Nov. 15, 2011 11:18 p.m.

Found this on Wiki about brands that Chrysler has axed over the years.

Discontinued automobile brands

Sunbeam (1901–1976)

Maxwell (1904–1926)

Singer (1905–1970)

Commer (1905–1979)

Hillman (1907–1976)

Karrier (1908–1977)

Graham Brothers (1916–1929)

Fargo (1920–1972)

DeSoto (1928–1961)

Plymouth (1928–2001)

Simca (1934–1977)

Hudson (1909–1957) (AMC)

Nash (1917–1957) (AMC)

Rambler (1900 to 1914, and 1950 to 1969) (AMC)

AMC (1954–1988)

Imperial (1955–1975; 1981–1983)

Barreiros (1959–1978)

Valiant (1960–1976) The Valiant was introduced in 1960 as a separate Chrysler brand, then was incorporated into the Plymouth line in the US starting in 1961.

Valiant (1962–1981).

Valiant (1960–1966) Chrysler marketed the Valiant as a separate Chrysler model in Canada until 1967, when the Canada–United States Automotive Products Agreement of 1965 facilitated exporting the Plymouth Valiant to Canada.

Humber (1967–1968)[22]

Eagle (1988–1998)

Nov. 15, 2011 11:26 p.m.

Ford's discontinued brands

Edsel (1958-1960)

Merkur (1985-1989)

Ford Tractors (First "Henry Ford and Son Company" (1907-1916) "Fordson" (1917-1968) "Ford" (1968-1986) "Ford New Holland" (1986-1998) [Comparison only Ford sold it's agriculture division in 1998 to Fiat]

Mercury (1939-2011)

Nov. 15, 2011 11:41 p.m.

GM's Discontinued Brands

Welch (1903–1911)

Rainier (1905–1911)

Welch-Marquette (see Marquette)

Cartercar (1905–1915)

Elmore (1909–1912)

Rapid Truck (1909–1912)

Reliance Truck (1909–1912)

Welch-Detroit (1910–1911)

Marquette (1912)

Peninsular (1912) (see Marquette)

Samson Tractor (1917–1922)

Scripps-Booth (1917–1923)

Marquette (1930)

Oakland (1909–1931)

Viking (1929–1931)

LaSalle (1927–1940)

McLaughlin (1918–1942)

Yellow Coach (1925–1943)

Sheridan (1921–1922)

Beaumont (1966–1969)

Envoy (1960–1970)

Acadian (1962–1971)

Ranger (1968–1976)

Bedford Vehicles (1927–1987)

General Motors Diesel Division (1938–1987)

Passport (1988–1991)

Asüna (1993–1995)

Geo (1989–1997)

Oldsmobile (1897–2004)

Pontiac (1926–2010)

Saturn (1985–2010)

Hummer (1992–2010)

Daewoo (1982–2011)

EvanR
EvanR Reader
Nov. 16, 2011 12:23 a.m.

Yugo?

petegossett SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 4:59 a.m.

Daewoo no longer exists?

JoeyM SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 5:15 a.m.

I think GM owns a majority stake in Daewoo.

I didn't see Studebaker on the list....didn't GM have somethind to do with their demise?

ddavidv SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 5:40 a.m.

The only relationship GM had with Studebaker, to my knowledge, was Stude bought some V8 engines from GM near the very end. Studebaker failed all on their own, and took Packard with them.

Nov. 16, 2011 7:46 a.m.

This is using Wikipedia for a source so, take it as you will.

Nov. 16, 2011 7:47 a.m.

I can see Daewoo being shut in favor of more Buick grills.

Went to China at the first of the year and saw a Buick Aveo.

Weird

Nov. 16, 2011 7:50 a.m.

Here is the Wiki on Yugo. Kinda cool

"The Zastava Koral (Serbian Cyrillic: Застава Корал), also known simply as the Yugo, was a subcompact car built by the Zastava corporation. The first Yugo 45 was handmade on 2 October 1978. The car design was based on the mechanics of the Fiat 127, under license from Fiat, with a modified body style. The Zastava Koral was sold with an updated design, priced at about 350,000 dinar (3,500 euro, 4,300 USD), until 11 November 2008, when production stopped with a final number of 794,428 cars. The Yugo entered the United States by means of Malcolm Bricklin, who wanted to introduce a simple, low cost car to that market. In total 141,511 cars were sold in the US from 1985 to 1991, with the most American units sold in a year peaking at 48,500 in 1987. 1991 sales were only 3,981 cars.[1] Like the Lada, they are a common sight on the urban landscape in the cities and towns of Eastern Europe and the old Soviet satellite countries."

I will deny this if anyone asks, but I have always kind of liked the Yugo

4cylndrfury SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 7:58 a.m.

crosley? thats all I have to add...

egnorant Dork
Nov. 16, 2011 8:09 a.m.
ddavidv wrote: The only relationship GM had with Studebaker, to my knowledge, was Stude bought some V8 engines from GM near the very end. Studebaker failed all on their own, and took Packard with them.

The rights to Studebaker and Packard are owned by Daimler Co. With the many acquisitions and mergers that went on it is hard to point a finger and say "there is Studebaker" anymore.

Bruce

93EXCivic SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 8:09 a.m.

So I am about to have two Yugos to go with my Spitfire. Three of my four cars were made manufacturers no longer around.

Nov. 16, 2011 8:52 a.m.
egnorant wrote:
ddavidv wrote: The only relationship GM had with Studebaker, to my knowledge, was Stude bought some V8 engines from GM near the very end. Studebaker failed all on their own, and took Packard with them.

The rights to Studebaker and Packard are owned by Daimler Co. With the many acquisitions and mergers that went on it is hard to point a finger and say "there is Studebaker" anymore.

Bruce

If memory serves Nash, Studebaker and Packard made AMC, then AMC was bought by Chrysler.

But I am older today than I was yesterday so my memory not so good.

16vCorey SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 9:19 a.m.
petegossett wrote: Daewoo no longer exists?

I'm guessing they are referring to USDM. GM has a controlling stake in Daewoo, and Daewoo was killed in the US. They still exist and still make cars that sell in the US, just not under the Daewoo name. The Chevy Aveo and most of the Suzuki line up are Daewoos.

Zomby woof SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 9:39 a.m.
FlightService wrote: If memory serves Nash, Studebaker and Packard made AMC, then AMC was bought by Chrysler. But I am older today than I was yesterday so my memory not so good.

AMC was a merger of Nash and Hudson.

Nov. 16, 2011 10:03 a.m.

In reply to Zomby woof:

See my memory not so good.

RossD SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 10:09 a.m.

Where did Cord go?

What about Ford's aircraft division?

Porsche and Lambo's respective tractor businesses

Nov. 16, 2011 10:09 a.m.

according to wiki on Packard, Mercedes is who is responsible for the final death nail.

oldtin Dork
Nov. 16, 2011 10:17 a.m.

Cord, Auburn, Duesenberg, Franklin

integraguy SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 1:48 p.m.

Can you really say CHRYSLER axed Hudson, Rambler, Nash and Packard when they had been LOOOOOG gone by the time AMC was bought by Chrysler?

And I may be wrong, but I seem to remember that Kaiser bought out Frasier and since Kaiser was owned by Jeep at one time, your Wiki source would be incomplete by not including K-F and perhaps Willys?

integraguy SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 1:56 p.m.

Under Ford, you didn't include the Canadian market's Meteor (sp?) brand. That was the name Ford used for nearly 30 years on a car that was supposed to bridge the "price gap" in the market between Ford and Mercury. Every once in awhile a Meteor shows up on E-bay and is improperly listed under Mercury. The Meteor was a Galaxie sized car. Some years a Ford with Mercury trim, and in a (very) few years it was a Mercury with LOTS more trim than the American model. The Meteor could rightly be called a Canadian market Edsel...at least as far as it's place in the market.

When Ford introduced the Falcon in the U.S. dealers in Canada were given a car called the Frontenac. I believe this car MAY have been a seperate brand, like the original Valiant. The Frontenac only lasted 2 or 3 years.

Some of the GM names that are listed aren't so much BRANDS as model names. Asuna and Passport spring to mind.

Nov. 16, 2011 2:17 p.m.

In reply to integraguy:

that's wikipedia for ya!

Nov. 16, 2011 2:26 p.m.

My interpretation was that Kaiser purchased Willy's and that Jeep was a model under them (at least that is what my 1966 said on the VI tag Kaiser Willys Jeep CJ-5)

The CJ-5 (Civilian Jeep 5) was as much a model number and revision as a it was anything.

Mine had white seats and the factory hardtop too. But other than that identical, mine even still had the steps

integraguy SuperDork
Nov. 16, 2011 3:15 p.m.

yeah, I was going "somewheres" with the Kaiser to Willys link-up but my brain went into hibernation due to lack of nutrition (I missed beakfast AND lunch to look at this ...stuff).

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