A world away in terms of technology now, the 60s and 70s still produced some incredible cars, especially in terms of styling and on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Asia.
The '60s, in particular, saw the birth of that American classic - the muscle car. And depending on who you talk to, opinions vary as to who brought out the first muscle car. All we know is that these American classics are as sought after now as they were then. While in Asia, smaller was simply better during the '60s and '70s with Kei cars, or city cars, proving to be most popular.
The question is, however, would you be able to identify cars from the United States, Europe and Asia by simply looking at an image? Sounds easy? It's not! This quiz, in which only 11% of people get all the answers correct, will put your knowledge of models from those two decades to the test. You will have to dig deep, especially to identify those cars a little less well known. Of course, some cars will stand out and be instantly recognizable, but for others, you will have to work that gray matter!
So what are you waiting for! Get going!
The Charger was Dodge's first muscle car in the 1960s and entered the market as their answer to Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
The Scout was first introduced in the early 1960s and proved to be a popular off-roader.
Another vehicle that conjures the old age question, "Is it a muscle car?" Well, the mid- to late '60s models certainly look the part with their 2-door hardtop styling. And in terms of power plants, the Starfire included a massive 7.0-liter V8. That's muscle car territory as far as we are concerned.
First introduced in 1962 and produced until 1964, the 400 is considered to be an upmarket version of the famous Dodge marque, the Dart. It was available in a range of configurations form 2-door convertible to a 4-door wagon.
This Mazda stalwart was first released in the 1960s. The first generation was powered by a 780cc rear-mounted engine although a 1000cc model was made available in 1968.
A range of cars produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the 140 series were available as two-door and four-door sedans as well as a five-door station wagon. They were either powered by a 1.8 or 2.0-liter engine.
Throughout their history, Chevrolet has produced some incredible models, with the El Camino certainly one of them. It was available in a number of body options including as a utility vehicle and a coupe.
The first 4x4 Bronco hit the trails in 1966, and between that year and 1977, proved to be a more than capable off-roader. Blessed with a turning circle of just 33.8 feet, thanks to a wheel base of 92 inches, later models also included a Ford V8 engine with incredible torque.
The Versailles was marketed by Lincoln in the luxury compact car segment from 1977 to 1980. At the time, the Versailles, named after the famous French palace, was the smallest Lincoln model in production.
A performance version of the Valiant, the Duster was a fairly small vehicle for the time. It has a range of engine options and was produced by Plymouth right until 1976.
Built between 1971 and 1972 the FF1 G was a subcompact vehicle available in a number of body styles including 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan or 5-door wagon.
Marketed by Toyota between 1974 and 1993, the FJ40 Land Cruiser is considered to be one of their best ever off-road vehicles. Enthusiasts loved the fact that very little had to be modified on the original vehicle to tackle the toughest terrain.
Produced between 1971 and 2014 and over five generations, the Honda Life is a name badge used on city cars and microvans produced by Honda. The first generation from 1971 included a 2- or 4-door hatchback with just a 350cc engine!
Based on the Chevrolet Camaro chassis, the Pontiac Firebird was its own car and certainly caught the attention in the mid-1960s. The Firebird was powered by a range of engines including straight-six and V8s. Over 82,000 were sold in 1967, the first year of production.
This full-sized sedan was available in a 2-door and 4-door version and was sold by Dodge between 1962 and 1964.
A little over 500 examples of this sports touring car were produced by BMW from 1962 to 1965. The 3200 Coupe was essentially seen as a 2-door grand tourer and was powered by the first-ever V8 car engine produced by the company.
Released between 1976 and 1986, Jeep’s CJ-7 was one of the most popular off-roaders available during that period. It had a large, 93.5-inch wheelbase which coupled with a three-speed gearbox meant the Jeep went places other 4x4’s had trouble getting to. The top of the range CJ-7 was powered by a 304 cubic inch V8.
Not many people know, but Peugeot is actually one of the oldest car manufacturers in the world. Their most popular model, the 504, was produced between 1968 and 1983 and is the companies highest selling model.
Built between 1962 and 1965, the Custom 880, which formed part of the full-sized vehicle segment, was brought in by Chrysler after the production of the DeSoto was stopped in 1961. Over 100,000 Custom 880s were sold by the end of the production run in 1965.
The Rex, a microcar from Subaru, was produced between 1972 and 1992. Unbelievably, early models were powered by a two-stroke 350 cc engine although larger engines were made available including a 750cc option in second-generation export versions of the car.
First released in 1964, the Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic muscle cars ever built. Sales in its first year were well beyond what Ford had envisioned as around 400,000 vehicles were shifted.
This two-door, two-seater sports car was first marketed by Nissan in 1969. It is one of the great classic Japanese sports cars.
By 1976, the fourth generation of the popular Mini had been introduced. It was available a 2-door saloon, 2-door truck and 2-door van. The Mark IV was powered by three different engines. These included a 1000cc, 1,100cc and 1,200cc straight-four power plant.
A front-wheel drive muscle car? Yes, we give the Toronado muscle car status! Produced from 1966 to 1971, it certainly featured some very unique styling but under the hood, it had that all-important V8.
The Dodge Adventurer was a version of the Dodge D-Series pickup and was marketed by the company from 1968 to 1971.
The Cortina was a product of Ford Britain and found throughout Europe between 1962 and 1982. It was extremely popular and the top seller in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. It was replaced by another popular European Ford, the Sierra.
The Dart was introduced in 1960. The Demon was a 2-door fastback coupe version of the Dart released in 1971.
A utility coupe produced by Ford from 1957 to 1979, the Ranchero was actually adapted from a station wagon design. Over 500,000 Rancheros were sold in the 22 years it was produced.
Produced between 1962 and 1971, the Jeep Gladiator was available in both a 4-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive option. Obviously, the 4-wheel drive was far more capable off-road. Suspension options also varied, with either a solid front axle or an independent front section. Power plant options changed a number of times through the years.
The Challenger was first introduced in 1970 as a muscle car. The top of the range model from this era was powered by a 6.98-liter Chrysler Hemi engine.
The Ford Country Squire was produced for an incredible 41 years between 1950 and 1991. The fifth generation, manufactured from 1965 to 1968, included a chassis redesign based on the Ford Galaxie.
A "super truck" of sorts, over 5000 Li’l Red Express Trucks were sold in 1978 and 1979. And it's not difficult to understand why. Not only did it look incredible, but it had some serious speed. In fact, the modified 360-cubic inch V-8 engine produced 225 brake horsepower, even more than the Corvettes produced at the time.
Many credit Oldsmobile with the first muscle car way back in 1949. All we know is that the Cutlass 442, released in the mid-60s, certainly was one. It was available in a number of body types and two generations were produced during the '60s.
The Rover P6, produced in the ‘60s and ‘70s, was the very first car to win the European Car of the Year award in 1964. This executive car was available as a 4-door sedan.
Marketed between 1971 and 1994, the Colt was actually built by Mitsubishi Motors and marketed by Dodge in the United States. All-in-all, there were seven generations.
The first luxury 4x4 sold by Jeep, Wagoneers were produced for a period of 28 years, from 1963 to 1991. Even though this was a massive vehicle, the 4x4 performed admirably off-road and even won the Sno*Drift Rally of 1974.
The GTX was another performance model made by Plymouth and marketed more at the more mature buyer. It was built between 1967 and 1971.
At 5.8 meters, the Mark V was certainly a long car, especially for a 2-door coupe. Built between 1977 and 1979, the Mark V had two powerplant options, a 6.6-liter V8 or a 7.5-liter V8. 228,262 were sold in three years, making the Mark V the most sold model of the Mark series.
Although it was introduced in the 1950s by Dodge, it was the mid-60s models that muscle car enthusiasts love. The 1969 model of the Coronet not only looked the part with a 426 cubic inch V8 Hemi engine under the hood, but certainly sounded the part as well.
The 'Cuda quickly became a popular muscle car from its release in 1964. In fact, it debuted two weeks before the Ford Mustang. Of course, later models featuring the Hemi engine are the most sought after.
A muscle car from Pontiac, the first models of the GTO, released in 1964, were available in a convertible, hardtop and coupe.
An entry-level Porsche between 1965 and 1969, the 912 is a variant of the 911. Initially, it even outsold its more famous sibling. Although it was not as powerful as the 911, it was incredibly fuel efficient.
Marketed in the compact car segment, the Leone was manufactured between 1971 and 1994. The Leone (meaning lion) was powered by a range of Boxter engines and owners had the option of four-wheel drive. This vehicle came in a range of body options including station wagon, hatchback coupe as well as a sedan.
Since its inception in 1974, the Golf has gone from strength to strength. In fact, Volkswagen’s tag line, "The People’s Car" easily moved from the aging Beetle to this hatchback.
The Duett was released in 1953 and produced right up until 1969. It came in two main body styles, a station wagon and a panel van. Some were also released as convertibles. It was powered by a 1.8-liter straight four engine.
Essentially a Golf with rear storage space making it a sedan instead of a hatchback, the Jetta first appeared in 1979
Seven generations of the Toyota Celica were produced between 1971 and 2006. The Celica has some excellent racing pedigree and took honors in both track racing as well as rallying.
The final 360 was produced in 1971 after a production run from 1958. This was the first model produced by Subaru and over 392,000 were manufactured. The 360 came in a number of body shapes including 2-door sedan, 2-door convertible as well as a 3-door station wagon.
Introduced in 1960 as a full-sized model, by 1963 it found itself in its third generation and part of the compact car segment. The Dart was produced until 1973 and proved a popular addition to the Dodge lineup.
Manufactured between 1973 and 1978, the Stratos from Lancia was designed by legendary Italian styling house Bertone. This was a formidable rally car, which won the world title three times. It was powered by a 2.5-liter V6 engine. Only 492 were produced.