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Cars that Moved Brands

Cars That Moved Brands

'56 Nash RamblerSome car names are just too good to stay within one brand. While it is impossible to consider the Mustang ever belonging to a carmaker other than Ford or a Corvette not being a Chevy, there are a few car models that have switched to other makers. Most of the name switches did not take place overnight, but many involved the defunct AMC along with cars in the Mopar lineup. Here are some of the notable switches:

1967 Chevrolet Nova

1967 Chevrolet Nova

1967 Chevy NovaThe 1967 Chevrolet Nova has its roots in the 1962 Chevy II. The original model was called the Chevy II, but the top trim lines and sportier versions got to wear the Nova nameplate. By 1968, the name Chevy II was totally out, and Nova was in. The Nova/Chevy II cars essentially rescued Chevrolet’s entry in the compact car market. Previously, the Corvair held that place in the Chevrolet brand, but it had an odd style and consumers had safety concerns.

The 1970 GSX

Buick GSX1970 GSX: As one of the Top 10 Muscle Cars of All Time, the Buick 1970 GSX has certainly carved its place in American motor history. In the years preceding this particular model, General Motors had limited itself to a 400 cid engine. However, by the time 1970 rolled around, the desire for a little more power under the hood was finally too much to bear, and GM lifted the limit. In the GSX, a GS 455 V-8 replaced the 400 cid V-8.

Ellingson Motorcars

Ellingson Motorcars

Ellingson MotorcarsLocated just outside of Minneapolis in Rogers Minnesota, Ellingson Motorcars is one of the top dealerships in the Midwest for collectible, antique, and classic cars. Sell a car on consignment, search for and buy your dream car, and get your classic serviced here. Ellingson does it all. 

Ellingson is one of the largest consignment dealers in the region for classic cars. The showroom where your vehicle will be displayed is climate-controlled and fully modern. Combine this with an extensive network of classic car enthusiasts, collectors, and dealers, this is a great way to get the best deal for your sale. 

Hanksters Hot Rods and Muscle Cars

Hanksters Hot Rods and Muscle Cars

Hanksters Showrooms
Hanksters is a dream come true for muscle car and hot rod enthusiasts. With two locations and an online searchable inventory, it’s easy to buy, sell, and even finance here. Whether you want to expand your collection, have a specific car in mind, or need to let one of your cars go, Hanksters can help. 

Gary Hankinson has been working with classic cars for decades. For nearly 30 years he has worked on building and repairing, buying and selling hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, and other classic vehicles. Along with an expert staff, he has the knowledge and experience to make buying and selling a breeze. 

1965 Chevelle SS

1965 Chevelle SS

65 Chevrolet Chevelle SSThe Chevelle, first introduced in 1964, was Chevy’s answer to the Ford Fairlane. A mid-sized, mid-priced car, the Chevelle proved to be popular for its entire run. One thing that made it such a good seller for the company is the fact that it came in so many different varieties. In the ‘60s, buyers could get nearly any body style, and could choose from low-end to high-end trim levels. And, of course, the Chevelle also included a performance package, the Super Sport.

1967 Dodge Dart Convertible

  1967 Dodge Dart Convertible

67 Dodge Dart

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Most well-known as a compact car, the Dart actually began as a full-sized car for the Dodge brand in 1960. By 1962, it shrank to mid-sized, and was fully part of the compact niche by 1963. The 1967 Dodge Dart convertible kicked off the fourth generation of this popular model. The Dart went through a lot of changes in its early years and moved through generations one through three pretty quickly. As well as a reduction in size over those years, it slowly evolved from an affordable, safe family car to a genuine muscle car.

St. Louis Car Museum

St. Louis Car Museum

St Louis Car Museum and SalesThe St. Louis Car Museum has something for everyone interested in classic and vintage vehicles. Not only is this a destination site for simply browsing and viewing classic cars, but it is also a sales center. Consign and sell vehicles from your collection or find the classic car of your dream to buy. The Museum also offers repair and storage services. 

A Diverse Collection

If you’re in the market to shop and buy, few classic car salesrooms has a more diverse inventory to browse. From classic muscle cars to 1950s Messerschmitt models, you’ll find just about every type of vintage car at the St. Louis Car Museum. 

A Look At Classic Car Commercials

A Look At Classic Car Commercials

66 Ford MustangTelevision commercials from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s had a certain charm that today’s commercials could never match even despite the slickness of their modern-day sheen. It is interesting to take a look back at these commercials for a look at the advertising styles of the day, as well as to get a glimpse into the demographics of the time. It is especially telling in the world of car advertisements, as old commercials help to indicate how manufacturers were attempting to position their cars in the marketplace.

One Year Winners

One Year Winners

59 Dodge Challenger Silver

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In the world of automobiles, setting up an assembly line, creating tools and dies, and producing a new model takes a significant amount of work. This is one of the reasons why so many cars are made for several production years before major changes are made. Despite the work that goes into producing a car model, automakers have been known to occasionally create one-hit wonders – cars that were produced for only one year. Many times the cars were big losers on the lots, but in some cases the single year production cars were big winners. Here is a short list: