The longest running automotive award—Motor Trend’s Car of the Year—dates back more than six decades. Car and Driver’s 10Best now covers 40 years. A customer who bought the “COTY” every year without fail would have ended up with some truly great cars, like the ’68 GTO and the ’98 Corvette. (Someone who bought a “10Best” car every year could have wound up driving Accords their whole life.) In retrospect, however, it’s more than a little interesting to see how some of these MAJOR AWARD winners fared in the marketplace. Here’s a quartet of cars that thanked the Academy, cashed the checks, then… well, let’s see what happened next.
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