31: 1962-1963 Oldsmobile F-85 Jetfire
We’re not sure what it was with Oldsmobile’s naming philosophy during the 1960s but the F-85 Jetfire was another car they had high hopes for. The problem with this particular car is that Oldsmobile had won a reputation for being the guinea pig of the GM portfolio. The company would often test out new technology on Oldsmobile’s first. This didn’t bode well for the F-85 Jetfire because the car was not thoroughly tested before it hit the market. Buyers weren’t ready for all of the new engine tech that would be introduced on this model.
Therefore the F-85 Jetfire only lasted for a single year and it was discontinued altogether. Few potential automotive nameplates have been as much of a failure as the Jetfire was. Production numbers were low and finding one of these in decent shape still is not an easy task. You can rank this failure right up there with Chryslers Turbine car.