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huck6
08-06-2004, 03:45 PM
How about a thread that discusses cars that shared the same make and name, but were different automobiles? Or were the same cars, but had different names.

Ex:

Ford Escort (Sporty British Sedan/Dumpy US Econobox)
UK Ford Sierra/US Merkur

aeronca65t
08-06-2004, 05:57 PM
US Cavalier / UK Cavalier
US Chevette / UK Chevette
US Falcon / Oz Falcon
US Dodge Dart / UK Daimler Dart
Italian Ferrari GTO / US Pontiac GTO
UK Austin 7 TT / German Audi TT

On the other hand, my '78 MG Midget is a bit too new for vintage racing, but when I put the "Austin Healey Sprite" badges on it, it's 100% legal! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Xracer
08-08-2004, 10:09 AM
Ferrari Monza/Corvair Monza
Cunningham C5R/Corvette C5R
Austin Se7en/Morris Mini Minor
Austin Se7en/Lotus Seven

Alan Black
08-09-2004, 01:24 AM
Don't forget the GM triplets (I think there were only 3 of them)

Pontiac LeMans/Vauxhall Astra/Opel Kadett

huck6
08-09-2004, 11:35 AM
Surely you're not referring to the hideous late 80's GM LeMans? Was Europe also saddled with that freak. At least it makes the Aztek look good.

Apologies all around for any LeMans fans out there. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

78Z
08-09-2004, 12:17 PM
If that is the 80s one then you can add another one to the list - Daewoo (can't remember the model name).

Steve
08-09-2004, 02:04 PM
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Surely you're not referring to the hideous late 80's GM LeMans? Was Europe also saddled with that freak.

Apologies all around for any LeMans fans out there. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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No, there was no such beast as the LeMans in Europe, thankfully. Very few American cars made it to the UK, those that did usually being owned by US service personnel.

Roger
08-09-2004, 06:01 PM
aeronca65t - there's a number of other TTs as well as Austin 7 and Audi,
Frazer-Nash
Humber
Riley
etc.
They were named after the Tourist Trophy and the sporting suggestion was too strong for manufacturers to overlook.

Lots of 7s (or Se7ens) too, Xracer - but that was a popular horsepower rating so a bit too generic - like all the pre-WWii 8s, 10s, 12s etc. Every manufacturer had them.

Let's leave out numbers - how about Talbot Solara & Toyota Solara - an odd name used twice, and recently too?

Patton
08-09-2004, 11:36 PM
Isuzu Trooper / Acura SLX / Honda Horizon / Holden Jackaroo / Opel & Vauxhall Monterey

I love my Trooper, and the fact that three companies had rebadged the same vehicle was one of the reasons I bought it. The way I figure it, if Honda (& Acura) and GM (Holden/Opel and Vauxhall) are both willing to put thier names on the Isuzu, it is worth owning.

Alan Black
08-10-2004, 01:40 AM
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Surely you're not referring to the hideous late 80's GM LeMans? Was Europe also saddled with that freak.

Apologies all around for any LeMans fans out there. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

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No, there was no such beast as the LeMans in Europe, thankfully. Very few American cars made it to the UK, those that did usually being owned by US service personnel.

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Just to clarify, the LeMans was not sold under that name, but it was essentially the same car as the Astra/Kadett. I actually like the Euro versions, and luckily the quality on those was much better than the Daewoo-made Pontiac version

Steve
08-10-2004, 01:46 AM
I was thinking of an earlier LeMans....doh! Quite correct, I remember the Vauxhall Astra, and it really wasn't a bad little car. Rather like the Escorts, whereby the European versions were really rather good, and the US-market cars were pretty dire. My son has a 1996 Escort, and it isn't a bad little car, but I remember the UK Escorts as being rather better, and certainly more solidly put together.

sunbeammadd
08-10-2004, 06:50 AM
Different cars that share a name (apologies for the non-British content):

VW Bora/Maserati Bora
Pontiac Le Mans/Singer Le Mans
Chev Nova/Vauxhall Nova
Bentley Continental/Lincoln Continental
Dodge Avenger/Hillman Avenger
Austin Metro/Geo Metro
Alpine Renault/Sunbeam Alpine/Talbot Alpine
Plymouth Caravelle/Renault Caravelle/VW Caravelle
Hudson Commodore/Opel Commodore/Holden Commodore
Dodge Lancer/Mitsubishi Lancer
Daimler Century/Buick Century/Toyota Century
Austin Ambassador/AMC Ambassador
Studebaker Hawk/Humber Hawk
Lagonda Rapier/Sunbeam Rapier
Chev Monte Carlo/Lancia Monte Carlo
Chev Monza/Opel Monza
Chrysler Imperial/Humber Imperial
Riley Monaco/Dodge Monaco
Riley Sprite/Austin-Healey Sprite
Singer Vogue/Range Rover Vogue
Riley Imp/Hillman Imp
Lotus Excel/Hyundai Excel
Opel-Vauxhall Corsa/Toyota Corsa
Daimler Conquest/Chrysler Conquest
Ford Zephyr/Lincoln Zephyr
Triumph Vitesse/Rover Vitesse
Singer Gazelle/Nissan Gazelle
Hudson Hornet/Wolseley Hornet
Jowett Javelin/AMC Javelin
Reliant (Scimitar, Rebel, Robin, etc)/Plymouth Reliant
Armstrong-Siddeley Sapphire/Ford Sierra Sapphire

I thought up this list over a number of days for a thread on a different forum earlier in the year. Just in case anybody thought I've got some sort of amazing super memory. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

sunbeammadd
08-10-2004, 06:59 AM
As for same car, different names, I started thinking about it but there are so many my brain is melting.

Patton
08-10-2004, 11:56 AM
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Different cars that share a name (apologies for the non-British content):

Opel-Vauxhall Corsa/Toyota Corsa

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Cheverlot Corviar Corsa also.

One more pair

Dodge Dart/Daimler Dart (renamed to SP250)

Xracer
08-10-2004, 12:32 PM
Teacher, may I leave the room? My brain is full! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Steve
08-10-2004, 01:44 PM
How about the Ford Granadas.......both in the UK and the US. Once again, totally different vehicles, with the UK/European market having the more dynamic and modern products.

Alan Black
08-10-2004, 02:25 PM
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How about the Ford Granadas.......both in the UK and the US. Once again, totally different vehicles, with the UK/European market having the more dynamic and modern products.

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I'd forgotten about the Granada's. I really liked the old Euro Granadas, but the replacement (Scorpio) from the early 90's on did nothing for me. Of course thinking about the Granada, reminds me of a couple more....

Ford Escape/Ford Maverick and for that matter....
Ford Maverick/Ford Maverick (old 70s US Car vs. current SUV)
Nissan Stanza/Nissan Bluebird (Late 80s)

Wow... now that we started this, there are a ton that I had forgotten about /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

huck6
08-12-2004, 10:59 AM
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The way I figure it, if Honda (& Acura) and GM (Holden/Opel and Vauxhall) are both willing to put thier names on the Isuzu, it is worth owning.

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Careful, they did the same for the Isuzu Rodeo (Honda Passport) which while it was quite handy in the dirt, it was never up to Honda's quality reputation.

Alan Black
08-12-2004, 11:46 AM
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Careful, they did the same for the Isuzu Rodeo (Honda Passport) which while it was quite handy in the dirt, it was never up to Honda's quality reputation.

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I have to agree. My sister-in-law bought a Passport to replace her Civic and the Passport is definately the more troublesome of the 2. As a matter of fact, she passed the Civic on to her son and his '93 sees the shop less than her '99.