Can You Identify These Sexy Classic Cars?

By: Tasha Moore

Can You Identify These Sexy Classic Cars?
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About This Quiz

Tune up to the sexy auto classics we have in store on this turbo mission! Identify vehicles that continue to exude design excellence. Just like fine wines, these cars' attributes get better with time.

The cars that you'll see here hover just above the realm of classy. The heavenly relics have the right dose of va-va-voom, vroom and zoom power. Design-wise, these marvels remain at the top of their auto game. Some of the top engineers in the history of the automotive business poured their pure genius all over these designs. The level of mastery they've exhibited in building these select models makes you appreciate all the talent and motivation that's required to build cars from scratch. Love was the inspiration that drove former General Motors executive John Delorean to craft the hugely attractive DMC-12 for his actress-model wife. Love of the car game propelled the Indiana-based car greats at Duesenberg to boldly debut some of the industry's most gorgeous and priciest machines during the Great Depression.

Healthy competition has always been and will always be the motivating force behind most auto designs. Ford built a high-performing, sexy automobile in the GT40, with much help from American engineering mastermind Carroll Shelby. Ferrari refused to be outdone when the company raced to build their 330 P4 in response. 

In the spirit of healthy competition, kindly identify the sexy eye candy we've served up just for you!

Porsche 911 Turbo How well do you know this beauty that debuted at the 1974 Paris Motor Show?
Ford GT
Mercedes-Benz 540K
Porsche 911 Turbo
The first manufactured sports vehicle equipped with an exhaust gas turbocharger was the Porsche 911 Turbo. The car reached the United States in 1976 with requisite bumpers that some say diminished the classy design.
Ferrari 360 Modena

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Bugatti Type 57 This car's maker called it a thoroughbred. What do you name it?
Lotus Elise
BMW Z8
Bugatti Type 57
Ettore Bugatti dictated mechanical aspects of the Bugatti Type 57, while his son Jean took care of everything else, especially the vehicle's super-sexy appeal. Just 685 Type 57's were produced between 1934 and 1939.
Talbot-Lago T150 CSS

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Morgan 4 The automaker's first initials are H.F.S. Choose his good-looking design?
Ferrari 550 Maranello
McLaren P1
Morgan 4
The four-cylinder, four-wheel 1936 Morgan Plus 4 replaced the automaker's earliest three-wheel designs. H.F.S. Morgan thought to handcraft 29 louvers along the length of the car's bonnet.
Ferrari America

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Jaguar E-Type Which car strongly resembles the one Prince Harry carried his new bride Meghan Markle in on their wedding day?
Honda NSX
Jaguar E-Type
Jaguar announced that it would offer an all-electric version of the sexy E-type classic called the Jaguar E-Type Zero. The Zero is said to carry LED headlights and touchscreen navigation.
Shelby GT350
BMW 3.0 CSL

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Chevrolet Corvette Which company reached a major milestone the same year this car was produced?
Jaguar XJS
Chevrolet Camaro
Lotus Esprit
Chevrolet Corvette
The 1967 Chevrolet Corvette was a sexy stunner with 435 horsepower generated by a 427-cubic-inch V-8 engine. In '67, General Motors produced its 100-millionth vehicle in the United States.

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Ferrari 250 GTO Confident you know the model of which 40 — at most — were built?
Ferrari 250 GTO
The small group of Ferrari 250 GTO owners possess one of the priciest cars ever to be auctioned. In 2018, the vehicle was auctioned for $48.4 million. Ferrari manufactured the 250 GTO series between 1953 and 1964.
Nissan GT-R
Chevrolet Corvette
Porsche Carrera

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Aston Martin DB4 Its sibling shares the famous name of a fictional British Secret Service agent. Who is this?
Lamborghini Diablo
Lamborghini Reventon
Aston Martin DB4
The 1958 Aston Martin DB4 was crafted in the company's Newport Pagnell factory in the U.K. Known as the "James Bond Aston Martin," the Aston DB5 was produced from 1963 to 1965. The DB4 coupe was priced at $10,000 during its production period.
Honda S2000

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Volvo P1800 What sports car was a lesson in sleek design but did not perform as well as others in its class?
Porsche 918 Spyder
Alfa Romeo 4C
Volvo P1800
The Volvo P1800 sports coupe achieved a modest 100 horsepower. Comparably priced coupes, like the Jaguar E-Type, generated much more power. The P1800 was designed in Italy and manufactured in England. Production was moved to Sweden in 1964.
Triumph TR6

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Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia From 1955 to 1974, a coupe and a convertible of this model were made. Do you ID the exact car?
Lexus LFA
Lamborghini Huracan
Aston Martin DB6
Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia
Crafted by car maker Wilhelm Karmann, the Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia was a Porsche-Volkswagen collaborative achievement. Karmann was the engineering master behind other designs, such as the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet.

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Alfa Romeo Spider Guess the vehicle manufactured by a subsidiary of Fiat?
Lamborghini Aventador
BMW 3.0CSL
Mazda RX7
Alfa Romeo Spider
The Alpha Romeo Spider was manufactured from 1966 to 1969. The sexy auto aptly made an appearance in the racy romantic flick "The Graduate," starring Dustin Hoffman. The Alpha Romeo Spider is also referred to as "Duetto."

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Hudson Hornet It was dubbed "fabulous" in its heyday. Please identify the formal title?
Hudson Hornet
The Hudson Hornet managed to rev up shocking speeds with an engine that only had six cylinders. Detroit department-store magnate Joseph Hudson established the Hudson Motor Car Co. that produced the high-speed 145-horsepower sensation.
Ferrari F50
Tesla Model S
Koenigsegg Agera

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Ford Thunderbird The auto company debuted it as "a sports car with luxury." Name the car that you see here?
Ford Thunderbird
Steel-bodied 1955 Ford Thunderbird, or T-Bird, was a two-seater until Ford switched to four seats for the 1958 model. In 2005, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative 37-cent stamp featuring the sexy classic.
Audi R8
MG MGA
Honda NSX

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Austin-Healey 100M What you see is what you got with this attractive auto, as it came with few features. Do you remember this marvel?
Bugatti Veyron
Austin-Healey 3000
In 1967, the United States imported its last low-to-the-ground Austin-Healey in anticipation of looming strict smog restrictions. The classic came equipped with a six-cylinder engine.
RUF CTR "Yellow Bird"
Ferrari Enzo

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Jaguar SS100 The crafters of this dream started off making motorcycle sidecars in 1922 under the brand name "Swallow." How well do you know the car in the image?
BMW M6
Ferrari F430
Pagani Zonda
Jaguar SS100
The Jaguar label emerged with the 1935 high-hooded SS100, one of several models released that year. Jaguar revamped the SS100 in 1936 with a new engine and body. At the time, the 1936 model was priced from $120,000 to $220,000.

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Lotus Elite In one vintage commercial, this car weds its new owner at the altar. Do you recall the correct model?
Mercury Coupe
Ferrari LaFerrari
Lotus Elite
After a Lotus car won the Indianapolis 500 in the '60s, race-car builders were quick to copy the car's rear engine. Prior to that, few people, aside from avid car enthusiasts, had ever heard of the brand.
Ferrari 458 Italia

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Porsche 356 This vehicle's GS Carrera GT edition was considered its best speedster version. Quickly pick the model shown here?
Jaguar XJ220
Aston Martin One-77
Porsche 356
Porsche made the aluminum frame of its 356 1500 model by hand. The design carried a 70-horsepower flat-four engine, and it reached a top speed of 108 mph. The speedster featured buckets seats and a rain-cover top.
Ferrari 275

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Triumph GT6 British Leyland company produced the last ________ MK3 in 1973?
Triumph GT6
The 1973 Triumph GT6 MK3 was engineered based on its 1966 ancestor model. The 1,936-pound vehicle generated 95 horsepower with an inline six-cylinder engine. Leyland replaced vinyl seats with cloth that model year.
Ford GT
McLaren F1
Ferrari 288 GTO

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Austin-Healey 3000 The first edition of this model cost $2,985. Do you see the name among the options?
Aston Martin DB9
Austin-Healey 100M
The Austin-Healey 100 came as a two-seat model, and there was also a version with a small backseat to fit a child. The company manufactured only 640 units of the 100M, which was a more powerful iteration of the classic.
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
Aston Martin DB5

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Jaguar XK120 This sexy car's engine preceded the body. What do you call it?
Jaguar XK120
Jaguar engineers designed the XK120 around the XK, which was a 3.4-liter straight-six engine. With its windscreen removed, the Jaguar XK120 could achieve 133 mph and 126 mph with the screen still attached.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Ferrari Dino
Chevrolet Corvette

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Aston Martin DB4-2 Letters in the name stood for a wealthy British businessman who bailed the company out of hard financial times. Guess the best answer?
Jaguar XJ13
Ferrari 250 GTO
Aston Martin DB4
The Aston Martin DB4 design was released at the end of 1958. The manufacturer engineered the vehicle at its newly modernized Newport Pagnell facility in the United Kingdom. Aston Martin unveiled the Zagato model shortly thereafter.
Mercedes-Benz SL300

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Toyota 2000GT Do you recognize the ________ from the equally sexy James Bond flick "You Only Live Twice"?
Lamborghini Miura
Jaguar E-Type
Chevrolet Corvette
Toyota 2000GT
The late-'60s sexy sensation Toyota 2000GT sold for a base price of roughly $7,200 when it was released. The Bond-worthy 1967 creation boasted a 2.0-liter inline six engine that generated 148 horsepower.

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Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS Choose the auto that was named after its engine and its purpose?
Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS
The "RS" stood for "Rennsport," or racing sport. The "2.7" in the name meant the 1,985-pound Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS carried a 2.7-liter displacement of the RS motor, which achieved 210 horsepower.
Porsche 911
Ferrari 250 GTO
Aston Martin DB4

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Jaguar C-Type The car won the 24-hour Le Mans race. Pick the 1951 victor?
Honda NSX
Shelby GT350
Jaguar C-Type
The 1951 Jaguar C-Type featured the company's 3.4-liter XK engine with six cylinders. The 1953 C-Type boasted independent rear suspension and dished 220 horsepower. The automaker only assembled 53 C-Types between 1951 and 1953.
BMW 3.0 CSL

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Maserati 3500 GT Back in the day, they called this classic "Shah of Persia." How easy is it for you to nail the official name?
Maserati 3500 GT
Maserati showcased the 5000 GT at the auto show in Turin, Italy in 1959. Maserati designed its first two versions of the 5000 GT with a V-8 carbureted engine that reached 172 mph.
Jaguar XJS
Chevrolet Camaro
Lotus Esprit

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Duesenberg Model J Here's one of only 485 cars that the carmaker produced in nine years. Who is it?
Ford GT
Cadillac
Bugatti Type 57
Duesenberg Model J
In 1929, the Duesenberg Model J sold for roughly $8,500. The sexy American auto offered 265 horsepower. During the Great Depression era, most Americans could not afford the car's price tag, which increased to $9,500 by 1932.

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Mercedes-Benz SSK The ________ jolted the automotive industry out of post-First-World-War malaise?
Noble M12 M400
Mercedes-Benz SSK
The Mercedes-Benz SSK achieved 180 horsepower with a weight of 3,350 pounds and a pinnacle speed of 120 mph. All wheels of the SSK carried drum brakes, and the car's chassis hung low.
Dodge Viper
Mercedes-Benz 540K

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BMW 507 After World War II, the crafter of this sexy classic had its assets nationalized by the Communist government. What did the company manage to pull off in spite of the post-war setback?
BMW 507
BMW survived World War II to produce the 507 model, which was not released until the 1950s. American pop legend Elvis Presley drove the 507 while he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.
Ford Boss 302 Mustang
Volvo P1800
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

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AC Cobra Do you see the model that was sold under the Shelby label in the United States?
Ferrari 360 Modena
Nissan GT-R
Chevrolet Corvette
AC Cobra
Sports-car engineer Carroll Shelby is partly responsible for the AC Cobra. The British Ace-Bristol company was his collaborator from 1962 to 1965 when the Shelby AC Cobra was produced.

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Ford GT40 Carroll Shelby assisted with designing this darling in the '60s. How well do you remember the car label?
Alfa Romeo Spider
Ford GT40
The Ford GT40 started out as a rear-engined Mustang before it was released in 1964. There were 160 GT40 models manufactured from 1964 to 1969. These autos carried a V-8 engine that generated 485 horsepower.
Porsche Carrera GT
Lamborghini Diablo

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Lamborghini Miura This sexy innovation debuted at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. Show that you know what it is?
Hudson Hornet
Lamborghini Miura
The two-seat Lamborghini Miura sold for approximately $20,000 when it was first released. The automaker engineered its V-12 engine transversely in the rear. Marcello Gandini of Bertone crafted the frame.
Ford Thunderbird
DeLorean DMC-12

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Ferrari 330 P4 Only several of these were built. Can you name this one?
Ferrari 330 P4
During the 1967 racing season, the Ferrari 330 P4 is one of only a few factory race models that the company produced. The company crafted the P4 to compete with the Ford GT40, which dominated the racing circuit.
Lamborghini Reventon
Austin-Healey 3000
BMW M1

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Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Designer Carlo Chiti crafted the "Tipo" predecessor of the ________?
BMW M1
Honda S2000
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
The rear mid-engined high-performance Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale strutted a 90-degree 2.0-liter V-8 engine. The Stradale is the steel tube chassis that was the market-ready iteration of the Type 33.
Lotus Elise

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1959 Cadillac Name the sexy classic that symbolized American success?
Ferrari F40
1959 Cadillac
Tail-finned '59 Cadillacs were some of the sexiest autos of the '50s. The model boasted many of Cadillac's engineering accomplishments, including a self-starting engine and air conditioning.
Ferrari F40
SS Cars SS100

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Ford Boss 302 Mustang The 429 was released at the same time in '69. Identify the model in the photo?
Ford Boss 302 Mustang
Ford only produced 1,934 units of the Boss 302 Mustang muscle car, which the company introduced in March 1969. The carmaker released a 2012 version that produced 444 horsepower and reached a speed of 155 mph.
Triumph Spitfire
BMW Z8
Talbot-Lago T150 CSS

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DeLorean DMC-12 The carmaker gifted the design to his wife, Cristina Ferrare. What was the seductive-looking gift?
Porsche 918 Spyder
Lincoln Continental
Alfa Romeo 4C
DeLorean DMC-12
John DeLorean departed General Motors to start DeLorean Motor Company in 1973. The result was the sexy two-seater sports car the auto mogul dedicated to his wife. The car was produced for U.S. consumers starting from 1981 until 1983.

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Ferrari F40 This ________ was introduced during the company's 40th anniversary?
Ferrari F40
The Ferrari F40 was the last car that Enzo Ferrari commissioned through the brand. Intricate tubing sits behind the F40's open black grating. The vehicle's V-8 engine conjured 478 horsepower.
Nissan Fairlady Z
Ferrari Testarossa
Triumph TR6

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Triumph Spitfire Giovanni Michelotti styled the frame. Notice the vehicle's name?
Triumph Spitfire
The Triumph Spitfire was an inexpensive two-seat convertible sports car presented at the 1962 London Motor Show. The Spitfire borrowed cues from its predecessor, the Triumph TR2, which sold well in the U.S.
Lexus LFA
Morgan Plus 4
Lamborghini Huracan

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Lincoln Continental Choose the model that was the world's only four-door convertible at the time?
Aston Martin DB6
Lotus Elite
Lincoln Continental
The Industrial Designers Institute awarded the Lincoln Continental for its sexy style. The '65 edition sold 40,180 units, and the company set a record with the 1966 Lincoln Continental, of which it sold close to 55,000.
Lamborghini Aventador

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Nissan Fairlady Z It was named for a Broadway musical. ID the right label?
BMW 3.0CSL
Nissan Fairlady Z
The 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z launched the company's Z car series. It was the first vehicle that Japan's Datsun exported to the United States. Nissan introduced a 2002 version of the model explicitly targeted for the baby-boomer market.
Porsche 356
Mazda RX7

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Ferrari Testarossa Do you recognize the attractive vehicle that was featured on the "Miami Vice" television show in the '80s?
Ferrari F50
Koenigsegg Agera
Ferrari Testarossa
Released in 1984, the Ferrari Testarossa was named for the Italian phrase for "redhead." Italian auto design firm Pininfarina styled the Testarossa, which was one of Ferrari's best-selling models.
Triumph GT6

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