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Car Brands That Started Out Making Anything But Cars

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In the business world, there is no direct path companies take over years of operation. Trends and consumers change and a company transitions into a new direction.

For some auto manufacturers this is exactly what happened, yet from the start, they weren’t even car designers or builders they made completely different products altogether and ended up making cars for the masses.

Lamborghini

lamborghini

lambotractorSource: wikipedia

Ferruccio Lamborghini in the early years was a very talented handy man and exceptionally mechanically inclined. Post WW2 Lamborghini built his own tractor out of spare parts. This was the start of Lamborghini Tractors or Lamborghini Trattori and to this day is still in business but has no connection the ultra exotic car brand. Mr. Lamborghini came up with the idea to make his own cars when he owned a Ferrari 250 GTO and realized the clutch in the car was the same as his tractor and this is exactly where the dualing Italians brands started.

Toyota

toyotaSource: Toyota Motor Company USA

Toyota long before the Japanese car brand was making some of the best cars in the world for the greater population it was actually called Toyoda. Toyoda actually manufactured some of the world’s best automated looms, sewing looms. Toyoda started in 1926 as Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd.

Mitsubishi

mitsubishiSource: Mitsubishi Motors

Another Japanese brand was founded in 1870, Mitsubishi which was originally a shipping company and later on transitioned into coal mining and banking. To this day the auto department of Mitsubishi is still one of many departments in the Japanese brand.

McLaren

mclarenSource:McLaren Automotive

Bruce McLaren founded McLaren in 1963 while the single purpose of the McLaren business was just to go racing and that is all. Over the years the company has transitioned into elecronics and super car manufacturing.

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