Mannlicher is a German surname. I know very, very little German, so the following may be wrong...I agree with why did they use a name like that? Heck the Edsel became a wonder. But then again the Edsel had a middle name of Lemon.
What kind of gun do you have..........let me show it to you. lol it's a man licker.
Yeah, seems like there were a lot of over-chromed road-boats with odd bulges, all through the late 50s, 60s and 70s. Some current styles, with those grills that look like an attacking grouper, ain't so pretty either.I agree with the car probably was no more a lemon than other cars but the name stuck to it. Yep the horse collar grill did get a few snickers. IMO those years of cars were all basically ugly. The car was named after Edsel Ford who supposedly designed the car. It used to be said that was a good example for not using a persons name on a product.
Bob,Mannlicher is a German surname. I know very, very little German, so the following may be wrong...
Mann in the sense intended here refers to the species - human.
the licher means 'liker' in English.
OK, there's the guesses.
I remember the Edsel in both of its versions. The early Edsel was a large, mid level car with an, ah, ill-considered grill treatment. The late version was smaller, plainer, and had an uncontroversial grill; our family's favorite grocer had one of the late ones, made deliveries to shut-ins with it for several years. Neither version had a higher percentage of lemons than was common at that time; Detroit car makers had some lemons. State 'lemon laws' weren't passed because of the Edsel.