Only a handful of nameplates are still in production today, which is quite a feat considering how often trends and styles in the automotive industry shift through the decades. Ford, Toyota, Mercedes and others have been able to create vehicle with nameplates that originated as early as the beginning of the 1930’s. Despite the actual look of the vehicle changing throughout the years, their consistent moniker proves the iconic longevity these vehicles have reached.
Ford’s F-Series for example began production in 1948 after World War II and has been an American’s go-to pick-up truck since then. Moving beyond the farm and modest blue collar work, today’s F-Series is a giant machine on the road known for its power, size, and strength.
Ford hit another homerun with the Mustang nameplate, creating one of the most iconic cars in history. This legendary pony car had some design issues (call it a mid-life crisis) but has returned to its classic look with a focus on performance and power.
Luxury brands have also been producing these types of immortal cars. Mercedes-Benz SL and Porches’ 911 have been building these vehicles for over 60 years now. These cars somehow maintain the classic design of the original yet is equipped and styled with today modern features and look.
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