Can You Remember the Make of These 1970s Hot Rods?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

Hot rods are vehicles that are today known as classics and some of the most sought-after automobiles in history. Each decade had their own, for example, the Ford T-bucket ruled the 1920s, while the Dodge Dart killed the seventies (in a good way). In this quiz, we're going to focus on one decade- the '70s. We want to see how well you know or remember some of the most famous cars that ruled the roads back then. 

So we've collected more than a few of the hottest hot rods of the '70s for you today. We're not going to ask you to name them for us, we're trying to take baby steps here. All we want you to do is tell us who made these cars, you know, Ford, Dodge, Chevy or some other automobile manufacturer. 

Now, don't think that this will be a walk in the park, unless you're a huge auto expert, because a lot of these cars look alike. You'll have to know the subtle nuances that each brand is known for in order to get the correct answers. But if you ace this, you'll go down in history like some of these cars have. If you're ready, let's get started. 

The 1978 Dodge Charger RT, of which only 2,735 were produced, was the final model of the Dodge Charger (B-Body). It was released in the fourth and final generation of the Charger along with the Dodge Magnum.

The 1970 Chevrolet Camaro, which was introduced in February 1970, was the first model to be created for the Camaro's second generation. It was marketed with a new body style complete with a fastback roof and ventless full-door glass.

The 1971 Plymouth Road Runner was a 2-door coupe which was introduced at the beginning of the second generation. The interior of this model could be ordered with specific modifications such as 6-way power leather seats, additional sound-proofing and thick deep-pile carpeting.

The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle was the third model to be created for the Chevelle's second generation. This muscle car was available in a variety of body styles such as sports coupe, sports sedan, four-door sedan, convertible, coupe utility and wagon.

The 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 was the first model to be introduced to the Mustang's second generation. It is a 2-door coupe which featured a sports roof body style, honeycomb grille in black with sports lamps and an argent or black lower body paint line.

The 1973 De Tomaso Pantera was a mid-engine sports car produced by the Italian car company, De Tomaso. Like the other models, it featured a 2-door coupe body style and a rear mid-engine/rear-drive layout.

The 1971 Plymouth Hemi-Cuda Convertible was the convertible variant of the Plymouth Barracuda which was fitted with the second generation Chrysler Hemi engine. In comparison to other models, it received slight modifications such as new grilles, taillights, seats and trims.

The 1972 Chevy Corvette was a model which was manufactured during the third generation of the Chevrolet Corvette. It is a 2-door sports car which was available in the coupe or convertible body style.

The 1971 Dodge Coronet Super Bee was a low-priced muscle car and the final model to be created in the original Dodge Super Bee series. A total of 5,054 models were produced, 22 of which featured the Hemi engine.

The 1972 Mercury Cyclone was the only model of the Mercury Cyclone's fifth generation. For this model, the Mercury Cyclone received a complete redesign of the front and rear coil spring suspension, body-on-frame construction and shorter 114-inch wheelbase for two-door models.

The 1979 Pontiac Firebird was a second-generation model of the Pontiac Firebird. It is a 2-door coupe with an FR layout which featured a special Firebird hood decal to mark the 10th anniversary of the Trans Am.

The 1974 AMC Javelin AMX was a model which was released during the second generation of the AMC Javelin. This 2-door hardtop pony car was upgraded with a new seat belt interlock system which prevented the car from starting if the driver and/or passenger was unbuckled.

The 1975 Chevy Bel Air was the final model to be manufactured for Chevrolet Bel Air's seventh generation. This model was available as a two- and four-door sedan, 2-door coupe and 4-door wagon with a 350 2-barrel V8 engine and Turbo Hydramatic transmission.

The 1970 Plymouth Superbird is a 2-door coupe muscle/race car and the only model of the Plymouth Superbird. It is a modified Road Runner which was designed specifically for racing and was driven by popular former NASCAR driver, Richard Petty.

The 1974 Dodge Challenger was the final model which marked the end the Dodge Challenger's first generation. This muscle car was available as a 2-door convertible and a 2-door hardtop/notchback coupe.

The 1979 Ford Ranchero was the last model to be produced for Ford Ranchero's seventh and final generation. It was marketed as a mid-size 2-door coupe utility with a front-engine rear-wheel-drive layout.

The 1976 Chevy Caprice was the last model of the Chevy Caprice's second generation. It was available in a variety of body styles such as a two/four-door hardtop, 4-door sedan 4-door station wagon and a 4-door convertible.

The 1974 Ford Mustang, also as the Mustang II, was a second generation model of the Ford Mustang. It is the generation's first model which included the included the venerable 2.3 L I-4 engine from the Pinto and the 2.8 L Cologne V6 engine from the Mercury Capri.

The 1976 Plymouth Duster was a 2-door coupe with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive engine as well as the final model of this short-lived series. It had three special models namely the Feather Duster, the Space Duster and the Silver Duster.

The 1970 AMC Rebel is a mid-size car which was available as a 2-door hardtop, 4-door sedan and a 4-door station wagon with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive engine. It was the AMC Rebel's final model, which was later replaced by the AMC Matador for the 1971 model year.

The 1971 Mustang 429 Cobra Jet is a two-door coupe Ford Mustang Mach 1 which was equipped with the 429 Cobra Jet engine. It was the first model to be manufactured for the series' second generation.

The 1974 Chevy Nova is a compact vehicle which was available as a two-door coupe or four-door body style with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. It was the last model created for Chevrolet Nova's third generation.

The 1974 Pontiac GTO is the only model manufactured for Pontiac GTO's fourth generation. It was marketed as a two-door coupe and a two-door hatchback coupe with a 350 cu in (5.7 L) Pontiac V8 engine.

The 1970 model of the Buick Wildcat was a full-size car which marked the end of series' production. It was available in many body styles including a 2-door hardtop, 2-door convertible, 4-door hardtop and a 4-door sedan.

The 1974 Mercury Monterey is a full-size car which was created as the last model for the series' seventh and final generation. It was available in the 4-door sedan, 4-door hardtop, 2-door hardtop, 2-door convertible and 4-door station wagon body styles.

The 1973 Dodge Polara is a full-size car which was marketed as a 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon. It was the final model to be created for Dodge Polara's fourth and last generation.

The 1973 Buick Riviera GS Stage 1 is a high-performance luxury variant of the Buick Riviera which was fitted with the Stage 1 engine and a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic transmission.

The 1973 Chevy El Camino is a coupe utility pickup/muscle car which was redesigned for the El Camino's fourth generation. It received new features such as energy-absorbing hydraulic front bumper systems and two different trim levels.

The 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator is an upscale version of the Mustang Mach 1 with a two-door hardtop/convertible body style. It featured hidden headlamps, sequential tail lamps, and luxurious interior designs and styling.

The 1970 Buick GSX is a muscle car which was displayed as a prototype at the Chicago Motor Show in February 1970. It was available in only two colors, Apollo White and Saturn Yellow, had a black interior and a distinct full body length black stripe.

The 1979 Ford Mustang is a muscle car which was based on the larger Ford Fox platform. The 1979 Mustang was available in the coupe, convertible and hatchback body styles and featured the 2.3-liter L4, 2.8-liter V6, or 5.0-liter V8 engines.

The 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 is a pony car which was equipped with the Boss 351 engine. In addition to the engine, the 71' Mustang featured a four-speed Toploader transmission and high-back bucket seats with a central console.

The 1972 Chevy Biscayne is a full-size car with a front engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. This model was manufactured for the Biscayne's fourth generation and was available in the four-door sedan body style.

The 1974 Ford Galaxie is a full-sized vehicle with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. The 1974 variant was the last model of the fourth generation and was available in the 2-door hardtop, 2-door convertible, 4-door sedan, 4-door hardtop and 4-door station wagon.

The 1970 Plymouth Belvedere 426-S is a seventh-generation model which was fitted with the 426-S engine. It was marketed in a variety of body styles including the 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan and the 4-door station wagon.

The 1978 GMC Caballero is a coupe utility/pickup of which there were two variants; the Laredo and Diablo. It was originally named the GMC Sprint but was later renamed Caballero for the 1978 - 1987 model years.

The 1971 Plymouth GTX is a muscle car which was manufactured by Chrysler Corporation. It is a third-generation model and featured a redesigned B-body with 440 four-barrel, 440 with three two-barrels (Six Pack), or 426 Hemi engines and a 2-door hardtop body style.

The 1974 Ford Gran Torino is a mid-sized car which included a personal luxury car variant, the Ford Elite. Body styles for the Gran Torino included the 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon.

The 1977 GMC Sprint is a coupe utility/pickup and the final model to be created for the GMC Sprint's second generation. Transmissions for the '77 GMC Sprint included the 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual and the 3-speed automatic.

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