Can You Name These Red ’70s Cars?

By: Robin Tyler
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can You Name These Red ’70s Cars?
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About This Quiz

The 1970s were certainly an interesting time for motoring! At times, cars were the last things on peoples' minds, especially during the oil crisis in 1973. And just as in the '60s, times certainly were changing. While some people didn't care in particular what car they drove, others loved their cars, sometimes more than their significant others!

The decade of disco gave us many different styles of cars, not only from American carmakers, including the Big Three of Chrysler, Ford and Chevrolet, but also from abroad. Japanese cars started to make an impact in the United States, and like in the '50s and '60s, those beautiful European designs continued to come into the U.S. as well.

And the popularity of muscle cars continued to grow, even though the early models of the decade were hampered by the oil crisis. When the crisis ended, however, large American V8 engines were cruising the streets of all the major cities in the United States, just as they had in the 1960s.

So, in this quiz, your knowledge of cars from the 1970s needs to be top-notch, because we cover all bases. And of course, they are all red, because nothing beats a red car, right? Good luck!

1972 Ford Bronco Can you name this 1970s 4x4?
1972 Ford Bronco
The first 4x4 Bronco hit the trails in 1966. Between that year and 1997, it proved to be a more than capable off-roader. Blessed with a turning circle of just 34 feet, thanks to a wheelbase of 92 inches, later models also included a Ford V8 engine with incredible torque.
1973 Alfa Romeo Scarabeo II
1975 Austin Allegro
1973 Pontiac Grand Am

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1970 AMC AMX Can you identify this GT-style muscle car from the 1970s?
1970 AMC AMX
Produced by the American Motors Corporation between 1968 and 1970, the AMX was a GT-style sports car. It featured a two-door coupe-styled body and had six different engine options, all V8s of varying size. AMXs came with either a four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.
1973 Mazda 929
1975 Reliant Robin
1976 Ferrari GT4

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1975 BMW 1502 Can you tell us the make and model of this German car from the '70s?
1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4
1975 BMW 1502
An economy model in the 02 series, the BMW 1502 first entered production in 1975. Powered by a 1.5-liter engine, the 1502 was marketed until 1977, even though production on the rest of the 02 range was stopped in 1975.
1972 Fiat 127
1979 Opel Rekord

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1975 Ford Ranchero Any ideas as to the name of this utility coupe from the 1970s?
1975 Ford Ranchero
A utility coupe produced by Ford from 1957 to 1979, the Ranchero was actually adapted from a station wagon design. Over 500,000 Rancheros were sold in the 22 years it was produced.
1971 Citroën GS
1972 Monteverdi Hai 450
1970 Honda Z

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1970 Plymouth Superbird Now that is a spoiler! What car does it belong to?
1970 Plymouth Superbird
Created as a high-speed racing machine especially for NASCAR, the Superbird was also offered for sale to the public. The first models appeared in 1970 and were instantly recognizable, thanks to the massive spoiler on the back.
1978 Chevrolet Chevette
1978 Škoda 120
1977 Mercedes-Benz W123

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1979 Ford Pinto Over 3 million examples of this car were sold in the 1970s. Can you identify it?
1973 Honda Civic
1974 Maserati Khamsin
1976 Datsun 210
1979 Ford Pinto
Produced for a decade, between 1970 and 1980, the Pinto was a Ford model in the subcompact car segment. It had three body styles — a two-door sedan, a station wagon and a three-door hatchback. The Pinto was popular, with Ford producing three million by 1980, when it was replaced by the Ford Escort.

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1974 Volkswagen Golf A German classic, this was the original hot hatch. Can you name this vehicle?
1974 Volkswagen Golf
Since its inception in 1974, the Golf has gone from strength to strength. In fact, Volkswagen’s tagline, "The People’s Car," easily moved from the aging Beetle to this vehicle. The Golf is still a popular model around the world today, with the performance version, the GTi, standing out.
1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal
1971 Ford Pinto
1972 Škoda 110 R

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1977 Ford Fiesta This model, which is still around today, was first marketed in the mid-'70s. Can you name it?
1975 Citroën LNA
1977 Ford Fiesta
The Fiesta was originally made for the European and other world markets, with the model first produced in 1976. It remains a popular model today.
1976 Mercury Monarch
1977 Porsche 930

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1975 Rolls Royce Camargue Which two-door luxury car make and model is shown in this image?
1976 Opel Ascona
1973 Nissan 126X
1970 Ligier JS2
1975 Rolls Royce Camargue
This luxury two-door saloon was produced by Rolls Royce between 1975 and 1986. It was designed by the legendary Pininfarina design house in Italy, with Paolo Martin as the lead designer. Interestingly, this was the first Rolls Royce not designed by the company itself since World War II.

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1972 Chevrolet Brookwood Who doesn't love a station wagon from the 1970s? Can you name this one?
1973 Zastava Skala
1970 Holden Commodore
1972 Chevrolet Brookwood
This full-sized station wagon was produced by Chevrolet over two periods — first from 1958 to 1961 and again from 1969 to 1972. It was an entry level station wagon, built for six or nine passengers.
1971 Renault 15

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1976 Jeep CJ-7 Are you able to identify this '70s off-roader?
1977 Honda Life
1976 Jeep CJ-7
Released between 1976 and 1986, Jeep’s CJ-7 was one of the most popular off-roaders available during those 10 years. It had a large 93.3-inch wheelbase which, coupled with a three-speed gearbox, meant the Jeep went places other 4x4s had trouble getting to. The top of the range CJ-7 was powered by a 304-cubic-inch V8.
1971 Alpine A310
1973 Mazda Savanna

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1978 AMC Gremlin This odd-shaped car wasn't very popular in the 1970s. Any ideas as to what it is?
1971 Holden HG
1973 Hillman Avenger
1978 AMC Gremlin
The American Motors Corporation produced the subcompact class Gremlin between 1970 and 1978. A number of models were produced, but the Gremlin powered with either a 5.0-liter or 6.6-liter V8 is sometimes considered to be a muscle car.
1970 SEAT 124 Sport

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1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 A performance version of a popular muscle car, which vehicle is shown in this image?
1970 De Tomaso Deauville
1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1
The Ford Mustang Mach 1 was powered by a 5.7-liter, 6.4-liter or 7.0-liter V8 engine, which produced just over 300 brake horsepower. This Mustang configuration was available as a performance upgrade from 1969 onward.
1971 Chevrolet Vega
1972 Chrysler Vega

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1971 Dodge Adventurer Another classic pickup from the 1970s — what is it?
1973 Toyota Starlet
1971 Dodge Adventurer
The Dodge Adventurer was a version of the Dodge D-Series pickup, marketed by Dodge from 1968 to 1971. By 1970, there were three Adventurer models for customers to choose from — the base model, the Sport and the SE.
1974 Audi 50
1976 Isuzu Gemini

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1970 Dodge Challenger Please tell us the make and model of this Hemi-powered brute of a muscle car?
1970 Dodge Challenger
The Challenger was first introduced in 1970 as a muscle car. The top of the range model from this era was powered by a 7.0-liter Chrysler Hemi engine. The Challenger was produced for a period of five years, up until 1974.
1973 Buick Regal
1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna
1979 Mitsubishi Lancer

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1978 Dodge Li’l Red Express Can you name this truck from the '70s?
1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express
A "super truck" of sorts, more than 5,000 Lil' Red Express Trucks were sold in 1978 and 1979. And it's not difficult to understand why. Not only did it look incredible, but it also had some serious speed. In fact, the modified 360-cubic-inch V-8 engine produced 225 brake horsepower, even more than Corvettes produced at the time.
1977 Chrysler Valiant
1970 Ford Bronco
1970 Chevrolet C30

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1974 Toyota Land Cruiser Please tell us the name of the famous 4x4 brand pictured here.
1977 Buick Skyhawk
1975 Simca 1307
1975 John Goss Special
1974 Toyota Land Cruiser
Marketed by Toyota since 1951, the Land Cruiser is considered to be one of their best ever off-road vehicles — hugely popular in the Australian Outback. Starting in 1974, a four-cylinder, 3.0-liter engine was available.

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1973 Pontiac Grand Prix That's a long hood! To which vehicle does it belong?
1973 Pontiac Grand Prix
The Grand Prix was built by Pontiac between 1962 and 2008. It underwent a number of cosmetic changes during its seven generations, but always had multiple V8 engine options to give it that muscle car appeal.
1975 Lamborghini Silhouette
1976 Porsche 924
1977 BMW 6 Series

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1970 Ferrari 512 This was the first model from a famed Italian brand to feature a mid-mounted engine. Please tell us the make and model?
1970 Ferrari 512
The first-ever mid-engine Ferrari, the 512 was introduced in 1971. And what a looker! Only 25 of these sports cars were ever built, and most were used in endurance racing events. The "512" comes from the five-liter engine and its 12 cylinders.
1978 Volvo 262C
1971 Mini
1974 Matra Bagheera

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1977 Dodge Diplomat What 1970s vehicle is shown in this image? Incidentally, it is similar to the Plymouth Grand Fury.
1974 Ford Elite
1977 Dodge Diplomat
Produced between 1977 and 1988, the Diplomat contested the mid-sized car segment. It is essentially the same car as the Plymouth Gran Fury. The Diplomat came with three engine options — a 3.7-liter straight six, a 5.2-liter V8 or a 5.9-liter V8. Diplomats were favored vehicles for city police forces around the United States.
1975 Kia Brisa
1974 SEAT 133

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1974 Lamborghini Countach Think flashy sports cars from the 1970s, and this will surely pop into your mind. Can you identify it?
1974 Lamborghini Countach
First built in 1974, the Lamborghini Countach was unlike anything anyone had seen before. And that was its major appeal! Scissor doors made it look very futuristic, and the Countach was popular for the 16-year period when it was marketed.
1970 AMC Gremlin
1975 Suzuki Jimny
1972 Honda N360

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1971 De Tomaso Pantera A beautiful if little known sports car — can you identify it?
1976 Rover SD1
1975 Mitsubishi Galant Lambda
1971 De Tomaso Pantera
Pantera is Italian for "panther." This Italian two-door mid-engine coupe with a steel chassis was introduced in 1971. Over a period of 20 years, 7,260 were produced.
1977 Renault 14

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1973 Chevrolet El Camino Can you identify this classic coupe utility?
1970 Ligier JS3
1977 Morris Marina
1973 Chevrolet El Camino
Throughout its history, Chevrolet has produced some incredible models, including the Corvette Mk1, Corvette Stingray, Impala and a number of muscle cars, including the Camaro. The El Camino was produced by the company from 1959 to 1960, then between 1964 and 1987. It was available in several body options, including a utility vehicle and a coupe.
1977 Subaru Leone

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1976 Mini Mk IV Does a British car get more iconic than this? What make and model is featured in this image?
1972 Range Rover
1970 Austin Kimberley
1976 Mini Mk IV
By 1976, the fourth generation of the popular Mini had been introduced. It was available as a two-door saloon, two-door truck and two-door van. The Mark IV was powered by three different engines.
1971 Bond Bug

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1977 Ferrari 312T A classic F1 racer, this car won many Grand Prix over a number of years. What is it?
1977 Ferrari 312T
Incredibly, this Ferrari was used in Formula 1 from 1975 to 1980, with minor upgrades each year. It won 27 races, three drivers' crowns and four constructors' championships. Not only a classic, but also a phenomenal winner.
1975 Chrysler Cordoba
1976 Dodge Aspen
1978 Jaguar XJS

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1978 BMW M1 Any ideas as to the make and model of this sports car?
1970 Ferrari Dino
1978 BMW M1
Designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, the M1 sports car was released in 1978 and built for a period of three years, in which 453 were made. This was BMW's first mid-engined car, powered by a 3.5-liter double overhead cam straight six engine. It had a top speed of 162 mph.
1975 Honda Accord
1976 Lancia Gamma

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1971 Chevrolet Vega Are you able to identify this vehicle?
1977 Fiat Fiorino
1978 Holden HZ
1977 BMW 7 Series
1971 Chevrolet Vega
Competing in the subcompact segment, the Vega was produced by Chevrolet between 1970 and 1977. It was available as a hatchback, wagon, notchback and panel delivery vehicle. Over two million Vegas were sold during its production run.

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1970 Buick GS 455 What is the name of this beautiful 1970s muscle car?
1970 Buick GS 455
The Gran Sport badge first appeared on the Buick Skylark in 1965. By 1967, it was a marque all of its own. In 1970, the company released the Gran Sport 455, considered by many experts to be one of the greatest muscle cars ever built.
1971 Lancia 2000
1973 Ford Mustang
1970 Chevrolet Camaro

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1975 Ford Granada This model was popular all over the world, although it was first marketed in the United States. Do you know what vehicle it is?
1977 Mitsubishi Sigma
1976 Bristol Type 603
1975 Ford Granada
The Granada was marketed as a mid-sized car in the United States between 1975 and 1982. It came in many guises, including a two- and four-door sedan, station wagon and two-door coupe. It was also sold in Europe.
1976 Monteverdi Safari

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1970 Toyota 2000GT Can you identify this classic Japanese sports car from the 1970s? Only 351 were ever made.
1971 Alpine A310
1970 Toyota 2000GT
Only 351 2000GTs were produced by Toyota, between 1967 and 1970. This two-door fastback sports car was designed in conjunction with Yamaha. It came with either a 2.0- or 2.3-liter engine and with a five-speed manual or three-speed automatic gearbox.
1974 AMC Matador
1972 International Harvester Scout

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1975 Hyundai Pony What is the name of this vehicle, the first mass-produced car in Korea?
1977 Alfa Romeo Eagle
1975 Holden One Tonner
1975 Hyundai Pony
The Pony, Korea's first mass-produced car, was a rear-wheel-drive subcompact car, produced by the Korean manufacturer between 1975 and 1990. Two generations of the Pony were produced, with a range of body options, including sedans, wagons, a coupe utility and a hatchback.
1974 Renault 7

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1971 Dodge Colt Can you identify the vehicle in this image?
1977 Panther 6
1971 Dodge Colt
Marketed between 1971 and 1994, the Colt was actually built by Mitsubishi Motors and marketed by Dodge in the United States. There were seven generations altogether. The Colt was also offered in other car markets around the world.
1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
1978 Daewoo Maepsy

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1979 Vauxhall Astra First introduced in the late 1970s, this car is marketed by two companies, one British and one German. What is it?
1972 Pontiac Grand Safari
1971 Chrysler Valiant Charger
1979 Vauxhall Astra
First released in the United Kingdom in 1979, the Astra is exactly the same as the Opel version except it is a right-hand drive car. Currently in its seventh generation, this vehicle has proved popular both for Vauxhall and Opel.
1970 Stimson Mini Bug

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1978 Holden Berlina VB This Australian vehicle proved popular in the '70s. Identify it, please?
1978 Holden Commodore
The Commodore was first introduced in 1978 as a sedan, then expanded in the following year to include a station wagon. They were sold in Australia until 2017 as part of the Holden lineup. Before that, starting in 1967, Opel produced Commodores.
1975 Mazda 323
1971 Nissan 300SX
1970 Dodge Charger

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1975 Audi 50 What is the make and model of this European '70s hatchback?
1976 Hyundai Pony
1975 Audi 50
Contesting the supermini segment, the Audi 50 was a small, three-door hatchback. Produced between 1974 and 1978, the 50 was sold only in Europe. With a four-speed manual gearbox, it had three different engine options, the biggest of which was a 1.3-liter.
1975 Audi 50
1977 Lotus Eclat

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1977 Toyota Chaser This sedan was only available in Japan. Are you able to identify it?
1973 Panther FF
1974 Citroën CX
1979 Toyota Chaser
Available in Japan only, the Chaser was produced between 1977 and 2001, first as a compact car and then, from 1980, in the mid-sized car segment. The Chaser shared the same chassis with two other Toyota models, the Cressida/Mark II and the Cresta. Interestingly, thanks to its front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, the Chaser became a popular car to use in drifting.
1976 Daihatsu Taft

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1979 Chrysler Alpine Although an American brand, this vehicle was only marketed in Europe. Any idea as to what it is?
1979 Chrysler Alpine
The Alpine was a European Chrysler model, marketed under a host of other names in various car markets around the world. This front-wheel-drive hatchback was produced by Chrysler Europe between 1975 and 1979.
1976 Rover SD1
1976 Aston Martin Lagonda
1977 Lancia Gamma

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1971 Subaru Leone Any idea about the make and model of this Japanese compact car from the 1970s?
1974 Mazda 121
1975 Nissan 200SX
1971 Subaru Leone
Marketed in the compact car segment, the Leone was manufactured between 1971 and 1994. During this time, three generations were produced. The Leone (meaning "lion" in Italian) was powered by a range of Boxer engines, and owners had the option of four-wheel drive. This vehicle came in a range of body options, including a station wagon, hatchback, coupe and sedan.
1976 Reliant Kitten

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1975 Chevrolet C30 One Ton This is a classic 1970s pickup. What is it, though?
1971 Mazda Savannah
1970 Chevrolet C30 1 Ton
A stalwart of the Chevy pickup fleet in the 1970s, the C30 is considered to be the first of the modern pickup trucks. It was also the first Chevy with the crew cab option, meaning the truck could easily seat six people.
1977 Ford F150
1979 Nissan NP200

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