Can You Identify These Rust Bucket Cars?

By: Robin Tyler
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can You Identify These Rust Bucket Cars?
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About This Quiz

Many car enthusiasts dream of restoring a classic. So many old rust buckets exist out there, just waiting for a helping hand to restore them to their former glory. And they can be found in the strangest of places - scrapyards, barns - you name a storage area and somewhere in the world a car is just sitting, waiting for someone to come along!

Over the past few decades, car restoration has certainly become a booming business, not only in the United States but all over the world. More and more car lovers are saving their hard-earned cash to find that special car from their youth, for example, perhaps the first car they ever owned. Perhaps they still own it, but it has fallen on hard times. 

There's nothing like restoring a piece of your own individual history back to pristine glory. 

And we have the TV to thank for showing us that car restoration, although costly, is certainly possible. Think of Overhaulin' with Chip Foose, Fast 'n Loud, Chasing Classic Cars - the list is endless! These just show us just what can be achieved!

So now, let's see if you can identify a range of car models from their rusty shells in our quiz!

Good luck!

1960s Ford Mustang Let's start with an easy one. What rust bucket car is seen in this image?
1960s Ford Mustang
Arguably the most iconic muscle car ever, the Mustangs were 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.
1952 Hudson Hornet
1964 Chevy Belair
1953 Chevrolet C1 Corvette

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1952 Hudson Hornet This rust bucket as actually an awesome NASCAR racer. Are you able to identify it?
1960s Ford Mustang
1952 Hudson Hornet
Early NASCAR racing saw drivers using stock vehicles, hence the term stock car. The Hudson Hornet was so dominant that if you were not driving one, you didn't stand a chance of a NASCAR win, no matter how talented a driver you were.
1964 Chevy Belair
1953 Chevrolet C1 Corvette

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1955 Chevrolet Belair What a looker (even when rusty!). Do you know the make and model?
1960s Ford Mustang
1952 Hudson Hornet
1964 Chevrolet Belair
One of the most iconic vehicles ever produced by Chevrolet was the Belair. The model manufactured between 1955 and 1957 will always be remembered for its fantastic trim and those beautiful pointy tail fins.
1953 Chevrolet C1 Corvette

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1953 Chevrolet C1 Corvette Identify the vehicle in the image, please.
1960s Ford Mustang
1952 Hudson Hornet
1964 Chevrolet Belair
1953 Chevrolet C1 Corvette
The Corvette name is loved around the world. From its inception in 1953, the Corvette brand is the jewel in the Chevrolet crown.

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1966 Dodge Charger Please identify this classic muscle car
1966 Dodge Charger
The Charger was Dodge's first muscle car in the 1960s and entered the market as their answer to Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
1953 Chevrolet C1 Corvette
1952 Hudson Hornet
1960s Ford Mustang

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1984 Ford_Bronco_II Can you identify this rust bucket off-roader?
1964 Chevrolet Belair
1966 Dodge Charger
1952 Hudson Hornet
1984 Ford Bronco II
The first 4x4 Bronco hit the trails in 1966, and between that year and 1996, 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 9 inches, later models also included a Ford V8 engine with incredible torque.

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1948 Citroen 2CV An instantly recognizable classic. Name it, please.
1984 Ford Bronco II
1952 Hudson Hornet
1960s Ford Mustang
1948 Citroen 2CV
One of the world's classic cars, the Citroen 2CV was built between 1948 and 1990. Its unique shape is instantly recognizable, even to the man in the street. Over 3.8 million were built.

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1960s Chevrolet Impala The vehicle in this image is a rust-covered _______?
1948 Citroen 2CV
1960s Chevrolet Impala
The Impala name is synonymous with Chevrolet. This iconic brand first hit the vehicle market in 1958.
1966 Dodge Charger
1984 Ford Bronco II

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1958 Cadillac de Ville Are you able to identify this rust bucket?
1955 Volkswagen Beetle
1960s Chevrolet Impala
1958 Cadillac DeVille
Certainly an iconic name in American motoring, the Cadillac DeVille was produced between 1958 and 2005.
1966 Dodge Charger

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1964 Jeep CJ6 Difficult not to recognize that classic shape. Can you name the vehicle?
1960s Chevrolet Impala
1958 Cadillac DeVille
1964 Jeep CJ6
The CJ-6 was a variant of the CJ-5 with the addition of an extra 20 inches added to the wheelbase. It was produced from 1955 to 1976 with around 50,000 units manufactured.
1948 Citroen 2CV

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1959_Ford_Fairlane_500_Galaxie Please identify the rust bucket in this image
1953 Chevrolet C1 Corvette
1961 Mini Cooper
1964 Jeep CJ6
1959 Ford Galaxie 500
Built between 1958 and 1971, the Galaxie was so named to take advantage of the space race between the USSR and the United States. This vehicle was in direct competition with the Chevrolet Impala.

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1953 Chrysler New Yorker A '50s classic, can you identify it?
1955 Chevrolet Belair
1959 Ford Galaxie 500
1953 Chrysler New Yorker
In 1949, Chrysler released the third generation of the New Yorker. This stunning model was available as a sedan, convertible, hardtop and station wagon and in 2- and 4-door configurations, depending on the model.
1948 Citroen 2CV

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1968 Pontiac GTO This is a classic that many would love to restore. Can you name it?
1968 Pontiac GTO
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, especially to restore.
1953 Chrysler New Yorker
1966 Dodge Charger
1955 Chevrolet Belair

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1966 Chevy El Camino This rust bucket is a ______?
1968 Pontiac GTO
1954 Volkswagen Beetle
1961 Mini Cooper S
1966 Chevrolet El Camino
The El Camino was produced by Chevrolet between 1964 and 1987. It was available in a number of body options, including as a utility vehicle and a coupe.

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1960 Plymouth Valiant This might be a little tougher. Can you name this vehicle, please?
1966 Chevrolet El Camino
1984 Ford Bronco II
1964 Jeep CJ6
1960 Plymouth Valiant
The Valiant, marketed by Plymouth, was a vehicle in the compact class and marketed from 1960 to 1976. The first generation was available as a 2- or 4-door sedan as well as a wagon.

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1949 Mercury Eight Not many of these around today. Do you know what vehicle it is?
1953 Chrysler New Yorker
1953 Chevrolet C1 Corvette
1949 Mercury Eight
This classic was a product in the Mercury vehicle range from 1939 to 1954. The first generation was powered by the classic Ford 3.9-liter flathead V8.
1960 Plymouth Valiant

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1956 Ford T-Bird Identify this rust bucket, if you can!
1949 Mercury Eight
1956 Ford Thunderbird
The Thunderbird was originally devised by Ford to compete with the first-generation Corvette. Much debate rages whether this vehicle could be considered as a muscle car, but early models certainly displayed many traits adopted by muscle cars in the 1960s.
1952 Hudson Hornet
1948 Citroen 2CV

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1941 Pontiac Torpedo Another tester for your gray matter. Name this vehicle, please.
1956 Ford Thunderbird
1941 Pontiac Torpedo
A great name for a car, don't you think? The Torpedo, from Pontiac, was a full-sized sedan powered by either a straight six or straight eight engine. It had a range of body types, including a convertible.
1955 Chevrolet Belair
1960 Plymouth Valiant

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1967 Chevy Camaro Z/28 A rust bucket muscle car is always sad to see. Can you name this make and model, please?
1941 Pontiac Torpedo
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
A muscle car in the true sense of the word, the Chevrolet Camaro was first manufactured in 1967. Over the next 35 years, there were four generations produced of this American favorite, and then the model was shelved until 2010.
1968 Pontiac GTO
1960s Ford Mustang

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1958 Plymouth Belvedere The rust bucket in this image is a __________?
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
1954 Volkswagen Beetle
1955 Chevrolet Belair
1958 Plymouth Belvedere
A truly beautiful-looking car, the Plymouth Belvedere has that typical '50s look - long and with pointy tail fins! It was available as both as a sedan, hardtop and wagon, in both 2- and 4-door configuration.

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1958 Edsel Pacer A rare rust bucket, that is for sure. Are you able to tell what it is?
1958 Plymouth Belvedere
1958 Edsel Pacer
Released for one year only, the Edsel Pacer appeared in 1958, sold 20,000 units in its different guises and was never seen again. Sad, really. The Pacer was available as a convertible, hardtop and sedan in both 2-door and 4-door models.
1961 Mini Cooper S
1941 Pontiac Torpedo

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1937 Studebaker Coupe Express J5 In its heyday, it was a stylish beauty. Do you know what this rust bucket is?
1948 Citroen 2CV
1958 Edsel Pacer
1937 Studebaker Coupe Express
Produced between 1937 and 1939, the Coupe Express J5 looks like a moving piece of Art Deco. Over 3500 of this beauty were built, but in reality, it could never compete with the Ford and Chevrolet equivalents which were priced well below the Express.
1953 Chevrolet C1 Corvette

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1958_Pontiac_Bonneville Such a stunner, we are sure you will agree! Name it.
1937 Studebaker Coupe Express
1959 Ford Galaxie 500
1958 Pontiac Bonneville
The 1958 Pontiac Bonneville saw the Bonneville name associate to its own model for the first time. This beautiful car was only available as a 2-door convertible or hardtop.
1953 Chrysler New Yorker

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1925 Ford Model T Finding one to restore might be a little tough. Can you name this rust bucket?
1925 Ford Model T
Without a doubt, the Model T from Ford is one of the most iconic cars ever built. Not only did Henry Ford make a car that was affordable to the ordinary citizens of the United States, but he was able to produce them at such a rate to be able to keep up with the demand. From 1908 to 1927, 15 million Model T's were sold in the United States.
1948 Citroen 2CV
1958 Edsel Pacer
1955 Chevrolet Belair

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1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport Another rust bucket muscle car to identify. Can you?
1968 Pontiac GTO
1925 Ford Model T
1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport
1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport
Although the Skylark had been around since the 1950s, in 1965, Buick introduced the Skylark Gran Sport. It was available as a hardtop, coupe and convertible and powered by an engine produced for the first time in the 1950s - the Wildcat 455. This 401 cubic inch V8 engine produced 325 brake horsepower.

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1965 Audi 60 Are you able to identify the car in this image?
1949 Mercury Eight
1965 Buick Skylark Gran Sport
1965 Audi 60
This four-seater sedan was produced by Audi from 1965 to 1972. It featured either a 1.5- or 1.8-liter engine.
1958 Plymouth Belvedere

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1952 Oldsmobile 88 Please identify this rust bucket.
1948 Citroen 2CV
1952 Oldsmobile 88
The first generation of the Oldsmobile 88 was produced from 1949 to 1953. This classic beauty was powered by a 5.0-liter Rocket V8.
1954 Volkswagen Beetle
1965 Audi 60

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1958 Buick Super Almost in the home stretch now, but first tell us what this rust bucket is.
1952 Oldsmobile 88
1958 Buick Super
Another vehicle with that classic '50s look, the Buick Super included a 2-door convertible. All models in 1958 were V8-powered, specifically by the 5.0-liter Nailhead motor.
1961 Mini Cooper S
1965 Audi 60

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1948 ford f3 Name this vehicle, please.
1953 Chrysler New Yorker
1958 Buick Super
1948 Ford F-3
The first Ford in the F-Series was released in 1948, and over the years, this brand has become one of America's favorite pickups. And it shows in sales figures. Over the last three decades, the F-Series has outsold every competitor with ease. The latest models of the F-150 retain all that Ford history while giving their owners a thoroughly modern vehicle.
1953 Chevrolet C1 Corvette

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1931 Nash Ambassador Are you able to tell us the make and model of this rust bucket?
1948 Ford F-3
1931 Nash Ambassador
The Ambassador name was associated with Nash for a period of around 25 years. Early models in the 1930s were powered by a 4.6-liter straight six engine.
1941 Pontiac Torpedo
1937 Studebaker Coupe Express

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1987 Pontiac Grand Am This rust bucket is a ________?
1986 Pontiac Grand Am
The Grand Am marque had been in use by Pontiac since the early '70s. It disappeared for a while, only to return in 1985 when it was brought back to replace the uninspiring Phoenix model. It was marketed in the compact car class.
1931 Nash Ambassador
1958 Buick Super
1949 Mercury Eight

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1971 Chevy Vega This one's easy. Can you name this vehicle?
1986 Pontiac Grand Am
1971 Chevrolet Vega
Competing in the subcompact segment, the Vega was produced by Chevrolet between 1971 and 1977. It was available as a hatchback, wagon, notchback and panel delivery vehicle. Over 2 million Vegas were sold during its production run.
1984 Ford Bronco II
1965 Audi 60

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Simply a stunner! Do you know what vehicle it is, though? Simply a stunner! Do you know what vehicle it is, though?
1971 Chevrolet Vega
1949 Mercury Eight
1952 Oldsmobile 88
1961 Plymouth Fury
The Stephen King book, Christine, famously is about a Plymouth Fury that is possessed. Early Furies have that classic long body and pointy tail fins and of course, the obligatory V8 motor.

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1968 Pontiac Firebird Another rust bucket muscle car, but can you name it?
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
1966 Dodge Charger
1960s Ford Mustang
1968 Pontiac Firebird
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.

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Packard Patrician 1950s I am a ______________?
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1950s Packard Patrician
Produced between 1951 and 1956, the Patrician from Packard saw three generations. The final one was powered by a V8 motor, but having sold just 3,000 units in its final year, it was dropped as a Packard model.
1954 Volkswagen Beetle
1960s Chevrolet Impala

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Studebaker President 1937 Are you able to identify this vehicle?
1966 Chevy El Camino
1958 Cadillac de Ville
1968 Pontiac GTO
1937 Studebaker President
A true auto classic, the Studebaker President was released over four generations from 1926 to 1955, with breaks in production in between

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1956 Pontiac Star Chief If you are able to, name this rust bucket!
1955 Pontiac Star Chief
Like all cars from the mid-1950s, the Star Chief from Pontiac was a real looker. 1955 was also the year V8 power was introduced for the model.
1937 Studebaker President
1950s Packard Patrician
1948 Ford F-3

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1931 Ford Model A A firm favorite with hot rodders, do you know what vehicle this is?
1931 Ford Model A
The Model A was the successor to the Model T and was just as much of a success. In a period of only six months between February and July 1929, over 1 million were sold.
1955 Pontiac Star Chief
1952 Hudson Hornet
1931 Nash Ambassador

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Willys Jeep You should get this with ease! What vehicle is shown in this image?
1931 Ford Model A
1931 Ford Model A
1940s Willys Jeep
Almost instantly recognizable, the Willys Jeep was produced for American armed forces during World War II. Of course, after the war, Jeep went on to become a very successful commercial brand in its own right.
1971 Chevrolet Vega

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1954 Volkswagen Beetle We have left the easiest for last. Can you identify this rust bucket?
1954 Volkswagen Beetle
Has there ever been a car more iconic than the Volkswagen Beetle? No, there probably hasn’t been and never will be. A true classic!
1940s Willys Jeep
1958 Cadillac de Ville
1960 Plymouth Valiant

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