Can You Ace This 1950s Car Quiz in 7 Minutes Or Less?

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The vehicles that were around during the fifties really set the scene for the cars we drive today. But do you remember what these classics looked like? Could you identify this decade's iconic vehicles if we showed you some pictures? Find out in this quiz!

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1. Which 'Thelma and Louise' classic is this?

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  1. Aston Martin DB5
  2. Chrysler Airflow
  3. Ford Thunderbird
  4. Mazda RX-7
The very first Thunderbird was made in 1954 and was released as a two-seat convertible. Later generations included four and even feat seats.
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2. This concept car was inspired by a classic that is still being produced today. Do you know what its name is?

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  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  3. Toyota Corolla
  4. Datsun 510
The Corvette Stingray was a concept car which debuted right before the turn of the decade, in 1959. It was the private project of General Motors' vice president, Bill Mitchell.
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3. This car has a pretty angry name. Do you know what it is?

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  1. Hummer H1
  2. Acura Legend
  3. Toyota Supra Twin Turbo
  4. Plymouth Fury
When the Plymouth Fury was first made (in 1955), it came as a full-sized car. As more generations were produced, mid-sized models were made.
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4. Which of the options (pictured here) was a luxury car produced by a British automaker?

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  1. BMW M5
  2. Bentley Mark VI
  3. Jeep Wagoneer
  4. Lincoln Continental
The Bentley Mark VI was a four-door, luxury post-war car. It was made in saloon styles and as a drophead coupe before production ended in 1952.
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5. Can you tell us which car this is?

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  1. Chevrolet Corvette
  2. Chrysler 300
  3. Aston Martin DB4
  4. Ford Taurus
The Aston Martin DB4 was only around for five years. It's replacement, the DB5, made an appearance in a James Bond film.
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6. This French car made waves because of its unusual design. Do you know what it's called?

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  1. Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
  2. Ford GT
  3. Citroen DS
  4. Range Rover
This car was produced for twenty years starting in 1955. At the time, it made waves because of its futuristic design.
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7. This old school car was pretty special back in the day. Tell us what it was called.

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  1. Bugatti Type 57
  2. Chevrolet Camaro
  3. Jaguar XJS
  4. Buick Special
When the Buick Special was released, it was said to be Buick's lowest-priced vehicle. After a two-year hiatus, compact and mid-sized versions were released.
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8. What's the name of this vehicle, whose name sounds pretty feline?

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  1. Lotus Esprit
  2. Jaguar Mark 1
  3. Ford GT
  4. Dodge Viper
The Mark 1 was a British car produced for four years from 1955. It was an immediate success which outsold its larger and more expensive counterparts.
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9. This classic only lasted one year on the market. What was its name?

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  1. Edsel Citation
  2. Ferrari 360 Modena
  3. Chevrolet Corvette
  4. Volvo P1800
A total of 9,299 Edsel Citations were produced - 930 of which were convertibles. Sadly, it was only on the market for the 1958 model year.
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10. Based on its name, you'd think this vehicle was for royalty. What do you think it was called?

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  1. Lamborghini Diablo
  2. Chrysler Crown Imperial
  3. Porsche Carrera GT
  4. Alfa Romeo Spider
The Chrysler Imperials that existed in the 1950s were the last to exist, until they were brought back nearly forty years later in the 90s. The 1953 model was considered as the first production car in more than a decade to have automotive air conditioning.
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11. This "small" car was around for almost eight years. What was it called?

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  1. Lotus Elise
  2. Austin Mini Mark 1
  3. Triumph Spitfire
  4. Ferrari F40
The Mini Mark I was manufactured by BMC in 1959, and was sold under the Morris and Austin marque names. Production ended in 1967.
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12. Do you know which vehicle this is?

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  1. Lamborghini Reventon
  2. DeSoto Deluxe
  3. Ford Thunderbird
  4. DeLorean DMC-12
The DeSoto Deluxe was around just over a decade before the fifties arrived. It was the brand's entry-level car and came in two and four-door coupes and sedans.
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13. This vehicle went on to become a full model line that included convertibles and sedans. Can you tell us its name?

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  1. Porsche 918 Spyder
  2. BMW Z8
  3. Lincoln Continental
  4. Plymouth Belvedere
Created by Chrysler, the Plymouth Belvedere was first sold in 1954 as a full-sized car. This vehicle went on to become a full model line and featured convertibles, sedans and station wagons.
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14. This vehicle may just be the most popular "small" car in the world. Do you know what it's called?

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  1. Triumph TR6
  2. Volkswagen Beetle
  3. Morgan Plus 4
  4. Lamborghini Huracan
Between 1938 and 2003, it is rumored that more than 21.5 million Beetles were built. Major changes were made between 1950 and 1959, including a folding fabric sunroof and hydraulic brakes being added.
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15. This car hailed all the way from Czechoslovakia. What name did it go by?

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  1. Skoda 1200
  2. Ferrari Testarossa
  3. Alfa Romeo 4C
  4. Nissan Fairlady Z
The Skoda 1200 was produced by AZNP, a Czechoslovakian automaker, between 1952 and 1956.
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16. Juliet would love this Italian car. Can you tell us what it was called?

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  1. Lotus Elite
  2. Porsche 356
  3. Lamborghini Aventador
  4. Alfa Romeo 1900
The Alfa Romeo 1900 was produced for the entire fifties decade. Its 4-door saloon body style was called the Berlina and the 2-door coupe was known as the Sprint.
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17. Do you know the name of this post-WWII vehicle?

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  1. Mazda RX7
  2. Ferrari F50
  3. Pontiac Chieftain
  4. Tesla Model S
The Chieftain was one of two new car designs released by Pontiac following the end of WWII. It was made in sedan, coupe, hardtop, convertible and station wagon styles.
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18. Sales for this American car were incredible during the fifties. What was it called?

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  1. Koenigsegg Agera
  2. Audi R8
  3. Triumph GT6
  4. Chrysler Windsor
Chrysler's Windsor arrived on the market in 1939 and survived the fifties. In fact, it became the brand's price leader until 1960 - the Newport later stole that title.
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19. Can you name this 1958 classic?

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  1. Bugatti Veyron
  2. MG MGA
  3. Edsel Pacer
  4. Austin-Healey 100
The Edsel Pacer was only on the market for its debut model year, 1958. It came in a variety of body styles which ranged from $2700 to $2993.
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20. This British car was produced for only one year. Do you know what name it went by?

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  1. Auto Union Type C
  2. Bentley S1
  3. Ferrari Enzo
  4. Pagani Zonda
The luxurious S1 was produced by Bentley from 1955 to 1959. Just over 3500 of these two and four-door vehicles were released.
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21. Less than 500 of these sports cars were made. Do you know what it was called?

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  1. Ferrari America
  2. Porsche 959
  3. McLaren P1
  4. Kaiser Darrin
This vehicle was only on the market in 1954. During that time, fewer than 500 models of the sportscar were produced.
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22. This sports car was pretty good at races while in production. Can you tell us its name?

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  1. Porsche Carrera
  2. BMW 507
  3. Austin-Healy 3000
  4. AC Cobra
The Austin-Healy 3000 was a British sportscar produced between the years 1959 and 1967. The 3-liter version was a great race car; it won many rallies back in its day.
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23. This vehicles was made to be sold to royalty. What was it called?

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  1. Ferrari Dino
  2. Lamborghini Miura
  3. Rolls-Royce Phantom IV
  4. Ford GT40
The Phantom IV was on the market for six years, but only sold 18 vehicles. That's because they were built for heads of state and the British Royal family.
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24. What's the name of this vehicle which was only around for two years?

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  1. Porsche 550
  2. Ferrari 250 GTO
  3. Edsel Corsair
  4. Jaguar E-Type
The Corsair only lasted for the 1958 and 1959 model years. During that time, they were available as two and four-door hardtops.
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25. This vehicle shares the name with a park in Florida. Can you tell us what it is?

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  1. Chevrolet Biscayne
  2. Acura Integra
  3. Ford Explorer
  4. Datsun 510
The Biscayne was a series of cars made between 1958 and 1972. It premiered a whopping three years (1955) before the first cars were available on the market.
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26. This vehicle was around before the fifties came around. Do you know its name?

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  1. DeSoto Custom
  2. Hummer H1
  3. Acura Legend
  4. Toyota Supra Twin Turbo
The DeSoto Custom came in quite a few different styles in its near 15-year time on the market. They were all eventually succeeded in 1952 by the Firedome.
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27. What's the name of this former presidential state car?

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  1. Cadillac V16
  2. Bentley Continental GT
  3. BMW M5
  4. Lincoln Cosmopolitan
Although this car was only around for two generations, it did become Harry S. Truman's presidential state car; ten of them were rumored to have been leased by The White House.
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28. You may think about "running" when you see this car's name. Can you tell us what it is?

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  1. Ford Taurus
  2. Ford F-100
  3. Ford Country Squire
  4. Alfa Romeo Giuletta Sprint
Different versions of the Guiletta Sprint were manufactured, including the Sprint Zagato and the Sprint Speciale. The series was succeeded by the Giulia.
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29. This vehicle is the most well-known in its brand. What is it called?

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  1. Jeep MB
  2. Porsche Panamera
  3. Chevrolet Corvette
  4. Range Rover
The Corvette is one of a select few cars that have been produced for more than sixty-five years. The eighth generation is set to be released in 2020.
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30. A concept car for this fifties favorite was released in 2008. Do you know what it is?

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  1. Nissan Leaf
  2. Chrysler 300
  3. Buick Invicta
  4. Ford Mustang
The full-sized Buick Invicta was released in 1959 and stayed on the market for four years. But in 2008, the concept car was displayed at the Beijing Auto Show.
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31. This was first presented at the 1959 Paris Motor Show. Can you tell us what it was called?

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  1. Subaru WRX
  2. Lexus LS 400
  3. DB Le Mans
  4. Shelby Cobra 427
The DB Le Mans was a two-door French vehicle that also went by the names Rene Bonnet Le Mans and the Rene Bonnet Missile.
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32. This French beauty was around for four decades. Tell us what you think it is.

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  1. Jeep Cherokee
  2. Citroen 2CV
  3. Toyota Camry
  4. Audi A4
Citroen's 2CV was around for more than forty years, starting in 1948. Although French, various models have been produced in Chile, Belgium, Uruguay, Argentina and Portugal.
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33. Which full-sized station wagon was this?

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  1. Mercury Commuter
  2. Lincoln Continental
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Honda Civic Coupe
The Commuter was a full-sized station wagon that was priced to compete - it was less expensive that the two other station wagons Mercury had available at the time (1957).
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34. This vehicle was named after a group of people who have no permanent home. What do you think that name was?

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  1. Chevrolet Nomad
  2. Lotus 7
  3. Lamborghini Countach
  4. Toyota Prius
The Nomad was named after nomads, as its name suggests. It existed for three generations between 1955 and 1972, although there was a seven-year pause between 1961 and 1968.
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35. This German vehicle created a movement with its style. Can you tell us its name?

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  1. Nissan Skyline GT-R
  2. Fiat 500
  3. Mazda Miata MX-5
  4. Mercedes-Benz Ponton
The Ponton came around in 1953 and stayed on the market for ten years. It was a post-war design that soon inspired the ponton styling. It came as a sedan, couple, limo and convertible.
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36. This car was produced for eight years on the market. Do you know what name it went by?

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  1. Lancia Aurelia
  2. Ford Mustang
  3. Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty
  4. Chevrolet Camaro
The Lancia Aurelia was produced for eight years, starting in 1950. During that time, just over 18,000 were made.
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37. Which German luxury car is this?

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  1. BMW 503
  2. Volkswagen Beetle
  3. Ferrari 250 GTO
  4. Oldsmobile 88
This German car existed for three years. It was a prestige model and only 413 were built. Despite being a luxury car, BMW lost quite a large sum of money because of it.
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38. The name of this car sounds like the head of a country. What do you think it's called?

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  1. Studebaker President Speedster
  2. Ford V8
  3. Lamborghini Urus
  4. Austin Mini
Initial production of the President took place from 1926 to 1942 - but it stopped for thirteen years. The car was brought back in 1955 but was retired three years later; it was eventually succeeded by the Studebaker Lark.
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39. Can you identify this old-school luxury car?

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  1. Lagonda 2.6 Liter
  2. Volkswagen Jetta
  3. Opel Speedster
  4. Plymouth Prowler
The Lagonda 2.6-liter was manufactured by Aston Martin between 1948 and 1953. It was a luxury car with pretty good sales, despite its high price.
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40. This is another vehicle named after a place in Florida. Can you guess its name?

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  1. Volve P1800
  2. GMC Syclone
  3. Lykan Hypersport
  4. Chevrolet Delray
The Chevrolet Delray was named after the Delray Beach in Florida. This two-door car lasted for three generations before ending in 1958.
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41. What's the name of this German convertible?

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  1. Lotus 7
  2. Pontiac TransAm
  3. De Tomaso Pantera
  4. Porsche 356
This Porsche was only available in two-door styles, whether it was the coupe, roadstar or convertible. When it was first released in 1948, it cost $3,750.
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42. This car was super popular back in its day. Do you know the name it went by?

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  1. Lamborghini Diable SV
  2. Buick Super
  3. Bugatti Veyron
  4. Cadillac El Dorado
The Buick Super was produced for 18 years straight, with the exception of the WWII years. It was eventually succeeded by the Buick Rivera.
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43. Do you know which German 30s-50s automobile this is?

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  1. TVR Sagaris
  2. Pagani Zonda
  3. Citroen SM
  4. Mercedes-Benz W136
The W136 existed in the mid-thirties to early forties and was re-introduced in the late forties until 1955. During its second run, just over 83,000 units were sold.
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44. Can you tell us the name of this fifties car?

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  1. Renault Sport Spider
  2. Mercury Montclair
  3. Jensen FF
  4. Honda NSX
During its nine-year run, the Mercury Montclair was assembled in at least six different states, including New Jersey, Missouri and California.
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45. Six generations of this 1959 car were made. Do you know what it was called?

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  1. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
  2. Cadillac Series 62
  3. Audi TT
  4. Lotus Carlton
In 1959, the Cadillac Series 62 became the Cadillac Series 6200. It lasted for six generations before being replaced in 1964.
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46. This car's name sounds like a ghost, but it was far from invisible. Do you know what it was called?

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  1. BMW 507
  2. Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
  3. Porsche Carrera GT
  4. Dodge Challenger
The Silver Wraith was a full-sized luxury car which was on the market from 1946 to 1958. It has the distinction of being the chosen car for an Irish President, a Royal Dutch State Limousine and the Brazilian Presidential Ceremonial State Car.
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47. Do you know which American luxury car this is?

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  1. Mini Cooper S
  2. Lincoln Premiere
  3. Subaru Impreza 22b
  4. Eagle Speedster
The Lincoln Premiere premiered, for lack of a better word, in 1955. Two and four door versions were created, both of which could seat six people.
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48. Its name was inspired by the V8 engine. What was it known as?

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  1. Fiat 8V
  2. Mercury Coupe
  3. BMW Mini
  4. Hyundai Elantra
The Fiat 8V was an Italian sports car produced for only two short years from 1952. It had a V8 engine, but was called the 8V because its producer thought Ford had patented the V8 name.
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49. Do you know the name of this 50s vehicle?

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  1. Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda
  2. VW Golf
  3. Dodge Viper
  4. Opel Kapitan
The four-door Opel Kapitan made its debut in 1948. A completely new Kapitan was launched in 1953 - it featured a wider and longer body.
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50. Which classic do you think is being shown here?

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  1. Honda S2000
  2. SEAT Ibiza
  3. Peugeot 203
  4. BMW M1
The French Peugeot 203 was a small family car. It was introduced in the late forties and was the brand's first new release after WWII. Almost 700,000 were created between 1948 and 1960.
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51. Designed by Virgil Exner, what's the name of this beautiful coupe?

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  1. 1954 Hudson Hornet
  2. 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
  3. 1954 Bullet Time
  4. 1957 Nash Cosmopolitan
For 1950/1951, all Studebakers received a revamp of the 1947 design with the addition of the "bullet nose" front sheet metal design. When linked with the Starlight body style, Studebakers looked quite futuristic at the time!
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52. A racing demon produced for just three years:

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  1. 1950 Crosley station wagon
  2. The Porsche 550 Spyder
  3. 1951 Hudson
  4. The Sonic-Boom 8V
One of the first (of only 90) Porsche 550s ever built was actor James Dean's. This was the car he sadly crashed on September 30, 1955, resulting in his death aged just 24.
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53. What’s the name of this glamorous lady?

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  1. 1951 Crosley Hotshot
  2. 1956 Dodge La Femme
  3. 1959 Hellcat
  4. 1960 Mary-Sue
With women becoming more interested in the automobile market, Dodge set about creating the La Femme. Special attention was paid on the interiors, the 1955 model boasting upholstered unique tapestry material featuring pink rosebuds on a silver-pink background as well as pale pink vinyl trim.
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54. This classic was voted "Sports Car of the Century" in 1999:

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  1. Austin A40 1952
  2. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
  3. 1953 Cadillac
  4. Buick 1955
The price for the Coupe in Germany was DM 29,000 and $6,820 in the US. The Roadster was DM 32,500 in Germany and $10,950 in the US. Prices now range in the US at $1,000,000–2,500,000 for one of these collectibles.
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55. This Spanish beauty was produced for much of the decade...

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  1. Desoto 1952
  2. Sol 358
  3. 1955 Pegaso Z-102
  4. Chevrolet Corvette 1954
The supercharged version of Z-102 achieved a 243.079 km/ average, a record previously held by a Jaguar XK120. This made the Z-102 the fastest production car in the world at that time.
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56. What do you call this grand tourer hand-built in the British tradition?

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  1. 1952 Dodge Diplomat Hardtop
  2. AC Aceca
  3. Ford T-Bird 1957
  4. Spitfire Turbo 46
One unusual feature of this model was the hatchback at the rear, making the Aceca only the second car, after the 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4, to include this element.
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57. Still an effortlessly cool ride…

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  1. The 1952 Hudson Wasp
  2. British Ford Anglia 105E 1959
  3. Jaguar XK150 1958
  4. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider
Considered by many to be the most beautiful car to come out of Maranello, these rare gems can auction for $12,000,000 - $14,000,000 nowadays. True class never ages.
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58. This featured one of the most powerful engines of its era...

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  1. Nash Rambler 1955
  2. Lincoln Capri 1952
  3. Mercury 1952
  4. 1952 Allard K3
Sixty-two K3's were built, of which 57 were delivered to the United States as a hopeful "Corvette slayer". Despite its impressive craftsmanship, it failed to find a niche in the market.
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59. This beauty boasts a 120-hp, 2,500-cc, DOHC four-cylinder engine. Know its name?

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  1. 1956 Talbot-Lago T14LS
  2. Packard 1952
  3. 1951 Oldsmobile
  4. The Legacy 55
Talbot-Lago enjoyed early success in the post-War era. Their exquisite vehicles were a perfect combination of elegance and speed. Sadly, by 1953, the taxes levied on larger cars at the time destroyed Lago's finances.
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60. Are you enough of a pro to name this two-seater British sports car?

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  1. Renault 1957
  2. 1954 Swallow Doretti Roadster
  3. 1958 Nash Metropolitan
  4. Studebaker 1956
An overdrive version had a top speed of 100.2 mph (161.3 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 12.3 seconds. The standard version without overdrive cost £1,102.
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