In my lifetime (75 years) the following car companies have gone belly up: American Bantam, Crosley, Delorean, Kaiser-Frazer, Studebaker, Packard (merged and then died), Nash, Hudson (merged and then died), Willys, Avanti (initially a Studebaker model then sold a couple of times before dying), Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg. Can anyone add others that I have forgotten? NOT counting car lines from surviving companies such as Pontiac, Plymouth, etc.
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2011 Kodiak 281RLGS travel trailer
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Actually, Studebaker and Packard didn't go belly up, Originally, Studebaker maufactured horse drawn wagons before they began making cars, trucks, and busses. Curiously, it was Packard who bought them out even though the Studebaker name was the dominant one and, eventually, the only one. They diversified, then got out of the car business. Most of the diversified companies (such as Onan) have broken ties with the parent company. The lone survivor of the original company is Studebaker-Worthington Leasing.
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