The best thing about classic cars is that they are very different from today’s cars. There is no match for those classic vehicles whether it be the bodywork design or the engineering which went into solving particular mechanical challenges.
But there are a select few vehicles that surpass the rest in terms of performance, value, and bodywork. Although every historic vehicle enthusiast will have their own opinion of what makes a car great, here is a list (in no particular order) that we think are true greats.
Volkswagen Beetle (of the 1960s)
The Volkswagen Beetle became one of the most popular cars of the 1960s offering affordable transportation with a very distinct style. 21 million VW Beetles were sold before going out of production in 2003.
Turing from affordable everyday cars to a magnificent feat of engineering and design the Lamborghini Miura quickly became the world’s fastest production car after its release in 1966. The car’s sleek design with recessed headlamps is indeed a classic that many will remember from the opening scene of the original “Italian Job” movie released in 1969.
We can’t skip the Jaguar E-type when talking about the most instantly recognizable cars in the world.
When first released in the 1970s, Lamborghini Countach was a car like no other. Its wedge-shaped styling, gull-wing doors, cooling ducts, and so-called “periscopio” was just out of the world! This car that looked like something landed from another planet could easily reach nearly 200 mph.
Chevrolet Corvette C1
The C1 is the first generation of the Corvette sports car that became streel legal in 1953. Chevrolet Corvette proved that America, the land of huge sedans, can also manufacture a sports car as great as the Europeans.
Ferrari 250 GTO
Built between 1962 and 1964, the Ferrari 250 GTO is considered to be the greatest Ferrari of all time. The combination of the beautiful body and the legendary Colombo V12 engine made the car not only fast but elegant too.
The McLaren F1 stands out as an exceptional achievement of design brilliance and excellent engineering. McLaren had made just racing cars until it went on sale in 1992. McLaren F1 was the first dedicated road car designed by the chief designer Gordon Murray.
Porsche 911 2.7RS
The Porsche 911 is praised on both racetracks and streets alike, instantly recognizable to many people. Car enthusiasts and collectors tend to consider the classic cars – those built before 1973 with a long bonnet – as being the most beautiful and elegant. It is one of the longest-standing sports cars ever built.