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#1 Pete J.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 07:29 PM

I was having a chat with some friends the other day, and the subject turned to car as it often does. We got to talking about names and came to the conclusion that there were not a lot of production cars with English names of fish. In fact we could only come up with three - Barracuda/'cuda, Marlin and Stingray. We didn't include names like Mako Shark because that was a show/prototype car. We were only after production cars. Anybody out there with other names? If it is a rare or unusual car, if you could throw a photo up, that would be nice. Have fun with this one.

Edited by Pete J., 05 March 2010 - 07:30 PM.


#2 David G.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:38 AM

Wow, that's a stumper! Do you think that maybe you and your friends have too much time on your hands? :lol:

I think you've come up with all of them, at least as far as I know.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 04:10 AM

This is a stretch. Honda Pilot. There is a pilot fish. I know! Lame. :lol:

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 04:17 AM

Opel Manta

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#5 Pete J.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:29 AM

Opel Manta

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Now that's one I didn't know about. I believe it was sold in the US as a Kadett GT.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:56 AM

Opel Manta

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nice, manta! i didn't think of that one Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:09 AM

ah here you go:


Plymouth Barracuda: http://www.amcarguid...a-formula-s.jpg


Corvette Stingray: http://fc01.devianta...y_Partywave.jpg


AMC Marlin: http://amcrc.com/pho...Marlin-Rear.jpg

and also the Opel Manta noted before.Posted Image

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:10 AM

The Hyundai Tiburon, as "Tiburon" is Spanish for shark.

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huh, didn't know that, lol!


Tiburon pic: http://images01.olx....Quezon-City.jpg

Edited by B_rad88, 06 March 2010 - 06:14 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:14 AM

The Hyundai Tiburon, as "Tiburon" is Spanish for shark.

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which is why a lot people (myself included) refer to the newer models tiburons as tuscanis (the korean badge) since they lack the gills which were so prominent in the 03-06 models

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:31 AM

You make it harder because there were a bunch of prototypes, in addition to Mako Shark there was the AMC Tarpon which was the Rambler-based prototype of the Marlin to name one...but....

There was a model of the Chevy Nova in the 1970s called "Shark" which was a cheap attempt to cash in on the popularity of the movie "Jaws"
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I think they only built them in '76 Mark, I'm pretty sure, but hey we all can be wrong.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:50 AM

huh, didn't know that, lol!

It's funny, when that car first came out, the TV ads actually said "Tiburon...it's Spanish for 'shark'." You can tell you are scraping bottom for a car name when you have to tell people what the name means in the ads!

The AMC concept that spawned the Marlin was called the Tarpon. Does a fish-named concept count?

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:41 AM

I figured I'd give it a try, just for the halibut... I'm sitting here on my perch, floundering around trying to think up fishy car names, but holy mackerel, the sole names I can think of have already been mentioned before.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 08:21 AM

I figured I'd give it a try, just for the halibut... I'm sitting here on my perch, floundering around trying to think up fishy car names, but holy mackerel, the sole names I can think of have already been mentioned before.


kinda makes ya walleyed, heh!

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 09:01 AM

I figured I'd give it a try, just for the halibut... I'm sitting here on my perch, floundering around trying to think up fishy car names, but holy mackerel, the sole names I can think of have already been mentioned before.



I know. You'll be here all week. Try the veal. Tip the wait staff well. Groan.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 09:14 AM

They did...1976 was during the 70s, wasn't it? :lol: FWIW "Jaws" came out in 1975, so the car being out in '76 makes sense. Amazing there wasn't a "Star Wars" Nova for '78.



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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:14 AM

I know. You'll be here all week. Try the veal. Tip the wait staff well. Groan.


Thankew and goodnight! :lol:

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:24 AM

Ya know, those Marlins were always notorious for blowing seals! :lol:

#18 Harry P.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:26 AM

Ya know, those Marlins were always notorious for blowing seals! :P


What they did on their own time is none of our business... :lol:

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:50 AM

Some of you guys need to go on TV. You're hilarious! I like these posts when nobody is getting beat up. Glad to see you here Nick.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:06 PM

how about the concept corvette? the manta ray? and the other one ???? i forget the name of it i think it was called the Mako shark ???

Edited by moparfan426, 06 March 2010 - 12:07 PM.