Quiz: Brilliant and not-so brilliant British cars

Quiz: Brilliant and not-so brilliant British cars

Just how great is the British car industry? And what about the cars it produces? Britain, like any other nation, has enjoyed its fair share of ups and downs. There have been success stories, and then there have been British cars that have ruined their makers and reduced grown men to tears.

To test your knowledge of the landmark cars and places that have shaped the jigsaw of the British car industry over the years, we’ve devised a devilishly difficult quiz – well, difficult for those that can’t picture the difference between a Mini and a Maxi.

So without further delay, put on your thinking cap and see how much you know about Britain’s brilliant and not-so brilliant cars.

Question #1: When launched in 2010, the Aston Martin Rapide wasn’t as English as most assumed; where was it built?

Quiz: Brilliant and not-so brilliant British cars
Stiff upper lip; you got it wrong.

Question #2: Which British car became India’s huge-selling Hindustan Ambassador?

Hindustan Ambassador was developed from the Morris Oxford
Stiff upper lip, old bean; you got it wrong.

Question #3: What was the Austin Maestro’s claim to fame?

What was the Austin Maestro's claim to fame?
Stiff upper lip, old bean; you got it wrong.

Question #4: Which cult television show featured a Lotus Seven?

Lotus Seven and Patrick McGoohan
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Question #5: What was the weirdest feature of the Austin Allegro?

What was the weirdest feature of the Austin Allegro?
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Question #6: You can buy a new Morgan 3 Wheeler today but when was the first one built?

You can buy a new Morgan 3 Wheeler today but when was the first one built?
Stiff upper lip, old bean; you got it wrong.

Question #7: The Mini was the darling of the Swinging Sixties but when did its party finally come to an end?

The Mini was the darling of the Swinging Sixties but when did its party finally come to an end?
Stiff upper lip, old bean; you got it wrong.

Question #8: What was the coolest feature of the Lotus Esprit, that appeared in The Spy Who Loved Me?

What was the coolest feature of the Lotus Esprit, which appeared in The Spy Who Loved Me?
Stiff upper lip, old bean; you got it wrong.

Question #9: Where does McLaren build its British sports cars?

Where does McLaren build its British sports cars?
Stiff upper lip, old bean; you got it wrong.

Question #10: What brought production of the Rover 100 crashing to a halt?

What brought production of the Rover 100 crashing to a halt?
Stiff upper lip, old bean; you got it wrong.

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7 comments on “Quiz: Brilliant and not-so brilliant British cars

  1. Doug pomfrett March 2, 2017 6:55 pm

    I thought i knew my cars ha ha thanks for the rest of of the information

  2. Sandra Stevenson March 2, 2017 7:03 pm

    I was surprised I got two right though I knew one was right definitely. My excuse is that I buy what I like drive it till I am fed up and then get another!

  3. David Moss March 6, 2017 9:13 am

    My answers were all right, it was the questions that were wrong!

  4. Bryan Large March 7, 2017 12:22 pm

    9/10 not bad for a 70 year old

  5. Adrian Gliddon March 9, 2017 5:07 pm

    80% That’s two more questions wrong than I wanted whoops

  6. Duncan Brown March 12, 2017 3:33 pm

    I had all the right answers but not in the right order

  7. Colin W Gosling March 16, 2017 1:27 am

    It was not an Austin Maestro it was a MG

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