Eight Reincarnated Cars

2016 Ford Mustang
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Running a car company can be a big challenge. Beyond managing the thousands of people and machines required to build all of the cars, there are details that might seem trivial, but can be disastrous if mishandled. The name of the car is one of those critical details.

No wonder that many manufacturers tend to go back to old model names, even after decades. Typically, there is a built-in enthusiast base for the old model that will generate buzz for the new car, and having an historic tie-in helps a new model quickly build familiarity with consumers.

Here, we look at several nameplates that have been revived by their automakers after a long layoff and a few models that have been in production for many decades and are still selling strong.