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Packard was a United States based brand of luxury automobile built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899 and the brand went off the market in 1958. Packard automobiles are highly sought after by collectors today, and the marque enjoys an active collectors club system.

Packards were advertised with the slogan "Ask the Man Who Owns One". 

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Pagani Automobili S.p. A. is an Italian automobile manufacturer of high-performance supercars and high-quality carbon fiber that Lamborghini also uses in its cars. The company was founded by Horacio Pagani, an Argentinian-Italian, living in Italy; at San Cesario sul Panaro (Modena, Italy). Also involved at the outset was Juan Manuel Fangio, a five-time Formula One champion who helped him get a job with Lamborghini. 

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Panhard was originally Panhard et Levassor and was established as a car manufacturing concern in about 1890 by René Panhard and Emile Levassor. Benz and Daimler, both of Germany, produced pilot models before this time, and Benz was in production by about 1888 with his three-wheeler. Emile Roger of Paris obtained a license to produce this car, and ended up producing more than Benz, due to the ready acceptance of automobiles by the French. Daimler began producing cars in small series circa 1890/91.

The company was founded when René Panhard and Emile Levassor decided to move from making woodworking machines to automobiles. Their first car used a Daimler engine and was offered in 1890. 

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The Panoz Motor Sports Group is an entity made up of the many motorsports holdings of Don Panoz. Headquartered in Braselton, Georgia, the Panoz Motor Sports Group includes several racing series and race tracks. The group also owns a racing school operating at multiple locations.

One of the main Panoz holdings is the American Le Mans Series. All aspects of the series are run from the Braselton headquarters. Panoz Motor Sports Group holdings also include famous Formula Ford builders Van Diemen, the Panoz Racing Series, Mosport International Raceway, Road Atlanta, Sebring Raceway and the Panoz Racing Schools. 

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Panther Westwinds (commonly known as Panther) was a specialty automobile manufacturer in Surrey, United Kingdom. Founded in 1972 by Robert Jankel, the Panther company enjoyed success throughout the 1970s with retro-styled cars based on production mechanicals. The company's Panther J72, like the resurrected Stutz Blackhawk in the United States, became a car for top celebrities to be seen in. 

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Peerless was a United States automobile produced by the Peerless Motor Company of Cleveland, Ohio. The company was known for building high-quality, precision luxury automobiles. Peerless' factory was located at 9400 Quincy Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Established in Cleveland in 1900, Peerless Motors began producing De Dion-Bouton "machines" under license from the French Company. At the time, Cleveland was the thriving center of automotive production in the United States. Peerless employed Barney Oldfield as a driver of its Green Dragon racecar; in early speed races Peerless proved the durability of the product and setting world speed records. Peerless was noted for its use of flat-plane crankshafts in its engine designs. 

The Peerless was a British car made by Peerless Cars Ltd. of Slough, Berkshire between 1957 and 1960, when the company failed. It was resurrected as the Warwick in Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire between 1960 and 1962.

The prototype of this British-built sports saloon was initially named Warwick, and designed by Bernie Rodger for company founders John Gordon and James Byrnes.

The car had been renamed Peerless by the time series production started in 1957. It featured Triumph TR3 running gear installed in a tubular space frame with de Dion tube rear suspension clothed in attractive fibreglass 4-seater bodywork. While the car had good performance it was expensive to produce and the overall fit and finish was not competitive with that of similarly priced models from mainstream manufacturers. Production ceased in 1960 after around 325 examples had been produced. 

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Pegaso was a Spanish brand of trucks, buses, tractors and armoured vehicles, and, for a while, of impressive sport cars. The parent company, Enasa, was created in 1946 based on the old Hispano-Suiza factory, under the direction of the renowned automotive engineer Wifredo Ricart. The main Pegaso plants were located in Barcelona, Madrid and Valladolid.

Enasa, a state-owned company, had its main business interest in the truck and bus market. Therefore Pegaso became one of the leading European industrial vehicles makers, with significant export activity both to Europe and Latin America; the Benelux, Venezuela and Cuba were Pegaso biggest markets, while a substantial contract to supply tactical trucks to the Egyptian Army was signed in late 70s. 

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Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën.It is the second largest automaker in Europe, behind Volkswagen. Peugeot's roots go back to bicycle manufacturing at the end of the 19th century. Its headquarters are in Paris, Avenue de la Grande Armée.

Although the Peugeot factory had been in the manufacturing business for some time, their entry into the world of wheeled vehicles was by means of the bicycle. Armand Peugeot introduced the Peugeot "Le Grand Bi" penny-farthing in 1882 and a range of bicycles. Peugeot bicycles have been built until very recently, although the car company and bike company parted ways in 1926. 

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Pininfarina (short for Carozzeria Pininfarina) is an Italian car design firm and coachbuilder in Turin, Italy, founded in 1930 by automobile designer and builder Battista "Pinin" Farina (following the company, his surname became Pininfarina in 1961, as a result of combining his nickname and surname).

Over the years the company has been employed by many automobile manufacturers, notably Ferrari, Maserati, Cadillac, Nash, Peugeot, Jaguar, Volvo, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Since the 1980s Pininfarina has also provided industrial design and interior design consultation to selected corporate clients.

Today Pininfarina is run by Battista's grandson Andrea Pininfarina. The Pininfarina Group employs more than 3,000 people in subsidiary company offices throughout Europe, as well as in Morocco and China. 

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The Plymouth automobile was introduced on July 7, 1928. It was the Chrysler Corporation's first entry in the low-priced field, which at the time was dominated by Chevrolet and Ford. Plymouths were actually priced a little higher than the competition, but they offered standard features such as hydraulic brakes that the competition did not provide. Plymouths were originally sold exclusively through Chrysler dealerships.

The origins of the first Plymouth can be traced back to the Maxwell automobile. When Walter Chrysler took over control of the trouble-ridden Maxwell-Chalmers car company in the early 1920s, he inherited the Maxwell as part of the package. After he used the company's facilities to help create and launch the Chrysler car in 1924, he decided to create a lower-priced companion car. So for 1926 the Maxwell was reworked and rebadged as a low-end Chrysler model. Then at the end of the decade this model was once again reworked and rebadged, this time to create the Plymouth. 

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Pontiac is a marque of automobile produced by General Motors and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 1926 to the present.

The Pontiac brand was introduced by General Motors in 1926 as the 'companion' marque to GM's Oakland Motor Car line. The Pontiac name was first used in 1906 by the Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works and linked to Chief Pontiac who led an unsuccessful uprising against the British shortly after the French and Indian War. The Oakland Motor Company and Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works Company decided to merge together in November 1908 under the name of the Oakland Motor Car Company. The operations of both companies were joined together in Pontiac, Michigan to build the Cartercar. Oakland was purchased by General Motors in 1909. The first General Motors Pontiac was conceived as an affordable six cylinder that was intended to compete with more inexpensive four cylinder models. Within months of its introduction, Pontiac outsold Oakland. As Pontiac's sales rose and Oakland's sales began to decline, Pontiac became the only 'companion' marque to survive its 'parent', in 1932. 

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Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, often shortened to Porsche AG, or just Porsche, is a German sports car manufacturer, founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche, the engineer who also created the first Volkswagen. The company is located in Zuffenhausen, a city district of Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg.

The first Porsche, the Porsche 64 of 1938, used many components from the Volkswagen Beetle. The second Porsche model and first production automobile, the Porsche 356 sports car of 1948, was built initially in Gmünd, Austria, the location to which the company was evacuated during war times, but after building forty-nine cars the company relocated to Zuffenhausen. 

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Praga war ein tschechischer Hersteller von Autos, LKWs und Motorrädern.

Praga wurde 1907 von der Ersten Tschechisch-Mährischen Maschinenfabrik und František Ringhoffer in Prag gegründet. Die Praga-Fahrzeuge waren anfangs Nachbauten der Marken Charron und Renault, sowie Lizenzbauten von Isotta Fraschini. 1910 wurde der erste LKW vorgestellt, 1911 wurde der erste selbst entwickelte LKW vorgestellt. Daneben wurden Luxusautomobile produziert. 1929 kam es zur Fusion mit der Firma CKD-Praga. 

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Prince Motor Company was a Japanese automobile manufacturer from 1952 until its merger with Nissan in 1966. Prince began as the Tachikawa Aircraft Company, a producer of the famous Japanese Zero fighter planes. After the war, the company diversified into automobiles, producing an electric car, the Tama, in 1952. The company changed its name to Prince in 1955 to honor Emperor of Japan, Crown Prince Akihito.

Prince had success building premium automobiles. Among its most famous car lines were the Skyline and Gloria, both of which were absorbed into the Nissan range after their 1966 merger. The Prince organization remained in existence inside Nissan, though the marque disappeared. It was said that the true reason why none of the Nissan Skyline models made it to Europe or North America prior to the V35 were not safety or emissions standards, but a long-standing rivalry between the "Prince" element in Nissan and the rest of the company which was only settled fully when it merged with Renault and Carlos Ghosn intervened personally. Since the merger, the Prince name survived as a Nissan dealership network in Japan which it still operates today. 

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Proton Holdings Berhad is short for Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional (Malay for National Automobile Enterprise), is Malaysia's first car manufacturer initiated in 1983 by then-Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Proton is listed on the Bursa Malaysia.

Based on technology and parts from Mitsubishi Motors, production of the first model, the Proton Saga began in September 1985 at its first manufacturing plant in Shah Alam, Selangor. Initially the components of the car were entirely manufactured by Mitsubishi but slowly local parts were being used as technologies were transferred and skills were gained. The 100,000th Proton Saga was produced in January 1989.

Until the end of the 1990s, the car's logo featured the crest from Malaysia's coat of arms, featuring a crescent and a fourteen-pointed star. The new Proton logo features a stylized tiger head. 

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