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#1201 of 1262 Re: 50's car test! [isellhondas]
Apr 27, 2011 (5:56 pm)
I got 100%.
The only one that gave me any pause, was the hood ornament for the '56 Lincoln.
I was born in 1958.
#1202 of 1262 Re: 50's car test! [tjc78]
Apr 27, 2011 (6:39 pm)
Yep, you got it.
1957 Cadillac Eldorados were available with cruise control.
I think it was 1959 when the other Caddys got cruise as an option. I've seen a couple of 59's with CC but at close to 100.00 it wasn't much in demand.
Besides, a lot of people were afraid of it hanging up and not shutting off.
#1203 of 1262 Re: 50's car test! [uplanderguy]
Apr 27, 2011 (6:40 pm)
I kinda guessed at the Lincoln hood ornament but picked it as a process of elimination.
#1204 of 1262 Re: Cruise Control [tjc78]
Apr 27, 2011 (7:01 pm)
You're right that the cruise control appeared first in the58 Imperial, but it was invented in 1945 by Ralph Teetor, a truly amazing guy. He was a mechanical engineer , holder of many patents, president of Perfect Circle, and BLIND from the age of 5.
#1205 of 1262 Re: 50's car test! [jwilliams2]
Apr 27, 2011 (7:13 pm)
Oops....missed your post. Thought I had something to contribute. Teetor was from my neck of the woods.
#1206 of 1262 Re: 50's car test! [bhill2]
Apr 27, 2011 (7:36 pm)
Got 46 out of 48, and for the same reason. I'm 62, and know 50's and 60's cars better than later decades.
#1207 of 1262 Re: 50's car test! [hoosiergrandad]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 27, 2011 (7:48 pm)
I'm sure I'd flunk '90's and '00's sedans badly too.
#1208 of 1262 Re: 50's car test! [steve_]
Apr 28, 2011 (9:45 am)
I'm the opposite. I'd have a shot at 100% if you went 1980 and later.
I got 54% in that quiz, better than I expected to do.
I think the thing is my dad was not really a car guy, so I only got in to cars in the mid 1980s.
#1209 of 1262 Re: 50's car test! [ateixeira]
Apr 28, 2011 (10:40 am)
43 out of 48 and all but one were clerical errors (thinking I clicked one box when I clicked another - had the 55 and 56 Chevys reversed when I knew better and mixed up my Kaisers. I was born in 1951.
There were some educated guesses in there but a lot of them were good old multiple choice specials - you eliminate what you know isn't right and there it is...
#1210 of 1262 Re: 50's car test! [fezo]
Apr 28, 2011 (10:42 am)
I'm bad a guessing, or just have bad luck.
On nearly every question, I got 2 out of 4. You find a logo or styling cue that stands out, and can pick 1 or 2 correctly, then the rest is basically a guess.
I missed nearly all those guesses. Oh well, I don't play the lottery and I guess it's a good thing - I'd never win!