How Much Do You Know About Classic Cars?

By: Craig
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The roaring engine, the slick look, the pedal pressed to the floorboard; there is so much to love about classic cars! How much do you know about them, though? 

You drive down the road, pass a house, and there, right in front of you, is another beautiful classic car. It's so hard to take your eyes off of them because they are so easy to obsess over. After all, everyone wants one, but of course, everyone's opinion on the best classic cars differ. Some of the greatest debates occur on this very subject. Who had better cars, for example, Ford or Chevy? What about another manufacturer? Many people love foreign cars, and they certainly have their perks. But, are their engines stronger, or do they offer better upgrades? These are just a few of the debates about classic cars. 

Certainly, if you're a classic car enthusiast, then you're an expert on these debates. You know everything there is to know about them. Can you pass a quiz on classic cars, or will you run out of gas when the questions start to get difficult? If you think you're up for the challenge, take this classic car quiz and prove your knowledge on the subject! 

This German two-door coupe was not only beautiful to look at, it had some serious power under the hood as well. A true classic from the 1950s.

The Mercedes 300SL Gull Wing was produced between 1954 and 1963. It is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful classic cars of its generation and received its name from doors that opened upward.

This French vehicle was available in three variants, but perhaps the two-door convertible is what elevates it to classic car status. It was first produced in 1955.

The Citroen DS was produced for a period of 20 years from 1955 to 1975. It had a few different powerplant options, including a 1.9-liter and 2.4-liter option.

This American vehicle is certainly a classic and is fondly remembered for its massive and pointy tail fins!

The Chevrolet Bel Air was produced between 1955 and 1957. Not only are the lines still beautiful to look at, but the Bel Air was priced well and had some impressive numbers when it came to its powerplant.

This German vehicle had been in production since the 1930s. This version, however, is still much sought after.

The Beetle Cabriolet was first put into production in 1949. It became incredibly popular in the 1960s and was the last variant of the famous car.

Every man wanted one of these Italian sportscars in the 1970s.

Forget your Ferraris, Maseratis and others, the Lamborghini Countach was the iconic sports car of the 1970s. Big, fast and loud, no doubt those scissor doors help push the coolness factor.

This British sports car is certainly not the most iconic, but in its own right, it certainly is a classic.

This British two-seat sports car was produced from 1962 to 1980. It was designed by Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Produced by a division of Ford, the convertible of this vehicle is certainly an American classic.

A marque still in production today, the Continentals of the 1960s certainly deserve classic car status, especially the convertible version. This fourth generation Lincoln was designed by Elwood Engel.

This is perhaps one of the most iconic Italian sports cars ever produced.

With only 39 ever produced, you had more chance of finding a hen with teeth than owning a GTO. Legend has it that Enzo Ferrari himself had to approve who purchased this model when the orders came in.

This German car was particularly popular in the United States in the 1960s.

First introduced in 1961, the Volkswagen Ghia was the most imported car into the United States in the early 1960s. Volkswagen then introduced the Karmann Ghia and sales skyrocketed!

This American classic is affectionately known as a "Caddy."

The 62 series from Cadillac was produced from 1940 to 1962. The third generation had a convertible option which was extremely popular and was powered by Cadillac's new OHV V8 engine.

This model from a Japanese manufacturer was built in conjunction with Yamaha.

The Toyota 2000 GT was produced between 1967 and 1970 as a collaboration between Toyota and Yamaha. Interestingly, the vehicle was designed by a German, Albrecht Goertz.

A '60s beast built by a manufacturer outside the American big three.

The first generation of this luxury vehicle, produced between 1962 and 1965, was powered by a 6.6-liter V8 engine which produced a whopping 325 brake horsepower. It was built as a direct rival to the Ford Thunderbird.

A high-performance variant of the iconic Mustang marque, these vehicles are often called Cobras.

Produced between 1965 and 1968, the Shelby GT350 is one of the most iconic Fords ever. It was designed in conjunction with Carroll Shelby, a racing driver and automotive engineer.

Introduced by Chevrolet as their answer to the Ford Mustang, this car quickly became a favorite of many.

The first generation of the Camaro was introduced by Chevrolet to compete against the Ford Mustang, which had proved to be a huge hit. Even today, these two models fight it out for a portion of the muscle car market!

This British manufacturer, named after a cat, had a knack for producing stylish, one-of-a-kind vehicles. This was no different.

The Jaguar Mk V was built by the British auto maker between 1948 and 1951. Interestingly, although there was no Mk 1 to Mk IV before it, the vehicle received its name as it was the fifth design of five prototypes drawn up for the model.

This vehicle dominated Le Mans in the 1960s, crushing all European opposition before it.

The GT40 won the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for four straight years from 1966 to 1969 which included filling out the top three positions in 1966. Only 105 were produced.

This British roadster was manufactured in the 1950s. It quickly became a favorite for many, with over 100,000 sold.

The MG MGA was produced between 1950 and 1962. Again, as with many other British sports cars, only around 5% of the over 100,000 sales were made in Britain. The rest were exported.

Built before World War II, this vehicle from a legendary French manufacturer has some beautiful lines.

The Bugatti Type 57 was produced between 1934 and 1940. In 2009, a Type 57 was sold for 3.4 million euros at auction!

Produced by a German manufacturer before the Second World War, this vehicle was available in three configurations with the two-seat convertible one of the most beautiful cars from the era.

The Mercedes Benz 540K was built between 1936 and 1940 and was designed by Friedrich Geiger. It had a top speed of 110mph.

This model from a legendary Italian company was a slight deviation from what they normally produced. Let's just say it was a supercar for four people.

The 250 GTE was produced between 1953 and 1964. It was classified as a tourer, with seating for four people. The GTE was powered by a 3.0-liter V12 engine pushing out close to 300 brake horsepower.

This iconic marque from one of the leading American manufacturers is still built today. The first generation was launched in 1953.

The Corvette is one of Chevrolet's most iconic brand and is still manufactured today (currently in its seventh generation). The C1 was first produced in 1953. Interestingly, sales were well under what was forecast and the program was almost canceled. Thank goodness it wasn't!

Italian car manufacturers are known for producing classically beautiful cars, and this roadster from the '60s is no different. No small wonder as it was designed by the legendary Battista Pininfarina.

The first generation of the Alfa Romeo Spider roadster was built for a period of four years from 1966 to 1969. Designed by the legendary Battista Pininfarina, the Spider was powered by a 1,570 cc twin cam engine capable of producing a respectable 108 brake horsepower.

Sadly, this automaker was forced to merge with Nash a mere three years after this vehicle hit the market.

The Hudson Hornet was produced by the Hudson Motor Company between 1951 and 1954. It was known for its sleek lines and proved a success in NASCAR, winning 27 races during the '50s.

Built as a response to the Chevrolet Corvette, this vehicle quickly became one of the classics of the '50s.

Ford introduced the Thunderbird as a direct response to the perceived threat from the first generation of the Chevrolet Corvette. It was an immediate success, outselling its rival by 15,000 units in the first year.

This German manufacturer is famous for the 911. This is one of their other iconic cars from the 1950s.

More well know for their iconic 911, Porsche produced the 356 between 1948 and 1965. Over 76,000 were made.

This British marque introduced this iconic roadster at the end of the 1950s. It became extremely popular in America

The Austin Healy 3000 was produced between 1959 and 1967. This roadster was very popular in the States, with more than 90% of those constructed imported into America!

Produced before the Second World War, this French vehicle is still marveled at today thanks to its incredible design.

The Talbot Largo 150 was produced in the 1930s. Affectionately known as the "Teardrop," its design is still breathtaking to behold and the vehicle is often referred to as automotive art.

Produced by a Japanese automaker, this vehicle is often called the Fair Lady

More commonly known as the Datsun 240Z, this vehicle was produced between 1969 and 1973. It was essential in establishing Japan as a worldwide force in the automotive market.

Another instant classic from perhaps the most iconic sports car manufacturer in Italy, if not the world.

The Ferrari Testarossa was built between 1984 and 1996. It featured a 4.9-litre Ferrari flat-12 engine capable of producing 390 brake horsepower. Over 10,000 Testarossas were built by Ferrari, underpinning its popularity.

Another classic example of a British roadster, this was a popular car in the early '70s.

The Triumph TR6 was produced from 1968 to 1976. It proved a popular export vehicle, with around 83,000 leaving British shores of a total of 91,000 built.

This British two-door convertible included a very traditional look but with more modern mechanical trends of the period.

With its more traditional looks, the Morgan Plus 4 was produced from 1950 to 1969. Over 4,000 were built.

This British vehicle has appeared in a James Bond movie.

The Aston Martin DB6 was produced between 1963 and 1965. Designed by the Italian firm, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, it appeared in the James Bond movie, "Goldfinger."

Made by an iconic German auto manufacturer, this two-seat convertible was released in 1956

Although it was ultimately a sales flop, there is no denying that the 507 was a beautiful car. This is certainly borne out by the fact that any 507 going up for auction today is quickly snapped up for large amounts of money.

This British car is one of the most popular small cars ever produced. It was built for over four decades from the '50s to the '90s.

The iconic Mini was first built in 1959. Not only could it fit four-people and have some room for luggage, but it proved to be a real racer as well, succeeding on the racetrack and on the rally circuit.

This German compact car was quite a hit in the '50s and even more so today. Sadly, not many remain

Because their luxury car range was not selling as they hoped in the 1950s, BMW introduced the Isetta to increase their bottom line. This was not a BMW in the true sense of the word but built under licence from an Italian company, Iso.

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