Can You Identify These Famous Cars From the '60s?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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The '60s were a great time to pony up for a car.

The sixties were, without a doubt, some of the most memorable and iconic years for the automotive industry. Automobile manufacturers in the United States reigned supreme over the competition in other countries. In fact, motor vehicle production in the United States accounted for approximately half of all motor vehicles that were produced in that decade! However, imports were beginning to become an issue for several United States manufacturers, with the German automotive industry showing stable growth and the Japanese automotive industry skyrocketing (although it wouldn't be until the '80s that Japanese production overtook US production.

In terms of design and innovation, one of the most iconic automobile trends came out of this decade as well: the pony car. Ford served as the progenitor of this trend with their highly successful and iconic Ford Mustang. Sports cars, pony cars, luxury cars, and coupes; we've included all of these and more in our famous '60s car quiz! Jump right into this quiz and let's see if you can name them all!

Sold by Chrysler’s Dodge division in the '60s, the Dodge Charger is a mid-size car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It was first shown as a show car in 1964 and then the first generation was introduced in 1966.

The Chevrolet Corvette L88 is an iconic sports car that was sold by Chevrolet in the '60s. It was introduced in 1967, with the L88 referring to the included L88 engine.

Sold by Toyota in the '60s, the Toyota 2000GT is a hardtop coupé grand tourer and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It was a limited-production car, with only 351 of them produced from 1967 to 1970.

Sold by Aston Martin in the '60s, the Aston Martin DB5 is a luxury grand tourer and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It is perhaps best known for having appeared in the James Bond film “Goldfinger”.

The Ferrari 250 GTO is an iconic sports car that was sold by Ferrari in the '60s. Only 36 of them were ever produced; between 1962 and 1964.

The Plymouth Road Runner is an iconic mid-size car that was sold by Plymouth in the '60s. It was introduced in 1968 and produced until 1980.

Sold by Ford in the '60s, the Ford Thunderbird is a personal luxury car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. The Thunderbird has at least eleven generations of production, with a hiatus between 1997 and 2002.

The Mercury Cougar is an iconic pony car that was sold by Mercury in the '60s. After the '60s, the nameplate diversified; going from personal luxury car to even being classed as a sports compact.

Sold by Dodge in the '60s, the Dodge Dart Swinger is one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. Production started in 1960 and finally ended in 1976.

The Alfa Romeo Spider is an iconic 2-door roadster that was sold by Alfa Romeo in the '60s. Production spanned almost three decades, with Series 4 ending in 1994.

Sold by Lotus Cars in the '60s, the Lotus Elan is a sports car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It was produced from 1962 to 1973.

The Shelby Cobra is an iconic sports car that was sold by Shelby American in the '60s. It was actually first manufactured in the UK by AC Cars, under the name AC Cobra.

Sold by Ford in the '60s, the Ford GT40 is an endurance racing car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It is notable for having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1966 to 1969 (four consecutive times).

The Pontiac GTO is an iconic muscle car that was sold by Pontiac in the '60s. It was initially produced from 1964 to 1974, the nameplate was then revived for a short time from 2004 to 2006.

Sold by Ferrari in the '60s, the Ferrari Daytona is a two-seat grand tourer and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It was produced from 1968 to 1973.

The Lamborghini Miura is an iconic sports car that was sold by Lamborghini in the '60s. It is notable for being one of the first supercars with a rear mid-engined two-seat layout.

Sold by Volkswagen in the '60s, the Volkswagen Beetle is a subcompact car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. The models in the '60s were notable for introducing a hydraulic steering damper.

The Shelby GT350 is an iconic sports car that was sold by Shelby American in the '60s. It is notable for actually being a high performance variant of the Ford Mustang.

Sold by Ferrari in the '60s, the Ferrari 275 is a grand tourer and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. Only 970 units were produced; between 1964 and 1968.

Sold by Oldsmobile in the '60s, the Oldsmobile 442 is a muscle car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It was produced from 1964 to 1980.

The Shelby Daytona Coupe is an iconic 2-door coupe that was sold by Shelby American in the '60s. Only six of them were ever produced, between 1964 and 1965.

Sold by Porsche AG in the '60s, the Porsche 356 is a sports car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. Production of this iconic car finally ended in 1965.

Sold by Shelby American in the '60s, the Shelby GT500 is a sports car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It was closely related to the Shelby GT350 and featured a Ford FE Series 428 cu in V8 engine.

The Lincoln Continental is an iconic full-sized luxury car that was sold by Lincoln in the '60s. The fourth generation of the Continental spanned most of this decade; starting in 1961 and ending in 1969.

Sold by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors in the '60s, the Chevrolet Impala is a full-size car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. The third generation ran from 1961 to 1964, while the fourth generation ran from 1965 to 1970.

Sold by Pontiac in the '60s, the Pontiac Trans Am is a pony car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It was introduced to compete with the popular Ford Mustang.

The Chevrolet Camaro is an iconic pony car that was sold by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors in the '60s. Like many other pony cars of the decade, it was designed to directly compete with the Ford Mustang.

Sold by the Plymouth Division of the Chrysler Corporation in the '60s, the Plymouth Barracuda is a pony car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It was produced from 1964 to 1974.

Sold by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors in the '60s, the Corvette Stingray is a sports car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. The first Sting Ray was the second generation of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car.

The Ford Mustang is an iconic pony car that was sold by Ford in the '60s. Overall, the car has had six generations, starting in 1965 and still being produced to this day.

Sold by Porsche AG in the '60s, the Porsche 911 is a two-door sports car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It is notable for being one of the oldest sports coupé nameplates that is still in production.

The BMW E9 is an iconic grand tourer that was sold by BMW in the '60s. It was introduced in 1968, and production ended in 1975.

Sold by the Rootes Group in the '60s, the Sunbeam Tiger is a sports car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It is notable for actually being a high-performance V8 version of the Sunbeam Alpine roadster.

The Buick Riviera is an iconic personal luxury car that was sold by General Motors in the '60s. Well over one million of them were produced over the car’s initial 30-year lifespan (1963 – 1993).

Sold by Jaguar Cars Ltd in the '60s, the Jaguar E-Type is a sports car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It is notable for being referred to as "the most beautiful car ever made" by Enzo Ferrari.

The Buick Wildcat is an iconic full-size car that was sold by General Motors in the '60s. It was produced from 1963 to 1970.

Sold by Ford in the '60s, the Ford Torino is a mid-size car and one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. It was released in 1968 and was largely similar to the Mercury Montego line.

The Chevrolet Chevelle is an iconic mid-size car that was sold by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors in the '60s. It was produced from 1963 to 1977.

Sold by Mercedes-Benz in the '60s, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL is one of the most famous automobiles of the decade. At the time of its introduction in the prior decade, it was notable for its distinctive gull-wing doors.

The Ford Ranchero is an iconic coupe utility that was sold by Ford in the '60s. Over half a million units were produced during its production lifespan.

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