Quiz: Can You Identify These '50s Cars from a Black and White Photo?
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Can You Identify These '50s Cars from a Black and White Photo?
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

The '50s were an exciting time in the world of motoring and definitely saw a styling shift as cars moved from the rounded looks of the 1930s and 1940s into the long, sleek cars of the 1950s, especially when it came to American models.

Chrome became the order of the day, lots of chrome, and together with pointy tail fins and convertibles, many Chevrolet and Ford models quickly became extremely popular.

On the other side of the Atlantic, European styling still maintained those sleek lines that one associated with the likes of Porsche and Ferrari and towards the end of the decade, cars were generally smaller than their American counterparts.

But would you be able to name an American classic from just one image? Or would you be able to pick out the sleek lines of a 1950s model European sports car? What about a classic American truck, would you be able to identify the make and model? Make no mistake; this quiz will test your auto knowledge like no other. And that's why only 7% of people who undertake it pass it with 100% of the answers correct

But you can do this, your knowledge of cars will see you through!  

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With its distinctive gullwing doors, this vehicle was a stunner in the 1950's and still is a stunner today. Can you name it, please?
2 of 40
Small and cute, what's not to like about this car, first introduced in Britain in 1959. What is it?
3 of 40
Identify this vehicle, please - a bastion of sophistication and luxury!
4 of 40
A true beauty and still in demand, one of these recently sold for over $5 million at auction. Do you know the make and model?
7 of 40
Any idea as to the make and model of this pickup from the 1950's?
8 of 40
Ultimately a failure, with the correct marketing, this car could have been a hit. Name it, please.
9 of 40
Name this beautiful mid-sized luxury car from the 1950's, please.
10 of 40
Another classic 1950s pickup. What is it called?
11 of 40
Look at this classic pointy tail fins... a sure sign of the 1950's. Many cars had them so can you identify this make and model?
12 of 40
Popular in the Land Down Under, do you know the name of the vehicle in this image?
13 of 40
Those beautiful lines, typical of the 1950's. Name the maker and model, please.
14 of 40
Can you identify this full-sized luxury sedan first introduced in 1952?
15 of 40
An entry-level for a big U.S. car producer, can you name this vehicle?
16 of 40
Name this full-sized station wagon that first appeared in 1957, please.
17 of 40
Name this classic pickup, please.
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The vehicle in this image is a _________?
19 of 40
This off-roader was first marketed in 1955 and produced for a period of almost 30 years. Can you identify it?
20 of 40
Can you identify this luxury limousine?
21 of 40
About 36,000 units of this beautiful car were produced from 1953 to 1958. What is it?
22 of 40
A stylish '50s roadster, but can you name it from the options below?
23 of 40
This is the longest running model in this manufacturer's fleet and was launched in 1955. Can you name the make and model?
24 of 40
25 of 40
Can you please tell us the name of this '50s station wagon?
26 of 40
Perhaps better known as a muscle car in the 1970s, this vehicle actually made its debut in 1953. What is it?
27 of 40
This vehicle, first introduce in 1950 was produces for 41 years! What is it?
28 of 40
Which car from the list below is shown in this image?
29 of 40
Powered by just a 1.2-liter engine, can you tell us the make and model of this vehicle?
30 of 40
First introduced in 1956, over 600,000 units of this car were sold worldwide. What is it?
31 of 40
Elvis Presley owned not one but two of the car shown below. Do you know what it is?
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Name this off-road truck, please.
33 of 40
Many of those in the know consider this the first muscle car. Do you know the make and model?
35 of 40
The vehicle in this image is a ________________.
36 of 40
This vehicle was available in four body options. Are you able to identify it?
37 of 40
One of history's biggest motoring flops, which car is shown in this image?
38 of 40
Intended for paratroopers in the United States Army, what vehicle is shown here?
39 of 40
Rare and in demand, an example of this vehicle sold for $5.6 million in 2008. Can you name it?
40 of 40
The car in this image is a __________
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