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TinyEvel
03-22-2009, 08:51 PM
SO, I'm driving home and stop at a light next to a Bentley Continental GT. I was admiring it and noticed the HYUNDAI emblem on the hood.

WTF??!!!

Then I noticed the wheel caps were badged H and the read trunk. THere was an unusual script decal on the lower right trunk which said "Chrome"

I was amazed. It was a middle-aged man driving, looked to be Iranian or Indian.

THis bafles me.

But I Googled it and here's a blog post...another sighting, here in L.A. --same color. It must be the same car.

Just weird.

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/07/05/cruel-sick-joke-bentley-continental-badged-as-a-hyundai/

doomy3
03-22-2009, 08:53 PM
Why would someone do that?

Baconeater
03-22-2009, 08:53 PM
I don't see anything wrong with that, it's not like they put a GM logo on it.

BWillie
03-22-2009, 08:56 PM
I've thought about buying a Kia Amanti and just putting Mercedes Emblems all over it. I really don't think chicks would know the difference.

Bowser
03-22-2009, 08:57 PM
Why would someone do that?

Just to throw off potential (stupid) car thieves?

mikeyis4dcats.
03-22-2009, 09:00 PM
perhaps he did it out of protest over something with Bently or the dealer...

DJ's left nut
03-22-2009, 09:02 PM
Rich dude lost a bet.

Rain Man
03-22-2009, 09:02 PM
Hyundai is probably just copying Bentley's design, like Chrysler did with their 300.

DaneMcCloud
03-22-2009, 09:03 PM
Just to throw off potential (stupid) car thieves?

That makes sense

bdeg
03-22-2009, 09:03 PM
Wonder if one of his names starts with an H. Did he have a custom license plate?

Demonpenz
03-22-2009, 09:08 PM
I did the same thing, exept for I bought a V6 decal for my red ford tempo

Deberg_1990
03-22-2009, 09:46 PM
The answer is clear: Chicks dig the Hyundai's.

88TG88
03-22-2009, 09:59 PM
Where did you see this at ?

TrebMaxx
03-22-2009, 10:21 PM
About as good, but opposite direction as the Civic M3 that was posted on the Bimmerfest forums. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=354051&highlight=civic+m3

Demonpenz
03-22-2009, 10:23 PM
wow all that work to rebrand a civic

TrebMaxx
03-22-2009, 10:28 PM
wow all that work to rebrand a civic

WTF? This car is extra clean. No cigarette burns or tears on the seats. ROFL

stevieray
03-22-2009, 10:33 PM
Just to throw off potential (stupid) car thieves?

I put Dual grills on my Elcipse coaxials..

Rain Man
03-22-2009, 10:38 PM
Off topic, but I was in southern California last month, and in Laguna Beach I saw a pure white Rolls Royce, brand new, parked at a meter. I'm generally not a luxury car afficionado, but that may have been the most beautiful car I've ever seen. It was breathtaking in its aesthetics.

SBK
03-22-2009, 10:43 PM
I've read a lot of people with ///M Bimmers will rebadge them to be the lowest end of that model line. For instance from M5 to 528i or something.

It's done out of humility. :)

DeezNutz
03-22-2009, 10:48 PM
The truly rich make their own rules.

It's those who are chasing the Joneses that put on airs.

TinyEvel
03-22-2009, 10:55 PM
I've read a lot of people with ///M Bimmers will rebadge them to be the lowest end of that model line. For instance from M5 to 528i or something.

It's done out of humility. :)

When we had the Mitsubishi account, I wanted to get an EVO7 and strip off all the flair and make it look like a regular Lancer.

bdeg
03-22-2009, 11:19 PM
I've read a lot of people with ///M Bimmers will rebadge them to be the lowest end of that model line. For instance from M5 to 528i or something.
It's done out of humility. :)
lol, if humility is embarrassing someone because they underestimated you. I'd call that fun, but definitely not an exercise in humility.
When we had the Mitsubishi account, I wantedh to get an EVO7 and strip off all the flair and make it look like a regular Lancer.
very naaaaahce:thumb:(Borat)

AZORChiefFan
03-22-2009, 11:19 PM
I had a Suzuki Swift back in the day. Where I worked we got a new air compressor that had a 'chrome' 5hp badge on it which I removed and put on the back of the Swift.

bdeg
03-22-2009, 11:30 PM
I had a Suzuki Swift back in the day. Where I worked we got a new air compressor that had a 'chrome' 5hp badge on it which I removed and put on the back of the Swift.

lool

When I got my first car I wanted really just about anything that came with a super/turbo charger.

At the lot I ended up getting my car, the first one that caught my eye was a Mitsubishi 3000GT SL. There are 3 models of this car, this one is the 3000GT with all the flair, but half of the engine. I ended up finding one that's faster and more practical. An aftermarket turbo woulda been fun, but I want to put one on the car I ended up with too, anyway.

TinyEvel
03-22-2009, 11:33 PM
When I was 17 I had a lowered bug all done in primer, and had a chrome Jesus fish symbol where the "Volkswagen" script was supposed to be on the decklid.

I also had a license plate frame that said "Play with my dick, not my head"

88TG88
03-22-2009, 11:37 PM
"Play with my dick, not my head"

ROFLROFLROFLROFL

Kyle DeLexus
03-22-2009, 11:47 PM
"Play with my dick, not my head"

Awesome license plate.

Valiant
03-22-2009, 11:48 PM
Maybe it is a kit car??

Otter
03-23-2009, 12:35 AM
OUTRAGEOUS!!!! To think someone could put an "H" on their car instead of a "B".

Now, before I go cure cancer and feed the poor - did any of those special, gorgeous, better than us people have the audacity to wear white before spring Tiny?!?!?

Fill us in on all the juice sister!

BigMeatballDave
03-23-2009, 06:41 AM
I'd own a Hyundai or a Kia before a Bentley. Bentley's are overpriced, and the other 2 are probably far more reliable.

TinyEvel
03-23-2009, 12:24 PM
I just learned the "Why?"


The driver owns a Hyundai dealership.

(So, he can afford a Bentley by selling Hyundais?)

Mr. Flopnuts
03-23-2009, 12:26 PM
When I was 17 I had a lowered bug all done in primer, and had a chrome Jesus fish symbol where the "Volkswagen" script was supposed to be on the decklid.

I also had a license plate frame that said "Play with my dick, not my head"

HA When I was a kid I had a holder that said "My other ride is your daughter"

Rain Man
03-23-2009, 01:38 PM
I just learned the "Why?"


The driver owns a Hyundai dealership.

(So, he can afford a Bentley by selling Hyundais?)


If I made my fortune selling Hyundai's, I'd drive a Hyundai.

I always kind of thought that Chrysler bought Lamborghini back in the 80s or thereabouts just so the Chrysler executives could buy Lamborghinis.

HemiEd
03-23-2009, 02:20 PM
If I made my fortune selling Hyundai's, I'd drive a Hyundai.

I always kind of thought that Chrysler bought Lamborghini back in the 80s or thereabouts just so the Chrysler executives could buy Lamborghinis.

Not quite. The real reason, was the same one for them making an arragement with Maserati. Image. Remember the Chrysler TC? It was a Chrysler/Maserati
cross breed.
Between the K-Car and Mitsubishi junk, they wanted to change their image.

88TG88
03-23-2009, 04:04 PM
HA When I was a kid I had a holder that said "My other ride is your daughter"

I might have to replace my old faded Chiefs holder with that gem.

kc rush
03-23-2009, 05:00 PM
Weird. A few weeks ago near KCI, I did see a panel van (multi-primer colored) with the Cadillac Escalade badge all over it.