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posted 03-22-2013 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garysss     send a private message to garysss   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by garysss

OK, you car buffs.

Q:What country did the Minerva automobile hail from?

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Q:What was the name design theme that Virgil Exner brought to Chrysler Corp., beginning with his tail finned cars of 1955?

1955 Falcon, forward look.
A: The forward look
Q:The name of what car "suggests the comradeship of good friends as a personal car should be to it's owner", while also meaning "a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs"?

1969 Camaro Z-28

A: Camaro
Q: What is one of (4) the most expensive
($19 million,)
and least used vehicle ever produced?

A: 1972 Lunar Rover
Q:Overland cars were first manufactured in which
city and state?

A: The original home of Overland was,
Terre Haute, Indiana.
Q: Which car company was the first to build over 3 million vehicles in one year?

A:Chevrolet, in 1964
Q: How much did the 1940 Buick Phaeton, featured
in the movie "Casablanca" sell for on June 28th?

A:$211,500, more than twice its pre-auction estimate,
according to Christie's.
Q: Who is responsible for the blue and white paint scheme on the Shelby Cobra?

A:Dan Gerber, who raced in the SCAN series,
of the early sixties.
Q: What is an Oldsmobile Coupe without a B-pillar called?

A: A Holiday.
Q: What car was the first to have a speedometer?

A: The 1901 Curved Dash Oldsmobile.
Q: What car was the first to have automatic transmission?

A:Oldsmobile introduced its four speed Hydra-Mastic,
as a $57 extra in 1939.
Q: What car was the first to offer air conditioning?

A: The 1939 Nash offered an optional heating - ventilation system called the "Weather Eye"
Q: What car used the first steering wheel?

A: The 1900 Packard Model C, built by The Ohio Automobile Co.
Q: Who invented the first practical windshield wiper?

A: Prince Henry of Prussia, who fitted his new invention to his Benz,
in 1911.
Q: What popular car sold only two units in its first year in the U.S.?

A:Volkswagen sold only two Beetle's here in America in 1949.
Q: What was the first official White House car?

A:A 1909 White Steamer, ordered by President Taft.
Q: Who opened the first drive-in gas station?

A: Golf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.
Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?

A:Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.
Q: Where was the first drive-in restaurant?

A: Royce Hailey's Pig Stand opened in Dallas in 1921.
Q: True or False?
The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.

A: False.
The 1953 'Vetted' were available in one color, Polo White.
Q: What was Ford's answer to the Chevy Corvette, and other legal street racers of the 1960's?

A: Carroll Shelby's Mustang GT350.
Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator, rather than a direct current dynamo?

A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant
Q: What was the first car fitted with a replaceable cartridge oil filter?

A: The 1924 Chrysler.
Q: What was the first car to be offered with a "perpetual guarantee"?

A: The 1904 Acme, from Reading, PA. Perpetuity was disturbing in this case, as Acme closed down in 1911.
Q: What American luxury automaker began by making cages for birds and squirrels?

A: The George N. Pierce Co. of Buffalo, who made the Pierce Arrow, also made iceboxes.
Q: What car first referred to itself as a convertible?

A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top.
Q: What car was the first to have it's radio antenna embedded in the windshield?

A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.
Q: What car used the first successful series-production hydraulic valve lifters?

A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16
Q: Where was the World's first three-color traffic lights installed?

A: Detroit, Michigan in 1919. Two years later they experimented with synchronized lights.
Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM's 100 millionth car built in the U.S. ?

A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado roll out of Lansing, Michigan with that honor.
Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened, and when?

A:Camden, NJ in 1933
Q: What autos were the first to use a standardized production key-start system?

A: The 1949 Chryslers
Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?

A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.
Q: What car was the first to place the horn button in the center of the steering wheel?

A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C. The car also was the first with electric door latches.
Q: What U.S. production car has the quickest 0-60 mph time?

A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409. Did it in 4.0 seconds.
Q: What's the only car to appear simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek?

A:The Mustang
Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car?

A:The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout. Cost $260, $5 less than 1924.
Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car?

A:The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested by Motor Trend magazine at 192.6 mph.
Q: What automaker's first logo incorporated the Star of David?

A: The Dodge Brothers.
Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford, "I have drove fords exclusively when I could get away with one. It has got every other car skinned, and even if my business hasn't been strictly legal it don't hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V-8"?

A:The Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde) in 1934.
Q: What car was the first production V12, as well as the first production car with aluminum pistons?

A:The 1915 Packard Twin-Six. Used during WWI in Italy, these motors inspired Enzi Ferrari to adopt the V12 himself in 1948.
Q: What was the first car to use power operated seats?

A: They were first used on the 1947 Packard line.
Q: Which of the Chrysler "letter cars" sold the fewest

A: Only 400, 1963, 300J's were sold (they skipped" "I" because it
looked like a number 1)
Q: What car company was originally known as Swallow
Sidecars (aka SS)?

A: Jaguar, which was an SS model first in 1935, and ultimately
the whole company by 1945.
Q: What car delivered the first production V12 engine?

A: The cylinder wars were kicked off in 1915 after Packard's chief
engineer, Col. Jesse Vincent, introduced its Twin-Sis.
Q: When were seat belts first fitted to a motor vehicle?

A: In 1902, in a Baker Electric streamliner racer which crashed at 100 mph. on Staten Island!
Q: In January 1930, Cadillac debuted it's V16 in a car named
for a theatrical version of a 1920's film seen by Harley Earl
while designing the body, What's that name?

A: The "Madam X", a custom coach designed by Earl
and built by Fleetwood. The sedan featured a
retractable landau top above the rear seat.
Q: Which car company started out German, yet became
French after WWI?

A: Bugati, founded in Molsheim in 1909, became French
when Alsace returned to French rule.
Q: In what model year did Cadillac introduce the first
electric sunroof?

A: 1969
Q: What U.S. production car had the largest 4 cylinder engine?

A:The 1907 Thomas sported a 571 cu. in. (9.2liter) engine.
Q:What car was reportedly designed on the back of a Northwest Airlines airsickness bag and released on April Fool's Day, 1970?

A: 1970 Gremlin, (AMC)
Q: What is the Spirit of Ecstasy?

A:The official name of the mascot of Rolls Royce, she is the lady on top of their radiators.
Q: What was the inspiration for MG's famed
octagon-shaped badge?

A: The shape of founder Cecil Kimber's dining table. MG stands for Morris Garages.

Q: In what year did the "double-R" Rolls Royce
badge change from red to black?

A: 1933
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I thought I knew a lot about cars but I was mistaken.

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