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What's the longest running model name?


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Is this in relation to the UK market? Some of the above are non-continuous or not offered here officially, though Passat and Transit are good shouts. 
 

I would add as other long runners, BMW 3 and 5 series. Is the 7 series still offered? If so then these must all have been on sale for well over 40 years each. 

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5 minutes ago, mk2_craig said:

Is this in relation to the UK market? Some of the above are non-continuous or not offered here officially, though Passat and Transit are good shouts. 
 

I would add as other long runners, BMW 3 and 5 series. Is the 7 series still offered? If so then these must all have been on sale for well over 40 years each. 

5-Series has been going for 51 years and they've just announced a new generation.

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I was going to be true to my BMW licking self and say 3/5/7 series. Think the 5 was ‘72, and 3 ‘74/5. 7 series was later.

VW Golf in with a good shout at ‘74, and Polo.

 

Ford Transit too? Were they launched in the ‘60s?

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6 hours ago, sierraman said:

Fiesta? 1976

Mini? 1959?

Mini was the model name on Morris versions from 1959, which wee the Morris Mini Minor. Initially the Austins were called Seven. The Mini model then became the Mini brand in 1969 when the Austin and Morris names were dropped from the Mini range when BLMC became BL.

5 hours ago, warch said:

Landcruiser (since 1951) 

Unimog (since 1948)

 

 

Unimog is a manufacturer, started independently of Daimler Benz.

43 minutes ago, hairnet said:

super cub before that like velosolex bicycle with engine at least from 1953

Velosolex is the manufacturer, not the model.

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1 hour ago, MiniMinorMk3 said:

Unimog is a manufacturer, started independently of Daimler Benz.

Its a tricky one that, because they weren't originally they were a model of vehicle produced by Boehringer and then Daimler Benz. Its a bit like Land Rover which was also originally a model not the brand, it was originally the Rover Land-Rover right up until the car and 4x4 sections parted in the late 70s.

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