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Can you answer these car related questions?          (answers below)

1/ Name the first production car to have "full" electronic/computer driven injection system.

2/ First year that trucks used a differential rather than a chain driven axle.

3/ What was the first VW to have disc brakes.

4/ The all time production car produced.

5/  Besides being the founder of Ford Motor Company.... what else did Henry Ford invent.

6/  Which manufacturer had right and left handed lug nuts.

7/  First American manufacturer to offer seat belts and air bags.




Answers:  1. 74 type 4 Volkswagen    2. 1914     3. 66 type        4. Toyota Corolla      5. Charcoal     6. Mopar      7. Chrylser late 50's early 60's
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