Can you identify all these cool vintage cars on Adam-12?

See if you know these beautiful muscle cars and European imports.

Adam-12 was about two cops on patrol in the streets of L.A. Obviously, that involved a lot of driving and car chases.

Malloy and Reed came across just about every possible kind of vehicle on the road in the early 1970s. We gathered some of our favorites.

See if you can identify these gorgeous vintage automobiles. If you can, you're ready to work dispatch!

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  1. This iconic car was small enough to bring indoors.
  2. Who made this fancy import?
  3. This 1969 model had iconic curves. Good luck keeping up with it in a chase.
  4. This 1970s car had a familiar — and notorious — rear end.
  5. You might not recognize it from the front, but the back half was unique.
  6. VW made this red car with a rather generic name.
  7. Who made this beautiful red sports car?
  8. This American icon had a front that was hard to mistake.
  9. This European car with the hood up — Columbo drove one like it. Who made it?
  10. This yellow speedster led a great chase in season four.
  11. This red 1969 convertible is a real beauty. Nash Bridges drove a yellow later model.

Can you identify all these cool vintage cars on Adam-12?

Your Result...

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TexasGreek 3 days ago
You got 11 out of 11
Keep your eyes peeled for these on the street — and on Adam-12!
Rusty 8 days ago
I miss those days. Didn't even need a computer to fix it.
Craigg 10 days ago
You got 10 out of 11
Keep your eyes peeled for these on the street — and on Adam-12!

You misspelled "Camaro" in #8.
LeeHarper 10 days ago
Got 'em all.



and yes...it's mine.
HopeDuchaine 11 days ago
10/11. I messed up on the Barracuda.
LindaWilliams 24 days ago
Can you identify all these cool vintage cars on Adam-12?
You got 9 out of 11
Keep your eyes peeled for these on the street — and on
Adam 12
Runeshaper 24 days ago
You got 9 out of 11
Keep your eyes peeled for these on the street — and on Adam-12!

Gotta give props to my Pop! He taught me about most of these :)
DavidBarker 24 days ago
You got 10 out of 11
Keep your eyes peeled for these on the street — and on Adam-12!
I missed the Peugot! Never a fan of the French cars...LOL
GoUTVols1961 25 days ago
11 Out of 11. I love old cars as well as any Mustang!
AlF 26 days ago
Been a long time since I aced one... must be all the Scotty Kilmer videos I've been watching...
MrsP58 26 days ago
#8: This American icon had a front that was hard to mistake. Image was a red car with black hood and a mustang on the front grill. I selected Ford Mustang. The quiz said I was wrong. Said it was a Pontiac Trans Am. With a Mustang emblem on the grill?!?

#11 was a Plymouth Barracuda. I'll never forget the local Plymouth dealer's ads (South Florida) at that time. Two middle-aged men talking. One with a cracker-ish accent calling the car a Baccaruda. Back and forth: Baccaruda; Barracuda; etc. etc. LOL!
Dave MrsP58 25 days ago
I knew the Plymouth Barracuda right off, as I am a huge Mopar fan, and I knew of that "Baccaruda" ad, at least as a radio ad, from a "Cruisin' 1965" CD of a rock radio program from 1965 that I have, which included that commercial!
As for the problem you had with #8, with the red Ford Mustang Mach 1, I don't know what would have caused that, as yes, it WAS a Ford Mustang, and when I clicked on "Ford Mustang", it was marked correct (just as it should have). I did not say that the correct answer was "Pontiac Trans Am".
Dave MrsP58 25 days ago
I mean, "IT did not say that the correct answer was 'Pontiac Trans Am'"!
AlbertHanson 26 days ago
9 out of 11 even though the photo links were broken.
MrsP58 AlbertHanson 26 days ago
Mine, too, until I turned off my ad blocker.
Tom 26 days ago
Eleven out of eleven in 17 seconds flat. Didn't even read the ????'s either.
Utzaake 26 days ago
9/11. 6 & 10. "THIS ITCHING IS DRIVING ME CR-R-RAZY!"
9. Is that woman doing wall ball?
KeithARies 26 days ago
l'm not into foreign cars, & that "thing" that Columbo drove is an 0dd-Ball anyway! needless to say, l missed that 1.
l have heard before what it was, & who made it, but l forgot.
MrsP58 KeithARies 26 days ago
How old are you? You got more than that wrong. The Q&A's are clear. Columbo drove a Peugeot. Volkswagon made the Thing.
HopeDuchaine 26 days ago
10/11. Not bad. I got confused with #11.
TVFF 27 days ago
11/11. My first car was an old beat up 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 I bought for $100.
WilliamLAllen TVFF 26 days ago
Mine was a really beat up 67 Ford Fairlane I bought for $50.00!
TVFF WilliamLAllen 26 days ago
Sounds like you got a better deal than I did!
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