Monday, April 11, 2016

10 Great Car Names That (mostly) Lost Their Luster

10 great car names that (mostly) lost their luster | Fox News

Musclecar buffs fondly remember the AMX, the
short-wheelbase, two-seat version of AMC’s Javelin ponycar. After
cancelling the AMX, AMC moved the badge to the 1971 Javelin performance model.
But a few years after the Javelin ended, AMC pulled its own “Cobra II”
move and made “AMX” a garish dress-up package for the Hornet compact and
then, later, the smaller Spirit (a Gremlin rerun). At least you could
get an optional 304-cube V-8 in ’79. And, get this: Two 1979 AMX’s took
first and second in class (25th and 43rd overall) in Germany’s
Nürburgring 24 Hour race, with Indy racer Lyn St. James and actor James
Brolin among the six drivers.