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20 extinct American marques
Published 29/05/2021 @ 11:16:34, By dsl
"Join us as we remember 20 of the American automotive marques that didn’t make it."

No surprises or deep insights, but an interesting lightweight overview.
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20 extinct American marques
Published 29/05/2021 @ 11:24:39, By Lateef
I'm surprised they forgot to include Kaiser-Frazer.
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20 extinct American marques
Published 29/05/2021 @ 18:21:15, By night cub
It's strange that they included Merkur, it was setup to sell European cars only, so I wouldn't necessarily consider it an American brand. And in terms of impact, it had none whatsoever. Ford thought they could cash-in on the European car surge of the 80's, but they brought over the wrong cars to make that happen. The surge in Euro-car sales was mainly in 4-door sedans, and Ford sent a sporty 3-door and luxurious 5-door. And the name was awful. They were trying to play with Mercury and make it sound European, came up with a name that was weird to pronounce.

Saturn would have been a better choice to include, but I guess it was too new of a company to include in a Classic car magazine. But Merkur wasn't that much older. Saturn had a bigger impact, not just in the market, but in the history of GM. I guess there's a question whether it could be considered a collectable brand. I guess not yet, but will be for the oddity value.
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20 extinct American marques
Published 30/05/2021 @ 01:24:50, By ingo
Only 20 and among them several, which were at least in their last days just something badge engineered sub-marques?

That's pure leightweight and nothing else.


P.S. in Germany there are over 400 extinct car makers.
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