A “classic” car is considered any car that’s 25 years or older. This means the cars from the 70’s and 80’s are reaching classic status. What makes these cars worthy of the title? It’s a combination of nostalgia, sex appeal, impracticality, and finally amenities that are just modern enough. It’s time to introduce a new generation of classic cars.
Mercedes-Benz SL (1972-1989)
This is considered the ideal vintage car. You’ll experience a feeling of freedom, and the car just feels special. They made this Mercedes extremely strong, so strong that you could drive it daily.
Datsun Z (1970-1978)
The 70’s brought with it tightened emissions regulations leading to less than powerful muscle cars, for example, the 139 hp Mustang Two King Cobra. The Datsun Z offered a glimmer of hope. It’s equipped with an inline-6 engine and it’s is more enjoyable than your modern cars. The car doesn’t do all of the work for you allowing you to be a more engaged driver.
Porsche 928 (1978-1995)
This is the less popular Porsche when compared to the 911. However this is the first real Porsche. This classic boasts a smooth yet powerful V-8 with more luxury and leather on the inside than the 911. If you’re in the market for one of these now is the time. The price continues to increase as does its popularity.
1976 Pontiac Firebird
We aren’t just talking about any Firebird. We’re talking about the 50th Anniversary Edition. It’s a rare muscle car from the 70’s and for $25,000 you can own one. The previous and the current generation most likely know how this classic gained its popularity. Its made an appearance in a famous movie, Smokey and the Bandit, and a music video from the artist Nelly.
1981 DeLorean DMC-12
The iconic 80’s style of the DeLorean has it all. It has a famous movie career and gullwing doors creating a futuristic appearance. However the downside is the lack of horsepower (only 130 hp). The price tag of this classic is $25,000.