Cars named after fish

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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.

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

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Opel Manta

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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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Opel Manta

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nice, manta! i didn't think of that one rolleyes.giflaugh.gif

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Remember,

Math class can be tough for some.

And 4 out of 3 people have problems with fractions.

David

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

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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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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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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 ???

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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.

Glad to be Here Jim.

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What they did on their own time is none of our business... B)

Kip Addotta....classic. ;)

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