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.
- How many Dodge Chargers were used in the original “Dukes of Hazard” TV show that ran from January 26, 1979 to February 8, 1985?
- What tail lamps did the 1968 Shelby Mustang use?
- What’s really under the hood of a 1069 Chevrolet COPO (Central Office Production Order) Camaro?
- What color was the first Chevrolet Camaro to come off of the production line?
- What was the name of the car Chrysler built in 1940 as a publicity stunt? BONUS: How many were made?
- How many Plymouth Hemi Barracuda convertibles were ever made?
- What does the word “automobile” actually mean?
- A total of 309 Chargers were used throughout the total run of the popular series.
- The 1968 Shelby’s used the 1966 Ford Thunderbird tail lamps, but the 1967 Shelby used tail lamps from the Mercury Cougar.
- 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.”
- The first Chevy Camaro was black.
- In 1940 Chrysler built only six of the Newport Dual-Cowl Phaeton’s.
- 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.
- Automobile means “self-moving.” Auto means “self” and Mobile means “moving.”
How did you do?
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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!
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.
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!