There are only about 26,000 polar bears in existence right now, and many in the scientific community think that they are in danger of going extinct within the next 100 years. That would be a major bummer—especially if you are a polar bear—but in fact the polar bear is a fairly recent addition to the genus, arriving only about 150,000 years ago. Ursidae as a whole are thought to go back millions of years. What is it they say — live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse?
Cars are like bears. They’re big, sometimes dangerous, and some are gone before you even know it. That’s just what we’re interested in today—cars that seem to have gone extinct on the road. I don’t mean ancient iron like Duesenbergs or Hispano Suizas, I mean regular cars that you’d still expect to see every now and then.
When was the last time you saw a Renault Le Car trundling down the street? Or how about Korean-sourced ’80s Pontiac Le Mans? Maybe these, and others like them, have seen their time come and go? What do you think, are there any cars that you can think of that while once common, might now be totally gone?