97% of People Can't Figure Out Which Decade These Cars Come From! Can You?


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We love our cars. Fast, sleek or powerful, since the early 20th century vehicles have come in a variety of awesome styles. Step on the pedal and see if you can figure out which decade each of these cars came from. Your race starts... Now!

In which decade was this car produced?

The Marmon Speedster was produced in the early 1920s. Its six-cylinder engine was capable of producing 84 horsepower with its inline straight-six configuration. The Speedster only had a three-speed gearbox with a reverse sliding gear. At one point, the Speedster was the fastest production car available in America.

How about this one?

With an 18 kWh battery as well as a gasoline engine, the Chevrolet Volt, a modern hybrid vehicle, has a range of over 420 miles. Around 50 of these are provided by electric power alone. To fully charge the battery, you will need it connected to a standard wall plug for a period of up to 13 hours. Another advantage in this hybrid is the fact that it is a modern-looking sedan, capable of transporting five people.

Name the decade of this one!

The M3 version of the BMW E30 was first released in 1986. It soon became a favorite of boy racers everywhere thanks to a four-cylinder engine, which saved weight and vibrated less. It was available in a two-door version. The E30 M3 was the start of the M phenomenon, which saw BMW take many of their standard production road cars and improve their performance significantly.

And this car?

The "Tin Lizzie," as the Model T Ford was affectionately known, was the first car to be mass produced. This brought costs down considerably, making the Model T affordable for the average American family. And leap at the opportunity to own a car they sure did! Over 15 million Model Ts were built in Detroit between 1908 and 1927.

Take a good guess about this one! When?

With only eight originally built, the Duesenberg Model J Tourster is a rarity. With a three-speed gearbox and a 265 brake horsepower engine, the Tourster was not short on power, but was specifically designed as a touring vehicle. A unique design feature on the car is a second windshield that can be wound up or down to protect passengers in the rear. One recently sold at auction for $1,320,000.

In what decade did this car first appear on the road?

The original MINI, designed and produced in Britain, was a massive success. Not only was this small car light on fuel but it was fun to drive. BMW released a modern version in 2000. They even kept the iconic names, such as the MINI Cooper. And people loved them just as they had the 1960s models, with the MINI Cooper S winning Car of the Year in 2003.

And the decade of this one?

The 1914 Chevrolet Baby Grand Model H was designed for touring. It had a 24 horsepower engine. This car's direct competition was the Model T.

In which decade did people first see this?

Equipped with a straight-eight engine, the 1950 Buick Roadmaster was a looker, but also blessed with decent performance, with the engine producing 152 brake horsepower. That didn't make it fast, however. It went from 0-60 mph in around 17 seconds, but that was probably due to its weight of over 4,000 pounds!

Can you guess which decade was this car first produced?

Charles Nash was originally a general manager at General Motors. After helping save the company from a precarious financial predicament, he was not keen on paying shareholder dividends and was voted from his position. He founded Nash Motors in 1916 and built a range of cars, including the Nash Coupe.

Take a guess: in which decade was this car produced?

The 1990s were an exciting time for car production, as new technologies made their way into the automotive industry, including this Lincoln Town Car. Safety became a massive talking point during the decade. Although airbags had been around, they now started popping up in other areas, for example, side impact airbags. Other features included antilock brakes and traction control, but sometimes these only appeared on more luxurious vehicles or even sports cars.

When was this car produced?

Mercer was an American car manufacturer that operated between 1909 and 1925. One of their vehicles was the 1922 Mercer Coupe. Interestingly, only just over 100 Mercer vehicles are found in the world today, out of thousands produced, but luckily most of the surviving examples are still drivable.

When did this car first get produced, ever?

A thing of beauty, the Cadillac Series 62 was produced by General Motors for over two decades, between 1940 and 1964. This 18-foot luxury car had power windows, even back in the day, and weighed more than 4,500 pounds. 39,835 of the 1947 model (pictured here) were sold - 6,755 were convertibles.

When was this first seen?

This incredible looking car, envisaged as a grand tourer, is a Bugatti Type 57 Aerolithe from the 1930s. It was constructed with a magnesium and aluminum alloy, about one third the weight of aluminum. It couldn't be welded, so visible rivets were part of the design. In fact, some consider it the first supercar ever built.

In which decade did this car see the light of day?

The Pontiac Chieftain hit the roads of America in 1950. With an automatic transmission, the Chieftain featured two engine options, a six and eight cylinder. The car had a few configurations, including two-door, four-door and wagon style.

In which decade did this car hit the road first?

When it comes to '70s muscle cars, the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is a firm favorite with petrol heads.It has a 454 cubic inch power plant. As with many muscle cars, it was very quick in a straight line, but with a 112-inch wheelbase, it wasn't shabby around the corners either.

Motorists saw this first in which decade?

A classic wagon from the 1940s, the Buick Series 50 Estate Wagon was a firm favorite of American families. Not only did it afford enough space for a mom, dad and their kids but it provided excellent performance as well. The Estate Wagon was Buick's take on the classic station wagon.

When was this car rolled out?

The Ford Mustang was first introduced in 1964, as a way to attract younger buyers to the brand. And there have certainly been some legendary models, including the 1969 Ford Mustang 428 Mach 1 Cobra Jet. This beast was powered by a 351 or 428 cubic inch engine and was capable of blasting to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds.

In which decade did this car roll out?

Chevrolet has a long history of producing incredible muscle cars. Other than the Chevelle, General Motors had another incredible machine in their stable - the Camaro. And the ZL1 is one of the ultimate model Camaros. Only 69 were built in 1969, but thanks to its modified power plant, a 427 cubic inch V8 which was actually intended for drag racing, the ZL1 pushed out 430 brake horse power although Chev claimed to hit 540 in their factory.

This one first appeared when?

This Chrysler model from the 1950s was the first car with over 300 brake horsepower to be mass produced in America and available to the ordinary man in the street. It was built in a time when competition from its competitors was incredibly stiff, with Ford producing the Thunderbird and Chevrolet the Corvette. The C-300 however, was more powerful than both of them. It proved a hit in NASCAR and other forms of racing as well, securing victories around the country.

When did this car first debut?

Although muscle cars had come into existence in the mid-'60s, the '70s saw sales go through the roof! The Plymouth Barracuda was extremely popular and led to a very rare version - the Hemi 'Cuda Convertible. Only 11 were built and in 2002 one sold for over $1 million at auction, the first muscle car to break that barrier.

We saw this during which decade?

There is no denying the appeal of cars from the 1950s! Their sleek lines make them desirable, even today. The 1952 Chevy Bel Air is no exception. The Bel Air included the Powerglide transmission and together with a 235.5 cubic inch motor, 105 horsepower. The 1952 version of the Bel Air was a two-door with a hard top.

Our grandparents may have driven this, but in which decade?

The Plymouth Road Runner was a popular muscle car in the 1960s. A number of them were fitted with a 425 horsepower 7 liter Hemi V8 engine, together with a 3-speed automatic transmission. This coupe was capable of a top speed of 105 mph and could go from 0-60mph in just 5.3 seconds.

Our parents may have owned one, but in which decade?

The Toyota MR2, which stands for Midship Runabout, was released in 1984 and produced up to 2007. Over 160,000 were built during that five year period. Driven by a 1.6-liter engine, the MR2 reached 60 mph in just 7.7 seconds and had a top speed of 116 mph.

In which decade was this historic car first produced?

The Lincoln Continental 2-door coupe hit the market in the early 1940s. Due to the impact of the Second World War, not many were built in its first year of production. The Continental featured a V12 305 cubic inch motor, capable of producing 130 horsepower.

Groovy! When was this car produced?

Manufactured by the De Tomaso car company based in Italy, the Pantera was produced for over two decades, from 1971. Early models included a Ford 5.8 liter V8 engine which, produced 330 horsepower. This propelled the Pantera to 159 mph. It was quick off the line as well and completed 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds. "Pantera" is Italian for "panther."

Totally rad! So when was this car produced, dude?

The Hummer H1 is basically the civilian version of a vehicle used by the US Army - the Humvee. The H1 first hit the market in 1992 and was produced up until 2006. There were a few versions - a soft top, four-door hard top, two door pickup, and the slantback, which had the same body as the Humvee.

When was this classic-looking car produced?

With its incredibly lengthy front end, the Daimler Double Six was certainly a very striking looking car. The car featured a 5.3-liter engine, suicide rear doors, clever packing compartments (notably under the rear seat) and an elephant head mascot at the front. It was also the first car designed with the driver in mind when it came to switches, stalks, and buttons as all of these were placed in close proximity to his hands and near the steering wheel.

Name the decade of this one.

As with many Mercedes vehicles, the R107 SL was a sign of a glamorous lifestyle in the 1980s, a decade when glamour certainly mattered. This two-door convertible had already been on the market since the beginning of the '70s but it was the R107 model that was particularly popular a decade later. Interestingly, the R in its model designation stands for roadster.

Travel back in time and tell us: when was this car produced?

A super car from Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg, the CCX was produced between 2006 and 2010. It was the first model to use an engine designed by the company. This engine put out a staggering 806 brake horsepower and propelled the CCX to over 245 mph, with a 0-60 mph time of just 3.2 seconds.

In which decade did this car first cruise out?

Produced by the Pierce-Arrow Motor Company, the 1922 Pierce Arrow Coupe was aimed at those with a little extra money, certainly not Model T buyers. This rear wheel drive car was powered by a six cylinder engine capable of producing around 38 brake horse power.

In which decade was this turn-of-the-century classic produced?

The 1900 Mobile Runabout was more of a locomotive without the tracks thanks to the fact that it ran on steam. Many different makes of car were called runabouts at the time. This had to do with the fact that they almost had no body work around the driver and passenger. There was no windshield and there were no doors.

In which decade was this modern-looking car produced?

Since it hit the market in the 1970s, the Volkswagen Golf has proved to be a very popular brand. There have been various models over the years, including the TDI, a diesel engine version. The latest version of the TDI produces 150 brake horsepower from a 2-liter engine. It is capable of 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds.

Honk if you know: when did this car debut?

BMW has produced two models of the M Coupe over the last two decades - the Z3 and the Z4. The Z3 (pictured here) was designed by Joji Nagashima and Burkhard Göschel and manufactured between 1998 and 2002. This three-door sports car won numerous accolades during its production run, including Automobile Magazine "Design of the Year" in 1999.

In which decade did this early classic drive down the road?

Founded in 1913, the Saxon Motor Company was one of the foremost producers of motor vehicles in the second decade of the 20th century. In fact, in a ten-year period, they produced over 100,000 cars. Unfortunately, today only about 150 examples remain. One of their models, the 1916 Saxon Roadster, is pictured above.

How about this classic one?

The Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster was produced by the famous German manufacturer between 1934 and 1936. It was designed as a luxurious grand touring vehicle. The 5-liter engine produced up to 160 brake horsepower pushed through a 4 or 5-speed manual gearbox. It had a top speed of over 100 mph. Only 58 of the Roadster version of the 500K were produced.

How about this sleek and stylish one?

There is no denying that the Audi R8 is a stunning supercar. But it's not all about looks. It has the performance to match as well. The vehicle was first introduced in 2006. The R8 was designed by Walter de Silva and Frank Lamberty.

What about this chunky-looking car?

The 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Station Wagon was a rear-wheel drive vehicle driven by a three-speed automatic gear box. It's 225.8 cubic inch motor was capable of producing around 90 brake horse power, giving a top speed of 76 mph. It also came in a V8 version, which obviously delivered slightly better performance figures, including 100 brake horse power.

Can you guess when this car came out?

Scripps-Booth manufactured vehicles in Detroit in the United States between 1913 to 1923. Their first car, the Bi-Autogo Automobile, was produced in 1912, but only as a prototype. In 1914, they produced the Rocket Cycle Car, which was put into production. It was powered by a two cylinder engine, with a two-speed, belt driven transmission.

In which decade was this museum piece of a car produced?

In 1908, Frayer Miller produced the first six cylinder car ever made - the Model B Touring. These vehicles were built by the Oscar Lear Automobile Company in Columbus, Ohio. In that same year, a Model B won the Long Island Economy Run.

In which decade was this flash, flashy car produced?

The Chevrolet Impala is an automotive classic. With its sleek lines and instantly recognizable tail fins, the Impala was a hit. It was available in either a straight six or a number of V8 versions, with the top of the line engine producing 315 brake horsepower. This historic car was advertised with the tag line, “Fresh, Fine, Fashionable!”

You might have one; when was this car produced?

Korean manufacturer Hyundai started operations in 1967. In the mid-80s they started sales in the United States, offering just one model, the Excel. In 1986, over 168,000 units were sold, a record at the time for vehicles sold in the first business year. Today, Hyundai offers multiple model types, including the Sonata (pictured above).

Wouldn't you love to have one? When did it come out?

The Packard Model 30 was designed as a touring car. Yes, even as early as the 1900s people wanted to just take their cars out on a Sunday afternoon drive. Driven by a four-cylinder engine, this vehicle came with both an open and closed body option. The 431.9 cubic inch engine connected to a manual gearbox with three speeds.

When did this baby come out?

The Keystone was designed by Chas Snodgrass and built by HC Cook and Brothers. It was only manufactured between 1914 and 1915 and was powered by a six cylinder Rutenber engine, capable of producing 55 brake horsepower.

And the decade of this beauty?

Only two Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake were ever built. Effectively a modified Shelby Cobra, the Super Snake was an 800-horsepower behemoth, capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. "When I built this dual supercharged 427 Cobra in 1966, I wanted it to be the fastest, meanest car on the road," said Shelby, when quizzed about his creation.

Just when did this recent model roll out?

Chevrolet Corvette is a name synonymous with American car folklore. From the first Corvette of the 1950s, they have been sought after by car enthusiasts around the globe. The C6, produced from 2004 to 2013, is no different. It came in three models - Z06, ZR1 and the Grand Sport, with each powered by a V8 motor.

Identify the decade when this car was produced.

Trying to decide which is the most beautiful Ferrari ever made is a difficult task. The 458 Italia, however, would be right up there! Introduced in 2010, this incredible piece of machinery is powered by a 274.5-cubic-inch V8 engine, capable of producing 562 brake horsepower and a top speed of 202 mph.

Point to the decade when this car was produced.

The Plymouth Road Runner was an extremely popular muscle car in the 1970s. Although produced from '68 onwards, the '70s model featured a number of cosmetic updates and over 41,000 were sold that year. Of course, it was powered by a massive V8 engine, as any good American muscle car should be.

Can you guess when this serious-looking model came out?

Another favorite American muscle car, the Pontiac GTO was manufactured for a period of 10 years, between 1964 and 1974. The 1964 model was powered by a 6 liter, 389-cubic-inch V8 motor that produced 325 brake horsepower. Many people who bought the car bemoaned the fact that it did not have power steering, however.

This could have been yours! When did this brand come out?

The Roadmaster name had last been used by Buick in the late '50s, before it was reintroduced in 1991. It shared the same mechanical parts and chassis as other cars in the General Motors fleet, particularly the Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser and the Chevrolet Caprice. It was spacious and certainly provided value for money, however.

And finally, can you guess the decade when this car was produced?

The Pontiac Trans Am, or Firebird as it was known, was popular throughout the '80s. It was certainly helped by the fact that a 1982 Trans Am was the intelligent car, KITT, in the TV series "Knight Rider" with David Hasselhoff. The 1989 version was powered by a 5 liter, 305 cubic inch motor, with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It was capable of 0-60 mph in 6.72 seconds.

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