Quantcast
Have your say in our new Classics Forum: Join the discussion here... | No thanks

Top 10: Classic car comebacks

Vauxhall has announced that its new city car will be called the Viva – almost four decades after the last of the originals Vivas rolled off the company’s production lines.

While the original Viva was a family saloon, the new model will be a small five-door hatch – so it’s not as though it picks up where its predecessors left off.

Vauxhall’s parent company, General Motors, isn’t the first car maker to revive a defunct badge, though – it’s a ruse that’s been used plenty of times before… with varying degrees of success.

Here, we look at ten comeback tours and wonder if the fans got what they wanted, or if they’d have been better off leaving the badge in the bottom drawer.

Read more

1
Next

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Alfa Romeo clearly reckons there’s a lot of mileage in the Giulietta name as the company has already revived it once before. The original Giulietta appeared in 1955 and came in saloon, coupé or spider forms, the latter looking especially delicate and delicious. Keen to trade on its past, Alfa reintroduced the Giulietta in 1977 as a boxy four-door saloon that was technically fascinating but unfortunately water-soluble. Most of those cars have now disappeared, but there are plenty of 21st century Giuliettas about – and mighty sharp this five-door hatchback looks too.

Share this story

  
     

Comments

Add a comment

More Top 10s

 

Ask Honest John

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

£155.08

60 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.

;