To start our list of classic cars we’re going in with a Ford. Some say it’s a piece of art, some say it’s the finest American car ever produced, all we know is that it’s called the Mustang. Obviously it would be cheating not to specify a year so we are going to go with the first generation Mustang. Think Bullet, and Gone in 60 Seconds. Released in 1964 the popular muscle car ran until 1973 when the design was updated. Out of all the Mustangs we reckon the 1968 Fastback is the best one out there, but what colour?
Next stop is Great Britain and still in the 1960s it’s the Jaguar E-Type. The iconic E-Type succeeded another classic, the Jaguar XK150, however it’s the E-Type that’s the most memorable. Assembled in Coventry, it truly is one of the best British classic cars money can buy. It was produced until 1975 when it was replaced by the less magnificent looking Jaguar XJ-S. The E-Type was based on an iconic Jaguar racing car, the D-Type, which famously won the 24 Hour of Le Mans three consecutive years from 1955 to 1957. The E-Type was definitely a fitting tribute for it.
Ferrari 250 GTO
We now make our way to Italy, but sticking solely in the 1960s with the more than iconic Ferrari 250 GTO, which looks a little bit like the previously mentioned E-Type but with that Italian flair. The 250 GTO could have an option for a 4.0 L V12, an impressive feat for the time we’re sure. In the 1960s you could pick up one brand spanking new for $18,500 but now you’d need to fork out $52,000,000 and with good reason, only 39 of these beautiful cars were produced. Talk about a rare automobile, it’s rarer than an uncooked steak.
Staying in Italy, we’re going with a more modern classic, the Lamborghini Diablo. When you think of the 1990s you think of Tony Blair, Spice Girls, Aston Villa almost winning the Premier League, Nirvana, Oasis, Gazza crying at the Euros, and when it comes to cars, the Lamborghini Diablo. Produced until 2001 it contained an eye watering 5.7 L V12 engine and came in a variety of styles including the VT Roadster which only 200 were built - just imagine racing down a Miami boulevard in one of those! If the 5.7 L wasn’t powerful enough, you could also get a 6.0 L version.
Classic cars aren’t just about speed and flashy-ness; it’s also about being iconic. This is certainly what our second British car is about. It is of course, the Mini. It came in tons of different styles as it was manufactured by a handful of different motor companies around the world, from 1959 all the way through to the 90s, until it was replaced by the much bigger MINI owned by BMW. It’s a British icon, featured in pop culture. Would this need classic car insurance? Find out more about who might need classic car insurance.
BMW E21, E30 & M3
BMW have their own classic cars the 3 Series, namely the first generation (E21) and second generation (E30) or the third generation (E30) if we are talking about the M3. Like the previously mentioned Mustang, the 3 Series is still going strong and is an excellent option for motorists keen on getting an executive car. It’s the M3 where the fun is definitely at, although it differs greatly in design and parts to the normal model. If you owned one you would definitely be wanting to look after it.
Aston Martin DB5
Last and most certainly not by any stretch of the imagination, least, it is the Aston Martin DB5. Its fame propelled as a Bond car, it first featured in the 1964 film Goldfinger. Just looking at the car would answer that question most definitely. Best in a smooth silver finish, the DB5, a grand tourer, was produced for two years from 1963 until 1965 with 1,059 being made. Its modern day descendant, the Aston Martin DB9, is arguably a modern classic in itself.
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