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American orphan car list suggestions

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Greetings,

 

I am putting together a list of classic American orphan car makers and could use help with any that I may have left off.


 
Any help would be great!
 
DeSoto - Chrysler
Eagle - Chrysler
Imperial - Chrysler
Plymouth - Chrysler
Edsel - Ford
Mercury - Ford
Marquette - GM
Geo - GM
La Salle - GM
Saturn - GM
Oakland - GM
Oldsmobile - GM
Hummer - GM
Viking  - GM
Pontiac  - GM
Checker
DeLorean
Nash
Hudson
Studebaker
Pierce Arrow
Apollo
Hispano Suiza
MG
Austin-Healey
Rover
Triumph
Kaiser
Willys
Henry J
Crosley Motors
Tucker
Packard
Rambler 
Reo
Franklin 
 
 
 

 

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

Little

Duesenberg

Stutz

And about 1000 more

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Maxwell and Chalmers, forerunner of Chrysler.

 

Erskine and Rockne from Studebaker.

 

Jeffrey,forerunner of Nash. Nash Rambler (twice). 

 

Essex and Terraplane from Hudson.

 

Willys and its companions Overland,  Willys Knight and Falcon Knight. Survived by the Jeep, a Willys product.

 

Marmon and Roosevelt,

 

REO and Wolverine.

Edited by Rusty_OToole (see edit history)

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Pilot

Pathfinder

Revere

Crow-Elkhart

Simplex

EMF

Flanders

Stanley

White

Baker

Case

Losier

Whippet

Haynes

Apperson

Edited by Rp1967 (see edit history)

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I am sure if you google it you will get an exhaustive list. What will your list be used for ? Wayne

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MG, Austin-Healy, Rover, Triumph are/were British car makers... So do you mean cars no longer sold in the US?

And add Cole to your list.

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I've seen lists that were into the thousands. The Standard Catalog of American cars 1805-1942 starts with Abbot-Akin and ends 1582 pages later with the ZIP car. Nearly all the manufacturers/makes in there with the exception of a few like Ford, Chrysler, etc. are no longer being produced.

 

My copy of The Gasoline Age (copyright 1937) has a list of more than 1,500 makes which were produced in the US at various times in the past. That list starts with the A.B.C. Motor Vehicle Company of St. Louis and ends, like the Standard Catalog, with the ZIP produced in Davenport, Iowa.

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Thomas

Stoddard-Dayton

Stafford

American Underslung

Monroe

Daniels

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OVERLAND

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Davis Bricklin Rickenbacker Whippet Bantam Citicar King Midget Ruxton DuPont De Vaux Continental Beacon LaFayette Stout Peerless 

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Nobody has said Paige? Also Jewett, and the company that took them over was Graham. Did anyone mention Metz? Its GM counterpart Cartercar, Carters former business partners in the Jackson automobile and its kissin' cousin the Fuller from Michigan. There was a different Fuller automobile from Nebraska.

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Alabama's

Preston

Premocar

Great Southern Automobile Corp and of course....11251115_10204532561769913_2708017897968

The 1948 Keller (being perused by Jay Leno as he ignores a 2.9 million dollar (according to my 15 year old ) Ferrari Enzo)

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Woodill Woodfire

Stanley Steamer

Amphicar

 

Amphicar was not American. Neither was Hispano-Suiza

Edited by CarlLaFong (see edit history)

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Davis Bricklin Rickenbacker Whippet Bantam Citicar King Midget Ruxton DuPont De Vaux Continental Beacon LaFayette Stout Peerless 

Bricklin was Canadian

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Mercer.

Pungs Finch.

Brewster.

Locomobile.

I have a book on CT built cars not noted above but most are very obscure. As others have said this list already exists but still fun to weigh in anyway.

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How many had to be built to count ? More than one ?

Springfield Rolls, Studillac, Fordillac, Bocar, Manta,

and howzcome no one mentioned the most famous of all: Jordan ?

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Oh yeah, the Delorian was built in Ireland, so not really an American car, either, though the company was incorporated in Detroit

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I am hopeful that by now you have figured out that a definition of "classic" is in order.

Next and bigger problem will be getting a consensus on the definition.

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