How much do you know about classic cars?
Our quiz focuses on 6 popular classic cars, all of which are featured at events in 2018. We start our quiz off with the Lotus Esprit, which is featuring at the upcoming Classic Car and Restoration show next month.
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Key fact: The production of the Lotus Esprit ended in [FILL IN THE BLANK] after a hefty 24-year production run. Within this production time frame, Lotus produced 7 different models from the year 1976 to the year 1981. Over this time period, a total of 10,675 Esprit’s were produced.
Key fact: The Jaguar E-Type’s 3.8-litre straight-six engine took part in five Le Mans victories for Jaguar in the 1950s, and with 265bhp, it was claimed that the car could reach a maximum of [FILL IN THE BLANK]. For a time, the Jaguar E-Type was the fastest production car in the world.
Key fact: When the Porsche 911 was originally introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in [FILL IN THE BLANK], it was actually called the 901. The French automaker Peugeot objected and argued that it held a trademark of digit-zero-digit model designations. Porsche then decided to change the cars name to the 911, even though 82 cars had already been built as 901s.
Ferrari 250 GTO
Key fact: The value of the Ferrari 250 GTO began to rise in the 1970s. By 1986, this particular Ferrari had been sold for, $1 million. Since then, the 250 GTO’s worth has only gone up. In 2010, chassis number 3943GT changed hands for $26 million, but the world record was set in 2013 by chassis number 5111GT, which was auctioned off for [FILL IN THE BLANK].
Land Rover Defender 110
Key fact: Since [FILL IN THE BLANK], a total of 2,016,933 Series Land Rovers and Defenders have been built on the production line at the company’s Solihull factory.
Key fact: The Civic was the very first Honda Car to be sold in Britain when it was launched there in [FILL IN THE BLANK]. When Honda did this, it was a similar time to when Nissan and Toyota were soaring. It’s very compact design and economic engine ensured it sold well in Britain in the aftermath of the 1973 oil crisis.
Answers: Lotus Esprit: February 2004, Jaguar E-Type: 150mph, Porsche: 1963, Ferrari 250 GTO: $52 million, Land Rover Defender: 1948, Honda Civic: 1972