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    Discontinued Makes of Cars

    Here is comcast pick of 10 brands of cars not being made anymore.

    http://www.comcast.net/slideshow/fin...continuedcars/

    In my lifetime, I have seen many more go by the wayside.

    Nash
    Packard
    Hudson
    Kaiser
    DeSoto
    Willys, the car, not the Jeep
    Edsel


    Any others?

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    That comcast focuses on General Motors. If you look across to Europe it's more a case of "who's survived?" rather than "who's fallen by the wall?". It also depends on the timescale. If we say post WW2 it more orless covers I might have seen new or almost new on the road and limit it to cars with some sporting history or interest, a few are:
    Alvis
    Borgward
    Cooper
    Delage
    Delahaye
    Elva
    Facel Vega
    Gordini
    Healey
    Isetta (well they did compete and finish the Mille Miglia)
    Jensen
    Jowett
    Kieft
    Lea Francis
    Monopole (French 1950's small sports car)
    Moskvitch (British Touring Car Champion cira 1973)
    NSU
    OSCA
    Peerless (UK)
    Pegaso
    Q ?
    Riley
    Singer
    Talbot
    Triumph
    U2
    VP (French 1950's small sports car)
    Wolseley
    X ?
    Zundapp
    Zaporagets (I think they are defunct)

    and many many more
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    Where does AMC fall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSJracing
    Where does AMC fall?

    Nash became American Motors, and, I think with Hudson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseczar
    Studebaker

    Studebaker was the first car listed in the link. Surprise about Studebaker, The Budweiser team of horses and wagon, the wagon is a Studebaker.

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    Plymouth, Pontiac, Saturn, Oldsmobile...

    AMC was formed in 1954 when Hudson and Nash merged. Had George Mason survived a heart attack shortly after the merger began to take shape, Packard and Studebaker probably would have been a part of it.


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    DAF (maybe only trucks now)

    Horch
    DKW
    Wanderer
    NOTE: The above 3 + Audi = Auto Union

    Sterling
    Siata
    Cisitalia
    Monteverdi
    Iso Rivolta
    Lagonda
    Kurtis
    Muntz
    ATS
    Reliant
    Trabant
    Bizzarrini
    Simca
    Sunbeam
    REO
    Yugo
    Hispano-Suiza
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoviVespa
    Studebaker was the first car listed in the link. Surprise about Studebaker, The Budweiser team of horses and wagon, the wagon is a Studebaker.
    John Studebaker built wheelbarrows in Placerville, California before joining his brothers back in South Bend.

    Even better, how many defunct makes have our members seen race?

    I've seen quite a few of them, I'm sure there are some here that have seen even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoviVespa
    Here is comcast pick of 10 brands of cars not being made anymore.

    http://www.comcast.net/slideshow/fin...continuedcars/

    In my lifetime, I have seen many more go by the wayside.

    Nash
    Packard
    Hudson
    Kaiser
    DeSoto
    Willys, the car, not the Jeep
    Edsel


    Any others?


    One I'm sure that EVERONE on this forum has been in.......Checker....built in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo. The ad slogan for their passenger vehicle, the Marathon, was, "From the inside looking out, it just might be the most beautiful car on the road". I remember seeing a program on History ( I think ) saying the last Checker cab left the streets of Gotham about 6 or 7 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoviVespa
    Here is comcast pick of 10 brands of cars not being made anymore.

    http://www.comcast.net/slideshow/fin...continuedcars/

    In my lifetime, I have seen many more go by the wayside.

    Nash
    Packard
    Hudson
    Kaiser
    DeSoto
    Willys, the car, not the Jeep
    Edsel


    Any others?
    The term MAKE of CAR, not brands, MAKES of Cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Riebe
    The term MAKE of CAR, not brands, MAKES of Cars.

    Nitpicking. Brands, Studebaker is a brand of automobile manufacturing. Studebaker is gone, so that brand is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSJracing
    Tucker
    The old Tucker factory on the south side of Chicago is now Ford City shopping center...

    Before Tucker bought it, it was a Dodge factory that built B-29's during WWII...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardscrabble
    The old Tucker factory on the south side of Chicago is now Ford City shopping center...

    Before Tucker bought it, it was a Dodge factory that built B-29's during WWII...
    While it was interesting watching the movie, it was also very sad because you knew that it didn't end well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoviVespa
    Studebaker was the first car listed in the link. Surprise about Studebaker, The Budweiser team of horses and wagon, the wagon is a Studebaker.

    Obviously I didn't open the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lululj
    I remember seeing a program on History ( I think ) saying the last Checker cab left the streets of Gotham about 6 or 7 years ago.
    I'm sure there are a few left in Metropolis or Smallville.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSJracing
    Where does AMC fall?
    flat on their face most of the time

    I might have missed it but did anyone think of the Mercer?

    Made in my home county of...Mercer County, NJ

    I think they ran at Indy in the first few races actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardscrabble
    The old Tucker factory on the south side of Chicago is now Ford City shopping center...

    Before Tucker bought it, it was a Dodge factory that built B-29's during WWII...
    Are you sure that wasn't B-24s?

    Just checked. Built B29 engines.
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    Maxwell

    The reason I mention this is because when we had a midget, the steering gear was from a Maxwell. Well, it got chipped some way, and we wanted to buy a replacement gear. Where do you find Maxwell parts? In Chicago, there is a company called Chicago Gear, they supply all sorts of gears for different uses. A man at the facility said, yes, we have such gears. Then he looked again at the gear, and said that something was wrong.

    Oh, he said, I know what it is, the gear is left-handed. So, I guess we could have bought the gears, but, the driver would have to turn the wheel to the right to make a left turn.

    Oh, another addition to the list

    The Amphicar
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    Frazier discontinued in 1951

    Out of the Kaiser-Frazier corporation formed by automobile executive Joseph Frazier and industrialist Henry J. Kaiser.

    The father of one of my school friends had one until my friend totaled it on Rt. Indiana 1. 14 at the time, he was unhurt in the wreck. His physical condition later deteriorated when his Dad got home from work.
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