How Many Classic Car Logos Can You Identify?


By: Robin Tyler

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About This Quiz

Ask any car expert what defines a classic car, and we guarantee that you will get a different answer every single time.

Without a doubt, older cars that remain in demand today are classic cars. Those cars that are difficult to find and command hefty prices at auctions are classic cars. 

But what about cars that have been produced in their millions? Would you consider them a classic car? Yes, why not? The Volkswagen Beetle, of which over 20 million were made, is certainly a classic. The Model T saw 15 million units produced in 20 years. That is certainly a classic car as well.

But it gets a little murkier. What about cars that are only 30 years old. Something like the NSX from Honda. Well, the fact that it was designed with input from the genius of Formula One driver Ayrton Senna makes this a classic car in our book. The same for a car like the Subaru Impreza. Early versions of this performance sedan are certainly classics.

So the question is, now that you know how we define classic cars, would you be able to identify classic car manufacturers from just looking at their logo?

Let's see how you perform!

Good luck!

Which classic car logo is shown in this image?

Ferrari was founded in 1939 by Enzo Ferrari after he left Alfa Romeo. Now, the company is recognized as one of the greatest sports car makers in the world as well as a formidable opponent on the racetrack.


This classic car logo belongs to a German brand. Name it, please.

A maker of the some of the world's finest luxury cars, the Mercedes Benz name was first seen in the mid-1920's as part of the Daimler-Benz stable.


This German sports car manufacturer started after the World War II but not before its founder had spent some time in jail in France. Can you name it?

Ferdinand Porsche was a well-known car designer in Germany and was responsible for the design of the Volkswagen Beetle in the later 1930's. After World War II, he formed the Porsche company.


The epitome of British luxury, which brand does this classic car logo belong to?

Formed by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce in 1906, Rolls Royce make the finest luxury cars available on the planet, used by presidents, royalty and the wealthy.


This classic car logo belongs a company established in 1924 known as _____________.

A British car company, MG was established in 1924 by Cecil Kimber. Interestingly, he named it after the company where he worked, Morris Garages.


Any ideas as to who this classic car logo belongs to?

BMW initially made aircraft engines before moving onto motorcycles and finally cars in the 1930's. Today, they are one of the most respected auto brands in the world.


This classic car company has a hood ornament known as 'The Leaper.' Do you know who they are?

The first cars produced with the Jaguar badge were seen in 1935 although the forerunner to the company had operated as the Swallow Sidecar Company from 1922. The famous Jaguar logo is known as 'The Leaper.'


A model from this company dominated NASCAR in the 1950's. Any idea which classic car company this logo this depicts?

The Hudson Motor Company produced cars between 1909 and 1954. Vehicles like the 1934 Hudson 8 convertible certainly are classics, if you can find one.


Which classic British car maker has this logo?

A British sports car maker, early vehicles from Aston Martin like the DB5 are true classics!


Over this years, this European manufacturer has made a number of cars that are certainly considered to be classics. Who are they?

French auto manufacturer Citroen was founded in 1919 by André-Gustave Citroën. Over the years, they have made some incredible cars that have certainly become classics including the 2CV and DS.


With numerous classic cars produced over their history, __________ are the car brand that is associated with this logo.

Formed in 1910, Alfa Romeo has a rich history of producing a number of classic cars. These include the Alfa Romeo Spider, which had a production run from 1966 to 1993, the ’66 to ’69 models, and the first generation, which are highly sought as classic cars.


This legendary American brand has produced vehicles since the 1960's and early models are certainly classics. Name them, please.

Always in demand, Shelby Cobras regularly sell for big money at auctions. In 2007, one sold for $6.5 million at an auto auction in Arizona. At the time, this was a record for a vehicle made in the United States. The car in question was the personal Cobra of Carrol Shelby.


One of America's oldest motoring brands, their 'Sixteen' model from the 1930's is a much sought after classic car. Can you name them?

Cadillac is one of America's oldest motoring brands and was established in 1902. Over the years, they have produced many cars that are now considered classic, including the Cadillac Sixteen. A full-sized luxury car was produced from 1930 to 1940.


Can you name the car manufacturer associated with this logo? Their classic cars include the 3500 GT.

Available as a two-seat convertible and hardtop, the 3500 was built by the legendary manufacturer Maserati from 1957 to 1964. This was a front-engined rear-wheel drive car powered by a 3.5-liter straight-6 engine, which produced around 220 brake horsepower. Maserati was formed in 1914.


Sadly, this car maker, the producer of classics such as the Twelve Sport Phaeton, no longer exits. Can you name them?

Well, one thing is for sure, the 1933 Packard Twelve Spot Phaeton is beautiful. And expensive, even then. The Phaeton would set you back well over $5,000 back in those days. It was powered by a V-12 engine, which produced 160 brake horsepower and a speed of over 100 mph. Packard built vehicles between 1899 and 1958.


Can you name this Italian sports car maker from their logo? They certainly have made some classic vehicles, such as the Miura, for instance.

Lamborghini was established in 1963 and over the years have given us some classic sports cars.


The Bearcat, one of the fastest cars produced in the early day's of motoring was made by this company whose vehicles are certainly considered classics. Who are they?

Considered the first sports car built by an American company, the Bearcat introduced in 1914 had a four-cylinder 60 brake horsepower engine. Although by today’s standards that may seem like nothing, in 1914 the Bearcat was the fastest thing on four wheels. Stutz was founded in 1911 but closed in 1939.


One of America's greatest car manufacturers, the number of classic car's they have given us is simply astonishing. Can you name the company?

The list of Ford classics including the Model T, Mustang, Thunderbird and many more!


Which American brand, still going strong today, would be associated with this logo? Over the years, they have made many classic models.

One of America's big three automakers, Chrysler was established in 1925. Models such as the Airflow from the 1930's are true American classics.


Name this now defunct classic American brand, please.

Oldsmobile was America's oldest vehicle. Established in 1897, their company ran till 2004 and was responsible for classics such as the Curved Dash and Cutlass among many others.


Another American brand is represented by this logo. Their classic cars include a number of muscle cars from the '60s.

Founded in 1900, Dodge is currently the oldest American car brand. Many of their cars are considered to be classics, including the Challenger and Charger, both muscle cars from the 1960's.


This manufacturer's 500 model is a true classic. It was all the rage in Europe in the 1950's. What brand are we talking about?

Who doesn’t love the Fiat 500? No, we not talking about the modern one but the first model, released in the 1950's. This car took Europe by storm, and it's not difficult to understand why. Small, cheap and certainly cute, 500’s from that era remain in demand today. A classic from Fiat for sure.


Not all classics have to be 50 or 60 years old. This vehicle manufacturer produced one close to 30 years ago in the form of the NSX. Who are they?

This two-door mid-engined sports car was marketed in the US as the Acura NSX. The first generation of the NSX was built between 1990 and 2005 with the second generation following a decade later in 2016. The current NSX, a hybrid, is powered by a 3.5 L twin-turbo V6 engine and three electric motors. It is sure to be a classic in the future as well.


Recently, a 1939 roadster from this now defunct manufacturer sold for over $5 million! Name that manufacturer, please.

Built in 1939, the Horch Special Roadster is a vehicle of rare beauty and shows off those classic lines of a pre-World War II car. A Horch 853A Special Roadster sold for $5.1 million in California.


Another established American manufacturer, can you identify them from their logo? One of their classics was the Zephyr, produced in the 1930's.

Produced between 1936 and 1940, the Zephyr was a mid-sized luxury car produced by Lincoln. It was the only car in its class to feature a V12 engine with its rivals running V8's and straight 8s. The Zephyr was available in a variety of body types including 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible and 4-door sedan to name a few.


This logo belongs to another manufacturer that has produced vehicles not so long ago that became instant classics.

The Mitsubishi Evo saw the light of day in the early 1990s. This sports sedan feature front engined four-wheel drive. It was not only quick, but the Evo also handled like a dream as well. Six different generations were produced in the 1990s, and these are considered to be classic performance sedans.


This European car maker hails from Germany and is responsible for one of the most classic vehicles of all time. Who are they?

A purveyor of some of the best cars available, Volkswagen also produced one of the greatest classics, the Beetle, all the way back in 1937.


This manufacturer is responsible for one of the 1960's great muscle cars - the Barracuda. Can you name them?

Sadly now defunct, Plymouth brought some incredible cars to the American public including the Plymouth Barracuda. The 'Cuda quickly became a popular muscle car from its release in 1964. In fact, it debuted two weeks before the Ford Mustang. Of course, later models featuring the Hemi engine are the most sought after.


The logo featured here is from which car maker?

Nothing is more classic from Pontiac than the 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.


Another sad story is the fact that this American car maker no longer exits. One of their classic models was the Avanti. Any idea as to who they are?

Introduced in 1962, the Avanti certainly looked different from other cars on the market. Studebaker pitched the Avanti as a high-performance four-passenger car. And its performance at the time was pretty special with the Avanti breaking close to 30 records during runs at the Bonnievale Salt Flats. Studebaker sadly shut up shop in 1967.


A maker of some of the best performance sedans around, can you name this Japanese car brand?

Known for its incredible handling and punchy performance, the Subaru Impreza was first introduced to the Japanese market in 1992. This car is now in its fifth generation and remains an excellent seller worldwide. Early models are certainly classified as classics.


Now considered a little 'boring,' this Swedish brand designed a number of what are now considered to be classics.

The Volvo P1900 was a stylish roadster from the 1950s and is sought after as a classic today. Only 68 of these stunning machines were built between 1956 and 1957. The P1900 had a 3-speed manual gearbox and was powered by a 1,400cc straight four engine.


Many of this British manufacturer's models are now classics, including the 3000. Can you tell the name of the company from the logo in the image?

Built between 1959 and 1967, the Austin Healey 3000 was powered by a 2.9-liter straight-6 engine. This two-door vehicle was available as a roadster or convertible and many 3000’s made their way to North America. In fact, in 1963, over 90% of the 3000’s produced actually ended up in the USA.


An American icon, many vehicles produced by this company are considered classics.

Chevrolet are one of the world's most famous car brands. Many vehicles from Chevrolet are classics, for example, the first generation of the Corvette.


In today's auto market, this company is known for their hyper cars, but their classic models were things of beauty.

Just 710 units of the Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe were produced from 1934 to 1940. This is a true classic and a vehicle of rare beauty. That would explain the price of $7.9 million at auction in 2008.


A division of Ford that is no longer with us, this brand certainly made some iconic cars such as the Cougar.

Mercury was as a division of Ford in 1938, making entry-level models until 2011 when Ford closed the brand.


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