Can You Correctly Name The Decade These Ford Vehicles Are From?

1978 Ford Fiesta Mk.1. Creator: Unknown.
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Since June of 1903, Ford has been one of the most influential American automakers. The products of this corporation have shaped the way Americans travel and go about their lives on a daily basis.

While most of the Ford models are instantly recognizable, it gets hard when the cars are from a few years (or decades) back – and that’s exactly why we’ve brought this quiz. This quiz is a difficult one. You first have to guess the model of the vehicle shown and then tell the decade its first generation came out. So, let’s start.

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This Ford has been widely used by law enforcement agencies. Do you know when it first hit the market?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Crown Victoria was Ford’s full-size sedan that was announced in November 1990 and offered for sale from March 21, 1991. Being a quick and agile V8-powered sedan, it had everything cops could ever need, so it was widely used by LEAs till its discontinuation in 2011.
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Emdjt42 via Flickr

This Ford has been widely used by law enforcement agencies. Do you know when it first hit the market?

  • 2000s
  • 1990s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s
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Do you know when did this Ford hit the market?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Flex was introduced in 2008 as a full-size SUV (that looked more like a wagon though). The boxy design was loved by many but hated by more, and the vehicle was eventually discontinued in 2019.
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Ford

Do you know when did this Ford hit the market?

  • 2000s
  • 2010s
  • 1990s
  • 1980s
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This old Ford evolved into a popular economy car. When did they start making it?

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1978 Ford Fiesta Mk.1. Creator: Unknown.
Retry Correct Incorrect The Fiesta and Fiesta RS might be the craziest hot hatches right now but it all started humble back in 1978 with this model. Unfortunately the hot hatch market is very limited and that has caused Ford to discontinue the Fiesta.
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National Motor Museum/Heritage Images via Getty Images

This old Ford evolved into a popular economy car. When did they start making it?

  • 1960s
  • 1950s
  • 1980s
  • 1970s
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Long hood and boot, that is an easy give-away of the era this car belonged to. Can you guess?

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1957 Ford Fairlane 500
Retry Correct Incorrect Build between 1955 and 1970, the Ford Fairlane got its name from Henry Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan estate, which was itself named after the region of Ireland his grandparents came from.
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The Enthusiast Network via Getty Images

Long hood and boot, that is an easy give-away of the era this car belonged to. Can you guess?

  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1950s
  • 1940s
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This was the car that established Ford as a manufacturer of sports cars. When did this come out?

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FORD GT-40
Retry Correct Incorrect While many think that the 40 in GT40 stands for 1940s, that’s actually the overall height of this car in inches. It was created to contest in the 1960 Le Mans… and it won, establishing Ford as an automaker capable of creating high-performance cars.
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Alvis Upitis via Getty Images

This was the car that established Ford as a manufacturer of sports cars. When did this come out?

  • 1960s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1970s
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Pay attention to the front grille and you can easily tell when this truck hit the market for the first time.

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Retry Correct Incorrect The F-150 Lightning is a full-size battery-electric pickup truck that was introduced by Ford in 2021 to gain more share in the EV market. Despite its magnanimous size, this truck can blast to 60mph in just 4 seconds!
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Ford

Pay attention to the front grille and you can easily tell when this truck hit the market for the first time.

  • 2010s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s
  • 2020s
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This is the most iconic Ford model of all time, but when did they start making this one?

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1967 Ford Ranchero - Mustang Convertible...
Retry Correct Incorrect Known as the first ‘pony car,’ the Ford Mustang is one of the most popular sports cars made by the brand since 1964. The one shown here is the 1968 convertible version.
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The Enthusiast Network via Getty Images

This is the most iconic Ford model of all time, but when did they start making this one?

  • 1980s
  • 1960s
  • 1950s
  • 1970s
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Carrying a name inspired by the science and politics of the time, when was this Ford released?

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1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Galaxie was introduced in 1959. It was an era when space exploration was the hottest topic around and the name just made sense, even though they spelled it differently.
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Barrett-Jackson via Getty Images

Carrying a name inspired by the science and politics of the time, when was this Ford released?

  • 1970s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
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Now this one is easy to tell. When was the first of these made?

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Model T Ford truck with a sign at horse races in Montpelier, Virginia
Retry Correct Incorrect Widely regarded as the first affordable automobile, the Ford Model T was made between 1908 and 1926. It was not only available in touring, roadster, pickup, and wagon body styles, but bare chassis were also available upon which buyers could made their own bodies.
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Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Now this one is easy to tell. When was the first of these made?

  • 1910s
  • 1930s
  • 1920s
  • 1900s
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Which decade saw Ford release this SUV?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Expedition came out in 1997 as a full-size SUV replacement of the Bronco. It has continued to be one of Ford’s best-selling models since then, even after the return of the Bronco.
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Ford

Which decade saw Ford release this SUV?

  • 2000s
  • 1990s
  • 2010s
  • 1980s
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When did Ford first come up with this small economy car?

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American Suburban Houses
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Pinto was the first subcompact vehicle to be produced by Ford North America. It was available between 1971 and 1980 with 2 and 3-door versions… and was notorious for bursting into flames upon collision.
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Vauxford via Wikimedia Commons

When did Ford first come up with this small economy car?

  • 1980s
  • 1960s
  • 1950s
  • 1970s
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Now that’s an easy model to guess… but since when are these on the market?

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Exploring California's Sierra Foothills
Retry Correct Incorrect First made in 1991, the Explorer was the first 4-door SUV in Ford’s line-up. Since then, it has established itself as a reliable family vehicle and a dependable off-road machine.
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George Rose via Getty Images

Now that’s an easy model to guess… but since when are these on the market?

  • 1990s
  • 1980s
  • 2010s
  • 2000s
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This was a ‘luxury’ car of its time. What time was that exactly?

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The London Concours
Retry Correct Incorrect The Model B first came out in 1904 as Ford’s first four-cylinder car but was discontinued after just 2 years. It was then introduced with a totally renewed design in 1932 as an up-scale touring car.
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John Keeble via Getty Images

This was a ‘luxury’ car of its time. What time was that exactly?

  • 1920s
  • 1910s
  • 1930s
  • 1900s
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The latest generation of this Ford SUV is making quite a few waves, but when did they start making it?

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1966 Ford Bronco...
Retry Correct Incorrect The Bronco might be the most popular Ford SUV on the market right now, but it is not a new one. The same model name was used from 1960 to 1996, before being replaced by the Explorer in 1997.
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The Enthusiast Network via Getty Images

The latest generation of this Ford SUV is making quite a few waves, but when did they start making it?

  • 1970s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1980s
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If you are a real petrolhead, you can tell, just from the front, which decade this car belongs to!

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A 1958 or 1959 Ford Edsel Classic Car, front view
Retry Correct Incorrect The Edsel was developed as an addition to Ford’s luxury line-up in 1959. Despite massive advertisements on prime-time television and other similar measures, public reception of the car was cold, mainly due to the unconventional design and a ‘lack’ of features.
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Universal Images Group via Getty Images

If you are a real petrolhead, you can tell, just from the front, which decade this car belongs to!

  • 1970s
  • 1960s
  • 1950s
  • 1940s
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This is a hatchback version of a popular Ford sedan. Any ideas about its first release?

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Retry Correct Incorrect For the US market, the Fusion was a sedan… but the European market got the one shown above, between 2002 and 2012. It was an economic hatchback but couldn’t become a sales success.
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Auto ABC

This is a hatchback version of a popular Ford sedan. Any ideas about its first release?

  • 2010s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s
  • 1980s
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Can you guess the decade of the first production of this convertible Ford?

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1952 Ford Crestline Sunliner Convertible
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Crestline was a full-size sedan, convertible, and coupe made by Ford between 1952 and 1954. Due to the availability of a lot of similar models on the market, it was never popular and was eventually discontinued.
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Barrett-Jackson via Getty Images

Can you guess the decade of the first production of this convertible Ford?

  • 1950s
  • 1940s
  • 1930s
  • 1960s
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No matter if it is covered in mud, real Ford fans can still identify it. When did Ford start making these?

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2016 Dakar Rally - Day 2
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Ranger is a line of compact and mid-size pickup trucks that Ford has been making since 1982. While the F-Series is more up-scale, the Rangers are economic, yet capable.
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Dean Mouhtaropoulos via Getty Images

No matter if it is covered in mud, real Ford fans can still identify it. When did Ford start making these?

  • 2010s
  • 2000s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
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These folks restored this vintage icon very well. Any guesses when did Ford start selling these to the public?

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Photo by Tim Leedy 5/16/11The Olde Tyme Car Club convention and tour of the area.A 1911 Model T Ford.C. Allan
Retry Correct Incorrect Yes, it’s a very well-kept Model T from 1908 – the car that made the American dream possible for masses by giving them an affordable and reliable means of personal mobility in 1900s.
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Reading Eagle via Getty Images

These folks restored this vintage icon very well. Any guesses when did Ford start selling these to the public?

  • 1920s
  • 1900s
  • 1930s
  • 1910s
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Carrying an old name with the latest powertrain technology… when was this Ford made?

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A Ford Motor Dealership Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Retry Correct Incorrect Introduced in November 2019, the Mustang Mach-E is a battery-electric compact crossover SUV produced by Ford. With up to 500 horsepower and 350 miles of range, it’s one of the most capable EVs right now.
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David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Carrying an old name with the latest powertrain technology… when was this Ford made?

  • 2000s
  • 2010s
  • 1990s
  • 2020s
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Which decade saw the release of this car, still considered one of the most sought-after Fords of the golden age?

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1957 Ford Thunderbird
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Thunderbird, made between 1955 and 1997 and then 2002 and 2005, was a ‘personal luxury car.’ It was a small car with a potent engine and sporty handling.
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Barrett-Jackson via Getty Images

Which decade saw the release of this car, still considered one of the most sought-after Fords of the golden age?

  • 1970s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1940s
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Let’s see who can guess the birth year of this Ford vehicle correctly!

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford N-Series was made between 1939 and 1952. These were some of the most durable farm tractors to be ever made by any company and are still in commission around the world!
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Mecum

Let’s see who can guess the birth year of this Ford vehicle correctly!

  • 1930s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
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Known for one thing; speed, when was this car created?

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2012 Ford Shelby GT500
Retry Correct Incorrect Based on the Mustang, the Shelby GT500 debuted in 1965. The car was developed by Carol Shelby, who used to say ‘speed is my business,’ and Mr. Shelby was no liar.
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Known for one thing; speed, when was this car created?

  • 1980s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1950s
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This Ford was created for the British Market, but when?

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UK - Westcliff - 1960s Man washes family Anglia car
Retry Correct Incorrect Loosely based on the Ford Prefect and Ford Popular, the Ford Anglia was made by the UK division of the automaker between 1939 and 1967. It was a small, economic, and massively successful family car.
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Corbis via Getty Images

This Ford was created for the British Market, but when?

  • 1920s
  • 1940s
  • 1930s
  • 1950s
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This slightly old Ford car might not be a very popular one, but when was it created?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Scorpio was an executive car produced to replace the Ford Granada in the European market. It was produced from 1985 to 1998 and was briefly offered in the US market too.
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Auto ABC

This slightly old Ford car might not be a very popular one, but when was it created?

  • 1950s
  • 1990s
  • 1980s
  • 1970s
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This two-door Ford was quite popular in Mexico. Can you guess when it first came out?

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1972 Ford Escort Mexico
Retry Correct Incorrect Ford Escort was an inexpensive small family car made by Ford for the European and Mexican markets from 1968 till 2000. Six generations of the vehicle came out in those 30 years.
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National Motor Museum/Heritage Images via Getty Images

This two-door Ford was quite popular in Mexico. Can you guess when it first came out?

  • 1970s
  • 1950s
  • 1980s
  • 1960s
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What decade does this beat-up Ford belong to?

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A vintage Ford Falcon car outside house
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Falcon was a full-size sedan produced by Ford’s Australia division between 1960 and 2016. It dominated the fleets of taxis and police cars for several decades in not just Australia, but also New Zealand.
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Christopher Pillitz via Getty Images

What decade does this beat-up Ford belong to?

  • 1950s
  • 1980s
  • 1970s
  • 1960s
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An icon of wealth at its time, when was this car first made?

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1934 Ford Custom Roadster
Retry Correct Incorrect Based on the Ford Model B from the 1920s, the Custom Roadster of 1934 was designed to express wealth and extravagance through its sleek curves and open roof. It was more lavish than it seems here though!
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Barrett-Jackson via Getty Images

An icon of wealth at its time, when was this car first made?

  • 1920s
  • 1940s
  • 1930s
  • 1910s
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This particular Ford truck might not be very famous today but fans can tell when it entered production.

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Transit was a line-up of minivans, but pickup versions of the same did exist too. It came out in 1965… and the one shown here is a 1974 model with a Liftec platform.
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National Motor Museum/Heritage Images via Getty Images

This particular Ford truck might not be very famous today but fans can tell when it entered production.

  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1960s
  • 1950s
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That’s a funky-looking Ford. Any guess when it came out?

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1932 Ford Highboy
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Highboy (not to be confused with the Tallboy Pickup) Roadster was a limited-production vehicle that was made by Ford in 1932. The term Highboy is now used to describe cars that have unmodified hot rod bodies on top of frame rails.
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Barrett-Jackson via Getty Images

That’s a funky-looking Ford. Any guess when it came out?

  • 1940s
  • 1920s
  • 1910s
  • 1930s
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Named after the engine it had under the hood, when was this Ford created?

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1934 Ford V8 open 2-seater taking part in the NWLMC Lawrence Cup Trial, 1937
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Model B V8 was a variant of the Model B made between 1932 and 1934. It came with Ford’s newest V8 engine, and that was specified in the name to differentiate it from the regular 4-cylinder Model B.
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National Motor Museum/Heritage Images via Getty Images

Named after the engine it had under the hood, when was this Ford created?

  • 1950s
  • 1930s
  • 1920s
  • 1940s
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When was this station wagon first made available by Ford?

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Old American Ford car. Green and white long car parked on...
Retry Correct Incorrect The Country Squire station wagons were produced by Ford between 1955 and 1991, and were positioned as the top-level station wagons in Ford’s line-up for those 4 decades.
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Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

When was this station wagon first made available by Ford?

  • 1950s
  • 1940s
  • 1930s
  • 1960s
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In which decade was this vintage Ford first created?

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1939 Ford Model 91A V8 On R.A.C. Rally. Creator: Unknown.
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Model 91A V8 was the last of Ford UK’s pre-war V8 models. Built in 1939 for the first time, it featured transverse leaf suspension and a side-valve V8 engine.
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National Motor Museum/Heritage Images via Getty Images

In which decade was this vintage Ford first created?

  • 1920s
  • 1930s
  • 1960s
  • 1950s
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A popular vehicle in upscale suburban neighborhoods these days, when did this SUV enter production?

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New Models Debut At North American International Auto Show
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover SUV that was introduced in 2007 and is still in production. The model shown here is a tuned-up performance version of the vehicle.
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Bill Pugliano via Getty Images

A popular vehicle in upscale suburban neighborhoods these days, when did this SUV enter production?

  • 1990s
  • 2010s
  • 2020s
  • 2000s
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This one should not be hard to guess. When did it come out?

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Henry Ford and Friend in Model N Runabout
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Model N was introduced at the New York Auto Show in 1906, and was meant to succeed the Models A and C as a cheap, entry level automobile in Ford’s early line-up.
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Ford

This one should not be hard to guess. When did it come out?

  • 1900s
  • 1910s
  • 1930s
  • 1920s
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Any guesses when this estate car hit the showrooms for the first time?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Fusion (known as the Ford Mondeo in the EU market) was declared the first Ford ‘World-Car.’ It is available as a 4-door saloon, a 5-door lift-back, and a 5-door estate.
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Ford

Any guesses when this estate car hit the showrooms for the first time?

  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 2000s
  • 1990s
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Can you tell when did this Ford come out?

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1962 Ford Consul Cortina Deluxe
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Consul was a mid-size family car made by Ford UK and Ford Europe between 1962 and 1984. It was replaced by Ford Sierra and Ford Taurus in different markets.
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National Motor Museum/Heritage Images via Getty Images

Can you tell when did this Ford come out?

  • 1980s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1950s
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Any idea when this minivan first hit the market?

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1995 Ford Galaxy
Retry Correct Incorrect The Ford Galaxy was a large multi-purpose van (MPV) originally launched in 1995. Ford discontinued it in 2022 to make a more aggressive move towards SUVs and crossovers, as the market necessitated.
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National Motor Museum/Heritage Images via Getty Images

Any idea when this minivan first hit the market?

  • 1990s
  • 2000s
  • 1980s
  • 2010s
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It looks outdated today, but when was this Ford at the cutting edge of automobile technology?

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1956 Ford Zephyr Six
Retry Correct Incorrect Made between 1950 and 1972, the Ford Zephyr was the largest and most luxurious Ford model made by the UK division of Ford. It was replaced by the executive Ford Granada.
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National Motor Museum/Heritage Images via Getty Images

It looks outdated today, but when was this Ford at the cutting edge of automobile technology?

  • 1970s
  • 1940s
  • 1960s
  • 1950s
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Okay, let’s end this. Guess the decade of the release of this vintage Ford.

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Retro Cars Meeting In Hevringholm
Retry Correct Incorrect Produced from 1928 to 1931, the Model A was the first vehicle from Ford to use standard driver controls. It was also the second biggest commercial success of the Ford Motor Company after 18 glorious years of the Model T.
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NurPhoto via Getty Images

Okay, let’s end this. Guess the decade of the release of this vintage Ford.

  • 1930s
  • 1920s
  • 1910s
  • 1940s
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Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

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Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry You’re either not from the US or you’re not a car guy. Right? Your knowledge on Ford is limited. Sure, some models were old… but there were enough new and popular cars for you to score better. Try harder the next time! You did fine in the quiz but you can learn more about the heritage of the company that has such a great influence on the lives of the US citizens. That was great! You know quite a bit about Ford. You are either a die-hard Ford fan or a legit car guy! Are you Henry’s descendant? You did a remarkable job! It appears Ford is your last name and you have inherited the knowledge about the Ford Motor Company. Well, either that… or you’re a real petrolhead!
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