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How Well Do You Know '60s Sports Cars?
by John Miller
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In the 1960s, sports car designers hit their strides, making memorable models from Britain to Detroit to Italy and back again. Fancy names like Porsche and Ferrari made their marks, but so too did more pedestrian manufacturers like Ford and Dodge. Do you think you really know the ‘60s sports cars in this high-speed quiz?

By the time the ‘60s rolled around, the family sedan was getting a bit stale, and Baby Boomers had the cash to blow on fancier models. Manufacturers scrambled to accommodate demand by offering high-performance sports cars with flashy designs that wowed bystanders and drivers alike. Do you recall some of the first popular sports cars of the decade?

All of the big car companies got into the act. BMW offered its CS, Austin-Healey had the Sprite, and Fiat and Ford all participated in the speed feeding frenzy. Do you think you can match the iconic models of the age to the correct manufacturers?

The youth-driven market sparked a desire for ever greater speed, with big-block engines and crazy horsepower ratings making cars faster than ever before. Suddenly, “pony cars” were a thing. Forget hot rodding — in the ‘60s, you could buy a production car that was faster than anything your parents ever could have dreamed of. Take our ‘60s sports car quiz now and see if you really know these speedy cars of yesteryear!

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