I love those Zero Credibility Vauxhall 'speshal idisions'. A neighbour had an Irmscher grill put on his coupe. So what? Who are Irmscher? Who are MSD? What does 888 mean? Is Peter Vardy a racing driver? Why did he pick such a lame chassis to put his name to?
Naff cars. Naff name.
Errr, excuse me Mr Ford man, but I think the FoMoCo beats the Griffin hands down with zero cred 'speshal idisions' as you put it.
May I remind you of the tragic 1995 Escort Mexico, a car so shit they couldn't even be bothered to put alloys on it. What a missed opportunity. Then we have countless other junk like the Fiesta 'Flame', Frascati, Flight yada yada, all of which meant absolutely nothing and were merely an extra (cheap) sticker on the boot lid. All lame cars, with a last-ditch attempt at flogging a few more units to unsuspecting punters. It didn't matter though, they would have rusted away after a few years anyway.
Utter rubbish that only served to dilute the brand- something that Ford continue to do to this day.
Fwiw, I think the Astra 888 looks absolutely fantastic.