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5 zombie nameplates that just refuse to die

Sometimes, even after a vehicle has been discontinued, automakers still have stock on hand to sell. And it can take years to get rid of them.

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The entire proceeds go to charity

The entire proceeds go to charity.

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The pair won't ride on an Alfa Romeo platform

The two cars will not ride on an Alfa Romeo platform.

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Fortunately, cool stuff from Alfa Romeo and Maserati is in the works

Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne shot down the idea of a reborn Dodge Viper, saying "it's not in the plan." But he'd love to see it happen anyway.

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Also, driving in Europe, Tesla talk and the spending of money

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Consumer Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski. We talk about the possible rebirth of the Dodge Viper and Jaguar XK, as well as the recent goings-on at Tesla. Then we share some of our experiences driving in Europe. We also discuss the cars we've been driving, and help spend another listener's hard-earned dough in this week's "Spend My Money" segment.

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First came the mourning for the Dodge Viper, which ended production last year. Then came the Viper's continued sales run as a "Zombie Car;" we just wrote about how the Viper has racked up 11 sales so far this year, two of them in April. Now Car and Driver reports that the two-seater snake will return shorty for its second encore after being discontinued in 2009. The mag isn't equivocal about it, either, writing, "trust us: A new Viper is happening." It won't, however, be the same Viper that brou

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Someone actually bought a brand-new 2014 Dodge Avenger last month

These automobiles may have been discontinued years ago, but that hasn't stopped automakers from recording a few sales of these unloved zombie cars.

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There's 1,485 horsepower on offer. Plus some kit.

A little while ago we wrote about the Dodge Viper factory being recommissioned into a museum that will hold the historic cars originally evicted from the Walter P. Chrysler museum. Now, what happened to the last Viper that factory built? It's getting auctioned off, in good company.

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Walter P. Chrysler Museum cars get a new home under one roof

After the Walter P. Chrysler Museum's clearout, it was obvious that the company's 400-vehicle collection would not be lost, but it took until now for FCA to announce new premises for the cars. The place for them will be created from the former home of the Dodge Viper, the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant close to the 8 Mile Road in Detroit.

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That 7-minute mark was so hard to beat.

A full documentary video has now been released.

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Some may surprise you ... others probably won't

We countdown the 10 worst-selling cars of 2017, including only 2017 and 2018 model-year cars for sale during the entire calendar year.

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Hot track temps cooked the tires

The team can't quite dip below 7 minutes.

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FCA Head of Design Ralph Gilles bids the Viper farewell on Instagram.

The company will keep the final car for its heritage collection.

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A nest of Vipers is the term of venery for a gathering of wicked asps.

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The Porsche 918 currently holds the production-car crown.

Shipping two cars, two drivers, and renting the track isn't cheap.

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The dealer is even making unofficial special editions.

Good news: there won't be any special markup on the cars.

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Atieva does it again.

Atieva's Edna EV prototype van takes on unlikely contenders in a drag race once again.

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