Classic cars represent the best of the automotive world. Most of these cars have survived the course of time quite well. If you have enough cash in the bank, these cars are really worth buying and totally worth their money in bragging rights!
Here are the 10 hottest classic cars you can find:
1. Mercedes-Benz SL300 ‘Gullwing’ 1954
This is probably one of the most iconic cars in Mercedes-Benz history. The SL300 was one of the few post-war era sports cars that took the world by shock. This car was able to reach a top speed of 160 mph, which at that time was huge for a production car. Compared to the past, only a fraction of these SL300 cars are available today. To get one, you’ll have to dish out some money…this particular one shown was sold for $1,358,500 on RM Sotheby’s.
2. 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S
The Lamborghini Miura is one of the most iconic sports cars in history as it changed the game of car designing. It was the first ever mid-engine sports car that featured a massive V12 engine. You can find a Miura today by contacting your local Lamborghini dealership or private classic car websites for around $1.3-$1.6M.
3. Jaguar E-Type
Jaguar E-Type was once termed as “the most beautiful car ever made” by Enzo Ferrari (founder of Ferrari). It is probably the most iconic car in the history of Jaguar, and the manufacturers are certainly proud of it. This car could go up to 150 mph. In the 1960s, it had no roof and was the most technologically advanced car of that time.
4. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
Although Chevrolet Corvette is still in production today, nothing can beat its second-generation 1960s model. That car is one of the most collected classic cars on the planet because of its sexy styling.
5. 1974 Porsche 911
Though Porsche still makes the 911 today, the 1974 model is a true collectors dream because of its unique history in the US. Very few of these cars made it past 75,000 miles due to thermal reactors burning exhaust gasses so the engines just gave out. Most can be repaired today but not necessarily pass a smog test.
6. Ferrari 250 GTO
The Ferrari 250 GTO is probably one of the rarest and most expensive classic cars that you can find today. In the 1960s, Ferrari produced only 39 such cars. If you are able to buy one today good luck getting your hands on one. The most recent a 250 GTO was sold for $38 million at a public auction and there has been reports of one selling as high as $70 MILLION.
7. Aston Martin DB4
Aston Martin DB4 is definitely one of the hottest classic cars that you can find. It’s the predecessor of the DB5, which is famous for its association with James Bond.
8. Honda NSX
Honda has recently revived the NSX by introducing its second-generation car, but it’s the first generation car that most car enthusiasts drool over. The car offered features of high-end exotic cars at an affordable price. All this made it an instant classic.
9. Shelby GT350 (Cobra)
The Shelby GT350 is perhaps one of the most iconic cars in American automotive history. It was the creation and vision of the legendary chicken farmer and racing legend Carroll Shelby. If you want this car, you can easily find one at auctions.
10. BMW 3.0 CSL
BMW 3.0 CSL is one of the greatest cars produced by the German automakers. Although this car was designed as a racing car, its road variant was also introduced later on. This car isn’t very easy to find today, but if you manage to find one expect to pay $200-300K for one.