Will This '70s Cars Quiz Drive You Crazy?

By: Robin Tyler
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Will This '70s Cars Quiz Drive You Crazy?
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About This Quiz

The 1970's. What a decade for motoring!

It was a decade where the world struggled for gas and cars were sometimes the last thing on people's minds. It was a time of rock 'n roll, the birth of disco and the end of the hippie era. That said, even though many didn't care about cars — except the need to get them from A to B — others were still looking or the ultimate ride.

And so the 1970s gave us an incredible assortment of cars, not only from American car makers, including the Big Three, but from abroad as well. Japanese cars started to make an impact in the United States and, just as in the '50s and '60s, those beautiful European designs continued to come into the country.

Although they had been "invented" just a few years earlier, muscle cars were still extremely popular, especially with lovers of large, American V8 engines. Sports cars, particularly of European origin, also remained popular.

So, in this quiz, your knowledge of cars from the 1970s needs to be top notch. Just take your time — you can do it!

Good luck!


1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Identify this coupe, please.
1970 Plymouth Barracuda
1972 Ford Granada
1972 Ford Country Squire
1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV
Another typical '70s styled two-door coupe, the Mark IV was produced between 1972 and 1976. More than 270,000 units of the Mark IV were sold during its five-year production run

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AMC Gremlin Are you able to identify this vehicle from the '70s?
1970 Mazda Cosmo Series II
1971 AMC Gremlin
The American Motors Corporation manufactured the subcompact class Gremlin between 1970 and 1978. A number of models were produced but a special modification, known as the Randall 401-XR, offered a 6.6-Liter V8 capable of running a quarter mile in 13.9 seconds. Only 21 of these special editions were built between 1972 and 1974.
1972 Chevrolet Brookwood
1973 Austin Allegro

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1975 Rolls Royce Camargue This model even has some input from the legendary Italian design house, Pininfarina. Can you name it?
1970 Toyota 2000GT
1972 Chevrolet Brookwood
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 the lead designer. This was the first Rolls Royce not designed by the company itself since World War II. There were 531 produced during its run.
1970 Buick GS 455

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1977 Suzuki Jimny Still a model today, this 4x4 first appeared in 1970. Do you know what it is?
1977 Suzuki Jimny
A small off-road option, the Jimny has been produced by Suzuki since 1970 and has sold more than 2.8 million of them around the world. It's still being made to this day.
1977 Datsun B210
1978 Volvo 262C
1970 Ford Capri

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Pontiac Grand Prix That's a long hood! To which vehicle listed below does it belong?
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
The Grand Prix was built by Pontiac between 1962 and 2008. It underwent a number of cosmetic changes during its long​ production run but, until 1987, had a number of V8 engine options to give it that muscle car appeal. The V8 reappeared in the seventh — and final — generation in the 2005 model.
1970 Chevy Monte Carlo
1972 Ford Country Squire
1972 Ford Granada

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Ford Granada This vehicle from the 1970s is a ________?
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 as an executive car through 1994.
1976 Audi 100 Coupe S
1972 Chevrolet Brookwood
1977 Dodge Diplomat

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1976 Jeep CJ-7 This is a classic for sure. Can you name it?
1977 Ford Bronco
1970 Honda N600
1970 Mazda Cosmo Series II
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 an optional 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.

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1970 Buick GS Stage 1 A classic '70s muscle car. What is its name?
1970 Buick GS 455
The Grand Sports 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 Grand Sport 455, considered by many experts to be one of the greatest muscle cars ever built.
1970 Chevy Monte Carlo
1972 Chevrolet Brookwood
1972 Ford Granada

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Jaguar XJ Coupe Look at those sleek lines. Can you identify this beauty from the '70s?
1975 Jaguar XJ Coupe
Formed in 1922 by Sir William Lyons and William Walmsley, the Swallow Sidecar Company was the forerunner to Jaguar. One of their much-loved vehicles, the XJ Coupe, was built between 1975 and 1978. These were available with inline-six and V12 engine options. More than 10,000 were produced.
1976 Stutz Blackhawk
1972 Porsche 917
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

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1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V The vehicle in this image is a ______?
1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Coupe
1970 Plymouth Barracuda
1977 Lincoln Mark V
The Lincoln Mark V was marketed in the luxury coupe market segment from 1977 to 1979. During its brief life, the car was a best seller — more than 228,000 were sold in that period.
1973 Austin Allegro

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Ford Maverick - 1960s Last one! Can you identify this vehicle?
1977 Ford Maverick
Produced from 1969 to 1977 in North America, the Maverick was a compact two- or four-door sedan. It came with a range of power plant options, the biggest of which was a 5.0-Liter V8.
1973 Austin Allegro
1970 Toyota 2000GT
1971 Buick Riviera

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1974 Volkswagen Golf Let's begin. Name this classic '70s car.
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 hatchback. Currently on their seventh iteration of this model and the fifth decade, Golfs are sophisticated, high-performance vehicles. And they are popular, too!
1971 AMC Gremlin
1972 Chevrolet Brookwood
1970 Datsun 240Z

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1972 Chevrolet Brookwood The '70s vehicle in this image is a _________?
1970 Ford Capri
1978 Subaru GL Wagon
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 offered by the company during both its production runs.
1970 Chevy Monte Carlo

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1967–1970 AMC Rebel Name this muscle car, please.
1976 Ford Thunderbird
1973 Toyota Corona
1970 AMC Rebel
The Rebel, particularly the 1970 models, took AMC straight into the muscle car fight. This was a real looker, blessed with a muscle car stance. With “Up with the Rebel Machine!” — AMC's slogan for the car — they were certainly trying to buy into the younger market. The 1970 model offered the option of a 6.4-Liter engine with 325 horsepower.
1978 Volvo 262C

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1971 Rolls Royce Corniche Oh, I say! What vehicle have we here?
1975 Triumph TR7
1976 Stutz Blackhawk
1978 Volvo 262C
1971 Rolls Royce Corniche
Designed by Bill Allen, the Corniche from Rolls Royce was produced for the period between 1971 to 1995. It was an advancement on the Silver Shadow and was available as either a two-door coupe or two-door convertible.

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1970 Plymouth Superbird Are you able to identify this vehicle?
1977 Lincoln Versailles
1970 Plymouth Superbird
Created as a high-speed racing machine especially for NASCAR, the Superbird was also for sale to the public. The Superbird was only produced in 1970 with close to 2,000 being built. They were instantly recognizable thanks to the massive spoiler on the back. A version of the car is featured in the Pixar movie Cars, voiced by Richard Petty.
1970 Plymouth Barracuda
1970 Oldsmobile 442

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1975 BMW 1602 TI This two-door coupe was never sold in the US but was popular in Europe. Name it, please.​
1971 Datsun 510
1979 Volkswagen Jetta
1975 BMW 1602 TI
Sold between 1966 and 1975, the BMW 1602 was a two-door cabriolet which included a high-performance version, the TI. This model was not sold in the United States because it did not meet emissions requirements at the time.
1970 Oldsmobile 442

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Jeep FJ Fleetvan You should be able to identify this car with ease.
1975 Jeep FJ Fleetvan
Produced between 1961 and 1975, the FJ Fleetvan came in two different versions, the FJ-3 and the FJ-3A, which was a little longer. Essentially a delivery van, the FJ was used by the U.S. postal service, among others.
1973 Volkswagen Thing
1978 Subaru GL Wagon
1976 Ford Rachero

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Volvo 262C This vehicle was partly styled by the Italian styling house, Bertone. What is it?
1978 Volvo 262C
Part of the Volvo 200 series, the 262C was a special edition designed with the help of Italian styling house, Bertone. It was available in the 1978 through 1981 model years. It was only available as a coupe and served as Volvo's first entry into the luxury car market, competing in the U.S. market against Cadillac and Mercedez-Benz.
1978 BMW M1
1971 Datsun 510
1971 Buick Riviera

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Dodge Li’l Red Express Truck Name this truck, please.
1972 Chevrolet Brookwood
1972 GMC C/K 2500
1974 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne
1978 Dodge Li’l Red Express
A "super truck" of sorts, more than 2,100 Li’l Red Express Trucks were sold in 1978. And it's not difficult to understand why. Not only did it look incredible but it had some serious speed — Car and Driver actually listed it as the fastest American-made vehicle from 0 to 100 mph that year. In fact, the modified 360 cubic inches V-8 engine produced 225 horsepower, even more than most Corvettes produced at the time. The vehicle was produced for one more year, in 1979, and then retired.

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Chevy C30 One Ton Are you able to name this useful model from the 1970s?
1971 Dodge D100 Dude
1975 GMC Beau James
1979 Ford F-100
1975 Chevrolet C30 One Ton
The C/K series of Chevrolet pickup trucks was radically redesigned for their third generation, released in 1973. Known as the "Square-body" or "Box-body" generation, these vehicles offered rounded windshield corners, slanted front fenders and a low slope of the hood (which gave the vehicle its nickname). The body was sculpted to improve aerodynamics, and therefore, fuel efficiency.

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1976 Plymouth Duster A fairly small vehicle for the time, what car is shown in this image?
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1976 Plymouth Duster
A performance version of the Valiant, the Duster was a fairly small vehicle for the time. It had a range of engine options and was produced by Plymouth until 1976.

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1970 Dodge Charger Any clue as to what '70s car is depicted in this image?
1970 Dodge Charger
Since its introduction in 1966, the Dodge Charger as been everything from a subcompact hatchback to a personal luxury coupe. The 1970 version was a pure muscle car, available with a 7.2-Liter V8. The Charger had 10 wins in NASCAR that year, more than any other vehicle. Now in its seventh generation, the Charger is a four-door, full-size sedan.
1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda
1975 Triumph TR7
1974 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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Lancia Stratos This one is tricky. Can you identify this '70s vehicle?
1970 Ford Granada
1970 Toyota 2000GT
1973 Toyota Corona
1974 Lancia Stratos
Built for rallying, the Lancia Stratos didn't disappoint, winning the World Rally championship for three years from 1974 to 1976.

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Diplomat (Dodge) The vehicle in this image is a _________?
1972 Ford Granada
1977 Dodge Diplomat
Produced between 1977 and 1988, the Diplomat competed in the mid-sized car segment. It is a sister model of the Plymouth Gran Fury. The Diplomat came with three engine options: a 3.7-liter inline six, a 5.2-liter V8, or a 5.9-liter V8. Diplomats were a favored vehicle for city police forces around the United States and Canada.
1970 Chevy Monte Carlo
1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Coupe

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Pony (Hyundai) This was the first mass-produced car in its country of origin. But what is the make and model?
1977 Suzuki Jimny
1974 Lancia Stratos
1975 Hyundai Pony
The Pony, South 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.
1976 Mercury Comet

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1979 Volkswagen Jetta Are you able to name the vehicle in this picture?
1970 Toyota 2000GT
1979 Saab 96
1977 Datsun B210
1979 Volkswagen Jetta
Essentially a Golf with rear storage space making it a sedan instead of a hatchback, the Jetta first appeared in 1979. Now in its seventh generation, the Jetta is still a valuable player in VW's lineup.

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1979 Vauxhall Astra The make and model depicted in this image shows a _______________?
1979 Vauxhall Astra
First released in the United Kingdom in 1979, for its first two generations the Astra was exactly the same as the Opel version — the Kadett — except it is a right-hand drive car. Currently in its seventh generation, this vehicle has proved a popular seller.
1978 Honda Civic
1971 Datsun 510
1973 Toyota Corona

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Audi 100 Coupe S It was a favorite in Europe in the 1970s. Can you name the vehicle in the image?
1975 Daihatsu Fellow Max
1976 Audi 100 Coupe S
More than 30,000 of these fastback coupes were built by Audi from 1969 to 1976. The 100 Coupe S was powered by a 1.8-liter engine coupled to a four-speed manual gearbox or a three-gear automatic.
1971 AMC Gremlin
1972 Chevrolet C/K 10

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1978 Holden commodore VB G'day! This Australian vehicle proved popular in the '70s. Identify it, please.
1978 Holden Commodore VB
First introduced in 1978 and still marketed in Australia today, the Holden Commodore is now imported to Australia from Germany. The VB was the first model Commodore to be produced. The line is now in its fifth generation, with the ZB introduced in 2018.
1979 Saab 96
1978 BMW M1
1979 Vauxhall Astra

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1971 Ferrari 512M What beautiful lines! What '70s classic is this?
1976 Lotus Esprit
1978 Volvo 262C
1971 Ferrari 512
Only 25 of the Ferrari 512 model were ever built. Made between 1969 and 1970, the vehicles boasted 5.0-Liter 12-cylinder engines (thus, "512"), and debuted at the 1970 24 hours of Daytona endurance race, coming in third.
1972 Porsche 917

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1976 Chrysler Avenger The car in this image is a ______?
1975 Triumph TR7
1976 Chrysler Avenger
First marketed in Europe as the Hillman Avenger, this four-door small family car received Chrysler branding in 1976. From 1971 to 1973, before it received its Chrysler badge for the European market, it was sold in America as the Plymouth Cricket. Versions of the vehicle were available in many different countries, including Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand, Iran, South Africa and Uruguay.
1978 Honda Civic
1975 Chrysler Cordoba

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1979 Chrysler Alpine Please tell us the vehicle found in this photo.
1977 Lincoln Versailles
1975 AMV Matador Coupe
1970 Honda N600
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 and by the PSA Group from 1979 through 1986

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MG 1100 saloon Name this British favorite, please.
1979 Alfa Romeo Spider
1973 Austin Allegro
1971 MG 1100 Saloon
Manufactured under several different names, including the ADO16, this vehicle was available as a four-door saloon, a two-door saloon and a three-door estate car. When it was released, the ADO16 offered technologically advanced features such as single piston swinging caliper disc brakes, rare for mass-produced cars at the time. Powered by a 1.2-liter motor, the 1971 1100 Saloon produced around 63 horsepower.
1975 Jaguar XJS

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Subaru FF1 Star Are you able to name this vehicle?
1970 Plymouth Sapporo
1970 Toyota Celica
1976 Holden Berlina VK
1973 Subaru FF-1 Star
Produced between 1969 and 1973, the FF-1 Star was a modification of Subaru's 1000 model. Powered by a 1.1-liter engine, the FF-1 was marketed as the Star in the United States in 1970 and 1971.

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1975 Mazda Roadpacer You might not have first hand knowledge of the vehicle in the image, but can you identify it?
1975 BMW 1602 TI
1970 Chevy Nova SS
1975 Mazda Roadpacer AP
This full-sized sedan was manufactured by Mazda for a brief period from 1975 to 1977. Mazda took the chassis of the Australian Holden HJ and HX and fitted their own 1.3-liter rotary engine which produced 130 horsepower. Unfortunately, the engine lacked enough torque to deal with the weight of the chassis and handled poorly.
1974 Lancia Stratos

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BMW M1 Those sleek lines... beautiful. Can you name this car?
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 mass-produced mid-engined car and was powered by a 3.5-liter double overhead cam straight six engine. It had a top speed of 162 mph.
1979 Datsun 280ZX
1976 Lotus Esprit
1978 Volvo 262C

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1970s - 1973 De Tomaso Pantera All pointy and sleek, it looks fast! What rare vehicle is in this image?
1970 Aston Martin Lagonda
1976 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Coupe
1971 De Tomaso Pantera
This Italian car was produced in 1971 and built for a period of 20 years. A two-door mid-engined coupe, 7,260 were produced. The vehicle was imported to the U.S. by Ford until 1975.
1978 Corvette Stingray

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1977 Toyota Chaser Believe it or not, this became a popular drifting car later in its life, especially later versions. Can you name the vehicle?
1979 Saab 96
1979 Volkswagen Jetta
1977 Toyota Chaser
Available only in Japan, the Chaser was produced between 1977 and 2001, first as a compact car and then, from 1988, in the mid-sized car segment. The Chaser shared the same chassis with two other Toyota models, the Cressida/Mark II, and the Cresta. Thanks to its front-engined, rear-wheel drive layout, the Chaser became a popular car to use in drifting.
1973 Mitsubishi Galant

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Honda Acty This vehicle was available as a microtruck or a van. What is it?
1977 Datsun B210
1977 Honda Acty
This vehicle has been produced by Honda since 1977 and is now in its fourth generation. The Acty has been available as a two-door microtruck or five-door minivan.
1975 Daihatsu Fellow Max
1970 Chevrolet El Camino

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