19. Austin A90 Atlantic
The UK’s car industry relied heavily on exporting in the post-war years. It was the only way to survive in a changing market. Realizing that America is the biggest and most profitable market, Austin decided to present a nice-looking convertible designed for US buyers.
The car was called Austin A90 Atlantic. It had excellent features, a 2.6-liter straight-six engine, and decent power. It should have been a success, but it failed miserably. Austin made around 8000 examples, and only 350 ended up in States (via How The Stuff Works).