Forgot the BIG ONE which was used by all 3 of the automakers....SUBURBAN....Used by FORD, DeSoto...remember the Cunningham's car in Happy Days....Plymouth...first used in 1949 for their ALL METAL station wagon...and of course...CHEVROLET which is still using it today. Now a little Paul Harvey flashback and the rest of the story...The reason that all 3 were able to use it was because the name was owned by the BRIGGS Body Company and all three companies had procured bodies from BRIGGS in the early years thus grandfathering in the name to be used in latter years...GOOD DAY
As the owner of a 1964 Studebaker Daytona convertible, I get sick and tired having it called a Dodge. But that's not the only Studebaker name from the 1964 models to be recycled. Commander was later used by Jeep. Challenger of course has become synonymous with Dodge. From the '50s, the Studebaker Land Cruiser now is a Toyota. Studebaker Hawks were embraced by Buick. Although not a car, but certainly a form of transportation, the Studebaker Starliner has become the Boeing Starliner CST-100 space capsule.
Wow, lots of Edsels there! What about nameplates shared between vehicle types? Just thinking about the Cadillac/MotoGuzzi El Dorado (Guzzi also had an Ambassador. Oh, and a "Falcone") Jeep/Norton Commando Buick/Norton Electra Pontiac/Triumph Bonneville Mercury/Vincent Comet C´mon folks, there must be more!
Thanks for this! Here are some more: Triumph/Ferrari/Dodge Daytona Norton/Lincoln Navigator Rudge/Aston Martin Ulster Ducati/Chrysler Sebring Velocette/Chrysler Group Valiant, Viper, and Venom BSA/Pontiac Catalina BSA/Triumph Spitfire BSA/Hudson Hornet BSA/Ford Thunderbolt Triumph/Ford Thunderbird ...
You can add one more! Land Cruiser Studebaker used this name for their long wheelbase luxury model up till about 1955 or 56. I own a 1950 Land Cruiser. Now Toyota uses it on an SUV. Hardly anybody believes it when they see the Land Cruiser script on my car, unless they know Studebakers.