Classic cars range from a hobby to a lifestyle. There are a plethora of different makes and models out there that all have their own “cool factor.” These are the cars that make people stop and stare as you drive by. Here are just a few examples of some truly unforgettable, classic automobiles.
1964 Aston Martin DB5
With the recent success and revamping of the Bond movie industry, this is a car that many would recognize. Known as the quintessential vehicle of the Bond franchise, the DB5 would actually be found in some of the earlier Bond movies such as Goldfinger. This was one of the models that he drove around the most.
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
Carroll Shelby is known for making some pretty fantastic cars. The ’66 Shelby 427 Cobra has a fantastic power-to-weight ratio and is definitely a fun car to take around the block. While this car is decidedly an investment, it seems pretty reasonable in comparison to the ’66 Shelby Cobra Super Snake that sold for $5.5 million dollars.
1969 Boss 429 Mustang
The mustang is part of American car history. They actually had to change the body shape of the car in order to fit the large engine. Unfortunately this also came at the expense of air conditioning. At the time, the Hemi that Chrysler had built was getting a lot of attention with its 426 engine. They ended up developing a 429 cubic inch engine, that they named the Boss 429. The car had a very limited manufacturing number, as only 857 were ever made.
1963 Corvette Sting Ray
The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray offered more than a new look to the general populace. It also handled better and was lighter than many of Corvette’s previous vehicles. While it was improved upon later on, it should definitely be recognized for being first.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
A classic muscle car, the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro was designed with a lower and wider look. It was much more heavily creased, with a heavy “V” cant, and looked sportier, with two stripes running from the front to back of the vehicle. A popular myth is that the late ’69 models were sold as ’70 models, though they were all given ’69 VIN numbers.
1966 Lamborghini Miura
The Lamborghini Miura offered a different option outside of Ferrari for Italian sports car enthusiasts. Produced from 1966-1973, only 764 of these cars were built. It was the first car to have the mid-engined two-seat layout that later on became the standard for high-performance sports cars.
1969 Dodge Charger
Also related to TV and film, many will recognize the 1969 Dodge Charger from its famous role as General Lee on Dukes of Hazard. This show definitely highlighted the car’s aerodynamic features. The 1969 Charger had two compatible engines available for it, a 2-barrel that rated at 290 hp, and a 4-barrel that rated at 330 hp. As a change from the previous models, it added in a new grille.
1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
The 1969 Ferrari Dino is all about curved lines and an aerodynamic body that screams “speed.” It is a V6 mid-engined sports car, and was the first Ferrari to be produced in higher numbers at 2,295, compared with relatively low numbers of many of their other vehicles. It has been called one of the greatest sports cars of all time.
If you’re looking for a car face-lift, these are the vehicles to look for. These cars are decidedly not bought to be practical and family friendly, however, no one can deny that they are both cool and timeless.
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