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    1. Well yes they could've built an LTD replacement...

      Well yes they could've built an LTD replacement that was basically a four-door Mustang, and even today you hear people wanting Ford to build precisely that (a RWD sedan with Mustang goodies that is)....
    2. A modified 1982 Mercury Cougar: ...

      A modified 1982 Mercury Cougar:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMtpqDaprgI

      The Lincoln "Valet" commercial mocking GM for lookalike cars. You know that when Ford pokes fun at you for that you...
    3. I can't believe it's taken long for this to be...

      I can't believe it's taken long for this to be dug up :laugh:

      At least Subaru in 2016 builds cars that can trace their lineage spiritually to the original boxer cars of 1966.
    4. Yes. The point is that at the start of the 80s,...

      Yes. The point is that at the start of the 80s, with good reason, Ford and GM believed the big cars didn't have much of a future and both planned for it, which is how you got the LTD, Marquis and...
    5. What's worse was that the Talbot name had cachet,...

      What's worse was that the Talbot name had cachet, and thus was stuck on cars that weren't anywhere near in that league. In fairness, the Rover name was also debased when it became the name used by...
    6. Four Eyes in the Shadows: a three-decade retrospect Ford's four-door Fox sedans

      http://oldcarbrochures.org/var/resizes/NA/Ford/1978_Ford/1978_Ford_Fairmont_Brochure/1978%20Ford%20Fairmont-05.jpg?m=1371834320...
    7. That's why I stay around and rehash old themes....

      That's why I stay around and rehash old themes. We old timers feel it necessary to bring things to a new generation of Vortex/Car Lounge denizen :laugh:
    8. The only remote parallel in terms of "taking on...

      The only remote parallel in terms of "taking on the Big Three" was in Argentina when Kaiser spinoff IKA used an AMC platform, Jeep Tornado engine and Pininfarina styling to make the Torino. But that...
    9. Yes it seems like the whole point was to make the...

      Yes it seems like the whole point was to make the car a kind of "let's make it stand out a bit" in the marketplace. They knew what the prevailing norms were in Australia, but sought to impart...
    10. The Simca and later Talbot names were used for...

      The Simca and later Talbot names were used for both products. Peugeot could use the Talbot name due to acquisition of the rights to it in previous decades. IIRC, even when a brand name is long dead,...
    11. Oh man. I feel really, really old when we've been...

      Oh man. I feel really, really old when we've been talking JDM cars for years and importing them is reality for people on here!
    12. Chrysler never achieved the integration of its...

      Chrysler never achieved the integration of its European operations as Ford and GM did in the 70s. In fact, during the 70s Chrysler made some very poor decisions that led to its dire state later in...
    13. Something like 1.6 million between 1985 and 1993....

      Something like 1.6 million between 1985 and 1993. They were built in the UK as well as France.
    14. Almost the Arizona, every inch a Peugeot: the Peugeot 309

      http://up.autotitre.com/1a61d3beb2.jpg
      http://up.autotitre.com/47f9f3ba11.jpg

      In 1978, Peugeot had purchased the European operations of a then ailing Chrysler Corporation, which was made up of...
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      Suzuki Alto: giving back the Works

      http://www.suzuki.co.jp/car/alto_works/styling/img/img01.jpg
      http://www.suzuki.co.jp/car/alto_works/styling/img/img02.jpg
      http://www.suzuki.co.jp/car/alto_works/interior/img/img01.jpg

      The latest...
    16. Golden Boxer: 50 years since Subaru's first

      http://a15ff11300g.sakura.ne.jp/catalogue/SUBARU1000/40.8%20SUBARU1000/a.jpg
      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Subaru1000-4doorVan.JPG

      Fuji Heavy Industries emerged after World...
    17. Because I must: The last RWD Nissan Bluebird,...

      Because I must:

      The last RWD Nissan Bluebird, the 910 series (1979-83), which had a turbo engine (Z18ET) and independent rear suspension:...
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      Glas was typical of the manufacturers that dotted...

      Glas was typical of the manufacturers that dotted post-war Germany like Borgward and NSU. Post-war, their Goggomobil bubble car resonated with many buyers but changing realities in the late 50s and...
    19. http://oldcarbrochures.org/var/albums/NA/Oldsmobil...

      http://oldcarbrochures.org/var/albums/NA/Oldsmobile/1973_Oldsmobile/1973_Oldsmobile_Full_Line_Brochure/1973%20Oldsmobile%20Full%20Line-24-25.jpg?m=1305549320

      Notice the "flags of the world" theme...
    20. The Diplomata was introduced as a full line with...

      The Diplomata was introduced as a full line with the first major restyle of the Opala (the 1980-88 series), which became a full-on luxury flagship above the Comodoro. This continued with the final...
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