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Bringing back old brands- Friday trivia

Bell Boys post got me thinking.

If you had millions to invest and wanted to bring back an old car name from the past, what would it be and what sort of car would you build?

I'd quite like to see Triumph come back with a lightweight sports car to rival Lotus.

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Marc    on 26 June 2009

"I'd quite like to see Triumph come back with a lightweight sports car to rival Lotus."

Agreed, seems BMW were/are considering it :

www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/210892/...l

No doubt if they did it though, it would be overpriced like the MINI.

I'd also like to see Jensen back. I'm sure it's been resurrected a few times already though.

{link made non clickable. no direct links to rivals please}

Edited by Dynamic Dave on 26/06/2009 at 14:47

Mick Snutz    on 26 June 2009

Interesting. I don't read AE so had no idea of BMW's plans but seems great minds think alike eh?
;-)

I'm surprised the Chinese haven't considered resurrecting more brands other than MG.

Rattle    on 26 June 2009

Austin-Chin-Wung-Sui

Cheap chineese cars based on the chasis of a Cortina and all the safety features of a Rover 100. Costs £5995 and the that you get a Mondeo size car complete with a high tech rear live axle.

Rover - As above with some wood and cream leather seats.

alfalfa    on 26 June 2009

Triumph seems the most obvious brand to revive as a sports car; might I suggest Riley for a rival to Audi.

Two brands that strike me as impossible to re-invent successfully are Hillman and Wolsley, or am I too pessimistic about them?

alfalfa

L'escargot    on 26 June 2009

Two brands that strike me as impossible to re-invent successfully are Hillman and Wolsley ..........


My first car was a 1936 Wolseley, but I've never heard of a Wolsley ;-)

Martin Devon    on 26 June 2009

My first car was a 1936 Wolseley but I've never heard of a Wolsley ;-)

They made socks. Wore them to school IIRC.

MD

Mick Snutz    on 26 June 2009

Perhaps its because the names sound too 'old fashioned' alfalfa?

OldSock    on 26 June 2009


Maybe Alfa Romeo should tune into the Beetle/Mini 'nostalgia pastiche' market with a new Alfasud - minus the rust, of course :-)

Mick Snutz    on 26 June 2009

Could the MiTo be the new Alfasud?

bell boy    on 26 June 2009

Could the MiTo be the new Alfasud?

>>>> i wondered that too,someone on heres bought one lets hope he keeps us informed eh

perro    on 26 June 2009

I'd like to see the King Dick make a comeback (spanners to you!)

Marc    on 26 June 2009

"might I suggest Riley for a rival to Audi"

I don't think Riley sounds 'cool' enough. What about Alvis instead.

bell boy    on 26 June 2009

tiffin bars
motoring link? one would drive to get one,well you wouldnt but it has to be there somewhere,
hang on ,it would be delivered in a road going vehicle.
ahah

alfalfa    on 26 June 2009

tiffin bars


Still sold across the border in Republic of Ireland. Always buy them on our fishing trips. We drive there (motoring link)

alfalfa

bell boy    on 26 June 2009

thanks alfalfa
ive just googled it and find women would do anything for one
i have found a new business idea for a poster in i have a question
he could import them in his car and sell them to us oldies

Lud    on 26 June 2009

IMCDb.org lists well over 2,000 car makes. Of course there's some overlap (e.g. Packard becoming 'Clipper', formerly the name of the entry-level Packard range).

Anyway, Reo, anyone? Bugatti Bucolic for these austere times, or a Hispano-Suiza Swizzle, an electric runabout?

steveincornwall    on 26 June 2009

1- Alldays and Onions.
2-Skinners Union.
3-Bean.

Just for the silliness really :-)
Steve.

Edited by steveincornwall on 26/06/2009 at 16:20

perro    on 26 June 2009

Bring back hanging (motoring link) rope could double as a tow rope :)

Martin Devon    on 26 June 2009

Bring back hanging (motoring link) rope could double as a tow rope :)

Heads up chaps, it's coming orf.

MD

datostar    on 26 June 2009

Trabant - fitted with Dyson's new 106,000 rpm electric motor instead of the stinking poisonous old 2 stroke. A car for the people!

Mick Snutz    on 26 June 2009

it could vacuum the roads as it went.

Martin Devon    on 26 June 2009

it could vacuum the roads as it went.

You'll need the treble extension hose for the Devon potholes!

MD

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