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Iconic Cars Which Got Famous In Other Nation

Coventry and Birmingham were formerly thriving manufacturing cities, and Britain was once one of the world’s largest automotive production hubs. As a result, many legendary British cars were offered in foreign nations and markets under different emblems and names. Here in this blog we have listed few of them. (thedentalspa) Do let us know which of these do you still remember.

1. Hindustan Ambassador

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The Hindustan Ambassador was inspired by the Morris Oxford series three, which is considered to be one of the most famous British vehicles of all time. With the BMC B-Series mill generating power, production began in 1958. Future models included 1.5 and 2.0 litre diesel engines, as well as the Isuzu 1.8 litre gasoline engine. Unfortunately, the final Ambassador was built in May of 2014. It was one of India’s most iconic and best-selling automobiles of all time!

2. Standard Herald & Gazel

Standard Motor Products of India Limited (SMPIL) was incorporated for the assembly of Standard Vanguard models in Madras. The Triumph-based Standard Herald was first published in the 1960s. In 1968, a four-door variant was released. In 1971, the Gazel received a makeover and was able to seat up to six people. This product was produced till 1978.

3. Austin America

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The Austin America is one of many BMC AD016 versions, with the latter being one of Britain’s most well-known automobiles. It was touted as the ideal second car by Austin in Canada, the United States, and Switzerland, and was sold as the Austin America.

4. Triumph Italia

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Salvatore Ruffino, Triumph’s Italian distributor, is credited with designing the TR3A’s coach-built version, which is credited with its appeal. He bought the concession rights and enlisted Giovanni Michelotti to create a coupe in time for the 1958 Turin Motor Show. Another prototype was displayed in 1959, and production began the following year. The Triumph Italia was first produced in 330 automobiles, but it was later renamed the Italia 2000.

5. Plymouth Cricket

In the 1970s, the Rootes Group (from Britain) produced the Hillman Avenger, a rear-wheel-drive family automobile. Between 1971 to 1973, it was sold as the Avenger, then as the Talbot, Dodge, and Sunbeam variants, as well as the Plymouth Cricket.

6. Chevrolet Firenza

The Chevrolet Firenza was built in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, using Vauxhall Viva HC kits imported from the United Kingdom. Four and two-door saloons, as well as two-door coupe and three-door estate variants, were all built with local components. The Firenza Can-Am V8 was also a competitor for the Ford Capri Perana. In the future, Chevrolet will introduce a hatchback based on the Viva architecture.

7. Volkswagen 1500

The Volkswagen 1500, also known as the Dodge 1500 and Dodge 1500 made by Volkswagen Argentina, is a variation of the Avenger. Although the automobile was built by the Volkswagen Audi Group until 1990-91, production began in Argentina in 1971.

8. Dodge Omni or Plymouth Horizon

The Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon are both based on the Talbot Horizon from the United Kingdom. In Europe, it had Simca and Chrysler badges, and in North America, it had Plymouth, Dodge, and Scamp emblems. The film was also made in France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Spain, and the United States.

9. Leyland Marina

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According to accounts, the Morris Marina was a popular British car in the 1970s, selling over 1.2 million units. The car’s production began in Australia in 1972, first as a Morris and then as a Leyland. In Finland, the Marina was also sold as a Leyland model.

10. Innocenti Morris IM3/IM3 S and the Austin I4/I4S/I5

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Innocenti began selling Austin Morris vehicles in 1960, before being purchased by British Leyland in 1972. The MG 1100 twin-carb engine powered the IM3 in 1963. The I4 and additional variations followed in 1964.

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