QUIZ: Identify These Ugly Cars From the ’70s

Some pretty iconic cars were first made back in the 70s, but many car enthusiasts and critics have said that this was the decade that the ugliest cars were put up for sale. More fuel-efficient cars were coming up because of the oil crisis back in 1973. The classic muscle cars were either manufactured rarely of stopped being produced completely.

All of these things contributed to some of the ugliest cars being made, and many of them we have placed in this quiz. The shapes, the added features, some design elements were just so unappealing. Worse than that, some even weren’t performing as they should on the road. Even then, many people were asking questions of who is hiring the designers and how can something that has been made so ugly be available to the public.

It is all fun and games now, we can laugh all we want, but back then, people didn’t have many options when it came time to buy a decent car. In this quiz, we will test our knowledge of ugly 70s cars. There are a couple of cars that we will certainly recognize like The Bond Bug and the Gremlin. Now, let’s see if we know these 40 ugly 70s cars!

Some pretty iconic cars were first made back in the 70s, but many car enthusiasts and critics have said that this was the decade that the ugliest cars were put up for sale. More fuel-efficient cars were coming up because of the oil crisis back in 1973. The classic muscle cars were either manufactured rarely of stopped being produced completely.

All of these things contributed to some of the ugliest cars being made, and many of them we have placed in this quiz. The shapes, the added features, some design elements were just so unappealing. Worse than that, some even weren’t performing as they should on the road. Even then, many people were asking questions of who is hiring the designers and how can something that has been made so ugly be available to the public.

It is all fun and games now, we can laugh all we want, but back then, people didn’t have many options when it came time to buy a decent car. In this quiz, we will test our knowledge of ugly 70s cars. There are a couple of cars that we will certainly recognize like The Bond Bug and the Gremlin. Now, let’s see if we know these 40 ugly 70s cars!

What is the name of this car?

  • Bianchina Supermini
  • Ford Thunderbird
  • Chevrolet El Camino
  • Duesenberg Model J

Being the fourth generation of The Caminos, this car came out in 1977.

Being the fourth generation of The Caminos, this car came out in 1977.

From this photo, can we identify this car?

  • Ala Kart
  • Oldsmobile Omega
  • Auto Union Type C
  • Citroën Traction Avant

With this car, we had the option of picking between a coupe, hatchback, and sedan. It was meant to be a clone to the Chevrolet Omega.

With this car, we had the option of picking between a coupe, hatchback, and sedan. It was meant to be a clone to the Chevrolet Omega.

Do we know this car in the photo?

  • Triumph 1800 Roadster
  • Duesenberg Model J
  • Pinto Cruising Wagon
  • Chevrolet Parkwood

Ford introduced many variants of the Pinto. But in 1977, they redesigned it to look like a conversion van, and they gave it the name Pinto Cruising Wagon.

Ford introduced many variants of the Pinto. But in 1977, they redesigned it to look like a conversion van, and they gave it the name Pinto Cruising Wagon.

Which car was designed to be driven by the Germans, but it was later available for everyone – can we name the car?

  • Pontiac Streamliner
  • Auto Union Type C
  • L'Oeuf Electrique
  • Volkswagen Thing

It was made to be used by the West German army. But later was introduced to the US in 1973.

It was made to be used by the West German army. But later was introduced to the US in 1973.

Seeing this car, what name comes to mind?

  • Chevrolet Chevette
  • Tucker Torpedo
  • Ala Kart
  • Nash Cosmopolitan

This car was made from 1975 to 1987 on General Motors' T Platform. It was also called the Pontiac Acadian.

This car was made from 1975 to 1987 on General Motors' T Platform. It was also called the Pontiac Acadian.

This car was named after a weapon – do we know it?

  • Oldsmobile Cutlass
  • Muntz
  • Porsche 356
  • BMW Isetta

This car was made by General Motors Oldsmobile, and it came out sometime in 1961. It is meant to be a compact car.

This car was made by General Motors Oldsmobile, and it came out sometime in 1961. It is meant to be a compact car.

Just by the photo, can we name this car?

  • Chrysler Cordoba
  • Auto Union Type C
  • Muntz
  • Bandini Formula Three

Preceding the Chrysler Laser, the Cordoba was manufactured from 1975 to 1983.

Preceding the Chrysler Laser, the Cordoba was manufactured from 1975 to 1983.

This model had a lot of names back in the day – can we name one?

  • Ford Club Coupe
  • Porsche 356
  • BMW Isetta
  • Subaru BRAT

The acronym stands for "Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter". As we said, it had several names, 284 in England and Brumby in Australia, just to name some.

The acronym stands for "Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter". As we said, it had several names, 284 in England and Brumby in Australia, just to name some.

Can we match the name of this car to the photo?

  • MGA
  • BMW Isetta
  • Ford Club Coupe
  • Jaguar XJ-S

This care released when the oil crisis was happening, and a lot of people disliked this car. It was meant to be a luxury grand tourer.

This care released when the oil crisis was happening, and a lot of people disliked this car. It was meant to be a luxury grand tourer.

The creators of this car thought that this car would be a hit – what car is it?

  • Ford Thunderbird
  • Triumph 1800 Roadster
  • Country Squire
  • Citroën Traction Avant

Created by Ford, this was supposed to be the premium station wagon.

Created by Ford, this was supposed to be the premium station wagon.

This car managed to survive 30 years on the market – can we name the car?

  • Nash Cosmopolitan
  • Buick Skylark
  • Pontiac Streamliner
  • Mercury Cougar

This 1971 Cougar was the second generation that Mercury released. It had four exposed headlights and a huge center grille.

This 1971 Cougar was the second generation that Mercury released. It had four exposed headlights and a huge center grille.

This car was meant to look like the Ford Falcon – can we name it?

  • Plymouth Deluxe
  • Pontiac Streamliner
  • Mercury Comet
  • Citroën Traction Avant

This car was produced for a long 17 years. Throughout the years, it got its changes, and it was based on several other car models.

This car was produced for a long 17 years. Throughout the years, it got its changes, and it was based on several other car models.

This was the first coupe released by its brand – can we name it?

  • Buick Skylark
  • Volvo 262C
  • Triumph 1800 Roadster

This was Volvo's first coupe luxury car, it was designed by Jan Wilsgaard in 1977, and it was based on the Volvo 200.

This was Volvo's first coupe luxury car, it was designed by Jan Wilsgaard in 1977, and it was based on the Volvo 200.

Do we know this ugly, 70s car?

  • Bianchina Supermini
  • Ford Fairmont
  • Pontiac Streamliner
  • Triumph 1800 Roadster

While it was still being produced, we had the option of getting a two-door hardtop, a four-door sedan, and a four-door station wagon.

While it was still being produced, we had the option of getting a two-door hardtop, a four-door sedan, and a four-door station wagon.

Seeing this photo, can we identify the car?

  • L'Oeuf Electrique
  • Duesenberg Model J
  • Datsun B-210
  • Auto Union Type C

This car was offered in a staggering six different shapes. It got to its peak while the fuel crisis was happening.

This car was offered in a staggering six different shapes. It got to its peak while the fuel crisis was happening.

What is this car called?

  • MGA
  • Pontiac Streamliner
  • Oldsmobile 98 Regency Coupe
  • Allard K1

There have been a couple of versions of this car, and the 70s version was a bit lighter, but it had the most specious body.

There have been a couple of versions of this car, and the 70s version was a bit lighter, but it had the most specious body.

Name this ugly car?

  • Bianchina Supermini
  • Buick Skylark
  • Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser 45
  • Nash Cosmopolitan

It had a style of a station wagon, and it was made from 1864 to 1977.

It had a style of a station wagon, and it was made from 1864 to 1977.

Depending on the photo, can we name this car?

  • MGA
  • Dodge Dart Swinger
  • Citroën Traction Avant
  • Pontiac Streamliner

The name was given for the two-door hardtop model, and the 70s version of this car was a downgrade from the 60s version.

The name was given for the two-door hardtop model, and the 70s version of this car was a downgrade from the 60s version.

How did this car survive 8 years on the market? Can we name it?

  • L'Oeuf Electrique
  • Auto Union Type C
  • Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton
  • AMC Hornet

The Hornet only had one generation, but it served as an experiment for future models. It was produced by American Motors Corporation from 1969 to 1977.

The Hornet only had one generation, but it served as an experiment for future models. It was produced by American Motors Corporation from 1969 to 1977.

Can we match the name to the ugly car?

  • Allard K1
  • Duesenberg Model J
  • Chrysler LeBaron
  • L'Oeuf Electrique

This model first came out in the 30s, and later it had another 70s version, which was available as a coupe and sedan.

This model first came out in the 30s, and later it had another 70s version, which was available as a coupe and sedan.

Which ugly car had a city in its name?

  • Ford Thunderbird
  • Plymouth Deluxe
  • BMW Isetta
  • Ford Granada

There were two generations of this car. First of which was available as a two-door coupe and four-door sedan. And the second generation came as a five-door station wagon.

There were two generations of this car. First of which was available as a two-door coupe and four-door sedan. And the second generation came as a five-door station wagon.

Can we name this ugly car?

  • Citroën Traction Avant
  • Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton
  • AMC Pacer
  • Duesenberg Model J

This car had a unique shape, with a big glass area. It was first designed in 1971, and it was available to the public from 1975 to 1979.

This car had a unique shape, with a big glass area. It was first designed in 1971, and it was available to the public from 1975 to 1979.

No one liked this car when it came out – can we name it?

  • Bandini Formula Three
  • Ala Kart
  • Porsche 356
  • Plymouth Arrow

This car was mostly used for racing. It was also known as the Lancer Celeste.

This car was mostly used for racing. It was also known as the Lancer Celeste.

This car also had the name of Plymouth Horizon – do we know the other name?

  • Dodge Omni
  • Pontiac Streamliner
  • Ford Thunderbird
  • Nash Cosmopolitan

The Chrysler Corporation made this car from 1978 to 1990. It was a sub-compact, five-door hatchback, and it went by the name of Plymouth Horizon.

The Chrysler Corporation made this car from 1978 to 1990. It was a sub-compact, five-door hatchback, and it went by the name of Plymouth Horizon.

Which name suits this cat most?

  • Tucker Torpedo
  • Allard K1
  • Ford Club Coupe
  • Aston Martin Lagonda

Made between 1976 and 1990, the Lagonda was a four-door saloon that was designed by William Towns.

Made between 1976 and 1990, the Lagonda was a four-door saloon that was designed by William Towns.

Which car looks like it would be driven by James Bond?

  • Plymouth Deluxe
  • Bond Bug
  • Porsche 356
  • BMW Isetta

Bond Cars Ltd. Firstly started to produce this car and then it was transferred to Reliant Motor Company. It had two seats, three wheels, and it was painted in yellow color.

Bond Cars Ltd. Firstly started to produce this car and then it was transferred to Reliant Motor Company. It had two seats, three wheels, and it was painted in yellow color.

Can we name this car?

  • AMC Gremlin
  • Triumph 1800 Roadster
  • Allard K1
  • Ford Club Coupe

Being manufactured from 1970 to 1978, the AMC Gremlin was also known as the Chevrolet Gremlin.

Being manufactured from 1970 to 1978, the AMC Gremlin was also known as the Chevrolet Gremlin.

Can we pick a name for this ugly car?

  • Tucker Torpedo
  • Porsche 356
  • Ford Club Coupe
  • Chevrolet Monza

This car was based on the Chevrolet Vega. The Chevrolet Monza was only produced for five years, from 1975 to 1980.

This car was based on the Chevrolet Vega. The Chevrolet Monza was only produced for five years, from 1975 to 1980.

What name was given to this car?

  • Auto Union Type C
  • Allard K1
  • Honda Z600
  • Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton

This car was considered as a city car. It was made by Honda Motor Company from 1970 to 1974.

This car was considered as a city car. It was made by Honda Motor Company from 1970 to 1974.

One name for this car was the Subaru Leone – do we know the other name?

  • L'Oeuf Electrique
  • GL Wagon
  • Plymouth Deluxe
  • Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton

The Japanese company Subaru made this car in 1971, and it was made available as a four-wheel-drive station wagon.

The Japanese company Subaru made this car in 1971, and it was made available as a four-wheel-drive station wagon.

What is the name of this car?

  • Lincoln Versailles
  • Duesenberg Model J
  • L'Oeuf Electrique
  • MGA

This was one of the smallest and most compact models of the Lincoln division. It was named after Versailles, a city in France.

This was one of the smallest and most compact models of the Lincoln division. It was named after Versailles, a city in France.

This car is named after another word for bullfighter – can we name it?

  • Ford Club Coupe
  • AMC Matador
  • Plymouth Deluxe
  • Allard K1

This car had two generations, and it was made by American Motors Company from 1970 to 1978. It was available as a two-door hardtop, a four-door sedan, and a four-door station wagon.

This car had two generations, and it was made by American Motors Company from 1970 to 1978. It was available as a two-door hardtop, a four-door sedan, and a four-door station wagon.

What is the name of this car?

  • Allard K1
  • Subaru Leone
  • Plymouth Deluxe
  • Tucker Torpedo

This car was being sold as a front-wheel-drive coupe. Manufactured from 1971 to 1994.

This car was being sold as a front-wheel-drive coupe. Manufactured from 1971 to 1994.

This car was made in Europe and didn't succeed in the US – do we know its name?

  • Porsche 356
  • Tucker Torpedo
  • Plymouth Cricket
  • Ford Club Coupe

The Plymouth Cricket was firstly available in 1971 to the US people. But because it wasn't sold enough, the manufacturing stopped in 1973. It was meant as a small family car.

The Plymouth Cricket was firstly available in 1971 to the US people. But because it wasn't sold enough, the manufacturing stopped in 1973. It was meant as a small family car.

Can we name this ugly British car?

  • Bandini Formula Three
  • Muntz
  • Austin Allegro
  • BMW Isetta

This small family car was made available to the public in 1973. It was made by Austin-Morris, and it was made to replace the 1100 and 1300 models.

This small family car was made available to the public in 1973. It was made by Austin-Morris, and it was made to replace the 1100 and 1300 models.

Seeing this, what name comes to mind?

  • Duesenberg Model J
  • MGA
  • BMW Isetta
  • Bricklin SV-1

The meaning of the acronym is "safety vehicle one." This car was super recognizable because of those gullwing doors.

The meaning of the acronym is "safety vehicle one." This car was super recognizable because of those gullwing doors.

Can we guess the name of this car?

  • Ford Pinto
  • Tucker Torpedo
  • Buick Skylark
  • Nash Cosmopolitan

Ford made this first subcompact car and released it to the public in 1971. A year later, the car developed into a hatchback.

Ford made this first subcompact car and released it to the public in 1971. A year later, the car developed into a hatchback.

Can we name this car, made by a Czech brand?

  • Auto Union Type C
  • L'Oeuf Electrique
  • Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton
  • Tatra T603

This model was part of streamlined cars, made in Czechoslovakia. It first came out in 1956, and it was considered a big luxury car.

This model was part of streamlined cars, made in Czechoslovakia. It first came out in 1956, and it was considered a big luxury car.

Can we name this ugly car?

  • Trabant
  • Duesenberg Model J
  • Auto Union Type C
  • Bianchina Supermini

Many people in the past complained that this car was pretty slow and the build was horrible. Made from 1957 to 1990, this car was made by VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau.

Many people in the past complained that this car was pretty slow and the build was horrible. Made from 1957 to 1990, this car was made by VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau.

The car in the photo was the first generation of its type – do we know the name?

  • Mustang II
  • Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton
  • Triumph 1800 Roadster
  • Porsche 356

The Mustang II was built to fit with the small car period in the 70s. When it was first released, it was available as a hatchback and hardtop coupe.

The Mustang II was built to fit with the small car period in the 70s. When it was first released, it was available as a hatchback and hardtop coupe.

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