Oldsmobile/Caprice. Arguably the least successfully designed automobile of all time, from the darkest era of Detroit, the computer controlled carburetor smog equipment choked 305 engines mean the car was as big a mechanical failure was it was aesthetically.
Chanel Oldsmobile (via boingboing)
Perhaps there is something of the nature of a complete lack of grace that makes it a perfect canvas for the creation of folk art. To bring something of yourself and press it to the uninspired lines of an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. I doubt Coco Chanel would approve of the Chanel Cutlass, but I wonder what Karl Lagerfield would say.