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How many car manufacturers are/where there ever?

Old 08-25-2009, 08:08 PM
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Yes...Yet another car thread. I started this (there was probably more before) car thread craze with the best looking cars thread and I'm here to add another thread! I thought it would be fun to try and list ever single car manufacturer ever. It doesn't matter if there out of business, and no on-off's or kit cars like factory 5, but caterham is ok. ONLY MFG's that made road cars (even if they only made enough so they could race...). Oh, and if it something like Mini (owned by BMW), or Lexus (Toyota Luxury brand) that's still OK. I'll start off with a couple.
Acura
Alfa Romeo
Aston Martin
Audi
Austin Healey
Bentley
BMW
Bugatti
Caterham
Chevrolet
Chrysler
Citroen
DeLorean
Ferrari
Fiat
Ford
GM
Holden
Honda
Hummer
Jaguar
Jeep
Koenigsegg
Lamborghini
Lancia
Land Rover
Lexus
Lotus
Maserati
McClaren
Mercedes Benz
MG
Mini
Opel
Pagani
Pontiac
Porsche
Puegot
Rolls Royce
Saab
Saturn
Scion
Seat
Smart
Spyker
Toyota
Triumph
Vauxhall
Veritas
Volvo

Edit>>>Just to throw this in, I thought of all those myself (without using internet!). Not sure if I should be proud though...
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Horch
DKW
Wanderer
Austin Healey
Mitsubishi
Subaru
Nissan
Prince Motor Company
Tata Motors
Saab
Skoda
Scania
Lada
Alfa Romeo
Fiat
Renault
Suzuki
Maybach
Isuzu
Bricklin
Caparo
DeLorean
Delfino
Fisker
Gumpert
Morgan
Mosler
Noble
Bowler
TVR
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Plymouth, Oldsmobile, Buick, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Isuzu, Infinity, Eagle, Kia, Mercury

Leave the crummy ones for me to fill me. LOL.
Except Infinity, I like the G35; and the Plymouth Prowler was a pretty sick car in my opinion.
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Pulled a book off the shelf:

Alvis
Allard
Armstrong Siddeley
American Motors Corporation
Auburn
Austro-Daimler
Austin Motor Company
Austin Healey
Bristol
Buick
Mclaughlin-Buick
Cadillac
Cord
De Tomaso
Dodge
Delage
Daimler
Delaunay-Belleville
Excalibur
Frazer-Nash
Franklin
HCS
Grahan-Paige
Hillman
Henry J
Hispano-Suiza
Hupp
Hudson
Horch
Humberette
Hotch-Kiss
Isotta Fraschini

etc......
There's a lot more. I can't be bothered.
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Fisker
Does Fisker count?
They change the body panels and other tidbits, but considering they use a Mercedes and a BMW I'm not sure if that counts as a car manufacturer.
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DATSUN
AIKAWA
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Edsel[&:]
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Plymouth, Oldsmobile, Buick, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Isuzu, Infinity, Eagle, Kia, Mercury

Leave the crummy ones for me to fill me. LOL.
Except Infinity, I like the G35; and the Plymouth Prowler was a pretty sick car in my opinion.
Where you BEEN?
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ZENDER (on the line with this one)
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Last I hear, Edsel was just a really bad car that Ford made, not it's own brand.

So far there's 125...And plenty more coming I'm sure. Tomorrow I will look at one of Clarkson's Car years where he talks about the British motor industry because there's a big list of old British MFG's.

...And 116 when I delete the doubles.
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Plymouth, Oldsmobile, Buick, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Isuzu, Infinity, Eagle, Kia, Mercury

Leave the crummy ones for me to fill me. LOL.
Except Infinity, I like the G35; and the Plymouth Prowler was a pretty sick car in my opinion.
Where you BEEN?
Out at sea.
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traxxaspede Date 8/25/2009 10:52 PM
Last I hear, Edsel was just a really bad car that Ford made, not it's own brand.
I suppose that makes me exempt from this competition/

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Peel! I'd love one of those.
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Zastava
Tommy Kaira
Saleen
Gillet
Marcos
Caterham
Leyland
Rover
Dacia

PS Peugeot
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This link should help you out: [link]http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/make.aspx[/link]

Now just count em
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Last I hear, Edsel was just a really bad car that Ford made, not it's own brand.
Edsel was its own brand. It was owned by the Ford Motor Company just like Mercury, Lincoln and Merkur.
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yep and you guys still missed alot, in truth there were over 200 automakers in america alone during the early times of the car up until the great depression, back then certain companies built cars as well as bare chassis to be sold to other companies that built the bodies, interior etc, it was called coach building, my hometown actually had two coach builders, Sadly only pictures exist today of the cars built here, millions of cars were scraped for world war II, Often times the car companies that had been out of business for a while were the ones you couldn't get parts for so they were the first ones scrapped for steel.
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Zastava
Tommy Kaira
Saleen
Gillet
Marcos
Caterham
Leyland
Rover
Dacia

PS Peugeot
How does Tommy Kaira count? Don't they just tune cars?
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tommy karia does count as they built a very limited edition sports rwo seater that would litterly eat a porsche gt3 for breakfast....

i had the car in gt4 lol

madness....
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Oh. I had no idea.
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All those companies and nobody listed VOLKSWAGEN?!?
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All those companies and nobody listed VOLKSWAGEN?!?

Thank you I had the same thought!
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I knew I was missing something really obvious...
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Kia
Hyundai
Shelby
Eagle

There are several Chineese auto manufacturers that I don't know the names of

I think that a real, comprehensive list will run to 4 or 5 hundred makers
Here is a chart from March of '08 that is a "family tree" of sorts for modern car
http://jalopnik.com/photogallery/Car...thumb1280x1280
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Try this lot out I think these are all recent .
AC Cars
Acura
Aichikikai - JP
Aixam - FR
Alpha-Armouring
Alfa Romeo - (25)
Alpina - DE
ARO - (2)
Aston Martin - (4)
Audi - (50)
Austin Healey
AutoVaz
Bazza
B&B
Bentley - (2)
Beauford Cars
Beijing-Jeep
Bellier
Berrien Buggy
Bertone
Binz
Birkin - (1)
Blackjack
BMC
BMW - (39)
BRABUS
Bristol Cars - UK
Brooke Cars
Bufori
Bugatti
Buick
Bullet Supercars
Burton
Cadillac - (5)
Callaway - USA
Caterham UK
Chevrolet - (26)
Chevron - NZ
Chrysler - (38)
Citroën - (32)
Covini Engineering - IT
Daewoo - (20)
Daihatsu - (32)

Daimler-Chrysler
Dakar Cars - UK
Delorean
Dodge
Donkervoort - NL
Eicher
EV1
Ferrari - (3)
Fiat - (23)
Ford - (40)
GAZ
Gillet Vertigo
Ginetta
GM - (9)
GMC
Grinnall
Holden - (3)
Honda - (45)
Hummer - (4)
Hyundai - (32)
Infiniti - (3)
Invicta
Isdera - DE
Isuzu - (15)
Iveco
Izhmash - RU
Jaguar - (66)
Jeep - (38)
Königsegg - SE
KamAZ - RU
KrAZ - UA
Kanto Auto Works - JP
Karmann - DE
Kia - (40)
Lada - (8)
Lamborghini - (2)
Lancia - (19)
Land Rover - (43)
LDV
Lexus - (29)
Lincoln

Lister - UK
Lola
London Taxis
Lotus - (3)
LuAZ - UA
Lynx - UK
Mahindra
Marcos
Marlin Cars - UK
Maruti
Maserati - (2)
Matra - FR
Maybach
Mazda - (42)
Mc Laren
Mercedes Benz - (58)
Mercury
MG
Microcar - FR
Mini Cooper - (32)
Mitsubishi - (55)
Mitsuoka
Morgan - (2)
Moskvich - RU
Mosler
NG Cars - UK
Nissan - (58)
Noble
Nummi
Oka - RU
Oldsmobile
Opel - (37)
Packard
Panoz Auto Co.
Perodua - (3)
Peugeot - (59)
Pivco Electric - NO
Pontiac - (2)
Porsche - (24)
Proton - (4)
Quantum - UK

Reliant Motor Co. - UK
Renault - (54)
Rinspeed - CH
Rolls Royce
Rover - (23)
Saab - (44)
Saleen
Saturn - (3)
Scion
Seat - (34)
Sensor
Shelby American
Skoda - (30)
Smart - CH
Sparrow P.T.M.
Spectre Cars Ltd.
Ssangyong - (4)
Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Strathcarron - UK
Subaru - (37)
Suzuki - (40)
Tata Motors - India
Tatra - CZ
Tesla Motors
Tiger Racing
Toyota - (66)
Trasco
Twike - (2)
UAZ - RU
Ultima - (2)
Valmet - FI
Vauxhall - UK
Vaz - RU
Vector - (2)
Venturi - (2)
Volkswagen - (41)
Volvo - (44)
Westfield Sports Cars
Wiesmann - DE
Yulon Motors - TW
Zagato
ZAZ - UA
Zimmer Motor Car Co

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