Can You Name All of These '80s Car Models from a Photo?

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Robin Tyler

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Image: Rudolf Stricker via Wiki Commons/Jeff Oldtimeclassics via Youtube/Altair78 via Wiki Commons/GatewayClassicCars via Youtube

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Now over four decades ago, the 1980s were an interesting time for car lovers. 

Many new models first saw the light of day during what many see as the decade of decadence, while popular old favorites were revitalized and modernized. 

Many famous sports cars continued to dominate this decade, including one of the most famous ever to represent that legendary Italian marque with the prancing horse. Another, already produced in the '70s received further refinements that saw them remain popular, even though many had difficulty in saying the car's name!

And what about those regular, everyday cars? One of America's big three's most popular models' production run ended in 1980, while other big names in motoring in the country launched a number of successful new cars during the decade. It was also a time when foreign cars started to make a name for themselves in the United States. Smaller than their massive American counterparts, they appealed to those looking for a small, sophisticated vehicle. 

Over in Europe, some of the classic European cars from the decade saw the light of day in both German and the United Kingdom, to name a few. These went on to launch a popular generation which still exists today.

But would you be able to identify these '80s models from just a single screenshot? This is a tough nut to crack, so good luck!

What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

The first generation of BMW's famed 3 series was released in 1975 and remained in production until 1983. Over 1.3 million were built. The '81 to '83 model was powered by a straight-four engine which produced around 74 brake horsepower.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

1,311 Ferrari F40’s were produced between 1987 and 1991. Many consider this to be the finest Ferrari ever. The F40 was powered by a 2.9 liter twin turbo V12 capable of producing 471 brake horse power. The F40’s top speed was 321 km/h.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Regarded as one of the best off-roaders ever produced by Jeep, the Wrangler's compact nature means it can often go where bigger off-roaders can’t. The Wrangler was first introduced in 1986 as the Wrangler XJ. It had three engine options, the biggest a 4.2-liter straight six gas engine.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Also known as the Bighorn, the Trooper was produced over two generations from 1981 to 2002. The first generation of the Trooper was available as a 3- or 5-door vehicle with a variety of gas or diesel powered engines.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

A mid-sized luxury car, the 100 formed part of the Audi fleet from 1968 to 1994. The C3 version was manufactured for most of the 1980s and was available as a four-door saloon or as a station-wagon with many powerplant options.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

This '80s muscle car quickly took the fight to its more establish rivals from Ford and Chevrolet, particularly the GNX edition.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Over 21,000 of this two-door convertible roadster were sold between 1987 and 1993. It was built to compete with two-door convertibles of other brands particularly Mercedes and Jaguar. The Allante had three powerplant options ranging from 4.1 to 4.5-liters, all of them V8s.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

After the Astro failed to gain any significant foothold into Chrysler's domination of the minivan market in the late '80s, Chevrolet turned to the Lumina APV. Built between 1989 and 1996, Chevrolet marketed the Lumina as an 'All Purpose Vehicle'.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Only in production between 1981 and 1983, the Dodge 400 was eventually merged into the Dodge 600. It was available as both a two-door convertible or coupe or a four-door sedan. The convertible version was the first released by the company in for 10 years.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

The first minivan offered by Ford in the United States, the Aerostar was sold for a 12-year period between 1985 and 1987. During that period, over 2 million were sold.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

This compact sedan was produced by Honda between 1989 and 1997. Two generations were produced, with the first offering models with four different straight four engine options of either 1.8 or 2.0-liter.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

This 3-door sports coupe formed part of the Mazda fleet from 1987 to 1989. It was powered by two engine options, the top of the range being a double overhead cam 1500cc powerplant with either an automatic or manual transmission.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

The Maxima, a full-sized sedan, has been a Nissan model since 1981. Three generations were produced during the 1980s, with the first generation either powered by a 2.4-liter straight six gas engine or a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

From 1987 until 1992, the Brougham saw sales of over 220,000 units. This popular Cadillac was a full-size luxury 4-door sedan with three powerplant options, all above 5.0 liters and all V8s.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Still going strong today, the Dodge Grand Caravan was one of the first introduced in 1984 and is considered to be one of the first minivans.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

The Voyager minivan was produced by Chrysler in 1988. The first generation produced until 1990 was a 3-door minivan with either a 2.5-liter straight four or 3.0-liter V6 engine.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

This pickup truck model was marketed by Dodge between 1961 and 1993 with a name change to Ram in 1981. The D Series included a 4x2 and a 4x4 version.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Starting out in the full-sized car segment, the LTD, produced by Ford for a 24-year period between 1962 and 1986, moved into the mid-sized segment for its last four years of production. Interestingly, for most of production run, the LTD was the largest sedan vehicle produced by Ford.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Marketed between 1979 and 2001, the Prelude was a two-door sports coupe and a competitor to the Toyota Celica among others. Honda produced five generations of this vehicle. Interestingly the Prelude name actually belonged to Toyota who amicably allowed Honda to use it for this vehicle. The second generation, designed by Shinya Iwakura was built between 1982 and 1987.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Released between 1976 and 1986, Jeep’s CJ-7 was one of the most popular off-roaders available during those 10 years. It had a large, 93.5-inch wheelbase which coupled with a three-speed gearbox meant the Jeep went places other 4x4’s had trouble getting to. The top of the range CJ-7 was powered by a 304-cubic inch V8.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

The MPV first featured as a model in the Japanese automaker's lineup from 1988. Since then, there have been three generations of this minivan. This vehicle was originally designed to be sold in America.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

As part of the supermini class, the Corsa was first introduced into Europe in 1982. Marketed under the Vauxhall badge in the United Kingdom, this model has remained popular. The first generation was marketed as a 3- and 5-door hatchback or 2- and 4-door saloon.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

With over 30 years of production, the 80 was a stalwart of the Audi fleet. In that time, Audi produced five generations. From 1973 to 1986, the Audi and Volkswagen Passat were essentially the same cars. The last generation, of which over 1,4 million were built, was available as a two- or four-door sedan.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

A full-sized luxury car, the Fleetwood was marketed by Cadillac between 1984 to 1996 and again from 1998 to 1999. The first generation Fleetwood was available as a 4-door sedan or a 2-door coupe.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Produced between 1960 and 1999, the 454 was one of Chevrolet’s and GMC’s main pickup truck models. It’s ability to handle tough off-road tracks greatly increased in 1989 when the new fourth-generation model received a full independent front suspension.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Produced for a decade between 1970 and 1980, the Pinto was a Ford model in the subcompact car segment, their first model in this segment in America. It had three body styles - a two-door coupe, station wagon and three-door hatchback. The Pinto was popular, with Ford producing 3 million by 1980 when it was replaced by the Ford Escort.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

First marketed in 1989, the ES first began life in the compact car segment. It was powered by a 2.5-liter V6 engine.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

This 2-door sports coupe was marketed by Mazda between 1987 and 1997. It featured two generations.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Japanese automaker introduced the Nissan to Japan in 1982. Over the years, this vehicle, found in the compact car class, has been sold in a number of markets around the world, including America.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

First released in the United Kingdom in 1979, the Astra is exactly the same as the Opel version except it is a right-hand drive car. The second generation released in 1984 was available as a 3- or 5-door hatchback or a 4-door saloon.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Powered by either a 1.0 or 1.2-liter engine, the Sumo was a microvan released by Subaru between 1983 and 1998. With a five-speed manual gearbox, some even had the option of four-wheel drive.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Released in the compact car market in 1982, the first generation of the Toyota Camry was a 4-door sedan powered by a range of gasoline and diesel engines.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Designed by Jerry Palmer, the Beretta, a front-wheel-drive two-door coupe based on the Chevrolet L body platform was manufactured between 1987 and 1996. It offered seven engine options, with the most powerful a 3.1-liter V6.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

The Fifth Avenue badge had formed part of other Chrysler marques over the years, but between 1983 and 1993, it was its own model. They were powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine which produced 140 brake horsepower. As Chrysler's largest car during these years, the Fifth Avenue proved popular, with 100,000 sold in 1985 alone.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

The Dodge 600 saw production between 1983 and 1988. This four-door sedan was Dodge's answer to the influx of European cars hitting the U.S. market. It later was available as a coupe and a convertible which were basically rebadged Dodge 400s. In total, over 300,000 were sold by 1988.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Another one of Ford's big selling models, the Taurus first entered production in 1986 where it replaced the Ford LTD. This midsized car was available as a 4-door sedan or 5-door station wagon.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

The 480, produced by Volvo from 1986 to 1995 had distinctive pop-up headlights in later models. This compact car, a 3-door hatchback, was also the first Volvo model to have front-wheel drive.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

Only one generation of the Cimarron was released by Cadillac over a 7-year period from 1981 to 1988. The Cimarron featured as a 4-door sedan in the compact car segment. Unfortunately, it didn't perform well and is listed by Forbes on their list of "Legendary Car Flops."

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

The Toyota Corolla was an established marque by the time the '80s rolled along. That decade saw three different generations as Toyota sought to keep one of their best-selling cars fresh and updates.

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What car from the 1980s is shown in this image?

One of Lamborghini's most famed vehicles, the Countach, although developed in the 1970s, was produced throughout the 1980s. Interestingly, it was used as the safety car at the Monaco Grand Prix from 1980 to 1983.

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