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Resurrected Car Model Names

 From the late 1930s to early 1950s, you could not swing a tire iron without hitting a car that used Special or Deluxe in the model name. By the mid 1950s the marketing teams were spinning out lofty names inspired by graceful animals, elegant locations or mythical creatures.  The Impala was a mainstay for Chevrolet for more than a couple decades. That name went on hiatus from the mid-1980s and returning in the mid-1990s, but remaining with Chevrolet.  

1958 Chevrolet Impala 

(Technically, Impala was a top trim level of the Bel Air series for the first year)

For this post, I pulled together a few model names that jumped over corporate lines and found new homes, with mixed results.

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1959 Edsel Ranger by Greg Gjerdingen
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Morrie’s Classics by the Lake Car Show September 12, 2015 Sturges Park Buffalo, Minnesota Click here for more car pictures at my Flickr site.