Can You Identify These Ugly Cars From the '60s?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

Beauty is and will never be something that we can all agree on. Why? Because everyone has different tastes. Some of us think that Angelina Jolie is drop-dead gorgeous, while others think her face is too wide. But there are some things that most of us can agree on, at least when it comes to how beautiful, or not-so-beautiful, certain items are. 

Car designers are pretty creative; they have to make sure that the vehicles that they're designing are functional, yet look cool enough for people to want to drive. It has been this way from the time the first automobile was built and will stay that way until the end of time, we're sure. But with so much competition, innovation is usually what's needed to stand out from the rest. 

But boy, did some of these companies get it wrong. The masses did not appreciate these ugly cars that we're about to show you. But it's your job to tell us the names of these cars. And they're all in the same decade, so you won't have to look anywhere outside the '60s for the answers. If you're ready to see and name some design disasters, let's get started. 

The 1961 Checker Marathon is a four-door sedan/ five-door station wagon with an FR layout which, along with the Checker Superba, was introduced in September 1960 for the 1961 model year.

The 1965 Renault 16 is a large family car with a 5-door hatchback body style and a front-mid-engine, front-wheel-drive layout. It was the first model to be released for the series' only generation.

The 1961 Plymouth Valiant, also known as the Valiant, is a compact car which was available as a 4-door 3-seat wagon, 4-door 2-seat wagon, 4-door sedan, 2-door sedan and a 2-door hardtop.

The 1961 Dodge Dart is a full-size car which was manufactured as the final model of the Dart's first generation. This model was the smallest full-size Dodge and was equipped with the 225 cu in (3.7 L) Slant-6, 318 cu in (5.2 L) V8 or 361 cu in (5.9 L) V8 engine.

The 1960 Edsel Corsair is a full-size automobile which was introduced on Oct. 15, 1959. It featured a 2-door/4-door hardtop body style with a 410 cu in (6.7 L) MEL V8 engine and a 3-speed manual or 2-speed automatic transmission.

The 1965 AMC Marlin, also known as the Rambler Marlin, is a 2-door fastback automobile which was marketed as a personal luxury car. Production for the AMC Marlin spanned from 1965 to 1966, with a total of 14,874 units built.

The 1961 Renault 4, also referred to as the 4L (pronounced "Quatrelle"), is a hatchback economy car which was originally marketed as a small estate car. It is the first front-wheel drive family car to be produced by Renault.

The 1961 Citroën Ami is a four-door, front-wheel-drive supermini (B-segment) which, at the time, was the best-selling new car model in France. It had a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout and was available in the saloon and break (estate) body styles.

The 1961 Oldsmobile 88 is a full-size automobile which was the first to be manufactured for the series' fifth generation. It was available in a variety of body styles such as a 2-door/4-door hardtop, 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon.

The 1961 Oldsmobile 88 is a full-size automobile which was the first to be manufactured for the series' fifth generation. It was available in a variety of body styles such as a 2-door/4-door hardtop, 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon.

The 1964 Zeta Sports is a two-seater roadster which was produced by the South Australian manufacturing company, Lightburn & Co. It is the roadster version of Zeta series which featured a West German ZF Sachs F.M.R. 500 498cc two-cylinder, two-stroke engine.

The 1961 Plymouth Fury is a sub-series of the Plymouth Belvedere which was manufactured as a full-size car. It was the second model of the Fury's second generation and was available in the 4-door sedan, 4-door hardtop, 2-door hardtop, 2-door convertible body style.

The 1967 Renault Dauphine is a four-door saloon, rear-engined economy car and the successor of the Renault 4CV. There are several variants of the Dauphine, including the Renault Ondine (luxury), the Dauphine Gordini and the Ondine Gordini (sporting).

The 1963 Trabant, which means "satellite" or "companion" in German, is a 2-door sedan/3-door station wagon with a transverse-front engine, front-wheel-drive. The Trabant was considered to be slow, loud, poorly designed, uncomfortable and inhospitable to drive.

The 1966 Wartburg 353, also marketed as the Wartburg Knight, is an East German medium-sized family car which was designed by Hans Fleischer in cooperation with Clauss Dietel and Lutz Rudolph.

The 1966 King Midget is a microcar which was manufactured by the Midget Motors Company. It is a two-door convertible with a 1-cylinder air-cooled engine and a 2-speed automatic transmission.

The 1960 MG Twin Cam was a high-performance version of the MG MGA. It was fitted with a DOHC aluminum cylinder head variant of the B-Series engine which suffered from issues such as detonation and burnt oil.

The 1961 Chevy Corvair is a compact car which was fitted with a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine. It was produced and marketed in a variety of styles including 2-door coupe, convertible, 4-door sedan, 4-door station wagon, commercial van, passenger van and pickup truck.

The 1963 Lotus Elite is the last model to be created for the Elite's (Type 14) first generation. It was marketed as a two-door coupe with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, a 1.2 L Coventry Climax Straight-4 75-105hp engine, and a 4-speed manual transmission.

The 1966 Peel Trident is a three-wheeled microcar with a flip-top coupe body style and a rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout. This automobile features a glass-fiber shell with a clear bubble top, one or two seats with a detachable shopping basket.

The 1961 Amphicar, a descendant of the Volkswagen Schwimmwagen, is a German amphibious automobile which was launched at the 1961 New York Auto Show. It featured deep-set wheels, a curved, one-piece windshield and a slightly pointed and sharply cut under-surface.

The 1967 Chevrolet Concept Truck is a concept truck which, in 2017, was remodeled and displayed at the 2018 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The truck is equipped with 20-inch wheels and a 404-horsepower, ZZ6 small-block, V8 crate engine.

The 1963 Austin Freeway is an Australian automobile which was available in the 4-door sedan and 5-door station wagon body styles. Developed by BMS Australia, the '63 Austin Freeway was fitted with a 2,433 cc I6 engine and a 3-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmissions.

The 1963 ATS 2500 GT is a sports car manufactured by the Italian company Automobili Turismo e Sport (ATS). It had a two-door coupe body style with a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and was capable of reaching a top speed of 150 mph.

The 1968 Toyota 2000GT is a coupe grand tourer with a two-door fastback body style and front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. A topless variant of the 2000GT made an on-screen appearance in the 1967 James Bond film, "You Only Live Twice."

The 1967 Lamborghini Marzal, designed by Marcello Gandini, is a concept car which was launched at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. It was first used in public by Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace who drove the car on their traditional parade lap at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix.

The 1969 Probe 16, also called the M-505 Adams Brothers Probe 16, is a one-door sports car designed by Peter and Dennis Adams. The Probe 16 had a fiberglass body, rear-mid engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and 1798 cc B-Series pushrod Straight-4 engine.

The 1967 Ford Comuta Concept Minicar is an electric car prototype which was designed as a non-polluting car for urban and suburban motoring. This minicar was powered by four 12-volt 85-amp lead batteries, which, once fully charged, were capable of reaching a max speed of 60 km/h.

The 1963 Dodge 440 Wagon is a full-size car and the station wagon variant of the Dodge 440. It featured a 119-inch wheelbase, less chrome and a plainer interior in comparison to the top-trimmed Polara.

The 1963 Hindustan Ambassador, which was based on the Morris Oxford Series III, is a four-door sedan which was noted for its spacious rear seat, comfort and ride quality and was the preferred chauffeur vehicle for many politicians.

The 1965 Dodge Deora Concept Truck is a Dodge A100 custom pickup truck which was modified for the 1967 Detroit Autorama by the Alexander brothers, Larry and Mike. In 1968, it became part of the Hot Wheels first line and, in 2009, was sold at an auction for $324,500.

As its name implies, the 1969 Opel CD Concept Car is a two-seater concept car which made its debut on Sept. 9 at the 1969 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Opel Couplé Diplomat (CD) featured a sleek front end with retractable headlamps and upholstered leather club seats.

The 1962 Peel P50 is a one-door, three-wheeled microcar which was manufactured by the Peel Engineering Company. At 54 inches long and 39 inches wide, the Peel P50 holds the Guinness World Record as the smallest production car ever made.

The 1961 Ford Econoline Truck is a short, lightweight pickup truck which was less expensive than a conventional pickup truck. Early variants of the Ford Econoline Truck were fitted with a three-speed manual transmission and a 170ci engine.

The 1966 Chrysler Valiant Station Wagon was the five-door station wagon variant of the Chrysler Valiant which was manufactured in Australia. It had a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and 3-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmissions.

The 1968 Matra 530 is a French sports car with a 2-door Targa top 2+2 body style. The Matra 530 had a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and was built on a steel frame with a polyester body.

The 1963 Jeep Wagoneer is a station wagon/sporty utility vehicle (SUV) manufactured by Kaiser Jeep. It was available as two- or four-door wagons with a variety of engines and transmissions to choose from.

The 1964 Wolseley Hornet, which was based on the original Mini of 1959, is a classic car which measures 129 inches in length. It featured leather upholstery and was equipped with an 850-cc A-series engine which was capable of a top speed of 71 mph.

The 1968 Saab 99 is a compact executive car which was available as a 2/4-door saloon or 3/5-door combi coupe. Designed by Sixten Sason, the Saab 99 was fitted with a four-cylinder in-line engine and a 4/5-speed manual or 3-speed Borg-Warner 35 automatic transmission.

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