Quiz: Can You Identify These Classic Cars?

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The VW Beetle is called the "Bug" in the U.S., but in other countries it was nicknamed the Turtle, the Bubble, the Flea and the Frog.
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What kind of car is this?

  • Volkswagen Beetle
  • Pontiac GTO
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Chevrolet produced three generations of Chevelles from 1964 to 1977, and then the brand was sent to Car Heaven, R.I.P. in peace, Chevelle.
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Name this baby boomer car!

  • Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
  • Chevrolet Chevelle
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It's possible that Jonathan Richman was singing about this car, but I prefer to think Jonathan Richman isn't a sellout like that.
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Name this classic muscle car!

  • Aston Martin DB5
  • Plymouth Road Runner
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The Tempest came with a 4-cylinder engine and offered a 2-speed rear-mounted transaxle automatic tranmission. Whatever that means.
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Name this GM automobile!

  • Buick Skylark
  • Pontiac Tempest
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Ford eventually replaced the Pinto with the Escort. My buddy Chris drove a Ford Escort in high school and it always reeked from the ditch weed he smoked.
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Name this '70s subcompact car!

  • Ford Pinto
  • AMC Gremlin
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Iconic as the "hippie van," the Type 2 is officially known as the Transporter, the Kombi or the Microbus.
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Name this iconic vehicle!

  • Volkswagen Type 2
  • Volkswagen Jetta
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This mid-engine grand tourer was developed by the German automaker Volkswagen and was named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron. Production on these bad boys ended in 2008, with only about 200 being produced.
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Name that sports car!

  • Bugatti Veyron
  • Porsche 918
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The Rolls Royce Phantom was the auto maker's replacement for the original Silver Ghost. Constructed in both the United States and the United Kingdom in the ‘20s, this car had a record breaking top speed of 87 miles per hour.
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Name that ‘30s car!

  • Chrysler Imperial
  • Rolls Royce Phantom
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This car was featured in a lot of classic films. A black 1941 Packard Super Eight was featured in “The Godfather,” and miniature die-cast collectable cars of this model were produced. A yellow convertible version was featured in the “Back to the Future” films as Doc Brown’s car.
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Name that luxury vehicle!

  • Fiat 2800
  • Packard Super Eight
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Even though Prince had his biggest hit singing about a little red Corvette, he wrote those lyrics in his band member’s pink Mercury Marauder. Maybe everything you’ve been told is a lie.
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Name that iconic car!

  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Lincoln Cosmopolitan
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Of course, this is the Delorean. No other car could be mistaken for the “Back to the Future” time machine. But, when the car was first released it was known mainly for its disappointing lack of power and performance.
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Name that futuristic car!

  • Triumph Acclaim
  • Delorean DMC 12
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The Cadillac Eldorado was part of the Cadillac line from 1953 to 2002, making it the longest-running American personal luxury car. Its long and extensive history has made it a favorite of sports car enthusiasts. A custom make Cadillac Eldorado ambulance was featured in the “Ghostbusters” film.
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Name that classic convertible!

  • Packard Cavalier
  • Cadillac Eldorado
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The Jaguar S-Type cars were produced from 1963-1968 and were seen as more sophisticated and advanced versions of the Jaguar Mark 2. Even thought the Mark 2 wasn’t nearly as powerful as the newer S-3’s, it continued to outsell them.
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Name that ‘60s car!

  • Jaguar S-3
  • Buick Riviera
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This Jeep is a take on the model of military vehicles that were used primarily during World War II. The first CJ was introduced in 1944 and the same basic vehicle stayed in production until 1986, making it one of the most popular off-road vehicles for consumers.
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Name that off-road vehicle!

  • Jeep CJ
  • Chevrolet Colorado
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The name Quattroporte translated from Italian literally means “four doors.” The first version of this car was introduced in 1963, and it has continued to spawn new versions, up to the present Quattroporte VI model.
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Name that Maserati make!

  • Maserati Ghibli
  • Maserati Quattroporte
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The name Thunderbird is a reference to a legendary creature in Native American spirituality, but this car came to be known as the epitome of ‘50s culture. The Beach Boys are still making money singing about the T-birds of the boomer generation.
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Name this vintage muscle car!

  • Ford Thunderbird
  • Edsel Ranger
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This roadster was produced from 1966 to 2003 and during its decades of production, the Spider only saw minor aesthetic and functional changes because of its popularity. The iconic car was featured in the 1967 film “The Graduate,” giving it more widespread visibility.
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Name this two-seater!

  • Honda S800
  • Alfa Romeo Spider
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When the Bel Air came onto the scene, its style was revolutionary and unmatched. Many other car manufacturers sought to create their vehicles in its image and it was dubbed the “Hot One” in advertising campaigns. Production for this model lasted over 20 years.
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Name this vintage coupe!

  • Buick Skylark
  • Chevy Bel Air
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This car was based loosely on Mercedes-Benz’s highly successful competition-only car of 1952 and it was the fastest production made car of its day with a top speed of 162 miles per hour, meaning speed demons beware.
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Name this gull-winged car!

  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL
  • Chevrolet Aerovette
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Jaguar’s first post-World War II car set records in Britain for speed in 1949 for reaching 132 miles per hour. The XK120 was manufactured from 1948 to 1954 and also set other records for endurance and won many racing competitions.
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Name this unique sports car!

  • Jaguar XK120
  • BMW 340
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Originally manufactured in response to the success of the Ford Ranchero, the El Camino was in production from 1959 to 1960 and again from 1964 to 1987. For the past decade, General Motors has considered bringing the El Camino back into production.
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Name this Chevy!

  • Chevrolet El Camino
  • Chevrolet Nomad
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Studebaker used the Commander label on automobile models from 1927 until 1964. This ‘50s model had a distinctive jet-style hood ornament and featured more trunk space than previous models to accommodate American family’s growing needs for a roomier vehicle.
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Name this timeless car!

  • Studebaker Commander
  • Nash Ambassador
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The iconic silhouette of this car is in part the reasoning behind it being an integral piece of ‘80s culture. Sports Car International named this car number two on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s, just behind its German rival the Porsche 959.
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Name this sleek vehicle!

  • Bentley Continental
  • Ferrari 288
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Firebirds are known for their Coke bottle style and T-top convertibles. This car also had a storied history on television crime procedurals in the ‘70s and ‘80s. This model can be seen on many episodes of “Starsky and Hutch” fleeing from the scene of a crime.
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Name this ‘70s car!

  • Pontiac Firebird
  • Mazda Cosmo
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This car was first introduced at the 1933 New York Auto Show and caused a massive uproar for its futuristic design. Five of these Silver Arrows were produced in three months, a record at the time. Only three original Silver Arrows still exist today.
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Name this saloon car!

  • Mitsubishi PX33
  • Pierce Silver Arrow
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This car was the first to use Giorgetto Giugiaro's "folded paper" designs. Gone were the rounded curves of previous designs and in came the new, flat and angular look. This look defined the design of the ‘80s and created trends that would continue into the ‘90s.
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Name this ‘80s car!

  • Lamborghini Silhouette
  • Lotus Esprit
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A 50th anniversary version of the Stingray debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in 2009 and the model was so well regarded that it was developed into the character Sideswipe in the movie “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” making it the only car on this list that is also a working actor.
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Name this roadster!

  • Corvette Stingray
  • DeSoto Adventurer
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The Cobra was a British sports car that was designed and built in the ‘60s. The Cobra would become a very successful car in racing circuits, even though it wasn’t meant to race. This model was so popular that automotive designer Carroll Shelby was tried for attempting to sell counterfeit Cobras.
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Name this AC vehicle!

  • Buick Wildcat
  • Shelby Cobra
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The second generation of Dodge Chargers proved to be the most successful and over 90,000 of them were produced. The most famous of them all is the General, ridden by Bo and Luke on “The Dukes of Hazzard.” It was sold at auction in 2012 for $110,000.
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Name this famous car!

  • Dodge Charger
  • Audi F103
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The Ford Edsel may go down in history as one of the biggest failures in car history. Despite the company’s best efforts to advertise, which cost a fortune in promotion, the Edsel’s clunky design and poor reliability limited sales and made mechanics wary.
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Name this station wagon!

  • Ford Edsel
  • Chrysler Valiant
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The Porsche 928 was one of the most exclusive and expensive vehicles from the Porsche brand, selling from 1978 to 1995. In 1983, it was the fastest car sold in North America. Powered by a front-mounted V8 engine, it was capable of reaching a top speed of 146 miles per hour.
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Name this luxury hatchback!

  • Porsche 928
  • Toyota 2000GT
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