Can You Name All of These Iconic Cars of the '60s?

By: Craig Taylor
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About This Quiz

So what do you remember about cars from the 1960s? Maybe you lived through those heady days of motoring where cars were far more simple than they are now. Just start the engine and be on your way. No buttons to press, settings to decide upon. Just you and your machinery.

Perhaps you didn't experience driving in that period but love those classic cars none the less. And there were so many. Many of the world's most famous sports cars come out of that era. Think of an American motoring icon that entered the Le Mans 24-hour race determined to beat Italy's most famous sports car brand. Oh, and how they did - for FOUR years in a row from 1966 to 1969

And what about those small cars everyone loves - with two models in particular, one from the United Kingdom and one from Italy proving so popular that they have been re-released in the 2000s, although a little larger than the originals.

This quiz will put your knowledge of '60s motoring to the ultimate test. In fact, 92% of those who undertake this quiz do not even come close to getting 100%. 

But with your knowledge, you could be one of that 8% that ace this! Let's see how you do. 

Produced from 1968 to 1971, this muscle car was based on the two-door Coronet. The first version of the Super Bee had three powerplant options, all V8s and including the legendary "Hemi" powerplant.

The first generation of the Mercury Cougar was released in 1967 and built until 1970. No doubt, this was a muscle car, available as a 2-door hardtop or convertible and powered by a range of small and big block V8 engines.

Produced from 1962 to 1970, the Wildcat changed in looks every year. One thing that remained constant was the V8 engines found under the hood

The second version of the Duett, the P210 was released by Volvo in 1960. 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.

Over 1.5 million Vivas were built between 1963 and 1979. The first generation, made from 1963 to 1966, was based on the Opel Kadett A. Only one engine option, a 1000cc inline four, was offered.

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.

One of the most loved models of the original Mini, the Cooper S was the brainchild of Formula One team owner, John Cooper. This essentially was a performance Mini with far more power, better brakes and carburetors.

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.

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.

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.

Named after a town in France, the Calais was produced by Cadillac from 1965 to 1976 over two generations. Although a full-sized luxury car, it was aimed at the entry-level market.

Although the Nova first entered the market in 1962, it was in 1964 that it attained muscle car status thanks to the introduction of a V8 engine. The Nova eventually had the full range of engine options available to its bigger stablemate, the Camaro.

Although it had been in production for close to 30 years, 1965 saw major changes for the Beetle with the introduction of larger windows, which gave it a more modern look.

With its two-door fastback styling, the PV544 was produced by Volvo from 1958 to 1966. It was specifically designed to be a smaller, more fuel-efficient model than the larger cars around at the time. It was noted for its distinctive sloping back and featured 3 engine options, the largest at 1.8-liters.

Over 3,8 million units of the Fiat 500 were produced from 1957 to 1971. The first model made in the 1960s, the 500 D featured a bigger engine than the early models (upgraded to 500cc) as well as "suicide" doors.

The first luxury 4x4 sold by Jeep, Wagoneers were produced for a period of 28 years, from 1963 to 1991. The first generation shared much with the Jeep Gladiator and was available as both a 2-door or 4-door model.

This two-door, two-seater sports car was first marketed by Nissan in 1969. It is one of the great classic Japanese sportscars.

Produced between 1960 and 1977, the first generation of the Ventura manufactured till 1970 included three body styles - 4-door sedan, 2-door convertible and 2-door hardtop

Only 39 Ferrari 250 GTOs were produced by the Italian marque between 1962 and 1964. Over its production run, the GTO featured had two engine options, a 3.0-liter and a 4.0-liter V12. The GTO is considered one of the greatest Ferraris ever made.

Not many people know, but Peugeot is actually 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.

The first version of the Dodge Charger was a 4-seat fastback sedan. It was powered by 5.2-liter V8 as the base engine although others were available.

Available as a utility coupe, pickup or van, the 320 was released in 1961 and marketed until 1965. It was powered by a 1.2-liter straight four engine.

This was a higher performance version of the Mercury Marauder although it also featured a number of internal cosmetic changes.

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.

This sports car in the grand tourer class instantly became a classic when released in 1963. It did, of course, help that none other than James Bond drove a DB5 in a number of Bond films. It was available as both a 2-door convertible and 2-door hardtop.

Certainly an iconic name in American motoring, the Cadillac De Ville was produced between 1958. The first generation saw the vehicle into the 1960s and featured extremely pointy tail fins. It was available as either a 2 or 4-door hardtop that seated four people with ease.

This mid-sized luxury car formed part of the Audi fleet from 1968 to 1994. Early versions of the 100 were available as either a 2-door or 4-door saloon or a 2-door coupe.

Built between 1961 and 1967, the Catalina 2+2 was both the lightest and in fact the cheapest of all the Pontiac coupes and convertibles. If you wanted a full-sized performance vehicle in the '60s, the 2+2 was a great option.

Initially available as a 2-door sedan, more version of the Sunny followed in later years including a 4-door sedan and 3-door station wagon. The car was named in a ballot by the people of Japan. Sunny was chosen over 3,000 times in the 8 million entries.

First introduced in 1967, the Hi-Ace was a 4- or 5-door van configured to carry either passengers or cargo. The first generation could carry up to 8 passengers.

A true classic from the '50s and '60s the 300 SL started life as a racing car in 1952 but soon became a production car in 1954 as a two-door coupe. The 300 SL was instantly recognizable thanks to its gullwing doors. Just over 3,200 of the coupe and roadster were built up until 1963.

The Regent, produced between 1951 and 1960 was actually built in Canada with the first models essentially a rebadged Plymouth Cranbrook. The last production Regent, released in 1960 was powered by a 5.1-liter V8 engine.

Produced by the American Motors Corporation between 1968 and 1970, the AMX was a GT-style sports car. It featured a 2-door coupe-styled body and had six different engine options, all V8's of varying size. AMX's came with either a four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.

Built between 1966 and 1973, the Miura was updated a number of times during its production. The first version, the P400 received its power from a 3.9-liter V12 engine also produced by Lamborghini.

This classic British sports car was first made in 1961. Not only did the E-Type look spectacular but it offered excellent performance and was capable of speeds of up to 150 mph while it covered 0-60 mph in under seven seconds. Over 38,000 of the Series 1 Jaguar, the first produced in the '60s were made

A popular muscle car, the Cyclone claimed the title of fastest car of the year in 1968 with a top speed of 189.22 mph.

First marketed in 1966, the Viscount was the upmarket version of another Vauxhall model, the Cresta. It was powered by a 3.3 -liter straight six 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.

The first generation of this front-engine, rear-wheel drive off-roader was introduced in 1961 and was available as either a 2-door SUV or 2-door pickup. The first generation, the Scout 80 included a fold-down windshield.

The first generation GT40 won the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for four straight years from 1966 to 1969 which included filling out the top three positions in 1966. Only 105 were produced.

One of the most famous marques of the Corvette is the Mk II Stingray, produced between 1963 and 1967. This classic had either a 2-speed automatic gearbox or 3-speed manual with a range of engine options including small and big block V8’s.

Pontiac produced some iconic names in motoring and none more so than its GTO. The first models, released in 1964 were available in a convertible, hardtop and coupe. This was a serious muscle car and remains a firm favorite with enthusiasts today.

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.

Arguably the most iconic muscle car ever, the Mustangs was first released in 1964. It proved one of the most popular debuts ever and within a year, 400,000 units had been sold which quadrupled Ford’s sale estimates.

The Bongo is available as either a pickup truck or a cab over van. 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.

The Ford P68, also known as the F3L, was a prototype race car built in the United Kingdom. Despite its incredible looks and racing potential, it proved to be very unstable especially at high speed. It never won a race it entered.

This 4-door sedan (also available as a station wagon) was produced by Datsun from 1959 to 1963. It had a few different engine options with the most powerful a 1.2-liter straight four coupled to a 3-speed manual gearbox.

The first version of the Ventora or Victor as it was known was manufactured for a four-year period from 1957 to 1961. Close to 400,000 were made, each with a 3-speed manual box and a 1.5-liter engine. It was available as a four-door saloon car or a wagon.

One of Toyota's longest-running models, the Corolla was first introduced in 1966. A fastback version, the Sprinter followed in 1968. Early Corollas were powerd by a 1000 cc engine.

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