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Look to the stars

By July 30, 2018 No Comments

Car makers have often looked upwards for inspiration when naming their creations.

Helpful as ever, ClassicLine has moved heaven and earth to pick a constellation of cosmic cars.

Ford Galaxy

Not content with a single star or planet, Ford decided to name their popular MPV after the whole Galaxy!

Such grand aspirations have certainly paid off as it has been in production for more than 20 years, meaning there are probably as many Galaxy’s on the road as there are stars in the sky.

On second thought, estimates suggest there are 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the observable universe, so perhaps not.

Chevrolet Vega

Chevrolet launched this subcompact model in 1970 and named it after the brightest star in the Lyra constellation.

Other famous constellations include Orion (also another Ford model) and Ursa Major (as far as we know there are no cars named after this).

Mitsubishi Eclipse

Not technically a star or a planet but a celestial intervention none the less.

As we all know, there are solar eclipses and lunar eclipses. The good news is that the next total solar eclipse is only six years away, the bad news is that you’ll need to be in north America to enjoy it.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse itself was made from 1989 and was in production for over 10 years, and more recently the car maker announced details to resurrect the Eclipse name on a compact crossover vehicle called the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Saturn Sky

Saturn is the second largest planet in the Solar System and is famous for its ‘rings’.

Meanwhile, the car was produced by Saturn and manufactured in Delaware, USA, from 2006 until three years later.

Interestingly, it was made in the same car plant as the Pontiac Solstice!

Do you know of any ‘star’ cars? ClassicLine would love to hear from you.