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  • Feb 23, 2013
In case you hadn't noticed, car wrapping has gotten more popular and more common in recent years. At this year's SEMA show, in particular, it was difficult to walk ten feet without seeing some custom wrap job or another. With matte palettes, metallic finishes and famous racing liveries so thick on the ground then, it was probably only a matter of time before we got to velvet. Call up Barry and Levon, baby – velvet is here.

The strategically named Velvet Cars is now offering partial and full body wraps, in 15 different shades of velvet, for your own personal dream car. The company will help you find a certified car wrapper in your area, who can follow up with a quote. For the DIY wrapping enthusiast (and velvet-fondling bon vivant), the company will also sell you the wrapping material itself; the 25-yard, full car wrap runs $1,500.

It's hard to say what this stuff looks like in real life, and we can't imagine that it wears particularly well, but the demo Fisker Karma sure does look huggably soft to us. Stay tuned for next year's SEMA show, where we fully expect a Scion xB to serve as a canvas for Velvet Car Dogs Playing Pool, and velvety renditions of Elvis.


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      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      OMG this is worst than Fake Tonneau Roofs an modern cars!
      l9t8z
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like Mutts Cutts van from Dumber and Dumber was ahead of time.
      matthewskory
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did you get a make on the vehicle? Yes, sir. They're driving an '84...sheep dog
      Jai302
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should look good in black on luxury coupes like the GranTurismo, CL-class, 6-series, CLS-class, A7, etc BUT, I have a feeling most of their sales are going to come from full size SUV's to be covered in pink velvet. :\
      Mark M.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think that stuff, combined with the angle of the picture, makes the Karma look like the Cheshire Cat.....
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Ooo, that looks good in matte bla...oh that's velvet. Nope".
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Part of me thinks it is kind of cool. How on God's earth do you wash that thing or keep it clean?
      floppypawltd
      • 1 Year Ago
      LMAO Nothing like making a Pimpmobile for the 21st Century. Seriously this is the stupidest thing since those fake Rolls Royce noses and gold plate with crushed Velvet interiors in the 70's on El Do's. I can only think of four democraphics that would ruin a car like this... Please don't take offense by this but the stereotypes just came popping out ... White Trailer Trash wannabes, Middle Easterners, Black Gangsta Rappers, Hispainic (look I know these are stereotypes and can be taken wrong BUT!!! Take a look around sometime ok look at who has done what to thier rides for once.) .... Oh ya there goes your trade in or E-bay price down the toilet where this whole dumb ass idea belongs... On a last note if you took offense well hey look in the mirror and laugh at yourself once in awhile it is the healthiest thing you can do dont take evrything so serious...
      Tom Bryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      that's gotta increase drag significantly
      Richard Pro-gmo Scot
      Its not real Velvet but a high tech protective car wrap with colors to choose from. Easily washable with pressure hose at a car wash. Designed to withstand extreme climates. I just emailed a installer in Michigan to price my 2004 Lincoln Town Car with this wrap
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Richard Pro-gmo Scot
        Lincoln Town Car? Yea... Now I understand who the target market is...
      west-coaster
      • 1 Year Ago
      When I was a kid in the San Fernando Valley in the late 1960s and early '70s, there was a first-generation Oldsmobile Toronado parked near my elementary school that was covered in velvet. The body of the car was a deep red, and the roof was black. At first, the car didn't register in my brain. Yes, it looked fuzzy, but when we'd walk to school early in the morning, most cars had dew on them, so I probably assumed that the car was just wet. When I got a bit older and would see the car in the afternoon, it dawned on me that somebody had covered the car in either flocking or sheets of velvet. Even with that, the novelty of the car didn't quite click. I only noticed muscle cars or anything that was rare. Toronados of that vintage were plentiful, so this one was just odd but not that odd. It was parked on the street, and a busy street at that. As I got older and went to other schools, I still noticed that car every time we drove by. If my memory serves me correctly, the Toronado was still parked in that same spot at late as perhaps the early 1980s. And remarkably, the velvet didn't seem torn or faded.
      Mudotaku
      • 1 Year Ago
      Black velvet shall only be used for the backgroud of a paint of kitsch crying clowns
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