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A Dozen Orphan-Brand Vehicles We’d Love to Park in Our Garages

Posted June 30, 2022 5:00 AM by dstrohl

They were innovators and game-changers. Some were the scrappy underdogs, while others were industry-leading juggernauts. What do they all have in common? They met their demise all too soon and were relegated to history.

We asked our panel of editors to assemble a list of a dozen examples from their favorite orphaned brands — the ones for one reason or another they’ve always been fascinated by. It’s an eclectic grouping that not only spans the globe, but two centuries and a broad array of interests. Read on, and tell us about a few of your favorite late collectible greats in the comments.

The selections include the 1959-1966 Studebaker Lark, 2005-2009 Hummer H2 SUT, 1951-1954 Hudson Hornet, 1983-1987 TVR Tasmin/280i, 1964-1967 Prince Skyline GT-B (S54B), 2003 Buell Lightning XB9S…

Discover the remaining six wish-list vehicles here.

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06/30/2022 10:53 PM

Yep. Harley-Davidson shut down the only reason I had to set foot in their dealerships. I still have my 2006 Buell Ulysses. Very innovative bikes that work really well. Some of Erik Buell's innovations are now common in modern sport bikes, especially mass centralization.

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