Classic cars have millions of fans around the world, and we’ve made our list with the top 10 best classic cars in history.
Who has not dreamed of driving a Beetle? It’s a classic among classics, a car that revolutionized urban driving in the 1930s. Today, it’s one of the most sought after; most revered, and most widely displayed classic cars at trade shows around the world.
Did you know that it was originally called Type 1? It was the prestigious newspaper The New York Times that renamed it Beetle, due to its round shape and color. This beauty has sold more than 23 million units since its creation in 1928.
One of the great classic American cars. We are passionate about it! This two-door car, the work of Plymouth (a division of Chrysler) made the whole world dream between 1964 and 1974.
At first it was going to be called “Panda”, but John Samsen had the brilliant idea of giving it its already mythical name of Barracuda. Currently it is one of the most appreciated classic cars by collectors, and getting one of them is really difficult. Its price is one of the highest in the market. But dreaming about him is free!
Another wonder see sample LEGO Porsche 911 set. The Dodge Challenger is one of the most famous muscle cars in history. Manufactured by the American car company Dodge, part of the Chrysler group, since 1970.
In 2008 it was marketed again, although in Europe we are not lucky enough to find it, only in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Its leather seats and vinyl roof with its classic smaller rear window continue to enchant motor lovers around the world. It is one of our favourites!
Among the classic European cars, the Ford Shelby is one of the favorites. This “pony car” was manufactured by Shelby between 1965 and 1968, until Ford took over production between 1969 and 1970.
Shelby Mustangs are also known as “cobras” because of their paint and markings. The first cars were not particularly comfortable for competition. The new generation is still today one of the most demanded and appreciated sports models on the market. Among all the new and old models, we are left with the Shelby GT500 (the one in the photo). It’s all elegance see here LEGO BMW M 1000!
Mini Cooper Classic
The holy grail of urban classic cars. The British Mini has been on the market for nearly 70 years, dating back to 1959. Manufactured by the British Motor Company, it quickly became Britain’s most popular car. It is a cultural icon of the convulsive decade of the 60s, one of the most recognized symbols of England worldwide.
When it came out, what set the Mini apart from other cars of the time was its space-saving front-wheel drive layout. This design influenced a whole generation of manufacturers, who were inspired by it to give their cars a more urban touch.
Who knew designer Dante Giacosa that his creation would become one of the most famous European cultural icons in history… In 1955, Fiat launched the revolutionary 600 on the market, and it became a worldwide success almost immediately. .
It was only 3.22 meters long, and it was the first car that Fiat designed with the rear engine. It was comfortable, economical and had a very high performance. In Spain it was manufactured under the Seat brand (the mythical Seat 600), and under other names in many other countries.
Citroen DS Tiburon
To any classic car and motor lover who hears the word “shark”, do not think of the famous movie. Think of the Citroën DS. Many also call it “Toad”, but the nickname shark is the one that has given this classic car the most worldwide fame. The Citroën brand manufactured it between 1955 and 1975 to compete against the Renault Fregate, a difficult challenge. The Shark surpassed its rival in both technology and design. Futuristic, innovative and with a hydropneumatic suspension with automatic height correction that made it unique. The design of the Italian Flaminio Bertoni is still considered today one of the best that has been produced, and that has earned it the title of “most beautiful car in history” awarded by Classic & Sports Car magazine. What do you think?
The classic of the SUVs. The Jeep Willyes is a great car that was developed from the year 1940 with great success. So much so that the United States Army adopted it just a year later. It is a classic military-style car, with a multifunctional tractor weighing less than 1,000 kilos and speed greater than 80 km/h. It was used for all kinds of tasks, from transportation, exploration by road and off-road, as an ambulance, as a support for rocket launchers and mortars, as a fire truck on aircraft carriers, as a tug of artillery pieces, air control vehicle in aerodromes , and even as a base vehicle for parachute troops. It is a very versatile car, which was perfectly adapted to all types of terrain, and resisted the worst weather conditions. For this reason, it is one of our favorites. It’s all strength!
Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari put all the meat on the grill to create this wonder between the years 1962 and 1964. Today, it is considered one of the best cars in the world, and its current version also makes it one of the most expensive. We never get tired of looking at it!
The number 250 of its name comes from its capacity in cubic centimeters, of each cylinder of the engine. The acronym GTO stands for “Gran Turismo Omologata”, which in Italian means “Gran Turismo Approved”. Motor Trend Classic magazine named the 250 GTO number 1 on its list of the “Greatest Ferraris of All Time.” Its sleek, curving lines, characteristic red color and incredible power make the Ferrari 250 GTO a car from another world.
Another of the classic sports cars that we like the most. The Porsche 911 has gone through many changes, but vintage car lovers are left with the original version from 1964, the year it began to be manufactured. It was going to be called “Porsche 901”, but the manufacturer Peugeot sued them for appropriating their brand and they changed to the already famous 911. Today, the new models still retain many of the original design features, such as their “all back” design, with the rear engine and traction, and its “fastback” coupé body. They also have the six-cylinder engine and its distribution of 2 front seats and another 2 rear seats.