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50 once beloved cars that have been discontinued


1955 Ford Thunderbird

People’s tastes in automobile design change over time and many once-beloved vehicles are no longer being manufactured.
Some of the most beloved cars that are no longer in production include models from Cadillac, Chevrolet, Lotus, and Hummer.
Here are 50 cars that were once the pride and joy of motorists everywhere, but will never be seen brand new again.
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Some car models aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

Take the Ford Mustang: since its first production year back in 1965, new ‘Stangs have rolled off the factory line ever since.

So too have mainstay family cars like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, both of which have enjoyed several decades of production with no end in sight.

Other cars experience the occasional production hiatus, such as the Chevrolet Camaro, only to return redesigned and re-released a few years later.

Still, other cars go out of production for good. And for every Pinto or El Camino that was rightly mothballed due to performance woes or wretched aesthetics, dozens of once-beloved cars have also been discontinued.

Here are 50 cars that aren’t being made anymore:

Acura Integra

Used to help launch Honda’s new upscale Acura brand, the Integra was a well-respected, affordable sports car that was produced from the mid-1980s to the mid-aughts. Its demise, like those of many other similar coupes, was due to market demand, not performance or safety issues.

Acura TL

Considered a luxury/sports car hybrid priced just in range of the average consumer, the Acura TL was a flagship vehicle for the automaker. It was considered safe, capable, and it retained its value well over the years. The company took a chance nonetheless, blending their lower end TSX and higher end TL into the mid-price TXL.

AMC Eagle

The unique AMC Eagle merged the convenience of a compact sedan with the capabilities of a four-wheeler vehicle. At the time of its release in 1979, it was the only 4WD passenger car, and its off-road capabilities matched that of a Jeep or other smaller four-wheel drive automobile.

AMC Javelin

Produced between 1967 and 1974, the AMC Javelin was a sleek, powerful-looking pony car that matched many other muscle cars of its day in looks and performance. The carmaker itself, the American Motor Company, would fold a little more than a decade after Javelin production ceased.

Austin-Healy 3000

The gorgeous Austin-Healy 3000 was a British sports car sold for almost a decade, with the first model released in 1959. A winning road racer in its day, these classic cars remain popular with collectors today.

BMW Z8

Released in the year 2000, the BWM Z8 seemed to finally be the successful roadster the company had been trying to make for years, starting with the much smaller Z3. Though only produced for the years, the capable Z8 outperformed many much more expensive supercars in terms of acceleration, braking, and handling.

Chevrolet SS

Celebrated by its drivers but never a top-seller, the surprisingly capable Chevy SS saw its last production year in 2017. Though styled more like a luxury sedan, the car …read more

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