Toyota’s Topless Tsunami GT, And More Goofy Names

March 14, 2007
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We all know car names that make us wonder, wha-fu? There’s the Chevy Nova, which by urban legend means “no go.” Or the haplessly named Mercury Mystique, properly pronounced “mistake.”

Now in Britain, someone’s gone through 75 years of car names and written a book. And some of the names they found along the way were at one time considered for real cars. Then, cooler heads (or maybe just smarter ones) prevailed.

How does a Ford Era strike you, for instance? Say it fast and it sure sounds like “Error.” The Daihatsu Widget might work for the Hello Kitty crowd, but how many 10-year-old girls shop new? The Toyota Topless makes perfect sense to us, since we know a stripper named Toyota, but who else gets it?

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