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I'm thnking of cars that were once ubiquitous on American roads but now are little remembered, let alone seen. Think of this as an older car version of the "cars that have gone missing thread". The cars that have gone missing long enough to be generally forgotten.

Chevy Monza

Ford Torino

Ford LTD

VW Thing

Have at it!

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Kind of obscure new, very obscure now--Ford Elite

Any non-Nova X body (Apollo, Skylark, Ventura, Phoenix, Omega)

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Other than car shows, seeing most anything from the mid '80s or older is kind of a rarity around here.

Even at car shows, '67-70 Cougars seem to be rarities....about the only time I ever see them is when I visit my Mom in Ohio and go in the barn. :)

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I thought about the Cougar, but people seem to remember them.

Sort of on a par with Ranchero, I'd say.

Chrysler Cordoba

Ford Granada

71-76 Fullsize Gm cars(except for Chevy)

Ford Fairmont

77-79 T-Bird

80's Midsize LTD

Good list!

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- ANY Ford Tempo, more so the Mercury Topaz

(I helped by junking 2nd gen.lipstick red Topaz sedan I got for free & buying a 1st gen. Topaz coupe & promptly destroying it in the Demolition Derby after which it was smoooshed in a crusher)

- 1973-up Blazer (k5) "Convertible" with removable hard top.

- 1st Gen. Ford Escort (Mercury Lynx / Tracer)

- Mazda Navaho

- Geo Storm

- Chevrolet Citation

(nevermind the Pontiac Phoenix!)

- Diamond Star based, hatchback Plymouth Laser / Dodge Charger

- Honda CRX [both gens.]

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- 1973-up Blazer (k5) "Convertible" with removable hard top.

Saw one of these a few min ago, was orange and white two tone...no top, no windshield or winshield frame...just a black roll cage..

- 1st Gen. Ford Escort (Mercury Lynx / Tracer)

Even more so, the diesel versions. Wish my Mom had kept ours, had it up until '00..

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Despite of the name in enthusiasts, I personally think Chevelle can be classified as one of them.

And Corvair if not for Ralph Nader.

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Despite of the name in enthusiasts, I personally think Chevelle can be classified as one of them.

And Corvair if not for Ralph Nader.

I couldn't disagree more.

Not only are they not forgotten, I see both with regularity.

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I couldn't disagree more.

Not only are they not forgotten, I see both with regularity.

Definitely not forgotten. I see them at shows...don't see them on the road, maybe a couple Chevelles every 6 months or so.

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Definitely not forgotten. I see them at shows...don't see them on the road, maybe a couple Chevelles every 6 months or so.

That surprises me a bit, I would have expected to see more in "rust-free" Arizona than here in humid PA. I don't think a week goes by that I don't see a Chevelle on the road (winter excepted). And I see Corvairs every two months or so.

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That surprises me a bit, I would have expected to see more in "rust-free" Arizona than here in humid PA. I don't think a week goes by that I don't see a Chevelle on the road (winter excepted). And I see Corvairs every two months or so.

Maybe it's just a factor of where I drive the most...freeways, some city, some suburbia..mostly late model and new cars..don't see many old cars out and about.

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...which brings to mind the Renault Alliance, in notchback and awkward hatchback bodystyles.

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...which brings to mind the Renault Alliance, in notchback and awkward hatchback bodystyles.

I can't recall when I last saw an Alliance, or any US market Renault. Wasn't the Alliance hatchback called the Encore? Remember the Fuego?

Likewise for the Renault based Dodge Monaco and Eagle Premier...been years since I've seen one..

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Yup, see, I even forgot they gave the ugly duck hatchback a different name... Encore.:lol:

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I remember seeing quite a few Fuegos... at first that is.

Good call on the Renaults.

I'd add Pugeot (sp?)

Our local Benz dealer sold them (a few that is) for years.

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seen a jeepster the other day. how about the little dodge rampage trucks? the little turbo dusters are around from time to time. the 80's daytonas and the omnis too.

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