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    Thread: Obscure rebadged cars

    1. Swallow Doretti
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      01-29-2010 01:34 PM #26
      Man, we could have a whole thread of Isuzus!

      Opel i-Mark, which was a rebadged Opel Kadett, which in turn was just another T-Body (Chevrolet Chevette).
      In fact, the very first Isuzu was actually a rebadged Wolseley A-9, which was also the very first car to be built in Japan:

      And of course, Hyundai got their start by selling the "Hyundai Ford Cortina"


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      01-29-2010 01:38 PM #27
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      01-29-2010 01:41 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by superleggera »
      Also from North Korea, the Mercedes 190 rebadged as a Kaengsaeng 88 or a Pyongyang 4.10. Could be an "unauthorized" rebadge though.

      I wish I could get more info on this. There's nothing out there aside from this photo and quotes attributed to defectors. There is, however, a video that pops up in Google search that shows a North Korean intersection with at least three 190E (or 190E look-a-likes) passing through the shot. Apparently the car was only made in 1987-88. These look much newer (early 90's).
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      01-29-2010 01:43 PM #29
      I was expecting Vad to post a bunch of wacky Soviet bloc cars that are rebadged Fiats, Lancias, and whatever else.

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      01-29-2010 01:43 PM #30
      Oh, and since we're doing rebadges, I'll throw an old stand-by in the mix:


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    6. 01-29-2010 01:43 PM #31
      Here's another VW TARO:

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      01-29-2010 01:45 PM #32
      Izuzu Trooper-like vehicles





    8. 01-29-2010 01:48 PM #33
      My favorite so far....

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      01-29-2010 01:49 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by Fritz27 »
      I was expecting Vad to post a bunch of wacky Soviet bloc cars that are rebadged Fiats, Lancias, and whatever else.

      Acura SLX. When I was a youngster I loved this truck.

      Alright, alright...
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      Seat 124:

      VAZ (Lada) 2101:

      Fiat-Kia 124:

      Murat 124:

      Premier 118NE

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      01-29-2010 02:02 PM #35
      Moving on to Brasil... another land of funky rebadges largely due to the miserable marriage of Ford and VW in the late 80s. Do a google search for "Autolatina joint venture" if you desire more info
      VW Apollo (aka Ford Escort 2 door - a Brasil only model. Apollo is a popular name for rebadges in the Southern hemisphere!)


      VW Pointer (Ford Escort - not to be confused with VW Gol based Pointer sold in Mexico)



      VW Logus (2nd gen Apollo - another 2 door Ford Escort)


      Ford Versailles/Royale (VW Santana)




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      01-29-2010 02:04 PM #36
      Can you get the Royale with cheese?

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      01-29-2010 02:12 PM #37
      Quote, originally posted by Fritz27 »
      Can you get the Royale with cheese?

      Judging by the cheap rebadge job and painted d-pillar... yes, plenty of cheese

    13. 01-29-2010 02:17 PM #38
      Quote, originally posted by Fritz27 »
      Can you get the Royale with cheese?

      bagels anyone?

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      01-29-2010 03:16 PM #39
      Canadian Market Pontiac Tempest: (Chevy Corsica originally)

      Asuna Sunrunner: (Suzuki Sidekick)

      Even more rare than the Eagle Premier version was the Dodge Monaco twin of 1990:


    15. 01-29-2010 03:17 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by Fritz27 »
      Can you get the Royale with cheese?


      I have one of these, and I love it to death.

    16. 01-29-2010 04:17 PM #41

      Passport Optima. I win. M!

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      01-29-2010 04:21 PM #42
      One of my favorites for threads like this is the Ford Versailles. VW Passat B2 (Quantum here in 'Murrca) built in and for the Brasilian domestic market.


      D'oh! Beaten to it! Meh. Deserves(?) another look...

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      01-29-2010 05:14 PM #44

      Quote, originally posted by Fritz27 »
      Cheer up, emo car.

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      01-29-2010 05:43 PM #46
      Damn, 2 other guys beat me on posting VW's obscure messups during the 90s.
      How did any of you guys know about that though? Just wondering.
      Ford Corcel, based on the Renault-some number platform and sold in Brasil:

      Dacia 1300:

      Renault Alpine A110:

      Willys Interlagos, the Brasilian model:

      Pontiac LeMans:

      Opel Kadett E:



      Modified by rodrigoromao at 7:45 PM 1-29-2010

    22. 01-29-2010 05:49 PM #47
      Quote, originally posted by cryption »
      a ford VR6 engine

      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      01-29-2010 05:56 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by bzcat »

      I truly love the tiger-stripe paint job on the front of this car...very aggressive. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      01-29-2010 06:12 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by rodrigoromao »
      How did any of you guys know about that though? Just wondering.

      VW nerd, plus family has been doing business in Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais, and Mato Grosso for 40+ years.

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