Wednesday, January 24, 2007

5ivegears' Automotive Bestiary

In response to a friend's request, here's a non-definitive list of cars (and a few trucks) named after animals.


AC Greyhound
Aston Martin Bulldog
Audi Fox
Bedford Beagle
Chevrolet Impala
Commer Cob
De Tomaso Mangusta (Mongoose)
De Tomaso Pantera
Eagle (former AMC)
Fiat Panda
Ford Cougar
Ford Mustang
Ford Puma

Geely Beauty Leopard
Great Wall Coolbear
Hillman Husky
Hyundai Pony
Lamborghini Miura / Gallardo / Espada / Murcielago (all bulls!)
Mercury Bobcat
Mercury Cougar
Mercury Lynx
Mitsubishi Colt
Mitsubishi Pajero
Nissan Leopard
Reliant Kitten
Renault Kangoo - they obviously meant Kangaroo!
Renault Dauphine (Dolphin)
Riley Lynx
Rover Tomcat
Singer Chamois
Singer Gazelle
Sipani Dolphin
Sunbeam Tiger
Triumph Stag
TVR Vixen
Volkswagen Fox
Volkswagen Rabbit


Bond Bug
Dodge Super Bee
Ford Scorpio
Lancia Scorpion
Plymouth Cricket
Volkswagen Beetle
Wolseley Hornet


AC Cobra
Dodge Viper
Porsche Cayman


Buick Skylark
Ford Falcon
Humber Hawk
Humber Snipe / Super Snipe
Nissan Bluebird
Reliant Robin
Riley Falcon
Riley Kestrel
Riley Merlin
Saehan Bird
Simca Aronde
Studebaker Hawk
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Tercel


AMC Marlin
Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Opel Manta
Plymouth Barracuda

Mythical Category

AMC Gremlin
Iso Grifo
Pontiac Firebird
TVR Chiamera
Vauxhall Wyvern


BMC Mini Moke
Dodge Ram
Karrier Bantam
Karrier Gamecock
Leyland Clydesdale
Leyland Mastiff
Leyland Terrier
Reliant Ant
Scammell Scarab
Steyr Puch Haflinger and Pinzgauer

Motorcycles and military vehicles excluded - there's an equally rich seam to be mined.

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