Can you guess what show these classic cars appeared on?

Shows used antique cars, futuristic concept cars or cars that talked!

Images: Ford / General Motors / Plymouth

During the TV boom in the middle of the 20th century, product placement came into its own as well. Brands would make deals with certain shows to use their products onscreen.

This was especially common for the cars that characters drove. Typically, the show would use the newest model for each year the series was on, even if there was no explanation about why the character was upgrading their ride.

Can you match the cars in these ads and photos with the correct show they were driven on? Take the quiz below and find out!

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  1. What 1960s show used a gold Lincoln Continental convertible like the one advertised here?
    Image: Lincoln
  2. This 1980s show used a Pontiac Trans Am with some advanced features.
    Image: Pontiac
  3. What show used a red Ford Gran Torino just a few model years newer than the one advertised here?
    Image: Ford
  4. What TV detective show used a gold Pontiac Firebird?
    Image: Pontiac
  5. Which TV detective drove a green convertible Dodge Dart similar to the one in this ad?
    Image: Dodge
  6. This show used a (heavily modified) red 1960s Pontiac GTO like this one.
    Image: Associated Press
  7. What show used a 1930s Ford Coupe like the one advertised here?
    Image: Ford
  8. What show used a 1950s Plymouth Fury like the one here?
    Image: Plymouth
  9. Speaking of the Fifties, a character on this show learned to drive in an old Hudson Wasp.
    Image: Hudson
  10. The characters drove an early Corvette convertible like the one advertised here on which show?
    Image: Chevrolet 
  11. This 1950s Lincoln Futura concept car appeared in the movie 'It Started with a Kiss' pictured here. What show did a similar, modified concept car appear in?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  12. This kooky show used an old fashioned car put together from many different models and labeled as a "Porter."

    Image: The Everett Collection

Can you guess what show these classic cars appeared on?

Your Result...

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EllisClevenger 16 days ago
You got 10 out of 12
Did you cruise through that quiz or did some things pass you by?
Missed #8 and #9.
tom78 25 days ago
9/12.............missed 3,5,6...
CaptainDunsel 25 days ago
10/12
Not terrible.
What about The Black Beauty from "The Green Hornet" or Thomas Bancek's Packard?
Sooner 25 days ago
I can't believe you left off the Mannix car, an Olds Toronado convertible. A unique car.
Snakey 25 days ago
Actually for question #11, the Lincoln Futura was the same car used in the TV show. It was just heavily modified.
VaughnBaskin 25 days ago
Honk! Honk! I've got 12 out of 12, i wish you should add Speed Buggy, WonderBug, or even add every automobile from The Transformers: Generation One as well!
John 1 month ago
I remember arguing with my friends over whether KITT was a Trans-Am or a Firebird. The Trans-Ams of the day didn't have the T-top on the trunk, but a upswept spoiler on the trunk's edge. The T-top was a common feature for Firebirds.
MichaelSkaggs 1 month ago
Someday we will be watching "Knight Rider" on Me-TV. You did leave out the 1914 Stutz Bearcat from the series of the same name, which was a sort of "Knight Rider 1914".
"Bearcats" Rod Taylor and Dennis Cole.
denny 1 month ago
10/12 missed Laverne and Shirley and Peter Gunn.
frenchman71 1 month ago
I took my time this time and aced this one, 12/12. I've got to ask about #5 and Joe Mannix. I watched that show a lot and I don't remember him driving a Dodge Dart. Didn't he drive a Dodge Challenger convertible?
BrittReid frenchman71 1 month ago
Plymouth Barracuda
denny frenchman71 1 month ago
In season 2 Mannix drove a 68 Dodge Dart GTS 340 convertible. Customized by George Barris. Season 1 he drove 67 Oldsmobile Tornado, again customized by Barris. After the 69 season he drove the Plymouth Barracuda.
idkwut2use 1 month ago
3...yeah, they’re cool cars but I knew I wouldn’t know which were from where...
AllisonWunderland 1 month ago
11/12...Well, that's what I get for not watching Peter Gunn 😉😂
TheDavBow3 1 month ago
My first car was a 1974 AMC Hornet (blue though, not green). A hand-me-down from my parents. My Dad loved American Motors vehicles.
JERRY6 TheDavBow3 1 month ago
1960's ramblers and such were built like tanks , super solid , to bad they went downhill in the late 70's
TheDavBow3 JERRY6 1 month ago
Exactly. My parents had a '61 Rambler, a '66 Ambassador and a '69 American station wagon. Great memories!
paul TheDavBow3 1 month ago
Mine was a yellow 1975 Gremlin. We got into an accident and replaced the door with a 1975 Hornet door (blue). I was known around town as the kid who drove a yellow Gremlin with a blue door!!
TheDavBow3 paul 1 month ago
So very cool!!
TheDavBow3 paul 1 month ago
I stuck on these fake toggle switches on the dash board, saying "laser beam" and "rear machine gun". If somebody would pass me, I'd flick on "laser beam" and if somebody would tailgate me, I'd flick on " rear machine gun". Lotza fun.
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