How 10 popular collector cars received their namesakes


Some car names have simple explanations based on alphanumeric sequences or engine displacement. Others are a little more colorful. Here’s the backstory behind 10 of them. How many did you already know? Any good stories we missed? Be sure to comment at the end of the story.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2017/10/20/how-popular-cars-received-their-names