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Old 17th February 2020, 11:50 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
GM's level of stupidity when it comes to Holden is unmatched. Several years ago, GM considered the idea of rebadging the Holden Ute and selling them in the U.S. This could have been an out of the park home run, done properly, by making it a Chevy and calling it an El Camino.
But no, that'd make far too much sense. So, when they did float the idea, it was going to be a Pontiac. Because, you know, Pontiac had a long history of making a car/truck hi-bred in way whatsoever. To this day I believe whoever is running GM has a bunch of Ford stock.

Well, they actually did exactly that in South Africa with the model I had that I mentioned earlier

A 1970 Holden HT Ute assembled in South Africa and
rebadged as a Chevrolet El Camino utility
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