If you’re feeling the urge to get yourself a good classic car, you’re not the only one. A lot of the greats have a certain romance about them, getting out on the open road with something timeless, with that old-school charm is a very easy desire to understand. But which is worth your time? Here, we’re going to look at a few of the options, and why they’re worth considering.
The Ford Mustang
Any Ford Mustang from the 1960s is a good pick because, for one, they’re very easy to find. Ford made a ton of these vehicles so, even now, they’re not too difficult to get your hands on. What’s more, there are plenty of aftermarket part dealers specializing in Fords because they’re so widespread that it doesn’t take a lot of work to get them into the prime condition you want, either.
The Jaguar E-Type
One of the first true sports cars that targeted the high-end market, and put the Jaguar name on the map. Called “the most beautiful car ever made” by Enzo Ferrari, who probably knows a thing or two about beautiful cars. It can still reach big speeds, and unlike a lot of classic cars, it has decent braking, as well. It’s definitely not as immediately affordable as some of the other vehicles mentioned here. Regardless of when it came from, a Jaguar is still a Jaguar.
The Porsche 911T
Similarly, a Porsche is always a Porsche. The 1970 Porsche 911T offers one of the most iconic coupe designs of all time. As the baseline of the 911 series, it is still the most affordable out of that lot and is not likely to cost as much as the E-Type, but it offers more power thanks to its 2.2-liter engine. Add to that 5-speed transmission that’s smooth as silk and you have one of the best classic car driving experiences you could ask for.
The Range Rover mk1
The classic Range Rover design, with its two doors that haven’t reappeared since. It is, at heart, still what a Range Rover has always been, big, boxy, and capable of taking on just about anything. You had better be ready to put plenty of maintenance into your vehicle if you aim to test this one of the rough roads that it was built for, however, to keep it running for longer.
The Chevrolet Corvette
The muscle car has an appeal all on its own and the Corvette is perhaps the most sleek and futuristic of the original big three, at least for the time. The most collected vehicle in the country, the prices for these things can go pretty high, especially for the 1963-1967 Chevrolet Corvettes, which is when they really first nailed the design. However, like the Mustang, there are always plenty of them on the market.
Of course, at the end of the day, which car speaks to you and makes your heart sing is a personal thing. With classic cars, emotions very often trump the specifics of which is better than the other.