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Flash in the Pan Automakers Logo By Jil McIntosh of | Slide 1 of 41: Founder E. L. Cord would shutter Cord, Auburn, and Duesenberg in 1937.

It’s tough enough to get any business off the ground, but the sheer size and scope of an automobile company adds an extra level of tough. For every automaker still around today, there are hundreds that have been lost to history.

Some survived for decades, and companies like Studebaker and Oldsmobile celebrated their centennials before fading away. And then there were automakers that started out with all good intentions but, for various reasons, never hit the big time. Here are some of those “flash in the pan” autos.

© (Jil McIntosh)


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