Some manufacturers choose to avoid being compared to their past successes and failures as much as possible by giving each car an individual name—there is never going to be another Ferrari called F12 Berlinetta—but many capitalize on a name's legacy, and turn a mere car into an icon. The Corvette and Mustang are both prime examples of this.

Sometimes these legacy cars seem to just keep getting better and better, and other times they lose their way entirely. That's why we decided to take a look back into some automotive geneology with these 10 Classic Cars and Their Modern Day Equivalents.

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