The Ultimate Car Quiz

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This car make first went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year. It shared its platform and major components with the Firebird. Over 5 million have been sold.

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Automotive designer Carroll Shelby approached AC Cars to build a car that could fit a V8 engine. They said yes on the condition that Shelby could provide the engine. He originally asked Chevrolet, who declined. Ford ultimately accepted and gave Shelby two engines.
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Originally this car started as a trim level for another model. From 1969 through 1979, the company used the nameplate on all models. It was also one of the fastest car developments in history, taking only 18 months from sketch to manufacturing.

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The first generation of this car began in 1959, but a prototype with the same name was introduced ten years earlier. The prototype was one of the first pillarless hardtop coupes ever made.

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The manufacturer made this vehicle a cheaper alternative compared to its higher-end upscaled model. They also worked with Warner Bros. –Seven Arts to use the likeness of a famous cartoon character on the branding.

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This car was inspired by the vehicle on the previous slide, with the manufacturer making a cheaper alternative to a higher-end model. Though only made between 1968 and 1971, it left a lasting impact with the company using the name periodically on specific Charger models.

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This car demonstrated to the world Japan could make a fastback coupé. It had a maximum speed of 136mph and is still loved by automotive fans today. At one auction, it went for nearly $1,200,000.

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This car was made in Australia based on the company’s American model. This version got unique upgrades to adapt to the country’s harsher environment, including a V8 engine.

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The 1964-1967 models of this car received great acclaim. Motor Trend writer Bob McVay went as far as to give the vehicle “Car of the Year” award in 1965. And how could you not with its 421 cu in (6.9L) V8 engine, dual exhaust, and heavy-duty front springs?

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GM followed the Pontiac Grand Prix closely in the production of this car. It sported a similar “A-Special” platform with the other vehicle in the first generation (1970-1972). Nascar used later iterations of the cars in their races from 1973 to 1977 and 1995 to 2007.

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This package was made to boost sales of the car. It came with rear spoilers, exclusive decals, and a choice between the 366hp Ram Air II and 370hp Ram Air IV.

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The first generation of this car did incredible in sales with 474,565 vehicles made. Looking just at the United States, 377,878 cars sold. The car was known for its compact, lightweight Wankel rotary engine.

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This was the first American-designed and constructed front-wheel-drive car with independent front suspension. The hood on this vehicle became iconic, and its speed came close to early superchargers.

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Car designer Dick Teague styled this vehicle. He worked for Chrysler and General Motors before becoming Vice President of Design for American Motors Corporation. The car was manufactured over two generations and came in a variety of trims and engine levels.

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This car came equipped with a 6.3-liter V8 that could push 340 horsepower and produced 430 lb-ft of torque. It also had a four-speed manual transmission and could go from 0-60 in 6.8 seconds.

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Basil Green Motors manufactured this car in Johannesburg, and Basil Green’s wife came up with the name. Initially, it was powered by a 3.0 Essex engine. Later they used a 302ci V8 Ford Windsor engine.

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This car was introduced in 1959 model year and was Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford Ranchero. A fun fact, the 1973 model was one of the best-selling models in the U.S. despite being hindered by federally-mandated emission and safety regulations.

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Only 547 of these cars were made. Initially, it was not received well by the company’s general manager during development, but they pushed through anyway. The vehicle had a 3.7-liter pushrod engine, aka a 90-degree V6, and proved effective in short races. Unfortunately for buyers, this car came at a high price tag.

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The company wanted this car to compete with the Ford Mustang. Originally John DeLorean was against the idea and wanted to make a two-seater sports car, but eventually, he agreed, and the vehicle began production in 1967 and lasted 35 years.

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The company introduced this performance package in 1970 on their base model. It had a V8 and could go to 60mph incredibly quickly. The option came in two colors Saturn Yellow and Apollo White. Initially, these refinements cost an additional $1,100.

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This car has had several facelifts through the years. When it launched in 1949, the vehicle had the highest trim levels with a straight-6 engine with 103hp. By 1968, the company offered a HEMI-powered 2-door hardtop/convertible version that packed 370hp and later 390hp.

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This car was manufactured between 1964 and 1974. It originally was based on the Valiant, but the second-generational it received a heavy redesign, and by the third generation, the car had an exclusive body. Though it started as a sort of fastback option for the Valiant, speed became the priority in later additions.

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This car sported the world’s first dual-rotor rotary engine and went into full production in 1967. Since each unit was handmade, only one car was manufactured per day. This vehicle is known for its styling, luxury, and performance. Many regard it as a Japanese classic.

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This car was pretty much a sales failure. It started as a performance package for the Comet but soon became its own thing. The company produced them from 1964 to 1971. Though a good racer, getting first and second in the 1968 Daytona 500, it never found a niche. The company also produced another popular pony car, the Cougar, that might have eaten into sales.

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This variation is all about performance. It was built around a Formula-S package for a specific model in 1969 and given a 6.3-liter V8 which raised it to 330hp.

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This was only offered in 1970. It was meant to be an entry-level bruiser like the Chevelle or Road Runner. The company only built 3,547 units of this car. They included a 350 engine and Super Stock II rally wheels.

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This car had an impressive 579,000 sales in its first year. The company envisioned it as a two-door sedan with a rear-wheel-drive platform. Production lasted from 1969-1977, with an optional 302 CID V8 introduced in 1971. The car remains popular, so much so, the company is putting a truck out with the same name in 2022.

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This car was produced between 1958 and 1972. It was one of the company’s cheaper full-size car ranges. In 1966, a version with an L72 427/425 HP big block engine was commissioned. The company only made 200, with one used as a drag racer for several years.

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This car was marketed as a personal luxury car from 1965 to 1967. The 1965 model has a 5.4L V8 producing 270hp. Not bad, given that this company did not have the same resources as some others at this time.

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This vehicle helped propagate the muscle car market in the 1960s. Some even credit the company for starting the craze of offering different competing models. These cars were manufactured from 1963 to 1974 and revived again from 2003 to 2006.

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This car was launched with the 1966 model. The vehicle featured 318 cu in, 361 cu in, 426 Hemi engines options, along with a three-speed manual, a four-speed manual, and Torqueflite automatic transmissions selection. Unfortunately the car sales went down in the late 60s. This vehicle, however, was brought back twice from 1975-1978, 1981–1987, and 2005 to the present. You can’t stop this powerhouse.

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The creator of this vehicle made custom cars. He liked the late model Corvair’s handling and got an SCCA approval of the 1966 Corsa model to race. He increased the horsepower and torque. He made 100 and painted them white along with blue stripes. These vehicles
can get 190hp.

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This car was released in 1967 and came with a 7.0-liter V-8 and a 4-speed transmission. The rating for this engine is 430hp, but it is capable of more. The factory only put in twenty of these engines. Because of their rarity, these cars are worth upwards of $3.95 million.

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This package was introduced in 1970. Along with V8 engine options, it had a 3-speed floor shift transmission, sports mirrors, chrome-tipped dual exhaust, Rally II Wheels, white letter tires, and vinyl accents stripes. The package the following year came with almost the same things, along with a couple of revisions.

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This car was only produced in 1971. It had a four-speed Toploader with a floor-mounted, T-handle Hurst shifter. The engine was capable of 330hp with 380lb-ft of torque. It was capable of going from 0-60 in 5.8 seconds.

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This vehicle acquired its title from a 1953 concept car, though it did not hit the market until 1962. Unfortunately, this beast only lasted two generations, with the last model releasing in 1970. Ultimately federal regulations, including safety equipment, made a less than ideal economic situation for these cars, and the company decided to pull the plug.

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This vehicle replaced the Ventura with a focus on performance. Obviously, this car has a following considering the manufacturer worked on these from 1962 to 2008, with models dramatically changing sizes. Sadly, the company dissolved in 2009.

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This car was launched five years following the company’s letter series shut down. The goal was to provide performance but not compromise on luxury. One thing you can probably tell from the picture is this vehicle is long. In fact, it’s one of the longest muscle cars ever made.

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This car had a short life, with it lasting only a year. The idea behind this vehicle was to have a high-performance car with four passengers. After the company’s factory closed, it cut the life of this car short despite positive reception and sales. Eventually, two dealers in South Bend, Indiana, picked up the name and resurrected production. They even made a concept for a sequel.

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How this got named Motor Trend’s 1974 Car of the Year, we will never know. It was actually based on a Pinto platform and came with a severely underpowered engine compared to its predecessor. The vehicle was also a lot smaller. Despite the fan’s gripes, the marketing must have been good because the company sold over 1.1 million units.

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We won’t blame you if you get this wrong since these cars share the same Chassis (at least the third and fourth generation of one of them). The nameplate for this vehicle is the highest-selling ever manufactured by the brand. Speaking of titles, if this doesn’t give it away, Jaguar sued over a logo dispute.

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This company released this car in 1965 with a transaxle transmission making it the first U.S. vehicle to have front-wheel drive since the 1937 fall of the Cord. This car survived four generations, but the company eventually replaced it with the Aurora sports sedan two years after its last model in 1992.

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If you wanted speed at a low cost, this car was not a bad option back in the day. The 1957 model only cost $2,786 and could go 60mph in 7.5 seconds. By 1967, the company was starting to embrace the racing scene and even partnered with an automotive performance parts company to build a drag racing vehicle to compete in the National Hot Rod Association X/S. Still, after the 1970 model, the car was discontinued.

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This car was the predecessor to the GTO developed by John DeLorean, Bill Collins, and Russ Gee. One of the main goals of the second generation of this vehicle was making it sportier, which involved equipping the car with a larger V8 engine.

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This company wanted to throw its hat in the muscle car ring, despite being a late response. The company released the first model in 1969. The baseline models came with inline-6 or V8 engines. A specialty edition came with 383 cu in (6.3 L) “Magnum” V8 with a hp rating of 335. By the third generation in 2019, an edition came with a mighty supercharged, high-output Hemi rated 797 hp!

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This car was made with one purpose, to win NASCAR races. It received its first win at the inaugural Talladega 500 in 1969. By 1970, Buddy Baker was the first NASCAR driver to break the 200mph mark, thanks to this vehicle. We can see why these cars are popular among racing enthusiasts.

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This car was marketed for its high performance and practicality. The company produced this vehicle throughout the Sixties. In the second generation, a standard car came with a 390 cu in (6.4 L) Ford FE engine. A brief revival occurred in 2003-2004. The vehicles came equipped with a 302 hp 4.6L DOHC V8.

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This car initially started as a high-end Bel-Air, though it became its own model in 1959 with a serious redesign. In 1961, the company released a SuperSport edition with a 409 engine. These cars are powerhouses used on jobs that require their speed, such as NASCAR and Police Departments in the 2000s.

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This muscle car was made from 1968 to 1970. Like the corvette, this vehicle only has two seats, making them direct rivals since these were the only two cars produced by the U.S. to have that seating arrangement. The car came equipped with an optional high-compression medium block 390cu (6.4L) V8 Engine. Despite having decent stats, this car never took off with customers.

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Generally, you’ll come across this vehicle as a typical four-door sedan, but the company offers high-performance versions. These vehicles were made from 1968-1970. The beefier editions came with engines such as 428 cu in (7.0L) and 429 cu in (7.0L) “Cobra-Jet” engines. The company ended up using these cars as the base for its NASCAR entrants.

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This coupe utility/pickup began production in 1971. It was renamed Caballero in 1978. It is on this list for its sports package, which included options for an L48 350 4, barrel, LS3 400 (402) big block, and the LS5 454 365 hp high block engines.

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This car was made as a drag racing version of its mainline model in 1964. Only 100 of these exist. Forty-nine of these had 4-speed manual transmission, while 51 were automatic. Under the hood, it has a 7.0-liter V8 engine. This vehicle ended up winning the 1964 NHRA Super Stock championship for the company.

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This car has appeared in over 1600 shows and movies. It started as a replacement for Tri-Five, but the company went in a different direction. They made these vehicles from 1963-1977, with the car receiving a radical redesign in 1965. Production took place from 10 other plants in two countries. In 2013, one of these cars sold for an impressive $1.15 million.

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This car was a regular at racing circuits in the 1960s, boasting a top speed of 115mph. Unfortunately, British Motor Corporation ended production in 1967. The car was known for its unique grill, classy styling, and curves.

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You usually don’t think of this company when it comes to power. Generally, the image is associated with luxury, but that may have to change. The 2018 model of this car included a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine with an estimated 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque. It can reach speeds of 200mph in 3.7 seconds! Wow!

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In the United States, unfortunately, these vehicles became illegal due to the 1988 Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act. Luckily, thanks to the NHTSA immunity for import vehicles over 25-years-old that passed in 1998, these cars are now purchasable but expensive.

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This car was introduced in 1969. It sold incredibly well and was acclaimed by the press. It used the L24 engine, a 2.4-liter inline-6 engine that produced 150hp and 146lb-ft of torque. It also was known for its sharp steering and good handling. On top of this, it was offering a reasonable price, compared to its competition.

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This was a specialized vehicle made for racing in South Africa. Essentially the manufacturer took the base model and jammed a V8 from a Camaro Z/28 under the hood. Only 100 of these were built.

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Introduced in 1964 as an option package for the F-85 and Cutlass, the manufacturer made this vehicle its own designated model from 1968 to 1971.

Click here to retake this quiz and see if you can ace it on the second time around! This quiz originally appeared on Yeah Motor.