Are You a True Ford Fanatic?

By: Ian Fortey

Are You a True Ford Fanatic?
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About This Quiz

It was on June 16, 1903, when Henry Ford founded his legendary company that left an indelible mark on the automotive world. Would we even have the market we have today if the Ford Model T hadn't been produced? This was the car that opened up the idea of car ownership to the ordinary person, that took it from limited-run, specialty vehicles to a mass-produced and affordable machine that real people could have and use. Ford may be the fifth largest automaker in the world today, with Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai and GM all having larger production numbers, but none of them would be where they are if not for Ford. 

While the Model T proved people loved the idea of having their own car, Ford was never one to rest on its laurels. The company has had a history of design and innovation that is second to none. Just look at the influence of cars like the legendary Ford Thunderbird in the 1950s, and the truly iconic Ford Mustang from the 1960s. The Mustang made such a splash that they sold four times the expected number in the first year alone. Over one million were sold in the first two years! 

If you have that blue oval stamped on your automotive soul, it's time to show off your stuff and prove you're a true Ford fanatic in this quiz!

01_Ford Bronco Ford marketed this early SUV as competition for Jeep. What is it?
Escape
Excursion
Bronco
Ford introduced the Bronco in 1965 and it stayed in production until 1996. Always popular with collectors and classic car enthusiasts, Ford decided to bring the Bronco back for the 2020 model year as well.
Raider

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02_Ford Model A 10HP 1903 What was the first Ford ever sold in 1903?
Model T
Model A
The first Ford ever sold was a Model A. A man by the name of Dr. Pfennig was the lucky buyer of that first car for a reasonable $850. Since that time, it has come back into the family and is currently on display at the Henry Ford museum.
V8
Model 01A

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03_1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, only owned one car ever and it was a Ford. What was it?
1959 Ford Thunderbird
1965 Ford Mustang
1967 Shelby GT 500
Jim Morrison's one and only car was a very impression 1967 Shelby GT500. GT350 models had been produced for several years beforehand, but the GT500 was all-new for the 1967 model year. It was decked out with a Ford Cobra 428 cu in V8 engine.
1966 Ford Ranchero

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04_Ford Fusion Hybrid Which Ford comes in gasoline, gas/electric hybrid, and gas/plug-in electric hybrid variants?
Escape
Puma
Maverick
Fusion
The Ford Fusion was introduced in 2006 and is still in production today. Currently, there are seven variants of the Fusion, including the base S model, the SE, the Titanium, the Hybrid, the Sport, the Platinum, and the Energi.

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05_ford mustang Over 10 million of which of these cars have been sold since they were introduced?
Tempo
Taurus
Mustang
Ford's Mustang is an automotive icon at this point, but it pretty much started at the top of its game as well. In 1964, the hope from Ford executives was that they'd sell 100,000 of them. They sold 400,000.
Escort

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06_Ford Quadricycle Do you know what the first vehicle Henry Ford ever made was called?
Quadricycle
Before any mass-produced vehicles and before Ford was even a company, the first vehicle that Henry Ford made was known as the Quadricycle. It was little more than a chassis with a rudimentary engine on bicycle wheels.
Straight Six
Model A
Double A

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07_ford Taurus Ford discontinued which of these in North America in 2019?
Taurus
One of Ford's most popular models, the Taurus was produced from 1986 until 2019. In the early 1990s, it was the best-selling model in North America until the Toyota Camry took the title in 1997, which it still holds to this day.
EcoSport
Edge
Focus

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08_Henry Ford with Model T For years, this was the best-selling car of all time with over 16 million units sold. What is it?
Custom
V8
Model A
Model T
Sometimes known as the Tin Lizzie, the Model T was produced from 1908 until 1927. The 15 millionth one rolled off the line in 1927. It wasn't outsold until 1972 when the Volkswagen Beetle finally surpassed its numbers.

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09_Ford Falcon "The Peanuts" gang were used to advertise which of these cars?
Fairlane
Fairmont
Festiva
Falcon
Ford produced the Falcon from 1959 until 1970. In 1961, the Falcon was advertised on TV with a commercial featuring Charles Schultz's "Peanuts" characters, including Snoopy and Charlie Brown. This was the very first time the characters had ever appeared animated.

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10_Ford Thunderbird 1958 Which car evolved from a two-seat convertible in 1955 to a personal luxury car in 1958?
Fairlane
Thunderbird
Ford produced the Thunderbird for a solid 50 years, from 1955 until 2005, and in that time, it changed significantly. The T-Bird was initially introduced as a sporty convertible, but by adding a second row of seats, the personal luxury car was essentially born.
Parklane
Country Squire

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11_Empire State Building mustang Do you know which model was assembled on the observation deck of the Empire State Building?
Mustang
In 1965, Ford assembled a Mustang, piece by piece, on the observation deck of the Empire State Building as a publicity stunt. And because history tends to repeat itself, they celebrated the car's 50th anniversary by doing the very same thing with a 2015 model.
Fairlane
GT40
Crestliner

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12_Ford Galaxie Introduced in 1958, which car was competition for the Chevy Impala?
Futura
Edsel
Consul
Galaxie
The Galaxie was rolled out in 1958 and got its name thanks to the space race and the era's fascination with all things outer space. This is not to be confused with the Ford Galaxy, which was a minivan first made in 1995.

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13_Ford F150 SVT Raptor Do you know which of these came with digital mud decals?
Bronco II
SVT Raptor
The SVT Raptor was introduced in 2009 as one of the numerous variants of the F-150. It was meant for off-roading and inspired its own variants, including the incredibly overpowered Hennessey Velociraptor that could be jacked up to 750 horsepower.
F-350 Super Duty
Expedition

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14_ford Lincoln Futura What kind of car was the 1966 Batmobile?
Lincoln Futura
George Barris was tasked with creating the iconic Batmobile for the 1966 television series. While initial plans were going to use an Oldsmobile, Barris had to make a car quickly and opted to use a Lincoln Futura, a concept car made by Ford's Lincoln division.
Ford Thunderbird
Lincoln Continental Mark II
Ford Corsel

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15_Ford GT40 (1966) This car won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race from 1966 to 1969. What was it?
Crestliner
Shelby GT350
GT40
Ford developed the GT40 somewhat out of spite, as Henry Ford and Enzo Ferrari had become adversaries after a business deal gone sour. Ford created the GT40 as a way to outrace the Le Mans dominating Ferrari that had been winning for several years before the GT40 took over.
Anglia

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16_2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 How many horsepower does the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 have?
650
700
720
760
The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is the fastest car Ford has ever produced. With 760 horsepower coming from a 5.2-liter "Predator" aluminum-alloy V8 engine, it can go from 0 to 60 in just over three seconds. Its top speed has been electronically limited to 180 mph.

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17_Ford Ka Ford has never settled on the pronunciation of this car's name. What is it?
EXP
Ka
Developed as a city car initially, the Ford Ka seems like it should be pretty easy to suss out since it's a two-letter word, but it's not. So far, Ford has acknowledged it as Ka like "cat," Ka like "cotton" and also K-A with the letters pronounced separately. Word is the "Ka" like in "cat" is the right one.
ZX2
Kuga

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18_1954 Ford Crestline Which mode was available as a Victoria, Sunliner and Country Squire?
Edsel
Corsair
Crestline
The Ford Crestline was produced from 1952 to 1954 and was the top of the line for that period. The Victoria was a two-door hardtop while the Sunliner was the convertible model, and the Country Squire was a station wagon with that classy wood side paneling.
Fairmont

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19_2004 Ford CVPI Many police forces famously used which of these models as cruisers?
Fairlane
Ranchero
Torino
Crown Victoria
Ford's Crown Victoria is most widely recognized as a police cruiser though it was also available for civilian use as well. Between 1991 and 2011, Ford made over 1.5 million of them before canceling the model in 2012.

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20_Ford F-450 crew cab Do you know which of these models weighed about 8,600 pounds?
Excursion Eddie Bauer
SVT Raptor
F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab
The Ford F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab is a massive beast at 8,600 pounds. Ford has been making Super Duty trucks since 1999, which include a range from F-250 up to the F-750. Generally, these are fleet trucks, but there are pickup versions as well.
Custom Deluxe Club Coupe

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21_Ford Ranchero Chevy introduced the El Camino to compete with which of these?
Ranchero
Chevy's El Camino may be the vehicle that most people remember for being the car with a pickup truck bed, but the Ranchero started the trend and was successful enough that Chevy made its own version as a knock off.
Corsair
Del Rio
Starliner

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22_Ford Custom This model had a run from 1949 all the way to 1981. What was it?
Fairlane
Custom
The Ford Custom was one of the earliest examples of Ford actually applying a name to their cars rather than only using a model number. In 1949 it was the Custom, and by 1950 you could get a Custom Deluxe.
Sunliner
Escape

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23_Ford Anglia Nearly 1.6 million of which of these models were produced in the UK starting in 1939?
Anglia
The Ford Anglia existed from 1939 until 1967 when the Escort replaced it. Early models had a vacuum-powered wiper on it that stopped working once you hit 40 miles per hour as the suction-effect from the induction manifold disappeared at that speed.
Eight
Consul
Executive

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24_Ford Capri Which car was positioned to be Europe's version of the Mustang?
Royale
Vendome
Ikon
Capri
Produced between 1968 and 1986, the Capri sold in the neighborhood of 1.9 million units in that period. Ford called it "the car you always promised yourself" in ads. For a time in the 1970s, it was also available for sale in North America.

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25_Ford Flex Ford cancelled which of these SUVs in 2019?
Escape
Flex
2019 saw the end of the Ford Flex after a 10-year production run. Originally they were marketed in three trim levels with seating for either six or seven passengers. A fourth trim level, the Titanium, was added for 2011 and 2012 models.
Excursion
Expedition

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26_1975 Ford Pinto Which of these is considered one of the biggest disasters in auto making history?
Pinto
The infamous Ford Pinto has been raked over the coals for years as an example of a massive failure in car making. The Pinto had a reputation for being incredibly unsafe and potentially lethal, though later studies would determine it was actually no more dangerous than similar cars on the road.
Skyliner
Tempo
Zephyr

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27_Ford Country Squire If you wanted wood paneling you wanted which of these models?
Elite
Executive
Country Squire
The Ford Country Squire was the name applied to a line of station wagons made from 1950 until 1991. The Country Squire was phased out as sales for station wagons declined and was replaced by the Crown Victoria model.
Excursion

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28_Ford Edsel Ford is said to have lost $250 million on which of these?
XL
Fairmont
Falcon
Edsel
Named after Henry Ford's son, the Edsel was deemed a colossal failure on pretty much every level. The problem wasn't necessarily in the car's engineering, but its marketing, price and appearance were all mocked pretty soundly.

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29_1999 Ford Focus Do you know which of these replaced the Escort?
Fusion
Focus
The Focus was first produced in 1998 for the European and Asian markets and then hit North America a year later. The goal of the Focus was to have a single compact vehicle that would be sold worldwide in every country Ford was available.
Escape
Mondeo

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30_Shelby Daytona, 1964 A 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX was the most expensive Ford ever sold. How much did it go for at auction?
$6,000,000
$6,950,000
$7,250,000
In 2009, a 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX went for a staggering $7.25 million. Only six of these cars were ever built, after which Carroll Shelby was reassigned to the Ferrari-killer GT40 project.
$8,300,000

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31_Ford Fairlane Ford named which of these cars after the estate of Henry Ford?
Executive
Landau
Del Rio
Fairlane
In 1955, Ford started producing the Fairlane. Six different body styles were available, including the Sunliner convertible, the Club Sedan, the Crown Victoria, the Town Sedan, the Victoria hardtop, and arguably the most unusual was Skyliner with a tinted, transparent roof.

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32_Ford Transit 1986 Which of these has been the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for 40 years?
Transit
The Ford Transit has been in production officially since 1965 though there was an earlier Transit known as the Taunus Transit that was nearly exclusively available in Germany. Transits are sold all over the world and are so ubiquitous that in some places, the word "Transit" is used synonymously with "van."
F-100
Econoline
Supervan

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33_Ford Gran Torino Ford chose which of these as a base for some of its Nascar entrants?
Freestar
Torino
The Torino was produced from 1968 until 1976 and had been an upscale Fairlane variant at first. Ford produced a few jacked-up muscle car versions of the Torino, however, including one with a 429 cu in Cobra-Jet V8 engine.
Maverick
Puma

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34_1956 Ford F-100 The 1954 version of which of these has a flathead V8 in it?
Custom
LTD
Econoline
F-100
What had previously been known as the Ford F-1 became the F-100 in 1953. The next year was the final year of the flathead V8 engines, and by 1955, they had rolled out the 239 CID overhead valve Y-block V8, which they called the "Power King."

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35_ford Tempo Which compact car was produced from 1984 to 1994?
Eifel
Meteor
Escort
Tempo
One of the most popular cars of the '80s, the Ford Tempo was designed to be aerodynamic, fuel-efficient and ergonomic. Ford sold over 2.7 million of the Tempo and the nearly identical Mercury Topaz in their 10-year run.

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