Car Buffs Should Be Able to Name These Classic Cars from the '60s. Can You?

Bambi Turner

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This trip down memory lane is a joyride that any car enthusiast will enjoy. Whether it was on the racetrack or the street, cars from the 1960s boasted some of the most intricate designs and innovative technology at the time.

It was one of the most flourishing eras for the western automotive industry for the simple fact that many cars were introduced with modern conveniences that are taken for granted today. From automatic transmissions to power brakes and power steering, cars from the 1960s were famous not just for their functionality but their overall stature.

Luxury characteristics such as power seats, air conditioning and power windows made these cars gain plenty of attention from customers who were seeking more features. From the birth of European sports cars to the influx of muscle cars, without a doubt, some of the most aesthetically appealing automobiles that have graced the earth were birthed in the 1960s, and the best-looking cars today are only trying to keep up!

Automobile legends such as the Dodge Charger, Ford Mustang, Plymouth Barracuda, Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Trans-Am were developed in the 1960s. Even though some of these cars are still manufactured today, they really just don’t make them like that anymore.

So forget your current set of wheels and let’s travel back to the 1960s with this quiz and get you a car that can better suit your style!

Can you identify this classic '60s car?

Produced since 1953, the Chevy Corvette gained the nickname "Sting Ray" when its second-generation models were released in 1963. This new line featured a tapered back end, while a third generation — known as "Stingray" (one word) — came out in the 1968 model year with an entirely new shape.

Can you identify this classic '60s car?

The Shelby Cobra came about when American car designer Carroll Shelby decided to upgrade an AC Ace from the U.K. with a powerful V8 engine from Ford. The result was one of the hottest two-seaters on the market and was available in three generations from 1962 to 1967.

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Ford built the GT40 to compete with Ferrari on the racing circuit, and by the mid-to-late '60s, the car was winning races around the world. It eventually became the first American-made car to win 24 Hours of Le Mans, accomplishing this four consecutive times from 1966 to 1969.

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The Corvette was an icon in its own right, but the 427 option took things to the next level. The 427 option, which put a 427 cubic-inch, 7.0-liter Big Block engine in the vehicle, added to the price but added to the horsepower. The option gave the car a racing-style engine that was more powerful than anything Chevy had offered to that point.

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More than 10,000 Mini Coopers were shipped from the U.K. to the States between 1960 to 1967. By 1968, American safety standards had increased so dramatically that Mini Coopers were nearly impossible to import. The car was a hot seller in the markets where it did compete, however, including the U.K.

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The Ford Mustang was a '60s favorite for car lovers. Originally built on a Falcon platform, the Mustang came out in 1964, and the company built more than one million units over the next 18 months. The beloved vehicle has been produced ever since, with more than 10 million being made to date.

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What better name to give a car released at the height of the space race than "Cosmo"? Introduced in 1967, the Mazda Cosmo was the first Mazda to include the Wankel engine — a small yet powerful rotary machine. Versions of this vehicle were produced until 1996; it was succeeded by the Mazda RX-7.

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Lincoln has produced its iconic Continental off and on since 1939. The '60s saw the fourth generation of the car which was smaller than the '50s version and less ornamental overall. The fourth-generation Continental was used as the U.S. presidential state car from 1961 to 1977.

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Pontiac created the GTO in 1964 in order to compete in the muscle car wars of the day. The GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omologato — an Italian racing term — and began as an upgrade option on the standard Pontiac LeMans. The GTO was its own model from 1966 to 1971 and became an optional package again for the 1972 and 73 LeMans. For 1974 — its final year — it was an optional package for the Pontiac Ventura.

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The Tempest was an affordable compact known for its innovative "rope-drive" design and smooth, even handling. Built on the same platform as the Buick Skylark, the Tempest was available from 1961 to 1970; the nameplate returned from 1987 through 1991.

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Jaguar's iconic E-Type was available from 1961 to 1975. The first generation was a vehicle with style, available as a two-door roadster or fastback coupe. Major upgrades in 1968 helped the luxury car keep up with increasingly stringent U.S. safety standards.

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The '60s saw three different generations of Ford's classic Thunderbird. Early models had a bullet-like appearance, while mid-'60s versions were squared off. By the late '60s, the car had become larger and more luxurious in an attempt to differentiate the vehicle from the Mustang and move it into a different market.

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Chevy developed its secret "Panther" project in the '60s to come up with a pony car to compete with the beloved Mustang. The result was the Camaro, which came out in 1966 and, except for a period between 2002 and 2009, has been produced ever since. To date, more than 5 million have been sold.

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It's hard to get cooler than a Mustang — unless you let Carroll Shelby get his hands on it. The Shelby GT350 was essentially a Mustang upgraded by Shelby, who added a more powerful engine and large rear brakes. The first generation Shelby Mustang went on sale in 1965; the second generation appeared in 2005 and is still being made.

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The 1965 Mustang came with a $276 upgrade known as the K-code (referring to the engine code on the vehicles' VIN numbers). Buyers who splurged on this option got a super powerful engine and a car built for speed — with a much-shortened warranty, no AC or power steering.

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When Alfa Romeo was ready to release its sporty new roadster in 1966, they held a contest to name the car, promising the winner a vehicle of his/her own. The winning entry was deemed to be "Duetto," but because of trademark issues, the company ended up just calling the car the Spider. The final Series 4 vehicle was made in 1993.

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Studebaker introduced its Avanti, with its unique fiberglass body, in 1962. Because of production problems, however, the company could only around 1,200 units (20,000 had been planned for 1962) and the Avanti was discontinued the following year.

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The '60s saw two generations of Cadillac's DeVille series (the first generation of the vehicle premiered in 1959). The second generation of the vehicle was produced between 1961 and 1964 and featured a prominent grille and large fins. The third generation, produced between 1965 and 1970, had sharper body lines, with the big fins found on earlier models reduced.

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Studebaker gave a sporty makeover to its Hawk model in 1962, and renovated the car again in 1964 — giving it a sport roof that was half vinyl, half metal. The '64 model was the last of the Hawk line as Studebaker neared the end of its life.

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Buick produced the Electra from 1959 to 1990, when it was replaced by the Park Avenue. This full-size luxury car went from a boxier finned model in the early '60s to a slimmed-down Coke-bottle design after 1965. The Electra lasted for six generations and was available as a coupe, convertible, sedan and station wagon over its life.

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Ford introduced the second generation of the Galaxie in 1960. This version was smaller with less ornamentation than previous versions and had particularly memorable half-moon taillights. The third generation offered a near-complete redesign and was bulkier than the second-gen Galaxies.

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In 1961, BMW came out with its New Class, available in sedan and GT coupes. The new model's success saved BMW, which had solvency issues in the previous years. The company went from having financial losses in 1961 to breaking even in '62 to being able to pay shareholders dividends in 1964 for the first time in 20 years.

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Lamborghini created the Miura to compete with Ferrari's racing style. The 1966 version had a mid-engine design and more pep than earlier Lambo models; it was, in fact, the fastest production road car when released.

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The British Motor Corporation, which would later become part of British Leyland and then the Rover Group, introduced its 1962 MGB as a compact two-seater with a smooth, rounded body. The sports car was available until 1980, with most upgrades focused on safety improvements rather than major overhauls. A version of the car reappeared in 1992 as the MG RV8 and lasted until 1995.

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Porsche has been making its iconic 911 since 1963. Known for its classic two-door, 2+2 design (which offers a small back seat area for children or storage), the sleek sports car was originally known as the 901, but the name was changed to 911 to avoid a copyright battle with Peugeot, who had a history of naming its cars with an "X0X" format.

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Built from 1968 to 1976, the U.K. Triumph company made more than 90,000 units of its TR6 and almost all were exported, including to the U.S. The roadster featured a squared-off front and rear with a walnut-clad dashboard. The vehicle, with its 2.5-liter straight-six engine, had a top speed of 120 mph.

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Chevy introduced its mid-sized Chevelle in the 1964 model year to compete with similar options from Plymouth and Ford. Early models were offered in coupes, convertibles, sedans and wagons. In 1966, the body was updated, giving it a smoother, sleeker design. The car was manufactured until 1977 when it was replaced by the redesigned Malibu.

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Dodge brought out the first generation of its iconic Charger in for the 1966 model year. The original vehicle used the Chrysler B platform and shared components with the Dodge Coronet. The two-door fastback on the earliest models had plenty of upgrade options, but demand for the first generation was low. That changed with the next iteration in 1968, when demand almost tripled initial production plans.

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Aston Martin made almost 1,000 DB5 vehicles between 1963 and 1965. The 2+2 coupe featured a high-end leather trim, with reclining seats and power windows standard. It was named in honor of Sir David Brown, who owned the company at the time.

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Dodge introduced the first Challenger in 1959 with its Coronet Silver Challenger sedan — available only in the color silver. Ten years later, the company came out with a much sleeker Challenger to take on the Mustang and Camaro. While there have been breaks in the production run, the longest being between 1983 and 2008, the pony car is currently in its third generation of production.

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Plymouth made its two-door Barracuda from 1964 to 1974. The first generation had a fastback coupe design, while the second generation added both hardtop and convertible options. Different engine options were also added along the way.

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Chevy built its '60s Impala on a GM B-platform body. Early versions had triple taillights and a bubbleback roofline, while later versions had a softer, rounder profile. The Impala SS (standing for "super sport") offered more powerful engines selections and different trim options from regular Impalas.

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The Dino 246 GT was the evolution of the Dino 206 GT. The vehicle was named after Enzo Ferrari's son, Alfredo "Dino" Ferrari. His son was working on an affordable, less powerful Ferrari model when he passed away at age 24 from muscular dystrophy. The 206 and 246 GTs were made between 1967 and 1974 and were the first vehicles produced in high numbers by the company.

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The Cougar was Mercury's first Pony car, designed to take on the Thunderbird and the Mustang. It initially had a European style design inspired by Jaguar's very successful E-Type, and was available in hardtop or convertible styles.

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Buick's Wildcat was originally part of the company's Invicta series, giving that vehicle a more powerful engine. The Wildcat became its own distinct line starting in 1963. Late '60s versions were modeled after the Buick Riviera. Production of the vehicle ceased in 1970.

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The Trans Am was an options package offered by Pontiac to buyers of its sporty Firebird. Introduced in 1969, the Trans Am package included better handling, power and performance and cost an extra $1,083.

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Officially known as the Type 1, the VW Beetle was introduced in 1938. In the '60s, the company added a front anti-roll bar and steering damper to reduce rollover risk, and mid-'60s models got much larger windows than earlier units.

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Named for a Libyan desert, the Ghibli was among the fastest Maseratis yet when it was introduced in 1967. Two years later, the company came out with a Spyder and SS versions.

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Jeep created one of the earliest sport utility vehicles with the introduction of its Wagoneer in 1963. The vehicle included a pickup chassis and wagon body, which expanded in size with the creation of the Super Wagoneer in 1966.

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The second Volkswagen model is officially known as the Type 2, but more commonly called a VW Bus. The first generation, which was produced through 1967, can be recognized by its iconic split windshield. Nicknames include "Microbus," "Minibus," and "Hippy Van."

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The unusual Ford Ranchero was essentially a two-door station wagon with a cargo bed, similar to those found on pickup trucks. The coupe utility vehicle was manufactured in seven generations from 1957 through 1979, where it was replaced, more or less, by the Ford Ranger.

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Introduced in 1962, the Ford Cortina was the best-selling car for much of the '70s in the UK. Its final production year was 1982, and it was still immensely popular; that year it was the second best-selling car in the U.K. and the most popular large family car.

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The midsize Ford Corsair was primarily sold in the U.K. and was produced from 1963 through 1970. Available as a saloon or estate styled vehicle, it is notable for its distinctly American design, and should not be confused with the Edsel Corsair sold in the U.S. at the tail end of the '50s.

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Better known as the Carrera GTS, the 904 was a sleek and stylish mid-engine sports car and was also the first Porsche with a fiberglass body. The vehicle was only produced from 1964 to 1965.

Can you identify this classic '60s car?

When it was released in 1961, the Oldsmobile Starfire was the priciest and most powerful Oldsmobile ever sold. The first generation of the vehicle was available from 1961 to 1966 and featured a convertible roof and leather bucket seats. In 1966, the last year of the first generation, the convertible option was dropped. When the second generation was produced in 1975, it was as Oldsmobile's first subcompact.

Can you identify this classic '60s car?

The Buick Riviera was GM's first attempt to compete in the luxury vehicle market. It offered similar power levels to more expensive and bigger Buicks, but weighed less and got better gas mileage. Models released in 1963 cost around $5,000 at the time. Produced from 1963 through 1993, and again from 1995 through 1999, the Riviera went through many style changes in its eight generations.

Can you identify this classic '60s car?

The 1961 Chrysler 300G was part of the luxury line's "letter" series. It had an oversized body with an "inverted" grille (bigger at the top than the bottom) and prominent fins. By the next year, the 1962 model lost its fins and was slightly toned down in terms of trim. The letter series lasted from 1955 through 1965, with each year getting its own letter. The Hurst 300, from 1970, is considered by some to belong in the series, however.

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Released in 1966, the Toronado was the first mass-produced American front-wheel-drive vehicle since the early days of the automotive industry. The sporty new car came complete with custom Firestone tires, which featured stiffer walls than standard wheels. The vehicle was made from 1965 through 1992 and spanned four generations.

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As muscle cars moved away from their customary less-expensive price points as features kept being added, Plymouth's Road Runner was a more affordable muscle car alternative to the pricier GTX. Introduced in 1968, the vehicle started as a two-door coupe with a very basic interior — including a plain vinyl bench seat and no carpet.

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Introduced in 1965, the Satellite was the top of the line for Plymouth at the time. Early models were available in hatchback or coupe styles, and the GTX model took things up a notch when it came out two years later. The Satellite was produced from 1964 through 1974 and was replaced in the Plymouth line up by the seventh generation of the Fury in 1975.

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