Hooniverse Asks: What's the Greatest Trim Package To Make a Come-Back?

If you think about all the various trim packages that have graced auto models over the decades, from Z28 Camaros to Niki Lauda edition Alfa Spiders, there are some that have definitely become keepers. Some automakers have figured that out and that’s why we have seen the resurrection of such storied names as BOSS 302 and Porsche’s Speedster.
Shakespeare averred that a rose by any name would still give good nose. When it comes to cars, there are certain names that evoke reverence and history, and sometimes those names come back after a long hiatus to grace a – potentially worthy – contender to the throne.  What we’d like to know today is which of those come-back kids do you think is the greatest?
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19 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: What's the Greatest Trim Package To Make a Come-Back?”

  1. PotbellyJoe★★★★★ Avatar

    I was happy to see this come back around. Hopefully it does’t herald a similar end to the muscle…

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar

      This is what came to mind first for me, also.

    2. 0A5599 Avatar

      The modern day Scat Pack is indeed a trim package, but in the 60’s and 70’s, it was a marketing campaign/club/performance accessories promotion. The Scat Pack Chargers, Challengers, Darts, etc. were regular production R/T or GTS models with optional decals.

      1. jim Avatar

        Exactly : http://blog.dodge.com/lifestyle/hive-alive-looking-back-dodge-scat-pack/
        And Plymouth version of it was called the Rapid Transit System. Here’s a rather fantastic brochure about it: http://maxwedge.com/extras/70rts.php

  2. JayP Avatar

    Because the Boss was so Boss, Chevy renamed the Z/28 to ZL1… then really brought back the Z/28 as a $75k stripper model.
    Edit – then Ford comes back with a Z/28 eater GT350 for $50k.

  3. ninjabortion Avatar

    Somehow missed the memo on the new cobra jets. Twin turbo v8’s that are capable of running 8’s with factory backing? Yeesh. These are wonderful times.

  4. engineerd Avatar

    ///M. Some say it’s been watered down a bit with the M division applying their moniker to pigs like the X6, but then you drive that X6M and realize pigs can fly.
    Plus, M235i…4.4 seconds to 60 with all sorts of M goodies for under $50k.

    1. engineerd Avatar


  5. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    Not originally a trim package, and so named specifically because it wasn’t one, the COPO Camaro became a legend.

  6. Guest Avatar

    I know the greatest trim package that NEEDS to make a come-back…


    1. tonyola Avatar

      Snoopy has it all over Don Knotts…

    2. Jeepster Avatar


    3. 0A5599 Avatar

      Don’t forget the Fargo version. That’s two Coen bros. movies in one truck.

      1. Maymar Avatar

        I bet 60’s Mopar would even be willing to name a colour Blood Simple.

  7. Jeepster Avatar

    Paul Smart edition for the Tuesday win ….

  8. Tiberiuswise Avatar

    Mustang Mach 1. While not much of a come back, it keeps the dream alive for 2016.

    1. Maymar Avatar

      I preferred the SN95 Mach 1 to the SN95 Bullitt, but I appreciate Ford brought the Bullitt back for the S197 where it really belonged.

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