Odd and Fun Facts about Classic Cars: A Quiz

Odd and Fun Facts about Classic Cars: A Quiz

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How well do you know your classic cars? Take this quiz and see if you are a true aficionado, a weekend wannabe or a passing fancier.

  1. How many Dodge Chargers were used in the original “Dukes of Hazard” TV show that ran from January 26, 1979 to February 8, 1985?
  2. What tail lamps did the 1968 Shelby Mustang use?
  3. What’s really under the hood of a 1069 Chevrolet COPO (Central Office Production Order) Camaro?
  4. What color was the first Chevrolet Camaro to come off of the production line?
  5. What was the name of the car Chrysler built in 1940 as a publicity stunt? BONUS: How many were made?
  6. How many Plymouth Hemi Barracuda convertibles were ever made?
  7. What does the word “automobile” actually mean?

 

Answers:

  1. A total of 309 Chargers were used throughout the total run of the popular series.
  2. The 1968 Shelby’s used the 1966 Ford Thunderbird tail lamps, but the 1967 Shelby used tail lamps from the Mercury Cougar.
  3. The ZL-1 427 V-8 that sits under the hood of a ’69 COPO Camaro is essentially an aluminum race engine. There are no special emblems or identifying marks to indicate the power there, making the car somewhat of a “sleeper.”
  4. The first Chevy Camaro was black.
  5. In 1940 Chrysler built only six of the Newport Dual-Cowl Phaeton’s.
  6. Plymouth only produced 7 HemiCuda convertibles for the 1971 production year. In fact, they are so rare and sought after, in early 2014 one sold at the Mecum Auction for $3.5 million.
  7. Automobile means “self-moving.” Auto means “self” and Mobile means “moving.”

 

How did you do?

5 – 7 correct
True Aficionado
– You know your cars inside and out. In fact, you could probably teach the experts a thing or two. You have a lot of classic car knowledge locked up in that brain of yours and you rock it!

3-4 correct
Weekend Wannabe
– You know a bit about the classics; at least enough to carry on a decent conversation. But there is still a lot to learn about the rich and wonderful history of the classic car world.

0-2 correct
Passing Fancier
– You see a pretty car on the street and think, “Oh, what a pretty car.” And there’s nothing wrong with that. If you want to be more you can use this quiz and a jumping off point to greater classic car knowledge!

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