10 Iconic Car Nameplates: Then and Now

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Automotive engineering has come a long, long way since the early 20th century in virtually every aspect. Along the way, though, certain makes and models become so good that they end up defining their segment, and the name is brought with the car throughout the generations for the emotions that it stirs and the visions that it generates.

Here’s a list of 10 iconic cars that have largely gone under the same name for decades, for better or for worse. While automakers plod on to develop the next big model that will please the masses, it’s sometimes interesting to look back and see just how much that model has changed over time — sometimes it’s a logical progression, and other times it isn’t.

The following vehicles were thought up by us here at the Wall St. Cheat Sheet, and is by no means a comprehensive list! If you can think of any, feel free to fill it in in the comments section below. The following are ranked alphabetically.

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