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Rarest cars ever made by famous automakers

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 21: Even mass-market companies like Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen have released cars that remained low-volume models. Some were largely overlooked by their target audience for a multitude of reasons, like Chevrolet’s family-friendly muscle car. Others were quickly canceled for cost reasons, like Volkswagen’s Australia-bound Beetle-based buggy. Join us for a look at some of the rarest cars made by mainstream brands.For consistency, we’re only including street-legal production models built by the factory. We’re leaving out cars launched as limited-edition models (the Bugatti Centodieci, for example), coachbuilt models, race cars not designed for street use, prototypes and concepts. Trim levels, color combinations and specific drivetrain configurations are out of this story’s scope, too. Let's take a look:

Exclusivity sells cars but sometimes it’s not intentional.

Even mass-market companies like Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen have released cars that remained low-volume models. Some were largely overlooked by their target audience for a multitude of reasons, like Chevrolet’s family-friendly muscle car. Others were quickly canceled for cost reasons, like Volkswagen’s Australia-bound Beetle-based buggy. Join us for a look at some of the rarest cars made by mainstream brands.

For consistency, we’re only including street-legal production models built by the factory. We’re leaving out cars launched as limited-edition models (the Bugatti Centodieci, for example), coachbuilt models, race cars not designed for street use, prototypes and concepts. Trim levels, color combinations and specific drivetrain configurations are out of this story’s scope, too. Let's take a look:

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