The 1960s -- everything was changing, and cars were no exception! Probably the most famous automotive innovation of this decade was Ford's rollout of the Mustang in 1964, which inspired a number of other "pony cars," or cars with strong engines in shorter, sleeker bodies.
In Europe, Italian designer Gian Paolo Dallara and two other Lamborghini designers created the Miura, which kicked off the European supercar craze. Icons of the 1960s, like fictional spy James Bond and American film hero Steve McQueen, were firmly associated with the fantastic cars they drove onscreen. The family station wagon was still a rarity, the long gas lines of the 1970s were yet to come ... and the SUV? It was still decades away!
How much do you know about the designs and fads of 1960s cars? Do you know, for example, which car was the brainchild of Adolf Hitler? (Hint: Its name translates to "people's car.") Or which European car was called "the most beautiful car ever made"? Of course, there was probably a lot of debate about that at the time, just like there would be today.
If you're feeling confident about your knowledge of 1960s cars, get behind the wheel of our quiz! Find out now if your classic-car savvy is a Stingray ... or an Edsel!
The optional add-on package cost $295 in 1964, which included a hood scoop, chromed valve covers, and a seven-blade clutch fan.
The first Ford Mustangs were manufactured four months before the end of 1964.
Until 2001, the Mini Cooper was manufactured by the English-based company, British Motor Corporation.
The RS package included hidden headlights, RS badging, and exterior bright trim.
The 1963 Stingray was Chevrolet's first attempt of a Corvette coupe.
When the E-Type was released in 1961, Enzo Ferrari said it was "the most beautiful car ever made."
The DB5 evolved from the DB4 and first made its appearance onscreen in James Bond's "Goldfinger."
The Ford GT40 was a high performance race car modeled after the British Lola Mk6 and could go more than 200 mph.
The Cobra 427 could hit 60 mph in four seconds and go 0 to 100 mph in just over 10 seconds.
A new high performance package called R/T came with a 440 Magnum, with the option of a 426 Hemi.
The Corvair was a popular car but its reputation was marred in the beginning by the way it handled and a cover-up by GM.
The Z28 option made the 1967 Camaro almost street-race ready.
The Polara had an optional V8 that made it great for NASCAR and drag racing.
The Edsel had only three model years from 1958 to 1960.
Hitler wanted a car for the "people," that was cheap, simple, and able to navigate the new roads.
In 1962, the Wildcat started as an Invicta subseries. However, from 1963 to 1970, it was its own series.
The Spider made its splash to the public in March 1966 at the 36th Geneva Motor Show.
The Checker Superba was made by Checker Motors Company from 1961 to 1963.
The Eldorado Biarritz convertible's standard equipment included dual backup lights, plain fender skirts, power windows, and remote control trunk lock.
The Fiat 124 was introduced to the world equipped with a parachute and dropped from a plane.
Mazda chose the named Cosmo because of the worldwide fascination with the race to space.
The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) predates the sport utility vehicle (SUV). Ford plans on bringing back the Bronco in 2020.
Mercury had planned the Comet to be an Edsel model.
The Ford Torino was named after the city of Turin, which in Italian is Torino and considered "the Italian Detroit."
The Gladiator was the first post-war Jeep model made for civilians and adopted for military use.
The prototype to the Miura was called the P400.
The Lincoln Continental line of luxury cars was made by Lincoln, which was a division of Ford Motors.
The sports car was introduced to the world at the London Motor Show.
The first generation Plymouth Road Runner was based off of the Belvedere.
The Firebird had the same coke bottle styling as its cousin, the Chevrolet Camaro.
The Dart was created to replace Plymouth's standard, low-end car models for the Dodge dealer network that had been selling Plymouths since the 1930s.
The Electra was a full-size luxury car named after Electra Waggoner Biggs, the sister-in-law of General Motors' Buick Motor Division's president, Harlow H. Curtice.
The 140's boxy style survived through the 1990s as the 200 series.
There was guff about the limited interior space in the 700 series, so BMW decided to make two versions, a coupe and a saloon.
The Thunderbird was in 1961's Indianapolis 500 as the pace car and made a splash in U.S. President John F. Kennedy's inaugural parade as the president of Ford Motor Company became Kennedy's Secretary of Defense.