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    Thread: Etienne Aigner Edition

    1. 11-06-2004 02:59 AM #1
      What is special about the Etienne Aigner Edition cabby...?

    2. 11-06-2004 03:01 AM #2
      You can go to http://www.etienneaigner.com and buy matching scarf.

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      11-06-2004 01:08 PM #3
      check Kammys site out..here has more detailed info and pics..also there are a few on here who own one..

      Etienne Aigner editions were a limited edition offered in '91 only. they came in blue, burgundy, and green.
      the tops were always canvas and were the same color as the car. the wheels were polished aluminum (forged) "La Castellet" wheels or more commonly known as "carat" wheels.
      the seats were cloth (sport seats up front) and they matched the color of the car.. (ie: blue car, blue cloth seats, blue canvas top etc)
      carpets always matched the color of the car too (i believe im right about this but i cant say if the green ones had green carpets) anyway the most interesting feature about this model is that it had little horse shoe pattern on the seats, in a repeating pattern, and even on the cabby top boot (which was the same color as your top) also in the center of the seatbacks, was a gold metal horse shoe, embroidered to the seatback, in a leather panel that matched your seats color. the car also had the Horse shoe emblems on the front fenders, above the karmann badge. these following items were all covered in REAL leather (not vinyl) and were color matched to the car:
      shift knob
      shift boot
      e-brake handle
      door armrests/handles
      all covered in leather, matching the car's color.
      the '91 Etienne Aigner edition was probably the most "luxurious" cabby offered. they came standard with all,options cruise, a/c, power windows, airbag, etc.
      only options were power tops and heated seats. (ive never seen a EA with heated seats tho)
      for those of you who dont know, Etienne Aigner is a Italian fashion designer...they make expensive clothing, shoes, handbags, etc. and their logo is a little gold Horse Shoe.

      Kammy feel free to correct me if im wrong..im sure i may missed something
      hope this helps..

      can we get someone to put some good Etienne Aigner cabby pics up? i dont have any..


    4. 11-06-2004 02:15 PM #4
      Couldn't find Cabby pics, but found etienne aigner shoes:




      Edit: Kam, mayby you can put one of these shoes on you web site - I am serius.


      Modified by Cab42 at 4:17 PM 11-6-2004


    5. 11-06-2004 04:46 PM #5
      Jordanvw,
      You are dead on with all items, I have nothing to add.

      I own two, one in Mangrove green and one in the Pearl blue. The green car does have the matching green carpeting, the blue one has dark blue carpeting. My green car is a 3 speed auto and the other is a stick.


    6. 11-07-2004 12:13 AM #6
      PRODUCTION NUMBERS:

      A total of 2951 Etienne Aigner Edition VW Cabriolets were built worldwide. This divides up into:

      - "Midnight Blue Pearl Effect": 1201
      - "Bordeaux Pearl Effect": 752
      - "Mangrove Green Metallic": 998

      American market figures:

      - "Midnight Blue Pearl Effect": 422
      - "Bordeaux Pearl Effect": 399
      - "Mangrove Green Metallic": 639

      Total: 1460.

      809 of which were manual stick shift, 651 automatic.

      =====================================

      COLOR CODES:

      - "Midnight Blue Pearl Effect": LC5U
      - "Bordeaux Pearl Effect": LC3Y
      - "Mangrove Green Metallic": LK6P

      =====================================

      And now something about other Etienne Aigner items.

      Etienne Aigner "Fresno" Bucket:

      It comes also in black , blue , camel , and pink .

      It is made of soft, lightweight leather. It has two open compartments with center zippered compartment, magnetic center snap closure, brushed silver hardware and logo, and sdjustable shoulder strap.

      And just a photo of an Etienne Aigner wallet:

      And a cellphone case that matches "Bordeaux Pearl Effect" Etienne Aigner Cabriolet:

      .




      Modified by Cab42 at 7:41 PM 11-7-2004


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      11-07-2004 12:47 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Cab42 »

      alex you ROCK! almost as much as kammy
      too bad Etienne Aigner doesnt make sneakers i'd be all over them..my pair of Vans are wearin out


    8. 11-07-2004 12:50 AM #8

      Midnight Blue Pearl Effect:

      Bordeaux Pearl Effect:

      Mangrove Green Metallic:




      Modified by Cab42 at 1:52 AM 11-7-2004


    9. 11-07-2004 02:40 AM #9
      Etienne Aigner Bordeaux is on the left:

    10. 11-07-2004 03:16 AM #10
      Etienne Aigner Mangrove Green Metallic Volkswagen Cabriolet

      Interior details:




      Modified by Cab42 at 11:42 AM 11-7-2004


    11. 11-07-2004 11:36 AM #11

      The car from this post can be also seen in this thread:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1673218

      (photos with a matching beetle)

      Edit: added images and info about other post.


      Modified by Cab42 at 12:37 PM 11-7-2004


      Modified by Cab42 at 12:39 PM 11-7-2004


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      11-07-2004 11:55 AM #12
      nice work alex
      so i guess those are the fender decals...

      did the green ones really have gold wheels???


    13. 11-07-2004 12:26 PM #13
      According to VW brochure (that is made for German market though), green Etienne Aigner does have gold wheels, and also matching gold decals.



    14. 11-08-2004 02:06 AM #14
      Man i wish i could find one of those... they're awsome... really like the horse shoes...

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      11-08-2004 04:42 AM #15
      Thats what I call cabriolet education Alex
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      11-08-2004 11:50 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Cab42 »
      Edit: Kam, mayby you can put one of these shoes on you web site - I am serius.

      I don't know about the apparel, but I'll certainly add those stats! That's awesome! Where'd you find all that info?!

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    17. 11-08-2004 11:52 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by kamzcab86 »
      I don't know about the apparel, but I'll certainly add those stats! That's awesome! Where'd you find all that info?!

      Stats are Volkswagen data. As accurate as it gets. I'll tell you later on how to get that, don;t have time now...


    18. 11-08-2004 01:59 PM #18
      Basically, there are several ways to obtain similar stats:

      1) Getting to know somebody at VWoA. The downside is that data may be only for USA.

      2) Getting to know somebody at VW in Germany. The downside is language, distance, etc. Data will be more complete.

      3) Contacting a company called Karmann (http://www.karmann.de).

      4) Calling/e-mailing a museum in Wolfsburg (http://automuseum.volkswagen.de).

      Edit: Of course, before taking one of these steps, the internet should be checked for possibility that data is already public.


      Modified by Cab42 at 2:02 PM 11-8-2004


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      11-08-2004 02:05 PM #19
      So you know people in high places, is that what you're tellin' me?
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    20. 11-08-2004 02:12 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by kamzcab86 »
      So you know people in high places, is that what you're tellin' me?

      It doesn't have to be high place. Even salesman at dealership may be able to collect great info, coz people are talking between themselves about VW stuff all the time there, etc., and whoever is insider have much better chance than outsider....

      If it doesn't work with one guy, just go to another, third, etc., until you meet the right one.... something like that...

      For example, I almost had phobia of those people in dealersheeps that work with parts. But now I finally came accross a guy who is interested in knowing such data, etc....


    21. 11-08-2004 02:19 PM #21
      Adding one more method:

      5) go to http://answers.google.com/answers/ and ask a question. They will charge for answering it. It is a kind of ugly way.


    22. 11-08-2004 04:47 PM #22
      And now something for men: (I know I will earn more ""s from Kam ):





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      11-08-2004 04:55 PM #23

      I don't know why, but this pic made me bust out laughing!:

      Can ya picture this guy driving around in a Cab?

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    24. 11-08-2004 04:59 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by kamzcab86 »
      Can ya picture this guy driving around in a Cab?

      The guy on the left is drivina a burgundy Etienne Aigner Cabriolet, while the guy on the right is driving a black cabby with tan top.


    25. 11-09-2004 07:08 PM #25
      Etienne Aigner - Frequently Asked Questions

      * How do you pronounce "Etienne Aigner?"

      The correct pronunciation is "Eh-tee-yen On-yay."

      * Why is Etienne Aigner known for its use of burgundy?

      Aigner's fledgling American company had modest roots. He could only afford one color of leather, a rich burgundy from which to create his accessories. That limitation soon became, and remains to this day, a signature of the brand.

      * What is the significance of the "A"?

      Aigner adapted his last initial into a horseshoe-shaped "A" to reflect his love of equestrian style and to symbolize good luck. The "A" endures today as an important trademark of the company.



    26. 11-09-2004 07:24 PM #26
      The Cabriolet on this pic is Etienne Aigner, original bordeaux color:


    27. 01-10-2009 04:51 AM #27
      OK, now I know this doesn't really have anything to do with the Etienne Aigner subject, but it's late and I feel like rambling... Do any of you think it's kinda funny when your cruising around town in your cabrio and then come across some self-entitled idiot in his brand-new BMW Mini cooper and can't help but think: Hey, you may have overpaid for that pretentious little piece of crap just so you could stand out and feel special just because you walked into a showroom and picked out something that you thought would make you look special and uniqe, and here I am in a car that truely is a classic, is tons more fun to drive and people don't slot me into the BMW ******* category. That's all

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      01-10-2009 11:07 AM #28
      Quote, originally posted by zugeilgti »
      OK, now I know this doesn't really have anything to do with the Etienne Aigner subject, but it's late and I feel like rambling... Do any of you think it's kinda funny when your cruising around town in your cabrio and then come across some self-entitled idiot in his brand-new BMW Mini cooper and can't help but think: Hey, you may have overpaid for that pretentious little piece of crap just so you could stand out and feel special just because you walked into a showroom and picked out something that you thought would make you look special and uniqe, and here I am in a car that truely is a classic, is tons more fun to drive and people don't slot me into the BMW ******* category. That's all

      That would be an unfair assessment. I believe that if a person can afford any car of their choosing, then so be it. If they are secure in their manhood, then driving a "mini" is the right thing for that individual.

      If people want to laugh at me for driving what to them is a "Girlie" car that is their unfortunate mistake.

      They should see me in my dress.

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      01-10-2009 11:40 AM #29
      Quote, originally posted by zugeilgti »
      OK, now I know this doesn't really have anything to do with the Etienne Aigner subject, but it's late and I feel like rambling... Do any of you think it's kinda funny when your cruising around town in your cabrio and then come across some self-entitled idiot in his brand-new BMW Mini cooper and can't help but think: Hey, you may have overpaid for that pretentious little piece of crap just so you could stand out and feel special just because you walked into a showroom and picked out something that you thought would make you look special and uniqe, and here I am in a car that truely is a classic, is tons more fun to drive and people don't slot me into the BMW ******* category. That's all

      Last post before yours was made in 2004... How the hell did you find this of all threads to post ^that banter in? Someday, when I see your GTI around town, I'm swapping my RXII's with your RC's as payback.

      And, to answer your question: I don't care what other people drive and I certainly don't care about what others think about what I drive.

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      01-10-2009 12:55 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by kamzcab86 »
      Last post before yours was made in 2004... How the hell did you find this of all threads to post ^that banter in?

      x 72384923472

      Quote, originally posted by kamzcab86 »
      Someday, when I see your GTI around town, I'm swapping my RXII's with your RC's as payback.

      haha


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      01-12-2009 09:56 PM #32
      Here are some pics of EA Cabby!!


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      wait until the next show and go and i bring mine too and there are two red EA cabs.... cept im going for something a little different w/ mine then that beauty in the last pic

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