Can You Identify These '60s Cars from a Black and White Photo?

Robin Tyler

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About This Quiz

The 1960s were an interesting time. Think about it: The '60s saw the height of the Cold War which reached fever pitch during the Cuban missile crisis. It also saw different music genres explode. What about the birth of the hippie movement? Yes, the '60s can be remembered for many things including its cars.

Perhaps one of the most important outcomes from motoring in this decade was the birth of the pony car or the muscle car as we affectionately know them today. Now, many people will dispute what the first muscle car in the world was and we not going to get into a discussion about that. 

What we do know is that a certain model released by one of America's biggest brands in 1964 is perhaps the most iconic muscle car ever made. And today, its legacy lives on. Other brands soon followed and by the late '60s, if you didn't have a muscle car, you just weren't part of the young "in" crowd.

But there were many other excellent cars marketed during this decade and today, many of them are sought after.

So we have prepared a list of cars from the '60s for you to identify, and only from a black and white image. 

Can you dig it?

Name this classic from the '60s.

Although it had been in production for close to 30 years, 1965 saw major changes for the Beetle with the introduction of larger windows, which gave it a more modern look.

A true motoring legend, can you name the vehicle in this image?

One of the most loved models of the original Mini, the Cooper S was the brainchild of Formula One team owner, John Cooper. This essentially was a performance Mini with far more power, better brakes and carburetors.

This car was favored by a legendary super spy in the 1960s. Can you name it?

This sports car in the grand tourer class instantly became a classic when released in 1963. It did of course help that none other than James Bond drove a DB5 in a number of classic Bond films. It was available as both a 2-door convertible and 2-door hardtop.

Ah! What a cutie! Can you name this car?

Over 3,8 million units of the Fiat 500 were produced from 1957 to 1971. The first model made in the 1960s, the 500 D featured a bigger engine than the early models (upgraded to 500cc) as well as "suicide" doors.

A true '60s classic. Everybody wanted one then and everybody wants one today! Can you name it?

Arguably the most iconic muscle car ever, the Mustang was first released in 1964. It proved one of the most popular debuts ever and within a year, 400,000 units had been sold which quadrupled Ford’s sale estimates.

What a beauty! But do you know the make and model?

One of the most famous marques of the Corvette is the Mk II Stingray, produced between 1963 and 1967. This classic had either a 2-speed automatic gearbox or 3-speed manual with a range of engine options including small and big block V8s.

A little tougher this one. The vehicle in this image is a/an _________?

This mid-sized luxury car formed part of the Audi fleet from 1968 to 1994. Early versions of the 100 were available as either a 2-door or 4-door saloon or a 2-door coupe.

Beautiful! But do you know the make and model?

This two-door, two-seater sports car was first marketed by Nissan in 1969. It is one of the great classic Japanese sports cars.

This legendary model is a _______?

A true classic from the '50s and '60s, the 300 SL started life as a racing car in 1952 but soon became a production car in 1954 as a two-door coupe. The 300 SL became instantly recognizable thanks to its gullwing doors. Just over 3,200 of the coupe and roadster were built up until 1963.

Can you identify the vehicle in the image?

The first luxury 4x4 sold by Jeep, Wagoneers were produced for a period of 28 years, from 1963 to 1991. The first generation shared much with the Jeep Gladiator and was available as both a 2-door or 4-door model.

Cool vehicle, right? Do you know what it is?

Throughout their history, Chevrolet has produced some incredible models with the El Camino certainly one of them. It was available in a number of body options including as a utility vehicle and a coupe.

Name this classic.

Not many people know but Peugeot are actually the oldest car manufacturers in the world. Their most popular model, the 504, was produced between 1968 and 1983 and is the company's highest selling model.

Please identify the vehicle in this image.

One of Toyota's longest-running models, the Corolla was first introduced in 1966. A fastback version, the Sprinter, followed in 1968. Early Corollas were powered by a 1000 cc engine.

The name of the vehicle in this image is a ________?

Certainly an iconic name in American motoring, the Cadillac DeVille was produced starting in 1958. The first generation saw the vehicle into the 1960s and featured extremely pointy tail fins. It was available as either a 2- or 4-door hardtop that seated four people with ease.

Name this hulking beast, please.

Produced by the American Motors Corporation between 1968 and 1970, the AMX was a GT-style sports car. It featured a 2-door coupe-styled body and had six different engine options, all V8s of varying size. AMX's came with either a four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.

Please identify the make and model of the vehicle in this image.

A little over 500 examples of this sports touring car were produced by BMW from 1962 to 1965. The 3200 Coupe was essentially seen as a 2-door grand tourer and was powered by the first-ever V8 car engine produced by the company.

Can you name the vehicle in the image?

The Bongo was available as either a pickup truck or a cabover van. This Mazda stalwart was first released in the 1960s. The first generation was powered by a 780cc rear mounted engine although a 1000cc model was made available in 1968.

Name this model from an iconic manufacturer.

Produced from 1962 to 1970, the Wildcat changed in looks pretty much every year. One thing that remained constant was the V8 engines found under the hood

A stunningly beautiful car. But what is it?

Built between 1966 and 1973, the Miura was updated a number of times during its production. The first version, the P400, received its power from a 3.9-liter V12 engine also produced by Lamborghini.

With its aggressive looks and stance, this car should be easy to name.

Pontiac produced some iconic names in motoring, and none more so than its GTO. The first models, released in 1964, were available in a convertible, hardtop and coupe. This was a serious muscle car and remains a firm favorite with enthusiasts today.

This car dominated at Le Mans for four years in the mid- to late 1960's. Do you know the make and model?

The first generation GT40 won the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for four straight years from 1966 to 1969, which included filling out the top three positions in 1966. Only 105 were produced.

Are you able to identify the vehicle in this image?

The second version of the Duett, the P210 was released by Volvo in 1960. It came in two main body styles, a station wagon and a panel van. Some were also released as convertibles. It was powered by a 1.8-liter straight four engine.

How beautiful. But can you name it?

Only 39 Ferrari 250 GTOs were produced by the Italian marque between 1962 and 1964. Over its production run, the GTO featured had two engine options, a 3.0-liter and a 4.0-liter V12. The GTO is considered one of the greatest Ferraris ever made.

Simply stunning ... those lines are perfect. Can you name this classic beauty?

This classic British sports car was first made in 1961. Not only did he E-Type look spectacular, but it offered excellent performance and was capable of speeds of up to 150 mph while it covered 0-60 mph in under seven seconds. Over 38,000 of the Series 1 Jaguar, the first produced in the '60s, were made.

Name the vehicle featured in this image, please.

The first 4x4 Bronco hit the trails in 1966, and between that year and 1977 proved to be a more than capable off-roader. Blessed with a turning circle of just 33.8 feet, thanks to a wheel base of 92 inches, later models also included a Ford V8 engine with incredible torque. Bronco production ended in 1996 after 30 years, but Ford will reintroduce the model around 2019.

Can you name the vehicle in the picture?

Although the Nova first entered the market in 1962, it was in 1964 that it attained muscle car status thanks to the introduction of a V8 engine. The Nova eventually had the full range of engine options available to its bigger stablemate, the Camaro.

Name this aggressive-looking vehicle, please.

The first version of the Dodge Charger was a 4-seat fastback sedan. It was powered by 5.2-liter V8 as the base engine, although others were available.

This one might prove difficult! Can you name the vehicle in this image?

The Ford P68, also known as the F3L, was a prototype race car built in the United Kingdom. Despite its incredible looks and racing potential, it proved to be very unstable especially at high speed. It never won a race it entered.

Are you able to identify this vehicle?

Produced between 1960 and 1977, the first generation of the Ventura manufactured till 1970 included three body styles - 4-door sedan, 2-door convertible and 2-door hardtop.

Can you name this large vehicle?

Produced between 1962 and 1971, the Jeep Gladiator was available in both a 4-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive option. Obviously, the 4-wheel drive was far more capable off-road. Suspension options also varied with either a solid front axle or an independent front section. Power plant options changed a number of times through the years.

Are you able to identify the vehicle in this image?

Based on the Chevrolet Camaro chassis, the Pontiac Firebird was its own car and certainly caught the attention in the mid-1960s. The Firebird was powered by a range of engines including straight-six and V8s. Over 82,000 were sold in 1967, the first year of production.

This vehicle is a ___________?

The first generation of this front-engine, rear-wheel drive off-roader was introduced in 1961 and was available as either a 2-door SUV or 2-door pickup. The first generation, the Scout 80, included a fold-down windshield.

With its V8 powerplant, this car certainly could shunt along! Do you know the make and model?

Produced from 1968 to 1971, this muscle car was based on the two-door Coronet. The first version of the Super Bee had three powerplant options, all V8s and including the legendary Hemi powerplant.

Can you name this vehicle from the '60s?

A range of cars produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the 140 series were available as two-door and four-door sedans as well as a five-door station wagon. They were either powered by a 1.8- or 2.0-liter engine.

An aggressive looker for sure. Can you name it?

The 'Cuda quickly became a popular muscle car from its release in 1964. In fact, it debuted two weeks before the Ford Mustang. Of course, later models featuring the Hemi engine are the most sought after.

This is a tough one! Can you identify the make and model?

The first version of the Ventura, or Victor as it was known, was manufactured for a four-year period from 1957 to 1961. Close to 400,000 were made, each with a 3-speed manual box and a 1.5-liter engine. It was available as a four-door saloon car or a wagon.

Which vehicle is featured in this picture?

Available as a utility coupe, pickup or van, the 320 was released in 1961 and marketed by Datsun until 1965. It was powered by a 1.2-liter straight four engine.

Name this stunning vehicle, please.

The first generation of the Mercury Cougar was released in 1967 and built until 1970. No doubt, this was a muscle car, available as a 2-door hardtop or convertible and powered by a range of small and big block V8 engines.

Made for the Canadian market, can you name this vehicle?

The Regent, produced between 1951 and 1960 was actually built in Canada with the first models essentially a rebadged Plymouth Cranbrook. The last production Regent, released in 1960, was powered by a 5.1-liter V8 engine.

The car in this image is a _____________

A popular muscle car, the Cyclone claimed the title of fastest car of the year with a top speed of 189.22 mph.

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