Can You Identify These Ford Cars From the '80s?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

Can You Identify These Ford Cars From the '80s?
Image: Charlie from United Kingdom via Wiki Commons

About This Quiz

Don't be afraid, put the pedal to the metal!

If you ask someone to name an American automobile, then more often than not they will give you the name of a Ford vehicle. This is because over the years, Ford has set a reputation for being able to provide all-American styled vehicles that are tough, stylish and rugged. Alongside Fiat Chrysler and General Motors, Ford stands as one of the "Big Three" automobile manufacturers in the United States. In addition to this, with over a century of prolific history under its belt, it is not surprise that Ford has also managed to rank in the top five largest automobile manufactures in the world! 

The '80s were a unique time for Ford and other American automobile manufacturers. This was the decade when these American manufacturers started to stabilize after the Japanese takeover of the market. However, now since Japan held the number one spot as the largest automobile producing country, Ford began put a greater focus on quality over quantity. This quiz takes a look at some of the most iconic '80s Ford cars that help to bridge the gap between the classic era and the modern era. So are you ready to test your knowledge on these metal mobiles from the '80s? Then let's get started!

1986 Ford Taurus wagon Do you know the name of this '80s Ford car?
1984 Ford LTD sedan
1986 Ford Taurus wagon
The 1986 Ford Taurus wagon is a mid-size car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. Overall it is notable for its 3 decades of production and having over 7.5 million units produced.
1988 Ford Probe
1985 Ford Scorpio Mk I Hatchback

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1980 Ford Pinto Which '80s Ford car is showcased in this photo?
1980 Ford Pinto
This is the 1980 Ford Pinto, a subcompact car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. The Pinto is remembered not only for its success but also for the controversies that followed it over the years.
1986 Ford Mustang GT
1987 Ford Capri
1981 Ford Custom 500

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1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Do you know the name of the '80s Ford car in this photo?
1984 Ford Corsair
1981 Ford Laser
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire
The 1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire is a 4-door station wagon and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. It marked the end of the Country Squire marque in the '80s and served as a midpoint for the seventh generation.
Ford EXP

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1986 Ford Festiva What is the name of the '80s Ford car in this picture?
1984 Ford RS200
1981 Ford Custom 500
1986 Ford Festiva
This is the 1986 Ford Festiva, a subcompact car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. It was notably marketed in North America, South America, Japan and Australia.
1982 Ford Granada

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1988 Ford Probe Which '80s Ford car is in this image?
1988 Ford Probe
This is the 1988 Ford Probe, a liftback coupe and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. It is notable for actually being based on the Mazda MX-6.
1986 Ford Taurus wagon
Ford Orion GL Mark I
1987 Ford Mustang convertible

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1980 Ford Thunderbird Can you identify this '80s Ford car?
1989 Ford Telstar GL sedan
1980 Ford Thunderbird
This is the 1980 Ford Thunderbird, a personal luxury car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. It is also worth mentioning that Lincoln-Mercury marketed their own versions of the Thunderbird under different names from 1968 onward.
1986 Ford Taurus wagon
1981 Ford Laser

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1984 Ford Mustang SVO Do you recognize this '80s Ford car?
1984 Ford Mustang SVO
The 1984 Ford Mustang SVO is a 3-door liftback and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. It was a limited production version and at the time it was the most expensive version of the Mustang available.
1980 Ford Fairmont
1980 Ford Thunderbird
1985 Ford Scorpio Mk I Hatchback

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1983 Ford Fiesta This is a picture of which '80s Ford car?
1989 Ford Telstar GL sedan
1987 Ford Landau
1982 Ford Sierra
1983 Ford Fiesta
This is the 1983 Ford Fiesta, a subcompact car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. The Fiesta ranks highly in the listing of the best-selling Ford marques, having an overall total of 16 million Fiestas being sold.

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1981 Ford Durango What is the name of the '80s Ford car in this image?
1981 Ford Durango
The 1981 Ford Durango is a coupe utility and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. It is notable for being produced through a joint venture between Ford and National Coach Works.
1982 Ford Taunus TC3
1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
1989 Ford Fiesta

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1987 Ford Mustang convertible This is an image of which '80s Ford car?
1988 Ford Probe
1984 Ford Mustang SVO
Ford Orion Mark II
1987 Ford Mustang convertible
This is the 1987 Ford Mustang convertible, a pony car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. This model started the second half of the third generation of Mustangs; which featured aerodynamic composite headlamps and front fascia styling.

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Ford EXP Can you identify the '80s Ford car in this image?
Ford EXP
The Ford EXP is a sports compact coupe and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. The EXP was a longer, more aerodynamic and lower version of the Ford Escort.
1984 Ford RS200
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire
1984 Ford LTD sedan

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1982 Ford Cortina Can you identify the '80s Ford car in this picture?
1988 Ford Probe
1981 Ford Escort GLX
1982 Ford Cortina
This is the 1982 Ford Cortina, one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. It was built by Ford of Britain and had a total of five generations.
1984 Ford Mustang SVO

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1987 Ford Capri Which '80s Ford car is in this picture?
1987 Ford Capri
This is the 1987 Ford Capri, a fastback coupé and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. Throughout its entire lifespan, the Capri sold almost 1.9 million units.
1981 Ford Durango
1984 Ford Mustang convertible
1982 Ford Taunus TC3

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1984 Ford Capri Which '80s Ford car is showcased in this picture?
1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
1984 Ford Capri
The 1984 Ford Capri is a mid-size sports car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. It is notable for being manufactured by Ford of Europe and being extremely similar to the Mercury Capri.
1989 Ford Scorpio Mk I
1981 Ford Corcel II

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Ford Orion Mark II What is the name of the '80s Ford car in this photo?
1986 Ford Festiva
1980 Ford Pinto
Ford Orion Mark II
The Ford Orion Mark II is a small family car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. The Mark II added features like anti-lock brakes and a heated front windscreen.
1984 Ford RS200

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1982 Ford Telstar
1981 Ford Corcel II
This is the 1981 Ford Corcel II, one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. It was a part of the second generation and had a remodeled design that featured straight lines instead of the pony car style of the original Corcel.
1984 Ford Capri
1980 Ford Fairmont

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1982 Ford Del Rey Which '80s Ford car is in this image?
1981 Ford Custom 500
1985 Ford Granada
1982 Ford Del Rey
The 1982 Ford Del Rey is a mid-sized car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. It was notable for being the successor to the popular Ford Corcel II
1989 Ford Scorpio Mk I

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1982 Ford Telstar Which '80s Ford car is showcased here?
1989 Ford Telstar GL sedan
1980 Ford Fairmont
1988 Ford Escort
1982 Ford Telstar
This is the 1982 Ford Telstar, a mid-sized car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. Overall, the Telstar marque was actually based on the Mazda Capella.

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1982 Ford Sierra Do you know the name of the '80s Ford car in this picture?
1985 Ford Scorpio Mk I Hatchback
1982 Ford Sierra
The 1982 Ford Sierra is a mid-size car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. It is notable for being mainly manufactured in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Belgium.
1983 Ford Fiesta
1987 Ford Tempo

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1981 Ford Laser Do you know the name of the '80s Ford car in this photo?
1980 Ford Thunderbird
1981 Ford Laser
The 1981 Ford Laser is a compact car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. It was not available in North America, instead it was sold by Ford in Asia, Oceania, South America and Africa.
1987 Ford Capri
1984 Ford Mustang SVO

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1986 Ford Mustang GT Which '80s Ford car is showcased in this photo?
1989 Ford Sierra Mk II
Ford EXP
1989 Ford Fiesta
1986 Ford Mustang GT
This is the 1986 Ford Mustang GT, a pony car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. It earned the nickname “Foxbody” due to it being built on Ford’s Fox platform.

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1981 Ford Escort GLX This is a photo of which '80s Ford car?
1984 Ford LTD sedan
1982 Ford Cortina
Ford Orion GL Mark I
1981 Ford Escort GLX
The 1981 Ford Escort GLX is a small family car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. Due to the success of the Escort nameplate in earlier years, the marque diversified and expanded to include several other Ford cars.

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1989 Ford Fiesta What is the name of this '80s Ford car?
1984 Ford RS200
1989 Ford Fiesta
This is the 1989 Ford Fiesta, a subcompact car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. This model marked significant changes in the marque that would help to shape the aesthetic of the modern Fiesta.
1985 Ford Sierra Mk II
1981 Ford Durango

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1989 Ford Telstar GL sedan Do you know the name of the '80s Ford car in this image?
1981 Ford Laser
1989 Ford Telstar GL sedan
This is the 1989 Ford Telstar GL sedan, a mid-sized car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. Overall, the Telstar marque was actually based on the Mazda Capella.
1981 Ford Escort GLX
1983 Ford Fiesta

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1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Can you identify this '80s Ford car?
1986 Ford Mustang GT
1981 Ford Durango
1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
The 1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria is a full-size car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. The Crown Victoria nameplate was originally introduced as a luxury trim package for the all-new Ford LTD.
1984 Ford Capri

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1988 Ford Escort Can you correctly name this '80s Ford car?
1980 Ford Granada
1987 Ford Tempo
1988 Ford Escort
The 1988 Ford Escort is a family and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. The Escorts that were introduced in the '80s were a significant departure from the earlier models; both in design and performance.
1982 Ford Telstar

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1982 Ford Granada Which '80s Ford car is showcased in this image?
1982 Ford Granada
This is the 1982 Ford Granada, a compact car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. It is notable for being originally marketed as a luxury compact vehicle, above the Maverick.
1989 Ford Taunus TC3
1986 Ford Del Rey
1986 Ford Festiva

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1987 Ford Tempo What is the name of the '80s Ford car in this photo?
1987 Ford Tempo
The 1987 Ford Tempo is a compact car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. The Mercury Topaz is universally considered to be its twin.
1983 Ford Fiesta
1980 Ford Granada
1982 Ford Sierra

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1989 Ford Corsair Which '80s Ford car is in this photo?
1983 Ford Landau
1982 Ford Telstar
1989 Ford Corsair
The 1989 Ford Corsair is a mid-sized car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. While the previous generations were marketed in America and Europe, this iteration was marketed in Australia.
1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire

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1984 Ford RS200 This is an image of which '80s Ford car?
Ford Orion Mark II
1984 Ford RS200
The 1984 Ford RS200 is a four-wheel drive sports car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. it is notable for serving as the basis for Ford's Group B rally car.
1981 Ford Escort GLX
1982 Ford Cortina

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1982 Ford Taunus TC3 Which '80s Ford car is this?
1987 Ford Mustang convertible
1989 Ford Del Rey
1987 Ford Capri
1982 Ford Taunus TC3
This is the 1982 Ford Taunus TC3, a large family car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. The TC in the name was short for “Taunus Cortina”, which was intended as a direct reference to the Cortina marque.

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1984 Ford LTD sedan Can you identify the '80s Ford car in this image?
1982 Ford Cortina
1981 Ford Capri
Ford EXP
1984 Ford LTD sedan
This is the 1984 Ford LTD sedan, a mid-sized car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. South America also had this nameplate marketed to them; however, it was actually the Ford Galaxie 500.

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Ford Orion GL Mark I Which '80s Ford car is in this picture?
1989 Ford Sierra Mk II
1980 Ford Pinto
1987 Ford Mustang convertible
Ford Orion GL Mark I
The Ford Orion GL Mark I is a small family car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. During the overall 10-year lifespan of the Orion, there were over 3.5 million units sold.

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1980 Ford Fairmont Do you know the name of the '80s Ford car in this picture?
1981 Ford Corcel II
1989 Ford Thunderbird
1982 Ford Sierra
1980 Ford Fairmont
This is the 1980 Ford Fairmont, a compact car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. There were several variants made; including a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe.

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1983 Ford Landau This is a picture of which '80s Ford car?
1983 Ford Landau
The 1983 Ford Landau is a 4-door sedan and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. It was actually manufactured by Ford Brazil and is notable for being one of the most iconic Ford cars in the country.
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire
1988 Ford Escort
1980 Ford Granada

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1989 Ford Scorpio Mk I Which '80s Ford car is showcased in this picture?
1981 Ford Corcel II
1982 Ford Granada
1982 Ford Del Rey
1989 Ford Scorpio Mk I
This is the 1989 Ford Scorpio Mk I, an executive car and one of Ford’s popular developments from the '80s. It was originally intended to serve as a replacement for the European Ford Granada line.

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1980 Ford Granada Can you identify the '80s Ford car in this photo?
1980 Ford Granada
The 1980 Ford Granada is a compact car and one of the most iconic vehicles from the '80s. It was originally marketed as a luxury compact vehicle, above the Maverick.
1989 Ford Corsair
1988 Ford Escort
1983 Ford Landau

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