Given the reputations and history of these famous cities, it’s easy to think that Detroit and Tokyo are the focal points of car manufacturing in the world. However, Europe actually has a very long history in the building of automobiles. Do you think you can match the cars to their makers?
Some European cars are downright legendary. For instance, if we threw out the name “DB5,” would you know the manufacturer? How about if we added a clue … like “James Bond”? Any car aficionado would immediately know we’re referring to the iconic Aston Martin DB5 that appeared in “Goldfinger.”
A few car names are so unique that they’re tough to mistake for anything else. Shout out “250 GT SWB California Spider,” and you know you’re dealing with a European sports car. But is it a Porsche, Lamborghini or some other famous brand from the Old World?
Not all “European” cars are necessarily European in origin. The car business is a global trade that finds companies from all over sticking their gear shifts in places where they haven’t traditionally belonged. So, let’s fuel up with petrol and hop into the lorry and see if you really know your wheels. We’ll give you three European cars – but it it’s up to you to figure out the maker!
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