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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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Aerocar
Airway
Appolo
Aptera
Arnolt
Aurora
Auto Cub
Autoette

And that's just the later year companies from the 'A' category. There's lots more listed here:

List of defunct automobile manufacturers of the United States


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Without looking anything up:

MG,
Triumph,
Austin,
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Jensen,
Morris,
Riley
Wolsley
Sunbeam
Hillman
Marcos


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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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Piedmont, which was made in Lynchburg, Virginia.


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These are known as "Orphan Cars."

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*Production years 1948, 1949, and 1950 produced only 19,161 of these cars. Most were four cylinder like my F-Head. Others were sixes. 1951 models were really retitled '50's.

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