Which Classic Car Would You Love to See Reborn Today?
Recently, Toyota has cashed in on the nostalgia associated with the “hachi-roku” (translation: eighty-six, the Toyota Corolla AE86’s nickname) by associating the Toyota/Scion FR-S with it. They did the same by associating the Land Cruiser/FJs with the new FJ Cruiser. Honda did so too with the CR-Z (CRX) and so have Dodge (Challenger, Charger), Ford (GT), Mercedes-Benz (Maybach) and Volkswagen (New Beetle). The majority of which have been quite successful in the marketplace.
If you’re cynical, you could argue that as a marketing tool it’s very effective even if the cars have nothing in common with their spiritual predecessors but a nameplate. But that’s not entirely true. They usually have the same drivetrain layout and styling that clearly nods to the antecedent. So with that in mind, tell us which car you’d love to see resuscitated. And if you think some golden memories are best left as such, let us know why. For me, it’s the Facel Vega FV2B, what presence! What an engine!
Which classic car would you love to see reborn today?