The old adage that even a broken clock is right twice a day got the thinking juices flowing recently. Firstly, it’s about time to fix that damn thing, and secondly, whether it would be possible to collate a list of fantastic cars from some of history’s worst manufacturers. Surely amongst the duds, the deadwood, and the downright awful, there’d be a few forgotten motors that really did make us tick?
Of course, in some cases ‘worst manufacturers’ may be a touch harsh, but whether through fault of their own, economic bad luck, or a couple of unsound business decisions, our list isn’t a who’s who of successful automotive businesses. But it is one full of cars we’d still want to own.