A classic Lincoln Continental convertible is seen in Washington, D.C., in June. Sonari Glinton/NPR hide caption

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At the Pelican Hill golf resort in Newport Coast, Calif., water conservation is an obsession. Yuki Shimazu/Flickr hide caption

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Sears — the Apple of its day for disruption and innovation — sold its own car from 1908 to 1912, before ceding the market to Ford and others. According to one expert, there hasn't been a successful new entrant into the industry in nearly a century. That track record could present a challenge to Apple, which is rumored to be thinking about launching its own line of electric cars. searsmotorbuggy.com hide caption

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