Horse-themed cars - is there a Melbourne Cup field?

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Let's try to build up a Melbourne Cup field of horse-themed cars.

Since we had the nag drags (Melbourne Cup) yesterday, we thought we’d have a look at cars named after horses. How many are there?

 

Mustang

The quintessential pony car – too easy.

Mustang

Bronco

Yup, there’s a theme developing here – naming Fords after hay-burners.

Bronco

Pinto

Okay, Ford really does have a horse fixation.

Pinto 

Brumby

Subaru’s tough little ute, how could we forget? Also known as the Brat in the USA.

Brumby

Colt

Yep, Mitsubishi’s long-running compact series was named after a horse, just like the gun.

Colt

Polo

Not sure Volkswagen’s mini car really fits the upmarket image of the sport it’s named after.

Polo

Pony

Nope we never saw the nameplate here, but Hyundai did produce its own pony.

Pony

Pegaso

As in Pegasus – this Spanish marque only produced cars for a short time in the fifties.

Pegaso

Starion

This one is urban myth. The theory is something got lost in the translation of ‘Stallion’ for this Mitsubishi series. We’re not convinced, but it makes a good story…

Starion

Okay, we’re a way short of a full Cup field, so it’s your turn. Are there any more?

Drop us a line at mailto:uniquecars@bauertrader.com.au

Responses

How about the Hyundai Equus? - Chris Thompson.

Hyundai's tilt at the luxury market. Good call - Ed.

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