1. Mazda Carol
The Mazda Carol is a name that was used by Mazda for its kei cars from 1962 until 1970. It was revived again with Mazda’s 1989 re-entry into the Kei car class with the Autozam brand. Since then, it has been related to the Japanese Suzuki Alto.
2. Nissan Silvia
The Nissan Silvia is the name given to the company’s long-running line of sport coupes based on the Nissan S platform. Although recent models have shared this chassis with other vehicles produced by Nissan (most notably the European 200SX and North American 240SX in the S13 and S14 generations, and 180SX in the Japanese market), the name Silvia is not interchangeable with the chassis codes.
3. Nissan Laurel
The Nissan Laurel is an automobile which was produced by Japanese manufacturer Nissan from 1969 to 2002. It was introduced in 1968 as a new model designed to slot above the 1968 Datsun Bluebird 510, with the same sense of luxury found in the Nissan Cedric 130 but with slightly reduced dimensions. The first Laurel was developed by the Nissan Tsurumi R&D Division and assembled at the Musashimurayama Plant of the former Prince Motor Company.
4. Renault Zoe
The Renault Zoe is a five-door supermini electric car produced by Renault. Renault had previously unveiled under the Zoe name a number of different concept cars. Initially in 2005 as the Zoe City Car and later as the Zoe Z.E. electric concept was shown in two different versions in 2009 and 2010 under the Renault Z.E. name.
5. Lotus Elise
The Lotus Elise is a two-seat, rear-wheel drive, mid-engined roadster conceived in early 1994 and released in September 1996 by Lotus Cars. The car has a hand-finished fibreglass body shell atop its bonded extruded aluminium chassis that provides a rigid platform for the suspension, while keeping weight and production costs to a minimum. The roadster is capable of speeds up to 240 km/h (150 mph). The Elise was named after Elisa, the granddaughter of Romano Artioli who was chairman of Lotus and Bugatti at the time of the car’s launch.
6. Nissan Gloria
The Nissan Gloria is a large luxury car made from 1959 by the Prince Motor Company, and later by Nissan Motors since its merger with the former – hence being originally marketed as Prince Gloria and later as Nissan Gloria. Initially based on the smaller Prince Skyline, the Gloria line was merged with Nissan Cedric starting with 1971 models and both continued until 2004, when they were both replaced by Nissan Fuga. The name was inspired by the Latin word ‘Glory’.
7. Dorris Motor Company
The Dorris Motor Car Company was founded by George Preston Dorris in 1906. Born in Tennessee, Dorris had built an experimental gasoline powered car circa 1896-1897 in his family’s bike shop. He relocated to Missouri, where he joined with John L. French to found the St. Louis Motor Company. Dorris served as chief engineer.
8. Chevrolet Caprice
The Chevrolet Caprice is a full-sized car produced by Chevrolet in North America for the 1965 to 1996. Full-size Chevrolet sales peaked in 1965 with over a million sold. It was the most popular American car in the sixties and early seventies, which, during its lifetime, included the Biscayne, Bel Air, and Impala.
9. Fiat Samantha 125S
Based on the FIAT 124 and 125 models, the Vignale built Samantha was built in the late 1960s. Vignale was an Italian auto coach builder company that was established in 1948 in Turin by Alfredo Vignale. It featured cool recessed pop up headlights, 100bhp, a five-speed gearbox and a 0-60mph time of 13 seconds. The production run of the Samantha 125S is estimated at approximately 100 units.
10. Ford Crown Victoria
The first use of the Crown Victoria nameplate by Ford was during 1955-1956 model year as part of the Ford Fairlane range. The Ford Crown Victoria (or simply Crown Vic) that most know was manufactured by Ford from 1992 to 2011 over two generations. Discontinued in the 2011, the latter day Crown Victoria had been in production since 1991.