Can You Guess the Release Year of These Iconic Cars?

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Jacqueline Samaroo

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Can you identify the release year of the car in this picture?

The Bugatti Type 57 is a grand tourer that was first introduced by the French car manufacturer Bugatti in 1934. A total of 710 of them were produced between 1934 and 1940.

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What year was the car in this image released?

The Ferrari 250 GTO is a grand tourer that was first introduced by Ferrari in 1962. Only 36 of them were ever produced between 1962 and 1964.

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Do you know the release year of the car in this photo?

The Ford GT40 is a high-performance endurance racing car that was first introduced by Ford in 1964. It is notable for having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times (1966 – 1969).

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What year was the car in this photo released?

The Lamborghini Murcielago is a sports car that was first introduced by Lamborghini in 2001. It was not available in North America until 2002, and a total of 4,099 of them were produced.

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The car in this photo was released in what year?

The Mini is a small economy car that was first introduced by the British Motor Corporation in 1959. It has since then become iconic in British culture and worldwide.

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What is the release year of the car in this photo?

The Audi Quattro is a rally and road car that was first introduced by Audi AG in 1980. North American variants are notable for coming equipped with larger impact bumpers with built-in shock absorbers.

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Do you know the release year of this car?

The Porsche 959 is a sports car that was first introduced by Porsche in 1986. It was first introduced as a Group B rally car and then later as an actual production car, with only 345 units produced.

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The car in this image was released in what year?

The Acura Legend is a mid-size luxury car that was first introduced by Honda in 1985. It was originally known as the Honda Legend but subsequently marketed as the Acura Legend in North America and parts of China.

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Can you identify the release year of the car in this image?

The Porsche 911 is a sports car that was first introduced by Porsche in 1963. It is notable for being one of the most iconic cars of the 20th century that is still in production to this day.

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When was this car first introduced?

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a grand tourer that was first introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1952. It is notable for its distinctive gull-wing doors and rounded body style.

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What year was the car in this picture released?

The BMW M1 is a sports car that was first introduced by BMW in 1978. It is notable for being the first mid-engined BMW to be mass-produced.

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Do you know the release year of the car in this picture?

The Volkswagen Golf is a compact car that was first introduced by Volkswagen in 1974. It is notable for being Volkswagen’s best-selling model and globally the second best-selling model overall.

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What is the release year of the car in this image?

The Jaguar E-Type is a sports car that was first introduced by Jaguar Cars in 1961. It is notable for being lauded by Enzo Ferrari as "the most beautiful car ever made".

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Do you know the release year of the car in this image?

The Aston Martin DB5 is a luxury grand tourer that was first introduced by Aston Martin in 1963. It is one of James Bond’s most iconic cars, having first appeared in Goldfinger.

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The car in this picture was released in what year?

The DeLorean DMC-12 is a sports car that was first introduced by the DeLorean Motor Company in 1981. While the company itself was unsuccessful, the DeLorean DMC-12 became iconic due to the Back to Future films.

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What is the release year of the car in this picture?

The Acura NSX is a mid-engine sports car that was first introduced by Honda in 1990. The first generation was produced from 1990 to 2005 and a second generation was finally introduced in 2016.

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Can you identify the release year of the car in this photo?

The Toyota 2000GT is a grand tourer that was first introduced by Toyota in 1967. It was actually designed as a collaboration between Toyota and Yamaha.

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What year was this car released?

The Ferrari 365 is a grand tourer that was first introduced by Ferrari in 1966. It was notably first introduced at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show.

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Can you identify the release year of this car?

The Rolls-Royce Phantom II is a luxury car that was first introduced by Rolls-Royce Ltd in 1929. It is notable for being the third and last of Rolls-Royce's 40/50 hp models.

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This car was released in what year?

The Datsun 240Z is a sports car that was first introduced by Nissan in 1969. It is notable for being one of the most successful sports car lines ever produced.

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Can you identify the release year of the car in this picture?

The Volkswagen Beetle is a rear-engine economy car that was first introduced by Volkswagen in 1938. It is by far one of the most iconic cars in the world and was manufactured from 1938 until 2003.

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What year was the car in this image released?

The Austin Healey 3000 is a sports car that was first introduced by Austin Healey in 1959. It is notable for being one of the best known of the "big Healey" models.

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Do you know release year of the car in this photo?

The Lamborghini Miura is a sports car that was first introduced by Lamborghini in 1966. It was actually designed by Lamborghini's engineering team against the wishes of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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What year was the car in this photo released?

The Tucker 48 is a sedan that was first introduced by the Tucker Corporation in 1948. It is also notably referred to by the nickname the "Tucker Torpedo".

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The car in this photo was released in what year?

The Mazda Miata is a two-seater roadster that was first introduced by Mazda in 1989. The name Miata is derived from the Old High German for "reward".

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What is the release year of the car in this photo?

The Ferrari 288 GTO is a sports car that was first introduced by Ferrari in 1984. It was designated GT for Gran Turismo and O for Omologata (which means homologated in Italian).

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Do you know the release year of this car?

The Porsche 356 Speedster is a sports car that was first introduced by Porsche in 1948. Original production of the car ended in 1965.

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The car in this image was released in what year?

The Maserati 3500 GT is a 2-door coupé that was first introduced by Maserati in 1957. It is notable for being the company's first successful attempt at both the Gran Turismo market and series production.

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Can you identify the release year of the car in this image?

The McLaren F1 is a sports car that was first introduced by McLaren Automotive in 1993. It is notable for having previously held the Guinness World Record for the world's fastest production car.

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When was this car first introduced?

The Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 is a sports car/muscle car that was first introduced by Shelby American in 1965. It was then built by Ford from 1969 onwards.

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What year was the car in this picture released?

The Ferrari F40 is a rear-wheel drive sports car that was first introduced by Ferrari in 1987. It is notable for being the last Ferrari automobile that was personally approved by Enzo Ferrari.

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Do you know the release year of the car in this picture?

The Bentley Blower is a British car that was first introduced by Bentley Motors Limited in 1929. There were 720 of them that were produced between 1929 and 1931.

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What is the release year of the car in this image?

The AC Shelby Cobra 427 is a sports car that was first introduced by AC Cars and Shelby American in 1965. It was a notable part of the Cobra Ferrari Wars between Carroll Shelby and Enzo Ferrari.

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Do you know the release year of the car in this image?

The Lamborghini Countach is a V12 sports car that was first introduced by Lamborghini in 1974. It is notable for being one of the most iconic Italian wedge designs.

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The car in this picture was released in what year?

The Citroen DS is a front-wheel-drive executive car that was first introduced by Citroen in 1955. It was notable for setting several standards for design and performance of cars to come.

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What is the release year of the car in this picture?

The Ferrari Enzo is a mid-engine sports car that was first introduced by Ferrari in 2002. As the name suggests, it is named after Enzo Ferrari, the company’s founder.

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Can you identify the release year of the car in this photo?

The Dodge Viper is a sports car that was first introduced by the Chrysler Corporation in 1992. It was recently named as one of the most American cars, since over 75% of its parts are manufactured in the US.

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What year was this car released?

The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is a sports car that was first introduced by Alfa Romeo in 2007. There were over 1,400 orders for the car but only 1,000 were produced.

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Can you identify the release year of this car?

The Volvo P1800 was first introduced by Volvo Cars in 1961. It surged in popularity when it was driven by Roger Moore in the hit television series "The Saint."

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This car was released in what year?

The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a sports car that was first introduced by Nissan in 1969. It has been featured heavily in several films, TV series, and video games; including "The Fast and the Furious," "Need for Speed" and "Initial D."

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About This Quiz

Put it in reverse and travel back to these iconic cars throughout history!

From the Rolls-Royce Phantom of the 1920s to the Lamborghini Murcielago at the start of the 21st century, there have been dozens (if not hundreds) of iconic car models throughout the history of the automobile. While this may seem like a lot, it actually isn't; especially in the grand scheme of things when you consider that there have been thousands upon thousands of car models from a wide range of car manufacturers from around the world. Not every sports car has the endurance to reach iconic status; not every muscle car can tough it out over the years; and not every family car can be remembered fondly. 

In this automotive quiz, we've taken a handful of some of the most iconic cars from both the 20th and 21st centuries and we're going to see if you have what it takes to correctly figure out the exact year when they were introduced! So are you ready to get into the modern and vintage aspects of car history? Then start your engines and let's get going!

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