How Well Do You Know These Classic American Cars?

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Is there anything more iconically American than the golden age of cars? Comfort, style, and power all in one package on four wheels. Going on a road trip never felt more awesome than when driving one of these beauties down the highway... but enough nostalgia. It's time to test your automobile knowledge. It's time to take our Classic American Car quiz!

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1. One of the rarest Hemi-powered street Mopars!

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  1. Buick GNX
  2. 1958 Cadillac Eldorado
  3. Shelby Mustang GT500-KR
  4. 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T
The Dodge Coronet R/T (Road and Track) was introduced in 1967 to battle the popular Chevrolet Chevelle SS models and Pontiac GTO, which sparked the muscle car war of the 60s.
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2. Was this America’s first muscle car?

Sicnag /
  1. 1971 Ford Bronco
  2. AMC Eagle
  3. Pontiac Tempest Le Mans
  4. 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88
With a top speed of just 97 mph, and taking a full 13 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph, the 1949 Oldsmobile 88 combined a new overhead-valve Rocket V8 engine, arguably becoming America's first muscle car.
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3. The ‘Chevy’ shape that defined a generation

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  1. 1944 Sehveliot Thunderbird
  2. GTO Tri-Power
  3. 1956 Convertible Chevrolet Bel Air
  4. Chevrolet Town & City
When the Chevrolet Bel-Air was born in 1950, it epitomized the fresh and upcoming Chevrolet line and led the way for the '56 Chevy to become one of America's most beloved cars.
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4. The definitive king of Le Mans!

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  1. The Outrider 73
  2. Tucker 48
  3. 1966 Ford GT40
  4. 1957 Ford Thunderbird
The first three versions of the Ford GT40 (Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III) were inspired by the British Lola Mk6 racing car, and subsequently manufactured in Britain.
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5. A slice of General Motors luxury!

Barry Blackburn /
  1. Tucker 48
  2. 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
  3. Buick Skylark
  4. 1970 Ford Torino Cobra
The Cadillac Eldorado was a premium luxury car that was manufactured by Cadillac from 1952 until 2002. The Eldorado was the most expensive car that Cadillac offered between 1957 and 1960.
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6. The quintessential 60s muscle car!

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  1. Chevrolet El Camino SS 454
  2. Chrysler Plymouth Fury
  3. Plymouth Barracuda (Hemi)
  4. 1964 Pontiac GTO
In an era where fuel injection was still relatively new, having a triple-carburetor setup proved the 1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power with extra horsepower and greater acceleration that thrilled the public!
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7. 'Pony car' turned Nascar great!

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  1. 1970 Chevrolet Nomad
  2. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
  3. Lincoln Continental
  4. Chevrolet Corvette
The Mustang Boss 302 was a high-performance variant of the Ford Mustang, produced alongside its more powerful sibling, the Boss 429 Mustang. Ford revived the name for a two year production between 2012 and 2013.
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8. Contender in the 'Indy 500!'

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  1. Tucker 48
  2. Dodge Challenger
  3. 1955 Ford Thunderbird
  4. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most iconic muscle cars in American history! The feud between the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang helped improve all muscle cars during the 60s!
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9. A formidable but ill fated legend!

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  1. Porsche 356
  2. Jaguar XK120
  3. 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental
  4. 1970 Dodge Challenger
To guarantee that the E-body would have room for any Chrysler engine, the Barracuda and Challenger shared the cowl dimensions (the body cross-section just forward of the windshield) of the bigger B-body Charger and Coronet.
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10. A drag racing dream!

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  1. Buick Wildcat
  2. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
  3. Jaguar XK120 Roadster
  4. Maserati A6 1500 Pininfarina
The Boss 429 was born of Ford's need to qualify 500 examples of its new racing engine for NASCAR.
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11. This often forgotten model found its identity in the '60s!

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  1. Ford Venus
  2. AMC Eagle
  3. 1980 Dodge Caravan
  4. 1969 Mercury Cyclone
Marketed by the Mercury division of Ford, the Mercury Cyclone (also known as the Comet), lasted five years in production, from 1964 to 1971. Its replacement, the Mercury Montego, was phased in from 1968.
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12. A true jewel in Ford's car-making history!

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  1. 2000 Ford Focus
  2. 1964 Ford Mustang
  3. Ford Thunderbird
  4. Ford Galaxie
Ford initially released this model of Mustang during the start of 1964 but later made a few changes, differentiating the new cars from the year's earlier model. The upgraded version became known as the 1964.5 Mustang.
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13. Known as the ‘personal truck!’

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  1. Tucker 48
  2. 1978 Dodge Charger
  3. Chrysler Town & Country
  4. 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454
The Camino was first introduced with the 1959 model year in response to the success of the Ford Ranchero coupé utility, with the 1970 Camino SS 454 standing out as a performance highlight.
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14. Two-speed sophistication and style!

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  1. Shelby Mustang
  2. 1977 Pontiac Bandito
  3. Ford Lotus
  4. 1959 Plymouth Savoy Sedan
In 1959, Plymouth dropped the Plaza from production and replaced it with the Savoy; this made the Savoy the companies entry-level full-size Plymouth.
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15. The first of its generation!

Jeremy /
  1. Tucker 48
  2. 1955 Ford Thunderbird
  3. Chevrolet Nomad
  4. Dodge Dart 426 Hemi
The 1955 Ford Thunderbird was the first 2-seat Ford since 1938 and was dubbed "a personal car of distinction" by Ford. The Thunderbird only had a two-year production run from 1955 - 1957.
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16. The last of the originals!

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  1. 1950 Chrysler Town & Country
  2. Chrysler Airflow
  3. AMC Eagle
  4. 1971 Ford Torino Cobra
The 1950 Chrysler Town & Country 2-door hardtop was the last 'true' original (available through pre-1950 production methods and modern design known as a 'woodie.'). All 'woodie' production ceased during the end of 1950.
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17. Do you know this legendary station wagon?

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  1. Buick Wildcat
  2. 1958 Plymouth Fury
  3. 1955 Chevrolet Nomad
  4. Dodge Coronet Super Bee
With production running off and on from 1955 to 1972, the Chevrolet Nomad was considered a 'halo model' (a beloved model for the company that increases the popularity of other models) during its three-year production.
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18. The forefather of the personal luxury car!

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  1. 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II
  2. 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
  3. Chrysler Airflow
  4. Ford Bronco
In 1956, the Continental Mark II was the most expensive automobile sold by a domestic manufacturer at $10,000 (equivalent to nearly $90,000 nowadays).
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19. This sleek specimen was a first for speed technology!

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  1. Dodge Challenger
  2. 1966 Ford Mustang
  3. Plymouth Fury
  4. 1934 Chrysler Airflow
The Chrysler Airflow was one of the first American production cars to use streamlining. Streaming allows a vehicle to travel faster and perform better due to lower air resistance!
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20. A shortlived pioneer in design and technology!

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  1. Tucker 48
  2. AMC Eagle
  3. Dodge Dart 426
  4. Chevrolet Impala
The Tucker 48 was designed and created in Chicago, 1948. Only 50 cars were made before the company closed operations on March 3, 1949, due to negative press reactions and accusations of fraud.
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21. Who remembers this iconic sportswagon?

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  1. 1964 Chevrolet Greenbrier
  2. AMC Hornet SC 360
  3. Millennium Falcon
  4. 1999 Plymouth Prowler
The name Chevrolet Greenbrier was actually used by Chevrolet for two vehicles, the first being the most successful and well known, 'Corvair 95' sports wagon.
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22. A wagon to rival them all!

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  1. 1962 Ford Galaxie
  2. Mercury Montego
  3. 1980 AMC Eagle Wagon
  4. Oldsmobile 442
The AMC Eagles were the only four-wheel-drive passenger cars produced in the US in 1980. They were affordable, comfortable and offered great value for money.
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23. This 'grand' van has been popular since its conception!

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  1. 1984 Dodge Caravan
  2. Ford Mustang Boss 429
  3. Plymouth Barracuda
  4. AMC Hornet SC 360
Initially slated for launch as a 1982 model, the Dodge Caravan was introduced with the Plymouth Voyager in November 1983, ready for the 1984 model year.
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24. The 'Grand National' turbocharged terror!

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  1. 1981 Enterprise XZ
  2. Roland FP30
  3. 1987 Buick GNX
  4. Ford Amstelstrad
All 1987 Buick GNX's were assigned a unique production number that was prominently engraved on special plates attached to various parts of the car, including the dash and the fan shroud under the hood, with an aluminum heat shield around the turbo also bearing the GNX logo.
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25. The ‘King of the Streets!’

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  1. L'Oeuf Electrique
  2. Pontiac Streamliner
  3. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454
  4. 1970 Ford Bronco
A beast of a car, the LS6 punched 450hp through its headers when approaching its mesmerizing 6500 RPM redline. Crazy!
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26. A classic for any collector!

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  1. AMC Hornet SC 360
  2. Plymouth Deluxe
  3. 1970 Plymouth Barracuda (Hemi)
  4. Alfa Romeo 6C 2500
Because of the bigger car, the Barracuda could fit just about any engine Plymouth made under its hood, and offered almost all of them as options, including a Hemi.
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27. An icon of the era!

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  1. Ford G
  2. 1969 Dodge Charger
  3. 1972 Subaru 360
  4. Mercury Montego
Standard engine for a 1969 was a 230-horsepower 318 cubic-inch V-8. For the first time in a Charger, a six-cylinder motor was available, but less than 500 were so equipped.
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28. A tough name for one tough machine!

Sicnag /
  1. 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
  2. Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta
  3. Viper 467
  4. 1971 Fiesta
The Eliminator wasn’t the initial attempt at a Mercury Pony Muscle Car. Cougar contributed with the 1968 GT-E, which like the Mustang, opened the year with an available 390 horsepower 427cid V8, then changed to the 428 Cobra Jet.
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29. Can you name this retro relic?

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  1. 1970 Ford Torino Cobra
  2. Bentley R-Type Continental
  3. Cadillac Coupe deVille
  4. BMW 503 Cabriolet
The 1970 Torino had more prominent long hood short deck styling, and was longer, lower and wider than the 1969 models.
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30. This gem morphed a lot over the years, what’s this model?

Greg Gjerdingen /
  1. Jaguar F-Type
  2. Ford Endeavour
  3. 1964 Plymouth Belvedere
  4. The DMC DeLorean
Hemi-equipped Plymouth Belvederes won first, second, and third at NASCAR's 1964 Daytona race.
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31. This chunky car is named?

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  1. 1960 Ford Eagle
  2. Fiat 124 Sport Spider
  3. 1968 Dodge Dart 426 Hemi
  4. Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Dodge engineers designed the Hemi Dart to reach 130 miles per hour in under 11 seconds, and dish out quarter-mile times in the high 10-second range.
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32. A concept car turned American icon!

Chevrolet /
  1. Buick Wildcat
  2. Lincoln Continental
  3. 1953 Chevrolet Corvette
  4. 1966 Ford Galaxie
There were around 300 1953 Chevrolet Corvettes produced, the first two were destroyed through testing, and since, a few more have disappeared, leaving the 53 as one of the rarest cars in the world.
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33. What’s the name of this classic beauty?

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  1. Ford Model T
  2. 1934 Cadillac V-16
  3. 1941 Volkswagen Beetle
  4. Honda Civic
The Cadillac V-16 was Cadillac’s top of the line model. The chassis was built to each customer’s taste, making it very expensive and exclusive.
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34. Do you know this American coupe utility classic? /
  1. Buick Skylark
  2. 1966 Mercury Cyclone
  3. 1973 Ford Ranchero 500
  4. Chevrolet Pathgrinder
The Sixth generation of the Ford Ranchero spanned from 1972 - 1976. The 1973 Model 500 was redesigned to meet federal safety standards and remained essentially the same until its final year in 1976.
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35. As featured in Stephen King's hit novel!

Greg Gjerdingen /
  1. 1962 Plymouth Lancer
  2. 1958 Plymouth Fury
  3. Fiat Sangria
  4. 2001 Raise Pita
The 1958 Plymouth Fury model was only available in buckskin beige with gold anodized aluminium trim. It was also the last year for the limited-edition Plymouth Fury due to the national economic recession.
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36. Can you remember seeing this classic on the road?

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  1. 1971 AMC Hornet SC 360
  2. Ford Fly 78
  3. 1965 DMT Wasp SC 360
  4. Peugeot Spider
Similar to the Mustang, the AMC Hornet SC 360 had no detachable front stub frame, making it a full unit-body. Only 784 examples were produced in 1971.
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37. This thing could ROAR! Remember the name?

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  1. 1966 Buick Wildcat Convertible
  2. 1988 Crazy Horse Sudan
  3. ISO Isetta
  4. Fiat Pushover
A total of 1,244 Wildcats were built by Buick during the model year, of those 242 were convertibles and the rest hardtops. The standard Wildcat engine in 1966 was the 325-bhp 401 V-8, with the 340-horse 425 optional.
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38. Named after a beautiful part of the world, this is?

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  1. 1969 Mercury Montego
  2. Super-Turbo Roadmaster
  3. 1967 Milky Way
  4. 1972 Saturn Flyer
Obtaining its name from Montego Bay, Jamaica, the nameplate made its debut appearance for 1967 in the Canadian market as part of the Mercury-derived Meteor model line.
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39. You could kick up a storm with this model!

  1. Mustang 3-5
  2. 1976 Mastodon
  3. 1964 Pontiac Tempest Le Mans
  4. Suped Up Gojira
A standard driveline with transmission behind the engine meant that the cars were easier to service and less expensive to build, and this also meant that more powerful engines could be installed into the engine bay.
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40. One serious piece of machinery!

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  1. Tucker Torpedo
  2. Dodge Viper ACR.
  3. 1969 Pontiac GTO “The Judge”
  4. Firefly 4TX
The 1969 GTO was nicknamed “The Judge” after a famous skit called “Here Comes the Judge” made popular by Sammy Davis Jr. on the comedy television show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.
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41. A starry treat, this model is known as?

Gaschwald /
  1. 1960 Volkswagen Beetle
  2. 1967 Ford Galaxie
  3. 1956 Ford Lunar
  4. Cadillac 2-Tone
For 1967 all Fords featured a large, padded hub in the center of the plastic steering wheel, along with an energy-absorbing steering column (introduced late into the 1967 model year).
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42. Still a dream to look at!

Sicnag /
  1. 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express
  2. 1967 Ford Ranchero
  3. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
  4. 1976 T-Rex X
The 1967 Ranchero, based on the post-'66 Falcon/Fairlane chassis, used the basic 1966 Ranchero body with Fairlane trim, front sheet metal, and interior treatments instead of Falcon. It was marketed as the Fairlane Ranchero.
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43. Off and on from 1957 'til today!

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  1. Chevy Chevelle SS 454
  2. Buick GNX
  3. 1965 Chevrolet Impala
  4. Dodge Challenger
The Chevrolet Impala was a very successful car, so much so, it set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units in the US, 1965.
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44. It ain’t a plane, it ain’t a train, it’s a...

Sicnag /
  1. Amphicar Model 770
  2. Peel P50
  3. 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
  4. 1948 Davis Divan
This was Dodge's low-priced powerful muscle car and a rebadged version of the Plymouth Road Runner. The origin of the name, "Super Bee," has its foundation in the "B" Body designation pertinent to Chrysler's mid-sized cars.
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45. The definitive 'king of the road.'

Sicnag /
  1. Mercury Cougar Eliminator
  2. 1959 Chrysler Airflow
  3. Dodge Coronet Super Bee
  4. 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500-KR
By 1968, the Ford Mustang had already become one of the most popular cars in America. With the arrival of the Shelby Mustang and its multiple variations, Ford's dominance only continued to improve.
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46. Another classic by this beloved maker, remember the model?

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  1. 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
  2. 1983 The Dodge Wasp
  3. Messerschmitt KR200
  4. The Volkswagon Ant
A budget-priced street racer for the common man, the Road Runner had proven itself profitable for Plymouth since its 1968 debut, and the 1970 model made no radical changes. Why change perfection?
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47. A budget friendlier beast...

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  1. 1965 Dodge Boost
  2. 1970 Oldsmobile Rallye 350
  3. 1978 Cougar T
  4. Audi A3
The 350 was intended for younger buyers that wanted the performance of a supercar but might have trouble with the rising insurance premiums associated with 455-engined cars.
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48. What’s this wonderful vehicle called?

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  1. 1970 Oldsmobile 442
  2. Dodge Dart 426
  3. 1967 Funky Pigeon
  4. AMC Eagle
A beautiful car, the 1970 Olds 442 was the summit of performance from Oldsmobile. GM dropped the regulation of having no more than 400ci, so Oldsmobile responded with the Olds 455 V8 as the standard engine!
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49. Do you recognize this famous four-wheel-drive Ford?

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  1. Ford Focus
  2. 1966 Ford Bronco
  3. Ford Off-Roader
  4. 1949 Ford Mondeo
The idea behind the Ford Bronco began in 1965. Ford wanted to develop an off-road vehicle (ORV), that rivaled the likes of the Jeep CJ-5 and International Harvester Scout.
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50. The original roadmaster of Detroit!

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  1. 1953 Buick Skylark
  2. 1968 Ford Foliage
  3. Buick Caralke
  4. Dodge Phantom VT
The Roadmaster Skylark, Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta, and Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado were created to mark Buick's 50th anniversary. Of the three, the Skylark sold the most units, despite being the most expensive!
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