Cars Brands that start with S

Car Brands that start with S

S&M Motor

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S&M Motor Companion was an American automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, founded by Edward E. Strobel and Walter C. Martin in 1912. R.C. Aland was hired to develop the exterior design of their designs. Difficulties arose from the very beginning of the work. Announcing the launch in 1912, they did not begin until 1913. Forty cars of 48 models were built in the following variants – five- and seven-seat touring type, two- and four-seat roadsters, and a seven-seat sedan. In 1914, the company went bankrupt. From its remnants, George Benham founded the Benham Manufacturing Company.


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A well-known global automaker, the Swedish brand Saab (an acronym for Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget) began as an airline. Founded in 1937, it introduced its first cars, created in Linkping in 1939. In 1969, the brand was merged with Scania, a merger that continued until 1995. In 1989, General Motors became the controlling company, fully absorbing it in 2000. In 2010, Saab acquired the Dutch Spyker. In 2012, it ceded the brand to National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), resuming production in 2013.



SAIC Motor Corporation is the largest state-owned automobile company, formed in 1997. It is located in Shanghai, China. The main shareholder is Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (Group). It occupies the 100th place in the Forbes Global 2000 list. The history of the brand begins in 1984 with the creation of its predecessor – Shanghai Automobile & Tractor Company, subordinated to the municipality. In 2004, the brand became the owner of the rights to the Rover 25, Rover 75, and sporty MG TF models. In 2007, it merged with Nanjing Automobile Corporation.



The Iranian automobile manufacturer SAIPA was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Tehran, Iran. The company’s name is an abbreviation of its French designation, Société Anonyme Iranienne de Production Automobile. The company was established to assemble models of the French Citroen brand for the Iranian domestic market. The latter had a 75% stake in the company’s capital. At present, Korean cars – cars, trucks, and buses – come out of the company’s warehouses. But at the heart of the brand is the engine and a number of cars of its design.


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The American automobile company Saleen, Incorporated in Corona, California, was founded in 1983 by Steve Saleen, a successful auto racer. The brand is known as a successful tuning and racing company. Its first car was a tuned Ford Mustang. In 1998, the Ford Explorer XLT was finalized, resulting in the Explorer XP8 model. Since 2000, the brand has been producing its sports road cars – Saleen S7, S7R type GT-1, and S7 Twin Turbo Competition. Today, the company is engaged in tuning models – General Motors and Toyota.


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Salmson or Société des Moteurs Salmson is an 1890 French brand of engines, airplanes, and automobiles with a long history. The founder of the company – Emile Salmson, created the eponymous factory of electric pumps and compressors used in the defense and railway industries. In 1918, the company became known as “Emil Salmson and Company,” expanding the product line. After the end of World War I, the production of bodies and automobiles began. In 1919, the company produced six GNs. From 1947 to 1957 – before the automobile division closed – the G72 Randonee, G85 2300S, and G85 2300S were produced.

Samson Motorworks

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Samson Motorworks of Meadow Vista, California, aims to create unique, original, and sometimes funny transportation devices. Their goal is to create technology that is environmentally friendly yet easy to transport, use, and increase speed. One of the company’s most popular ideas is the Samson Switchblade road plane under development. It envisions it being transportable as a kit, the assembly of which will be available to any owner.

San Motors

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San Motors Limited, an Indian automobile company, was established in 1998 in Mahadevapur, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. This brand has revolutionized the Indian auto industry. Before its introduction, the niche for motorsport enthusiasts was virtually unfilled. Today, the brand offers the San Storm 1.2 sports model. Powered by a 60 hp Renault engine, the Storm embodies the joy of a fast and comfortable ride, amazing fuel efficiency, and stylish design. The company’s assembly plant is located in Goa, India. Products are supplied to Nepal, Cyprus, Malta, Bermuda, and the UK.

San Giorgio

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In 1905, an automobile company was founded in Italy for the production of licensed cars of the British brand Napier. Its founder was the famous racing driver Arthur MacDonald, who directly participated in races on this model of racing car. Within four years, in 1909, the brand was closed; the company created three models equipped with engines of different power – 25, 40, and 60 hp. The chassis was manufactured at the factory in Pistoia (Italy), which was built under the license of the Parisian firm Kellner.

Sandusky Automobile Company

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Sandusky Automobile Company, a company located in Sandusky, Ohio, USA, was founded in 1902 by James J. Hind, an ardent proponent of small, affordable automobiles. His ideas had a strong influence on Henry Ford, who was only an engineer at the time. The model released by the brand in 1903 was an open mini-car designed for two people. The single-cylinder water-cooled engine installed had an output of 5 hp. In 1904, the model was re-equipped with a seven-horsepower engine. The next Courier had a steering wheel. Courier F 1905 – a two-seater roadster already had front and rear speeds.

Santana Motor, SA

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The Spanish brand Santana Motor, SA, was a manufacturer in the automobile industry. The brand was founded by the Spanish government in 1954 and was headquartered in Linares, Jaén Province, Spain. The company produced agricultural machinery. Its name was Metalúrgica de Santa Ana, SA. In 1961, production of licensed Land Rovers began at the Santana plant. Land Rover revoked the license in 1989. Sales began under its own brand name. In 1985, an agreement was signed with Suzuki. In 1995, Junta de Andalucía bought out Suzuki. The brand began to experience difficulties, which led to its closure in 2011.


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In 1985, the American concern General Motors founded the Saturn division, which produced revolutionary cars. The idea of the brand was formed back in 1983, and already under this brand, in 1984, the first car was released, which immediately became popular. However, the realization did not meet expectations due to the general decline in the market. In 1996, Saturn EV1, the first electric car of this series, was developed. But in 2005, they were discontinued from production. In 2000, production of Saturn L-series cars began. The production of new models continued until 2010 when the brand was discontinued.


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Sauber Motorsport AG is a sports car, racing car, and engine manufacturing company based in Hinesville, Switzerland, founded in 1970 by Peter Sauber. The company produced chassis for Mercedes-Benz. The brand’s most successful models are the Sauber Mercedes C9 and Sauber C12 with the Sauber LH10 powerplant. In 1994, the company withdrew from Mercedes-Benz. Since 2005, it has been a division of BMW. In 2009, the brand became independent and prepared the Sauber C29. 2017 – contract with Alfa Romeo after the departure of the founder. In 2019, became Alfa Romeo Racing.

Saxon Motor Car Company

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The Saxon Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, was the seventh-largest automobile company in the United States from 1914 to 1922. It produced 28,000 vehicles during this period. The first was a small two-seat car with two gears and a four-cylinder Ferro engine, produced in the number of 7,000 units in the first year alone. In 1919, the sedan appeared. The Duplex – the ’20 model had a different engine design. In 1921, the company moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan, but things did not improve. It closed in 1923.


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The Swiss company Sbarro, founded in 1971 by Franco Sbarro, was a brand that produced one-off cars. It created replicas and sports cars. Its first car was the Lola T70 in its design. It created replicas – BMW 328, Ford GT40, Bugatti Royale, and Mercedes-Benz 540K. One of the significant models was the Tiger, in which the engine was placed in the middle. The Stash and Challenge coupe and convertible (2 + 2 variant) were also very famous. Its list includes many bespoke replicas.


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Based in Södertälje, Sweden, Scania AB is known worldwide for its heavy-duty truck, bus, and marine engine products. Founded back in 1891, it began producing buses in 1920. Over time, the company’s success has only increased. In the 1990s, a series of 12-meter omnibuses of modular type appeared. In 2005, it produced more than 52 thousand trucks and about 6 thousand buses. In 2011, the company became a public company. Volkswagen AG and MAN became its shareholders. In 2015, Volkswagen bought all ownership rights to the brand.



  1. Launay and Margarita founded Société de Construction Automobile Parisienne (SCAP) in 1912 to produce aircraft engines for Hispano-Suiza and automobiles. The headquarters were located in Paris, Courbevoie, Boulogne-Billancourt. The first car takes into account the various defects of the vehicle. Only the best components are used for assembly. The design of the car makes it simpler and easier to repair than similar products. After World War I, the Type L was produced. Sport models were produced. The brand was closed in 1929.


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In 1904, an automobile manufacturing company was founded in Cincinnati (Ohio, USA) by two enthusiast brothers, William and Gustav Schacht. It produced several cars, trucks, and fire trucks. The automobiles were self-propelled wagons of small displacement of type K. They were produced until 1914. At that time, the company was renamed GA Schacht Motor Truck Company, continuing to produce specialty cars and trucks until 1940.


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A subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, the Scion brand was founded in 2002 to introduce the company’s products to the American market. The company’s office was located in Torrance, California, USA. During its existence, the company has created several sports cars, coupes, sedans, and hatchbacks. The first were the Scion xA and Scion xB, based on the Toyota Yaris. The Scion t coupe, launched in 2005, appeared in the United States in 2006. In 2015, there were the Scion iA and Scion iM, which were redesigned Mazda 2 sedans. But in 2016, the parent company decided to shut down the brand.


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In 1943, Antonio Scioneri from the Italian town of Piemonte-a-Savigliano found a workshop for making household appliances and repairing broken-down cars. In 1951, he began assembling car bodies. In 1957, a model intermediate between a sedan and a coupe was based on the Fiat 1100. The last major overhaul was in 1969. Valentina, Queen, Cinquecento, Uno, and Tipo were created. The company moves only to internal modification and tuning. Improving and equipping variants of the standard Fiat became the brand’s main goal for the next 20 years.

Scripps Booth Detroit

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Scripps Booth Detroit is an American automobile manufacturing company founded by James Scripps Booth in 1913 in Detroit, Michigan. Scripps Booth is known for developing the American Bi-Autogo bicycle car. The brand created premium automobiles. In 1926, it merged with Sterling Motor Company and was renamed Scripps-Booth Corporation. William C. Durant, the founder of Sterling Motor, was also the founder of Chevrolet, which is part of General Motors. He initiated the purchase of the new brand. But in 1923, GM stopped producing models under the Scripps brand.

Searchmont Motor Company

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The American automaker from Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) – Searchmont Motor Company, left the Keystone Motor Company, having gained independence in 1900. Subcompact Runabout cars for two passengers remained in production of the newly formed brand. Until 1902, they were called Searchmont Wagonette. A year earlier, a modification with a ten-horsepower engine was created. In 1902, there were two cars – Type 3 and Type IV. Until 1907, 7 models were produced. In 1904, it was planned to produce the 8th one, but bankruptcy prevented it.


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The Spanish company Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo (SEAT S.A.) is one of the most prominent representatives of the Spanish automobile industry. It was founded in 1950 by the Italian brand Fiat. In Spain, the brand is based in Barcelona, in the city of Martorel. In 1953, SEAT produced its first automobile. Twenty-one years later, the two millionth SEAT car saw the light of day. In 1980, the parent company stopped financing the company, ending its participation in the company. In 1982, the brand entered into a cooperation agreement with Volkswagen AG. In 1990, the brand fully joined the German concern.


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SeAZ or PJSC “Serpukhov Automobile Plant” has a rich history, which begins in the 39th year of the 20th century on the basis of LLC “Centrotorg.” Located in Serpukhov, Moscow region, then the USSR and today Russia, this brand is known as the manufacturer of the Soviet motorcycle SMZ. In 1995, production of the small-capacity car Oka began. The enterprise was renamed the automobile. After 11 years, a modernized model was released – SeAZ-11116. However, the crisis of 2008 led to the stoppage of the conveyor belt. In 2013, the production was closed.


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The American brand Sebring-Vanguard, located in Sebring, Florida, developed and produced electric cars in the 1970s. It was founded by Robert G. Beaumont, who, together with designer Jim Muir, came up with his world-famous CitiCar. The Vanguard coupe, produced from 1974 to 1977, was the answer to the fuel crisis. By 1976, the brand had become the 6th most famous automobile manufacturer in the United States. But in 1977, the company was acquired by Commuter Vehicles, Inc., which continued to produce the Comuta-Car and Comuta-Van from 1979 to 1982.

Sebring International

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Britain is famous for its sports car brands, among which Sebring International, based in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, stands out. Its name is symbolically linked to the Sebring International Raceway (SIR) in the United States. Founded in 1994, the company is known for its open-top sports cars in several model lines – SX, TMX, MXR, and ZX. They differ by the material of the body – based on metal or fiberglass. In terms of styling, the cars gravitate toward the 1959-67 Austin-Healey 3000 classic that won the SIR competition. In 2021, the brand was sold to Vital Spark Group Ltd.


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French recreational vehicle and ATV manufacturer Secma was founded by Daniel Renard in 1995, who had experience in the field with Automobiles ERAD since 1975. The first Secma vehicle appeared in 1995 and was designed according to the founder’s wishes. It was simple and affordable. In 2009, a fire destroyed the factory, which made it necessary to relocate. In 2012, the brand’s flagship model, the Secma F16 and Secma Fun Lander, was launched. The Secma F16 Turbo model was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. In 2017, the Fun Bugg model with the highest ground clearance saw the light of day.


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In 1906, the Selden Motor Vehicle Company was founded in Rochester, New York, USA. In this year, its founder, George Selden, bought Buffalo Gasoline Motor Company, renaming it. In 1907, the Model 28 was introduced with a four-cylinder engine producing 30 horsepower. Eight hundred cars were sold in one year. In 1911, the company lost a lawsuit to Ford, and a fire destroyed more than half of the company. In 1914, the brand was renamed Selden Truck Sales Corporation, switching to trucks. After George’s death in 1922, the company was absorbed by Bethlehem Truck Company in 1930.

Service Motor Trucks Company

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Service Motor Truck Company was an American automobile manufacturer from Wabash, Indiana, United States, founded in 1911 by the Service Motor Car Company of Wabash, renamed in 1914. Its cars had an original and recognizable logo in the form of a red pyramid on the hood. The brand had dealerships in Motor Row, Chicago, and New York. A reorganization in 1923 led to the renaming of the company to Service Motors Inc., under the name of which the products were manufactured. In 1927, the brand was sold to Relay, which closed in 1932.

Shandong Huoyun

The Chinese manufacturer of high-quality electric cars, parts, and components for this type of vehicle is Shandong Huoyun Electric Car Co, Ltd, founded in 2001. The company is located in the Linzi District of Zibo City, Shandong Province, China. The company exports its products to Australia, India, South Korea, New Zealand, and the UK. It provides design and tuning services. The range includes – HY-A2 electric forklift, HY-B22120 electric car, Tricar electric car, Car-Wheel HYB2272, and Silver Car HYB2272.

Shanghai Maple (SMA)

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Fengjing (Shanghai, China) is the headquarters of Shanghai Maple Automobiles (SMA), a Chinese automobile company founded in 2000 that produces Huapu (Maple) cars. The brand opened a subsidiary, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, turning into a holding company that Geely took notice of. In 2003, the brand launched its first car, based on the 1990 Citroen ZX. In 2005, the Maple Marindo car was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In 2007, deliveries of the C51 and C52 sedans to Egypt began, and the R80 hatchback and R81 sedans to Russia and Chile. In 2008, Geely incorporated the brand into its lineup. In 2010, it became independent. In 2013, the brand merged with Zhejiang Kandi Electric Vehicles Investment. In 2020, Geely and Kandi Technologies revived the brand.


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Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) was founded in 1958 to manufacture various vehicles, including automobiles. It is the largest automobile manufacturer based in Shanghai, China. The first car was the Dongfeng-CA71, the body of which was copied from the Simca VDT. After the successful launch of several models in 1959, the brand became known as Shanghai City Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing Company. Mass production began in 1964. Today, the brand plants produce agricultural machinery, motorcycles, trucks, buses, tractors and cars.

Shelby American

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Before beginning his legendary automotive history, the founder of the Shelby American brand, Texas native Carroll Shelby, successfully tried his hand at many things. In 1960, after retiring from sports, he agreed with AC Cars and Ford Motor Company to develop a series of exotic sports cars – Shelby Cobra and Shelby Mustang. The Shelby American brand was established in 1961 in Venice, a suburb of Los Angeles. After curtailing car production in 1970, the founder returned to it in 1982, partnering with Chrysler and restarting production of Shelby modifications. He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1992.

Shelsley Cars

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British automobile brand Shelsley Cars was founded in 2000 and is based in Abberley, Worcestershire, under the management of Peter Needham, who headed PN Needham Engineering. The company was formed to fulfill Needham’s vision of creating a car with ultra-reliable handling, maximum performance, and high levels of comfort on the track. His first car, the Shelsley T2, became just such a model. The model was designed with the need for precise and tight handling on fast, intelligent climbs in mind, as an all-weather car for track and road.


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Siata, or fully Società Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori, is an Italian car tuning and manufacturing company founded by racing driver Giorgio Ambrosini in 1926. Initially, the brand was engaged in the resale of components from Fiat. After World War II, the company began manufacturing cars. Its first car was the Siata Amica of 1948. In 1950, the Daina appeared – a cardinal modification of the Fiat 1400. In 1952, the brand released its most famous series – Siata 300BC Barchetta Sport Spider. In 1968, the Siata Spring was released – a 2-seater roadster in retro style. In 1970, the brand went bankrupt.

Sichuan Tengzhong

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In 2005, Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company Ltd. was formed in Chengdu (PRC), which was engaged in the production of road machinery and the construction of roads and piers. In parallel, the company included the production of various machinery – tank trucks, tow trucks, and heavy trucks. In 2009, the purchase of Hummer from the Americans failed due to its unsuitability for environmental protection in China, which led to the disappearance of the brand.


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The British company Siddeley-Deasy Motor Car Company Limited was based on the Deasy Motor Car Manufacturing Company Limited in the early 20th century. The founder of the former was Henry Hugh Peter Deasy, who left it in 1908. In 1910, J D Siddeley joined the company. The shareholders liked his work. The brand was renamed Siddeley-Deasy Motor Car Company Limited, and the Siddeley logo was added. In the same year, the Siddeley-Deasy 18-24 Althorpe Special Cabriolet was produced, and in 1913, the Siddeley-Deasy 18-24 hp. During World War I, ambulances, aircraft engines, and airplanes were produced. In 1919, Armstrong Whitworth acquired the company and renamed it Armstrong Siddeley Company Limited.

Signal Motor Truck Company

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Signal Motor Truck Company is an automobile company from Detroit, Michigan, United States, founded in 1913. It produces vans, specialty vehicles, buses, passenger cars, and individual chassis. It is possible to install the necessary bodies, trailers, industrial machines, tools, and equipment. At the same time, the brand provided services for remodeling and maintenance of its vehicles. In 1923, the brand ceased to exist.


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The French automobile company Simca was founded by Ernest Losta, a leading cyclist who opened a garage in Paris and became the sole distributor of F.I.A.T. in France. In 1934, with the help of F.I.A.T, Simca (Societe Industrielle de Mechanique et Carrosserie Automobile) was founded, which in 1935 acquired a factory in Nanterre and produced the first Simca-Fiat 6CV automobile. This was followed by the Simca-Fiat 11CV and the successful Simca-Fiat 11CV 2-seater. In 1970, Chrysler took control of the company, and in 1979, it merged with PSA Peugeot Citroen.


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Simplex Automobile Company was one of the automobile manufacturers in the United States in the early 20th century. The brand was founded in 1907 by Herman Brozel of Smith & Mabley Manufacturing in New York City. The death of the founder in 1912 led to the sale of the brand in 1913 to Goodrich, Lockhart, and Smith. Production was moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey. After the purchase of the Crane Motor Car Company in 1914, the cars produced were called Crane Model 5 and then simply Crane-Simplex. The company was acquired by Hare’s Motors, which ended Simplex.

Simpson Design

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One of the representatives of the American car industry is Simpson Design, founded in 1978 and based in Houston, Texas. The brand was founded by Jim Simpson. The company is engaged in the development and production of bodies and special interiors for sports models. The brand is based on the 1989 Mazda Miata MX-5 chassis. Among the company’s famous models are the Blue Ray 1, customized for SEMA in 1991, and the 1992 Blue Ray 3 show car presented at the Concours Italiano. In 2002, the brand relocated to Clinton, Whidbey Island, Washington.


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From 1900 to 1970, there was Singer, a British motorcycle and automobile manufacturing brand. The first automobile was a licensed Lea-Francis model with a horizontally mounted engine. In 1907, a vertical one was used, which influenced the overall design. In 1912, its own engine was introduced. After the First World War, models with a conventional gearbox appeared in 1922, followed by the most successful Singer 848cc Junior in 1927. In 1956, the Rootes Group absorbed Singer. In the late 1960s, the last Gazelle and Vogue models were produced under this brand.

Singer Vehicle Design

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Rob Dickinson founded the American company Singer Vehicle Design in 2009 to create modifications to the Porsche 911. The brand is based in Los Angeles, California. The company’s name was adopted as a tribute to Porsche’s lead engineer, Norbert Singer, and in honor of the fact that the company’s founder was formerly the frontman of the band Catherine Wheel. The brand has chosen the phrase “everything matters” as its motto, which confirms its philosophy. During the company’s restructuring, the Porsche 911 was virtually unrecognizable and presented as a coupe or Targa. Expanding its operations, the brand added the sale of wristwatches.


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The French automobile brand Sizaire-Naudin was founded in 1903 by brothers Maurice and Georges Sizaire and their partner Louis Naudin in Puteaux, near Paris, France. From the beginning, cars were sold under the Sizaire-Naudin brand name. In 1905, the brand developed its own engine and began installing it in all models produced from that year onwards. The founder of the company was the Duc d’Hughes, whose family flag was depicted on the company logo. In 1911, 4-cylinder units began to be installed on cars. After the death of Louis Naudin in 1912 and the departure of the brothers, the brand was renamed. In 1921, it was closed down.


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The largest Czech automobile manufacturer, Škoda a. S, traces its history back to 1895 as a direct successor to Laurin & Klement. In 1925 it became part of Akciová společnost, dříve Škodovy závody – today Škoda Holding. After the change of political system and privatization in 1991. Škoda Auto became part of the Volkswagen Group. The head office of the company is located in Mladá Boleslav. Cars of this brand are sold in 100 countries of the world. Among the most famous models of passenger cars of the brand are the Škoda Popular of 1933, the Škoda Felicia convertible of 1959, the Tudor, Spartak, and Octavia.


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The Japanese brand Sivax dates back to 1961 when Cuneo Shibasaki was founded as Shibasaki Kikata Seisakusho in Odamachi, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. In 1976, it was renamed Shibasaki Wooden Mold Industry Co., Ltd., and in 2000 became Sivacs (Thailand) Co., Ltd., headquartered in Yokohama-shi, Yokohama. The brand provides industrial vehicle development and full support from development, modeling, design, manufacturing, and assembly. The company has offices and representative offices in Hanamoto-cho, Toyota City, Aichi, Shanghai, North America, and Thailand.


Slaby-Beringer Logo

SB-Automobil-Gesellschaft mbH, a German brand for electric and combustion engine vehicles, is based in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Its founders are the design engineer Rudolf Slaby and his brother Hermann Behringer. The company began its activities in 1919. The first was a revolutionary model designed by Rudolf, based on a self-supporting three-section plastic body. The machine was designed for disabled veterans. Among the most famous models of the brand are the gasoline-powered Slaby-Beringer Elektrowagen of 1920 and the yet-to-be-introduced Slaby-Beringer Elektrowagen of 1921. The company went bankrupt in 1924.


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Founded in 1994, the German car brand Micro Compact Car, renamed Smart in 2002, manufactures a car brand of the same name in Boblingen, Germany. The founder of the company is the Daimler AG concern. The first model of the brand was released in 1997. It was exhibited at the annual International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Since 1998, the car has been produced at the French automobile plant in Ambach. The convertible was introduced in the fall of 1999. In 2007, the number of cars produced under this brand amounted to 102,660 units.

Smith Automobile Company

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An American automobile company based in Topeka, Kansas, which operated from 1902 to 1912. Its automobile designer was Terry Stafford; the company was financed by brothers Anton and Clement Smith, whose name gave the brand name. During its existence, the three most famous models were produced under this brand – Veracity, Smith, and Great Smith. These were the first cars produced in this part of the United States. The company was closed four years after the founder left in 1908, wishing to build cars under his own name.

Smith & Mabley

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Smith & Mabley Manufacturing Company was an American automobile manufacturer from 1900, headquartered in New York City. Its founders were A. D. Proctor Smith and Carlton R. Mabley. The company was established as a CGV automobile import company. But in two years, it was licensed to produce cars of this brand, which came out under the TM American CGV. In 1903, after issue 7, the production of cars stopped. It was resumed in 1904 under a new name – S & M Simplex. By 1907, the company, which produced 220 cars, underwent a complete reorganization. It was headed by Herman Brozel, who founded the Simplex Automobile Company, which produced cars under the Simplex brand.

SMS Limited

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In March 2008, famous racer and businessman Steve Saleen announced the creation of another brand – SMS Limited. Saleen is the founder of several brands, including Saleen Autosport 1983, Saleen Productions 1993, Saleen Speedlab 1997 and Saleen, Inc.2001. The brand is focused on producing American Muscle Car and Global Supercar to realize ideas that could not be realized at Saleen, Inc. due to restrictions from Ford. The company is developing a series of Signature models, ultra-high performance cars.

Smyth Performance Inc

An American car modification company, Smyth Performance Inc. of Tiverton, Rhode Island, was founded by Mark Smyth, owner of the Factory Five Racing team. The main goal of the brand is to create complete vehicles of the most popular models, converting cars into trucks that will be sold at affordable prices and for their everyday use. The main difference of such cars is the possibility of self-assembly by the owner of the variant, the configuration of which he chooses according to his tastes and interests.


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Founded in 1895 by Josef Sodomka, the company Sodomka (Carrosserie Sodomka) in the Czech town of Vysoke Myto was a carriage workshop. In 1925, they began to produce bodies for chassis of various brands – Laurin & Klement, Škoda, Aero, Praga, Tatra, Duesenberg, Mercedes, and others. The war conditions required bodies for cargo, passengers, and special transport. In 1944, the production of passenger cars was also started. However, in 1948, the company was nationalized and incorporated into Karosa.

Sono Motors

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Sono Motors GmbH is one of the youngest automotive companies in Germany, developing and manufacturing solar-powered electric vehicles. Founded in 2016 by Laurin Hahn, Navina Pernsteiner, and Jona Christians in Karben, Hesse, the company is now based in Munich, Germany. The batteries, which maximize solar energy efficiency, are embedded in the plastic body panels – in the roof area and on the sides. This technology has already been licensed by the brand for both trucks and buses. The first prototype was unveiled in 2017.

Sons Of Boyd

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In July 2008, the sons of famed American hot rodder Boyd Coddington – Boyd Jr, Chris, and Gregg Coddington – founded Sons of Boyd LLC following his death in February of that year. In his memory, the brand has continued the legacy he left behind, sharing with the world all the incredible things that characterized Boyd Coddington’s work, preserving his vision and passion for customizing and transforming the world’s most popular models of the past. In the fall of 2008, the first three cars assembled at the Barrett-Jackson factory were sold.


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Soriano-Pedroso is a car brand developed and produced in France for five years, from 1919 to 1924 in Biarritz. It was invented and assembled by the Marquis de San Carlos de Pedroso and the Marquis de Ivanrei Ricardo Soriano-Scholz von Hermensdorf – Spaniards by nationality. The car was powered by a power plant of the Ballot company. Then, another model was assembled – a bicycle car. However, the main products of their company in the future were ship propulsion systems.

Soules Motor Car Company

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Soules Motor Car Company was an American developer of commercial vehicles from Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was founded in 1905 and ceased operations three years later. During this time, it managed to produce several models of cars and light trucks. The company was headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Among its notable models is the 1906 Source Delivery Wagon, equipped with a two-speed transmission rated at 1,500-2,000 pounds.


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The 1906 Italian automobile brand SPA (Società Piemontese Automobili) of Turin was founded by Michele Ansaldi and Matteo Ceirano. In 1909 it merged with Fabbrica Ligure Automobili Genova. Renamed Società Ligure Piemontese Automobili and moved its headquarters to Genoa in 213. Ceirano has developed two racing models, the 28/40 HP, and the 60/70 HP. In 1908, the production of trucks began. In 1916, the founders left the company. In 1917, SPA was absorbed by Aquila Italiana. In 1923, Tipo 23, Tipo 24, and Tipo 25 were produced. In 1926, the brand was absorbed by FIAT. In 1947, it was completely discontinued.


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The Italian design studio Spadaconcept is a family business founded by Paolo Spada – son of the famous designer of Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Fiat, and Lancia – Ercole Spada. Ercole Spada, Domiziano Boschi, and Wojtek Sokolowski participated in the creation of the brand. Continuing the tradition and philosophy of car design, the brand brought its vision and innovative modern interpretations. Their “clothing” for cars demonstrates a spectacular combination of beauty and functionality. Their Spada TS Codatronca model is particularly well known.

Spartan Motors Inc

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Spartan Motors Inc. is an American automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Michigan. It was founded in 1975 by George W. Sztykiel, Bill Foster, Jerry Geary, and John Knox. It went public in 1984. The company specializes in producing custom chassis types for specialty and recreational vehicles, transit, and school buses. Sales figures in the 80s and 90s made the company a leader in the field. The first order was from FMC for 12 chassis for fire trucks. Today the number of chassis sold is 3,711 vehicles and bodies.

Spartan Cars (UK)

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Spartan Cars is a car brand founded in 1973 by Jim McIntyre in Pinkston, Derbyshire, UK. The company’s most famous product was the Spartan Treka, a 1991 Ford Fiesta Mk2-based Jeep. The mass production of the company was a full-fledged open-top car on the Triumph Herald chassis. In 1980, the Sherwood appeared on a new chassis and components from Ford Cortina Mk III-V. One of the unusual developments of the brand was a six-wheeled Starcraft based on the Cortina. In 1995, the company was discontinued.

Specter Vehicle Design

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Canadian automobile brand Specter Vehicle Design gives cars a second life. The company’s founders are David Hogg, Marco Lee, Philip Ogilvie, and Nico Muira. The brand is based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is known for its original redesign of the Mini Type 10. The company is focused on exploring the intersection of beauty and technology to create iconic vehicles with outstanding engineering and dynamic design.


The British brand Specter was founded in 1996 and still exists today. During its activity, it has developed two car models. The first was the Specter R42 model, built on a platform developed by the brand. The design was inspired by a Ferrari and was powered by a 360-horsepower engine from Ford. Before the release of the prototype of the second car of this brand in 1998, the first one was sold in the number of 23 copies. The second – Specter R45, never went into production. A total of 16 cars have been assembled to date.


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The American Speedster brand from Panacea, Florida, was founded by Michael Akins in 1979. These vintage cars have been Akins’ lifelong passion since his days at Antique Autos of America. In the process, 2 model lines of the GW Coupe and Z-Series, the new Boattail Speedster, Cord, and Phaeton, came out of the brand’s inventory. In the early 2000s, Akins’ dream came true with the all-modern Auburn Boattail Speedster, which retained the design features of the ’30s. In addition, a 1937 model of the 810 Cord was produced under the name Coffin Nose Speedster.

Speedwell Motor Car Company

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Among the first American automobile manufacturers was the Speedwell Motor Car Company, founded by Pierce Davis Schenck in 1907 and headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The first automobile was a two-door sedan. The term “sedan” was first applied to this particular automobile. Production continued until 1914 at the Wright Company plant, where the owner subsequently produced airplanes beginning in 1910. The flood of 1913 caused irreparable damage, leading to the closing of the plant in 1914.

Spohn Coachworks

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Spohn Coachworks was a German automobile company founded in 1921 in Ravensburg, Germany, by automobile designer Hermann Spohn. Famous was the streamlined automobile developed by the brand in 1931. It had a metal base with design elements revolutionary for the time and advanced features – rear torpedo, hidden spare tire placement, fender lights, bumper badge placement, and recessed door handles. Spohn Plastik was developed in 1955. The brand was closed in 1957.

Spyker NV

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Dutch car-holding Spyker NV was formed from two companies, Spyker Cars NV and Swedish Automobile NV, in 1999 by Victor Muller and Maarten de Bruijn in Zeewolde (Netherlands). Since 2000, the main focus of its production has been exclusive premium sports cars – the C8 Spyder and C8 Laviolette. In 2002, the C8 Double 12 S was built. In 2003 – C8 Spyder T. In 2007, the brand took part in the production of the C12 Zagato. In 2010, the holding company acquired Saab Automobile from its owner, General Motors, for reproduction and redesign purposes. Bankruptcy came in 2021.


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SRT – Street & Racing Technology – is the American division of Chrysler, founded in 2002 in Detroit, Michigan (USA). Its task was to refine and modify existing versions of cars of the world’s most famous brands – Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep into more powerful variants of the sporty type. The cars were labeled SRT with a number indicating the number of cylinders of the powertrain. As a result of the ensuing crisis, the brand was discontinued in 2014.

SS Cars

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In 1922, in Blackpool, England, British entrepreneurs William Walmsley and William Lyons founded the company SS Cars. It produced motorcycles and motorized carriages. In 1934, the brand bought the manufacturer of passenger sports cars – Swallow Coachbuilding Limited, liquidating it. From this year, the brand has produced sports sedans. From 1935, a 2-seater sports car called the SS Jaguar was produced on a limited basis. In this year, William Walmsley left the company. In 1945, the name was changed to Jaguar Cars Limited.


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The South Korean automobile company SsangYong was founded in 1954 under the name Ha Dong-hwan Motor Company. It is headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea. It started with military SUVs. In 1977, the brand changed its name to Dong-A Motor. At this time, buses, trucks, and special vehicles are added. After coming under the control of Ssangyong Business Group, the brand was renamed SsangYong Motor. The company became known for the Korando Family SUV released in 1988. In late 2008, the brand filed for bankruptcy and was offered to Mahindra & Mahindra. The company closed in 2020.

SSC (Shelby SuperCars)

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Jerod Shelby – Shelby SuperCars (SSC), founded in 1999 to produce hypercars, is based in West Richland, Washington, USA. Its sports cars are recognized as the fastest production cars in the world. In 2004, the first car was produced – the SSC Ultimate Aero, which in 2007 set a world speed record with a result of 412 km/h. Its next modification was the SSC Ultimate Aero XT. The next notable model was the 2013 SSC Tuatara hypercar, unveiled at the Dubai International Motor Show, the SSC Ultimate Aero XT.

St. Louis Motor Carriage Company

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In 1898, George Preston Dorris and John French founded the St. Louis Motor Carriage Company, an American automobile brand. Louis Motor Carriage Company. This brand became the first automobile manufacturer in the region. The first St. Louis 1900 made its first run from St. Louis to Chicago. The 1904 line of small touring cars included the option to convert to five-seat versions. In 1905, Dorris left and started his own company. His products were used by the St. Louis Motor Carriage Company after the latter closed in 1907.

Standard Motor Company

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The Standard Motor Company, a British automobile company, was founded in Coventry, UK, in 1903 by the eminent engineer Reginald Walter Maudslay. In 1902, he and his brother manufactured marine engines at the Maudslay Motor Company. In 1903, he built three automobiles at his company. During the following, three automobiles were produced weekly. In 1905, a car of the brand participated in a race. In 1910, a convertible was produced. In 1913, an open model S with two seats. In 1930, a sports sedan, Standard Swallow, was already released. Production continued until the merger with British Leyland in 1968.

Standard Fahrzeugfabrik

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This is a German manufacturer of motorcycles and later automobiles, Standard Fahrzeugfabrik GmbH, founded by Wilhelm Gutbrod in 1926. Car production began in 1933 in Stuttgart-Feuerbach, starting with a subcompact Josef Ganz car called the Superior. The prototype Maikäfer, designed by Josef Ganz, was purchased by Wilhelm Gutbrod in 1932, closing it. A year later, the body underwent changes. In 1934, the model was modified, became larger, and was named Standard Superior 500, the documentation for which was seized by Hitler and sent to serial production at the established state-owned company. In 1954, the company switched to the production of agricultural machinery.


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In 1949, in the Italian town of Manerbio, the Stanga brothers – Gianfranco, Sandro, and Camillo – founded a family business for the production of racing cars. By participating in races, the brothers aimed to create cars to suit their needs. The cars were intended to take part in the 1949 Mille Miglia. The new model assembled had a Gilco chassis, the body was borrowed from the motto, and the engine was a Giannini with a Siata head. Until 1952, the brothers improved their cars, creating an open two-seater and several closed models.


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The Stanley Motor Carriage Company was one of the earliest manufacturers of steam cars. It was founded in 1898 by the Stanley brothers Francis E. and Freelan O. in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. The make of the cars was Stanley Steamers. Over 200 steam cars were built in one year from 1898, demonstrating the largest production in the United States. The brand sold its first project to Locomobile to obtain financing to start the company and develop a new engine. In 1918, Prescott Warren bought the company, closing it in 1924.


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Staver Carriage Company was an American automobile company founded in 1907 in Chicago, Illinois. Its first products were characterized by high wheels and 18-20 hp. In 1909, the lineup underwent radical changes, receiving conventional wheels, four-cylinder power plants, and a body type “tourist” or “torpedo.” The cars became known as Staver Chicago or Staver-Chicago. The body and chassis were offered in high-wheeler, torpedo, and tourer versions. The engines used were four- and six-cylinder gasoline engines. Production was sold in 1914.

Steenstra GCM

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The history of one of the leading Dutch automotive design centers, Steenstra GCM, dates back to 1866, when the ancestor of the current owner, designer Cor Steenstra, Mr. Gerben Steenstra, established a carriage works in Oldemarkt, the Netherlands. The family business was passed on by inheritance. Steenstra Rients went into the railroad business. But Cornelis Steenstra decided to return to his family roots and, after working as a designer for Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Mazda, founded Steenstra GCM. In 2003, he teamed up with Larry Webster to create electric supercars, developing their electrical system and battery.

Stellantis NV

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To achieve savings of 4% in 2021, the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and France’s Groupe PSA formed Stellantis NV, the world’s 4th largest automotive multinational corporation. The name of the new brand is based on the Latin verb stellāre. The registration was made in Amsterdam (Netherlands). The company comprises 14 automotive brands – Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram Trucks and Vauxhall. Under the agreement, the names and logos of the company’s corporations will not be changed.


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In 1901. J. Frank Duryea founded the Stevens-Duryea automobile manufacturing facility in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. The reason for the establishment was a quarrel between brothers J. Frank and Charles Duryea, who had previously founded the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. In 1901, Frank developed the Runabout powerplant. The company produced 61 cars in 1902 and 483 the following year. In 1904, the Model L, a two-seat, four-speed version of the small car, was produced. In 1905, the Model R had three speeds and a five-seater. Construction and improvement of the car continued until 1923.


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Steyr-Daimler-Puch was founded in 1864 in Austria-Hungary by brothers Josef and Franz Werndli as Josef und Franz Werndl & Comp., Waffenfabrik und Sägemühl. Firearms were produced. From 1894, Waffenrad bicycles. The first automobile was designed in 1915 by Hans Ledwinka under the name Steyr I. The serial one became Steyr II. In 1924, the factory was named Steyr Werke AG. Ten years later, the company merged with Austro-Daimler-Puhverke, resulting in the creation of the company Steyr-Daimler-Puch and began production of small-capacity Steyr, the last version of which would be released in 1957 under the name 2300 Sport. The Puch G model, which became known as the Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse, is particularly well known. Production was discontinued in 2001.


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The American automobile company Stoddard-Dayton was founded in 1912 by John W. Stoddard and his son Charles G. Stoddard on the basis of the Dayton Motor Car Company, founded in 1905. The headquarters were located in Dayton, Ohio. The first cars appeared in late 1905 in the racing category. In 1908, the Stoddard-Dayton Model K was released. In 1909, the brand founded Courier Car Co. to create an inexpensive and lightweight version of the car of the same name. Among the brand’s 20 models were the Savoy, Stratford, Saybrook, Special, and the Stoddard-Dayton-Knight limousine. Acquired in 1912 by the United States Motor Company, the brand ceased to exist with it in 1913.


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One of the German automobile manufacturers, Stoewer, headquartered in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland), was founded in 1899 by the Stoewer brothers under the name Gebrüder Stoewer. The first automobile was the Großer Stoewer Motorwagen. The Stoewer G4 was built in 1908 and sold 1,070 units. In 1916, the company was reorganized as Stoewer-Werke AG. In the 1920s, it created a new class of cars, the D-types, which used six-cylinder aircraft engines. In 1936, a unified SUV was developed. After creating the Stoewer Arkona limousine in 1940, the company worked for the army and was disbanded in 1945.


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Stola was an Italian automaker founded in 1919 by Alfredo Stola. It created concept cars and mock-ups for leading automakers based in Rivoli, Piedmont, Italy. In 2004, the company was sold to the RGZ Group, which, in 2007, at the Geneva Motor Show, unveiled the brand’s flagship model, the Phalcon, a two-door coupe with a one-piece windshield transitioning to the rear. In 2014, Blutec, part of the METEC group, became the owner of the company.


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Studiotorino is one of the leading Italian companies in the field of contemporary automotive design. Founded in 2005 in Rivoli (Piedmont, Italy) by the grandchildren of the famous Alfredo Stola, the founder of the company named after Alfredo, and Maria Paola Stola, together with Marco Goffi, they continue the family tradition by creating new bodies and new car models. The brand produces its products by hand and in small quantities. The company’s first car, the RUF Studiotorino RK Spyder sports car, won the L’auto più bella del mondo competition in March 2006 at the Palazzo Triennale in Milan.


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Famous former Italian racing driver Luigi Storero pioneered the Italian automobile industry by founding an automobile company called Storero Fabbrica Automobili in Turin in 1912. Production utilized the founder’s designs, reflecting the founder’s own vision of the modern automobile. Its models were equipped with four- and six-cylinder engines. One of the brand’s popular models was the Storero Type A 25/35 hp. 1914 model year. The company ceased to exist in 1919.

Strathmore Automobile Company

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The original name of the American automaker Strathmore Automobile Company was International Automobile Company. Founded in 1899, it was almost immediately renamed Strathmore. The company was based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Production began immediately. The company offered both steam-powered cars and gasoline-powered models. They had a chain transmission and a control lever. Compact cars and highly sought-after vans were produced. The company closed in 1901.


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Founded in 1852, the Studebaker automobile corporation is known worldwide thanks to the products of two Germans – brothers Henry and Clem Studebaker. The company was located in the city of South Bend, Indiana, USA. After 16 years, the brand changed its name to Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company. Its products were carts, wagons, and vans. The first automobile – 20 electric wagons were created in 1920. In 1904, the Grand Touring class cars were introduced. In the 20s, up to 180 thousand cars were produced per year. The Studebaker US6 truck is known – as the base truck for the Soviet “Katyusha.” Since 1966, the company has closed.

Stutz Motor Car Company

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American automobile manufacturer Stutz Motor Car Company was founded in 1911 in Indianapolis (Indiana, USA) as Ideal Motor Car. The creators of the brand were friends Harry Clayton Stutz, the manufacturer of America’s first sports car, and Henry F. Campbell. In 1912, the Stutz race car was created. It was followed in 1914 by a redesigned BearCat model called the Stutz Bearcat. In 1913, the company was renamed the Stutz Motor Car Company, merging with transmission manufacturer Stutz Auto Parts Company. The brand was closed in 1939.


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A well-known Japanese automaker, the Subaru brand first announced itself in 1953. Founded by Kenji Kita, today it is part of the Subaru Corporation and is the world’s largest manufacturer of passenger and commercial vehicles. The name is purely Japanese, without the use of traditional kanji. The first model of the brand was the P-1. The car produced in 1958 was called Subaru 360. The main sports model was the Impreza WRX STI, followed by the 2010 Subaru Impreza XV. Production in 2011 alone totaled 528,234 lex and 52027 commercials.


Suminoe, a small Japanese company, was established in 1954 by Yutaka Katayama, a former Nissan executive. The company was located in Tokyo, Japan, and lasted only one year, creating a cheap compact car. Yutaka Katayama designed and built a prototype two-seat Flying Feather microcar weighing 425 kilograms in his second-floor apartment. The brakes were only on the rear wheels. Suminoe Engineering Works Ltd, the company that produced this car, produced interiors for Nissan. The Suminoe company closed in 1955.

Sun Motor Car

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In 1916, the Sun Motor Car Company was founded in Buffalo, New York, to manufacture an automobile that lasted only two years with interruptions. It began assembling engineer Roscoe C. Hoffman’s six-cylinder automobile immediately after moving to Elkhart, Indiana. This is where automobile production took place until 1917. Four body styles were produced – sedan, roadster, and two units for 5 and 7 people. In 1917, the company was sold to Automotive Corporation of Toledo, Ohio. The brand continued to produce a two-seat roadster under the Sun brand name from 1921 through 1922.


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The British automobile brand Sunbeam traces its history back to 1888 as a manufacturer of bicycles and then motorcycles. Its founder is Alderman Marston. Arriving in 1889, Thomas Carton proposed to create an automobile, which he assembled that year. In 1900, he created a second one, which was a self-propelled vehicle. But already in 1902, the production of full-fledged cars began. The stages of development of the brand are Sunbeam-Mabley3HP, Sunbeam 10 / 12HP Tonneau, Sunbeam 25 / 30HP Tourer and open 12 / 16HP Tourer. A series of resales of the marque are underway. In 1920 – Darracq. In 1935 – Rootes Group. In 1967 – Chrysler, which closed the brand in 1976.

Superformance LLC (Superformance Replicars)

Superformance LLC (Superformance Replicars) Logo

In 1996, Jim Price founded an automobile company in Irvine, California, USA, to manufacture and design sports cars and build replicas of them. Sponsored by Hi-Tech Automotive Ltd., the company has an extensive dealer network domestically and six dealers overseas. SPF-branded cars are offered in turnkey assembly. Since 2005, the brand has been owned by Lance Stander, a subsidiary of the American Hillbank Automotive Group. Assembly is carried out at the main plant in Port Elizabeth (South Africa).


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Suzuki Motor Corporation is one of the famous Japanese automobile corporations that produced its first automobile in 1955. The company was founded by Michio Suzuki in 1909 as Suzuki Loom Works, which was engaged in the manufacture of weaving products, motorcycles, and bicycles. The first car was produced in 1937, but the program was curtailed due to the war. In 1954, the company was renamed Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. In 1955, the first Suzulight subcompact car was produced, which began the successful march of the brand in the middle of the XX century. In 2009, the brand teamed up with Volkswagen Group to join the eco-car program.


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The automobile company, Szawe Automobil- und Karosseriefabrik AG, founded in Germany in 1921, specializes in the production of luxury cars. The headquarters of the brand was located in Berlin. The founders of the company were businessmen Carl Szabo, Gerson Wexelman, Erich Wexelman, Karl Wexelman, and Friedrich Wilhelm Gendebien. The name was an abbreviation of Szabo und Wechselmann. The brand produced bodies of its own production, Berlin-Reinickendorf. The open model of 1922 Szawe 10/38 PS became famous. In 1924, bankruptcy proceedings were initiated.

Sainte Claire

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San Storm

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Santa Matilde

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Seoudi Group

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SG Automotive Group

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Shaanxi Automobile Group

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Shanghai Maple Guorun Automobile Co

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Shuanghuan Auto

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Siam Di Tella

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Simca do Brasil

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Simca Vedette

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Sisu Auto

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SML Isuzu

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Southern Cross

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Speranza Motors

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Stearns Knight

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Studebaker Canada

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Swallow Doretti

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What kind of car starts with an S?

There are a lot of cars that start with the letter S. In our list alone; there are 96 brands that have given their models a name beginning with this letter. They differ in time of foundation, type of the made cars, and functionality. Superformance LLC, Sunbeam, Sun Motor Car, Suzuki, Subaru – only some famous and not so famous brands with “S.”

What is the S symbol on a car?

The most famous car brand globally, whose logo is represented by a stylized letter “S,” is a Japanese company, Suzuki. If this sign is found on a car on the highway – it means “Japanese” has passed by. And the car is not only of high quality but also of the highest level design.