Did you realise there are some cars that share their names with condoms? I bet most of you can come up with ‘Magnum,’ at least. I’ll admit, I am surprised there’s as many as I found. But, I guess it’s not that shocking, since the marketing of both products has a decent amount of overlap.
It’s probably worth considering exactly why there’s all of these automotive/prophylactic crossovers happening here—I mean, aside from lots of male-skewing advertising, the two lines of products don’t really overlap all that much. Sure, they can sometimes be used in tandem, but beyond that, there are no clear answers.
My only working theory is that there’s some common themes of exoticism, mythological references, and historical references that just sort of work for almost any product, whether they’re for transporting you and your family or preventing the transport of the things that add the “your family” after “you.”
Really, that’s all I’ve got.
Here’s the eight condom/car appellation-twinsies I found:
Ramses was an Egyptian car based on the NSU Prinz. A fun little rear-engined boxy sedan.
There are at least two cars named Trojan, an old British farmer’s car and the Heinkel Trojan, a BMW Isetta-knockoff microcar.
Big condoms, big car.
Fitting, because this is the sexiest Studebaker.
Hey! Condoms your great-grandfather probably used! That’s a fun thought, right? Take a moment with that one. There were actually several companies building cars under the Sphinx name, all small, and in the early 1900s.
Enjoy the coronation with a Toyota Crown.
OK, the Koenigsegg One:1 has ‘one’ in there twice, but you can always buy two One condoms to match.
Interestingly, the Volkswagen Atlas is Ultra-Lubed as well, I believe.
I wouldn’t be surprised to find that there’s some I missed; if anyone thinks of any, drop them in the comments so we can be sure this remains the definitive source for cars and condoms with common names.