As classic car collectors, we know that the cars in our collections are unique. They are classic for a reason! What happens when an automaker decides to remake one of your favorite classics?

An article on Autos Cheat Sheet talks about some of these…. failed attempts. You shouldn’t mess with a classic, and the author of the article gives his top six classic cars that should have never been remade. Read on and see if you agree.

1. 2002- 2005 Ford Thunderbird: Who can forget the ’55-’57 Thunderbird roadster, an icon of American design and one of the most gorgeous classics? Ford turned the Thunderbird into a four seat coupe from ’58 through ’97, but attempted a retro reboot of the roadster in 2002. However, with a high price-tag and slow performance, only die hard Ford fans bought into this one.

2. 2003-2006 Chevrolet SSR: Chevy attempted to modernize their Advance Design truck from the 40’s and 50’s with this retro… car. Oddly designed and super expensive, this did have the same power as the C6 Corvette, but, not the same following.

3. 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO: This car makes the list because it wasn’t retro enough. With a high price tag, buyers didn’t want a boring car, in spite of the power that came with it.

For the complete list, see the article on Autos Cheat Sheet. For more on classic cars, come visit our website today!