Sunbeam, Humber, Singer, Commer, Hillman, Career, Talbot, Simca, Barreiros, Hudson, Nash, Rambler, Metropolitan, Willys-Overland, Graham-Paige, Kaiser, Frazer, Graham Brothers, Maxwell, Chalmers, Fargo, DeSoto, Autobianchi, Plymouth, Imperial (twice), Valiant, Matra (ish), and Eagle. When [if?] this FCA and PSA merger goes through, it will be on the back of these many dead brands.
Many American brands early were merged and consolidated in the 1920s. Many more were occupied in the 1950s. The 1970s did not please Chrysler European brands, formerly Rootes Group, which happened to be sold to Peugeot and stripped for parts in 1
It is because of these brands, and in some cases despite them , that Chrysler, Fiat, Peugeot and Citroen survive today. It's amazing how all these brands have been linked together for decades. It is a story that weaves a wonderful pictorial weave into the story.
First, I welcome our new Fiat Chrysler-Peugeot overlords.
Manwich's comment is good, but it as the earlofhalight's missive that caught my attention and made me search for the dead. Enjoy the COTD trophy. And this jam that has been in my head all day.