Rarest of the Rare: How Many Limited-Edition Cars Do You Know?


By: Allison Lips

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Most of us have to settle for driving something mainstream like a Toyota Camry, a Ford Focus or Chevrolet Silverado. A few who want to stand out from the crowd will opt for a Chevrolet Camaro or a Ford Mustang. However, those with unlimited amounts of cash and a need for speed are able to afford cars that the rest of us can only dream about.

Companies like Shelby, Bugatti, and McLaren produce their cars in small batches, which not only ensures complete customization, but also that the vehicle's price doesn't depreciate much or at all. In fact, some will even build you whatever you want as long as you can afford it. 

In 2018, the most expensive new car is a one-of-a-kind, custom-ordered Rolls-Royce Sweptail, which cost $13 million and took Rolls-Royce 4 years to build. Considering its price tag, the Sweptail makes McLaren's Speedtail look like a bargain at $2.2 million. 

While those prices are out of reach for the majority of people, limited edition collectible sports cars can fetch even more money at auction. In 2018, a Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $48 million. At least you can dream about owning these cars. 

Are you a gearhead? Do you love all sorts of exotic, rare and expensive cars? Then, test your knowledge with this quiz! 

What was the special version of Dodge's Custom Royal Lancer that was marketed specifically toward women?

The Dodge La Femme was produced for 1955 and 1956. Dodge sold approximately 2,500 La Femmes. The 1955 version came in heather rose and sapphire white, while the 1956 model had a color scheme of misty orchid and regal orchid.


Which car holds the distinction of being the only special edition Minor?

There were 350 Morris Millions made. However, only one is considered official with the rest considered replicas. All cars were painted lilac and had the same white leather seats with black piping.


Which car was the result of a business agreement between the general manager of Shelby American, Peyton Cramer and Hertz?

There were 1,000 Shelby Mustang GT350-Hs made for Hertz. If you were a member of the Hertz Sports Car Club and over 25 years old in 1966, you could pay $17 per day and 17 cents per miles to drive this limited edition car.


Which car launched in 2011 and was only sold for that model year?

BMW originally intended to make 2,700 units available. However, due to demand, the company increased the number to 6,331. Only 740 of the cars were available in the United States.


Which Ferrari went for over $17 million at auction in 2016?

Ferrari only made 56 of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Of those 56, only 37 had covered headlights.


Lamborghini only made three units of which car?

In 2013, a new Lamborghini Veneno sold for approximately $3.9 million. The car can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 221 mph.


Which car only had two units produced because the exclusive white carbon fiber made it difficult to produce?

The Trevita goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds. At one point, one of the two vehicles produced was owned by Floyd Mayweather Jr.


Which car had two units made, but only one still exists because one was in an accident?

In 2015, the one remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake sold for $5.1 million. At one point the other Super Snake was owned by Bill Cosby, who later returned the car because the experience of driving the vehicle scared him.


Which Oldsmobile was originally built for the 1954 Motorama show?

In 2005, the only existing 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 was sold at a Scottsdale, Arizona auction for approximately $3.3 million. It is currently on display at the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum.


Which car was developed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Lamborghini's birth?

There are only 40 Lamborghini Centenarios in the world. Twenty of the vehicles are coupes and the other 20 are roadsters. The first unit sold for $2.3 million.


Which Bugatti sports car has a product run limited to 500?

As of March 6, 2018, 300 Bugatti Chirons have been sold. The base model starts at $3 million.


Which car sold for $48.4 million at a 2018 auction?

In 2008, Sotheby sold one of the 36 GTOs built at an auction in Monterey, California. At the 1963 Targa Florio, the car came in 1st in class.


Which car was put back into limited production in 2016?

In 2016, Jaguar decided to rebuild nine units that were destroyed in a 1957 factory fire. The cars are built to 1957 specifications, so they cannot be driven legally in the United Kingdom. Each car was sold for more than $1.4 million.


Which McLaren vehicle only saw six units produced, one of which was a prototype?

In 1998, McLaren produced F1's with LM-specifications. While they are also rare, with just 106 produced, the F1 is a completely different vehicle.


Which Chevrolet vehicle exists because Fred Gibb exploited the company's Central Office Production Order?

Fred Gibb had to place an order of at least 50 vehciles to get the car made. Even though 69 Camaro ZL1s were made and 50 were shipped to Gibb Chevrolet. Gibb could only sell 13 because of the car's $7,200 price tag, which was considerably more expensive than everything else on his lot.


Which car had two units made: one red and one white?

The red 1966 Dodge Coronet four-door Sedan sold for $660,000 in 2007. The white model is owned by "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, who is a drag racing legend.


Which car was popular in 1968 and 1979, but saw its popularity decline significantly in 1970 with just two people ordering the vehicle with a Hemi and convertible body?

In 1970, only 41,000 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible's were sold with that model year. Only three Hemi Road Runner convertibles were built for 1970. However, just one had a four-speed-transmission and the Pistol Grip shifter.


Which car had a limited production run of 230 units in 1967?

In 1966, there were 57 Ford Fairlane 427s built. While the 1967 model year had 230 units, 72 of those XLs came with the four-speed transmission.


Which vehicle was a lightweight version of another car and was often called "Super Stock?"

There were only 55 R023 GTX's made. It is a lighter version of the 1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi.


Which car saw only 20 produced and was built on the C2 platform?

The L88 was produced for three years. In 2014, a 1967 model sold for over $3.8 million.


Which car had 300 units produced in its first model year?

In 2014, a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette sold for $660,000. Its VIN was 181 out of 300.


Which car retailed for around $4,500 when it was released?

In 1970, Chevrolet made 4,475 LS6-powered cars. No one knows for sure how many were El Caminos, coupes or convertibles.


Which car sold for $232,500 in 2013?

In 1971, there were 275 GTO Judges sold. Of those, 17 came in convertible form.


Which car was produced from 1962 to 1967, but never finished its original run of 100 units?

In the '60s, Shelby made only 53 of the 100 FIA required S/C Cobras. From 1990 to 1992, Shelby sold five of the remaining cobras for $500,000 each. However, there are believed to be nine completion Cobras in the world.


Which vehicle appeared in the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice?"

Toyota produced 351 of the 2000GT. In 2013, a model sold for over $1.1 million.


Which famous British car did James Bond drive in "Goldfinger?"

When it was new, the DB5 saloon retailed for £4,175. At the time, the convertible version could be had for £4,490.


Ford only made six of which sportscar?

There were only six 1965 Ford GT roadsters made. Two survived, including the only one that raced at Le Mans.


Which car went "Back to the Future?"

The DeLorean Motor Company made fewer than 8,600 DMC DeLoreans. It was built in 1981 and 1982.


In 2018, a damaged version of which car sold for $425,000 because only 294 with its specifications were made?

Porsche Cars North America's in-house historian, Dave Engleman, believes six Porche 959s were built in 1992, but there are very few records. The 1992 models aren't worth more than the original cars because they were built from spare parts, look identical to the originals and Porsche didn't publicize the fact that they were made.


Which car ceased production in 1973 due to a combination of lack of demand and the oil crisis?

In 2016, a Lamborghini Miura P400 SV went up for sale. It was expected to sell for between $1.9 million and $2.2 million. However, it failed to sell.


Which car had an MSRP of $650,000 when it went on the market in 2002?

There were only 400 Ferrari Enzos made. Currently, a Ferrari Enzo sells for $2.5 million to $3 million.


Which Dodge vehicle was only produced from 1949 to 1952?

When the Dodge Wayfarer was sold, it cost $1,700. Today, they are rare because they were so affordable at the time. The 1950 model year consisted of 75,000 cars.


Which Japanese car was only produced for three years in the 1990s?

The Mazda RX-7 was built for the 1993 to 1995 model years. It uses a Wankel rotary engine.


Which car was actually a rebadged Mitsubishi Lancer Celeste?

The first Plymouth Arrows sold in the United States market were sold in 1975. The car was on the market until 1980.


Which car was designed by Dick Teague and built by Mitchell-Bentley Corporation?

In 2013, a 1954 Pack Panther Convertible sold for $825,000. There were only four built.


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