Classic Volkswagen "Lemon" Ad Recreated With Iconic Spaceships

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That vintage appeal will never go away for some folks, even when it comes to intergalactic spaceships. That’s why artist Justin Van Genderen has allowed us to see a couple of beaten-down ships in a new light by recreating Volkswagen’s classic “Lemon” ad to depict the Millenium Falcon and the Firefly ships from Star Wars and Firefly fame.

Volkswagen’s classic “Lemon” ad details the fine precision that goes into inspecting a Volkswagen before it’s available for sale, it contains the Draper-worthy tagline of “We pluck the lemons, you get the plums.” But in Van Genderen’s recreation, we’re just fiending for some lemons, especially when those lemons can still make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

Check out a side-by-side comparison of Van Genderen’s recreation with the original Volkswagen ad. You can purchase the prints at Spoke Art’s online store.