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The "L.L. Bean Bootmobile" Is A Real Car That Exists

And it's about to tour New England! (Not a joke.) This must be the most preppy way a company has ever celebrated its 100th anniversary, ever.

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Jalopnik's Mike Spinnelli was lucky(?) enough to take a drive in the thing while it was station in Midtown Manhattan. He writes, "Looking down the long "hood," you get the feeling you're in one of those amphibious tourist "ducks" you see in beach towns. The turbodiesel growls and we take off. And by "take off" I mean immediately come to a halt for the cabbie who's stopped next to us so a passenger can score an iPhone shot." Could this be the most ridiculous car gimmick of all time?