Retro car names are the Rodney Dangerfields of the auto industry. They get no respect. Take the Dodge Charger and the Ford Fairlane concept, both unveiled at the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit. They bear no resemblance to their namesakes. The Charger is a squat, muscular sedan and the Fairlane is a toolbox on steroids. Before them came last year’s bland revival of the legendary Pontiac GTO. Ford says its squared-off Fairlane crossover derived its moniker ...

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