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This car was originally supposed to be named "Beaver" until the factory changed their mind, what is it?
Firebird ?
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:14 PM
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the thunderbird.
Naw Dan, Nope, guess again. Nolan
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That ain't it neither Joe, try again. Nolan
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You're catching on

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I'm thinking of a bunch of names but they are all R rated.

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Here is a hint, they decided against the name when they realized that "beaver" was also known in a different context and deemed it inappropriate thus changing the name. Nolan
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Is it an American car?

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Old 05-16-2011, 06:04 AM
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Is it an American car?

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Yes, American car.
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I am all googled out, I can't find a thing. I can't wait to see the answer!

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Hint

One of the "big three" manufacturers performance cars.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:39 AM
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Here's where I got my answer: http://thunderbird.me/tbird-history/...d-history.html

Dodge gained a version of Plymouth's popular Valiant-based fastback Duster and was to be named the Beaver,[21] but when Chrysler's marketing department learned that 'beaver' was C.B. slang for vagina,[22] the vehicle was renamed the Dart Demon. http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...www.google.com
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Here's where I got my answer: http://thunderbird.me/tbird-history/...d-history.html

Dodge gained a version of Plymouth's popular Valiant-based fastback Duster and was to be named the Beaver,[21] but when Chrysler's marketing department learned that 'beaver' was C.B. slang for vagina,[22] the vehicle was renamed the Dart Demon. http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...www.google.com
Sorry Dan, Who would have ever thought that there would be two manufacturers wanting to call a car a "Beaver"????

But you got it(the one I was thinking about), the Dodge Dart Demon. The floor is yours sir.
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Ok, I can see when someone had this meeting and said they had to change the name, I get it. My question is, how in living H-E double toothpicks did they ever even have the idea to use that name? Not only it is slang, it's friggin stupid!

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ha ha ha

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This family was instrumental to G.M.'s presence in Canada. The last member of the family involved with G.M. was this fellow, he died at the age of 101 and was still chairman of G.M. Canada at his passing. His name and the year he died?
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Sorry Dan, Who would have ever thought that there would be two manufacturers wanting to call a car a "Beaver"????

But you got it(the one I was thinking about), the Dodge Dart Demon. The floor is yours sir.
Can you imagine the bird called the Beaver? That would be some advertising campaign..New in 1955, the Beaver Coupe, designed for comfort, fit and made for young and old to drive, drive, drive.
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Col Robert Samuel McLaughlin - 1871-1972

The McLaughlin Buicks were his entree into GM and becoming head of GM Canada

I though everyone knew this
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