One of the more interesting things that the car community does is release a special edition of rides that many people are familiar with. The companies do this to drum up some excitement and to supe up some rides that may have grown stagnant. Over time, we have seen some interesting special editions of some of our favorite cars, and there have even been some oddball rides that have gotten a special edition of their own.
For the most part, special editions come and go, but every now and again, there are some that break the mold and wind up doing something fantastic. Then again, there are special editions that roll off the lot and leave people confused at what it is the company was hoping to accomplish.
Today, we are going to take a look at some of the best and worst special edition cars and trucks throughout history.
15. Best: 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition
The Ford Mustang is one of the greatest cars ever put together, and there have been plenty of special editions made of this ride over time. The 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition was truly something to behold when it was unleashed, and it gained favorable reviews from consumers everywhere.
14. Best: 1970 Camaro Z28 "Hurst Sunshine Special"
When it comes to Camaro models, this one is about as rare as it gets. The 1970 Camaro Z28 Hurst Sunshine Special was like nothing else on the road. There is only one known in existence, and this would come with a prototype power-sliding sunroof. This ride is an absolute stunner.
13. Bust: 2011 Fiat 500 Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari
This is easily one of the oddest special edition rides ever made, and there was simply no way that it was going to stay off this list. The 2011 Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari is a car that received plenty of negative marks and was quickly forgotten about by many.
12. Best: 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Silver Arrow Edition
If Mercedes is getting into the special edition game, then you had better believe that they are working on something truly special. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Silver Arrow Edition was a beautiful car that looks as clean as ever. This beast packed over 500 horsepower, which is nothing to scoff at.
11. Best: 2010 Jaguar XKR 75th Anniversary Edition
Jaguar has a rich history, and whenever they are gearing up to celebrate an anniversary or milestone, they are sure to pull out every trick in the bag to wow consumers. The 2010 Jaguar XKR 75th Anniversary Edition was a beautiful ride that had exceptional performance on the road.
10. Bust: 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Couture Edition
The fact that this car is a PT Cruiser was an immediate giveaway that this was going to be labeled a bust. After all, this particular car was met with a lot of criticism from people. It tried to take its name from a fashion brand, but it wound up lacking any style.
9. Best: 2013 Dodge Charger SRT 392
There were only 392 units made of the 2013 Dodge Charger SRT 392, meaning that the company needed to whip up something amazing in order for this to work out. Thankfully, Dodge has been in the game for years, and they made sure to give this car a ton of power on the road.
8. Best: 1978 Dodge Ramcharger Top Hand
The 1978 Dodge Ramcharger Top Hand is an interesting looking car that was able to do some impressive things back in the 70s. Trucks weren’t quite as developed as they are now, but models like this one here did a lot in paving the way for the more modern truck.
7. Bust: 1978 Dodge Jean Machine
Unfortunately for Dodge, not every special edition truck they rolled out in the 70s was a hit. The 1978 Dodge Jean Machine is certainly an interesting offering, but it looks and feels more dated than ever. Needless to say, a lot of people do not remember this thing fondly at all.
6. Best: 2018 Chevrolet Yenko/SC Silverado
Modern trucks have come a long way from the ones that helped pave the way for them to succeed, and many modern special editions are truly fantastic. The 2018 Chevrolet Yenko/SC Silverado is a handsome ride that was able to pack 800 horsepower and a whole lot of torque for buyers.
5. Best: 2018 Shelby Raptor Baja Edition
The second that the Shelby and Raptor names are involved with something, people know that a quality product is right around the corner. So, Ford wised up and put these two ingredients together for the 2018 Shelby Raptor Baja Edition. This ride was pricey, but it was a beast with great performance.
4. Bust: 1996 Volkswagen Golf Harlequin
No, this is not a joke. Yes, this is what the car actually looks like. The 1996 Volkswagen Golf Harlequin was certainly able to attract some attention when it was released. It has one of the most unique paint jobs of all time, but this is about all it had going for it.
3. Best: 1991 GMC Syclone
The 90s proved to be an interesting time for trucks, and the 1991 GMC Syclone is a ride that has left many people pleased over the years. While it was not the perfect truck, GMC was able to make some good things happen here. This car had exceptional performance, but it was lacking in the towing department.
2. Best: 1977 Ford F-150 Freewheelin'
One of the cool things about the 1977 Ford F-150 Freewheelin is that the truck looks very reminiscent of its era. No matter what paint color this beast has, it will always look like it came right from the 70s. There weren’t many made, and this ride has become a collector’s item of sorts.
1. Bust: 1990 Jeep Comanche Eliminator
Jeep is known for making some great rides, but they have dropped the ball a few times. The 1990 Jeep Comanche Eliminator is a forgotten model that the company rolled out a few decades ago. The truck was not able to keep up with competitors and it was eventually done away with.