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These Cars Have Got Better With Age
Most cars will be born and will die without ever making much of an impact. That’s just the way life is. But there are some cars so legendary that they will last the test of time. These cars are timeless and forever look the part, some even look better with age when compared with our more contemporary models.
For these cars, age is not a number to be concerned with.
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
This car is the epitome of cool. There aren’t many cars that look cooler than this. It is just awe-inspiringly beautiful. It does obviously have the name of the famous Carroll Shelby and led the way for the famous brand that helped transform the Ford Mustang into the legendary American muscle car it is today. It all began with the Shelby Cobra.
However, don’t drive it in the rain… no roof.
1961 Jaguar E-Type
This is by far one of the greatest and coolest cars ever built in motoring history. It is a British marvel that caused Enzo Ferrari (yes, the Enzo) to praise it as “the most beautiful car ever made”. In terms of pure beauty, there is no other car in existence that will ever trump this car. When it comes to coolness, there is one British car than does win out over the E-Type, but that is only because of a certain secret agent.
1964 Aston Martin DB5
This car is cool in its own right and stands alone on its looks. But its fame and longevity come from the connection it has with Bond, James Bond. Because of its role in the Bond franchise, it is the most famous film car in the world. As long as Bond continues, the DB5 remains in the hearts and minds of all those who wish to drive it. Aston Martin has continued to make amazing cars ever since, but none have the impact of the Aston Martin DB5.
1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
This car was once the fastest production car in the world. But the reason this car will forever remain golden with age is because of its gullwing doors. It was the first car to use them. This design inspired the future Mercedes SLS supercar, which also had gullwing doors, but nothing replaces the original gullwing Mercedes.
1969 Boss 429 Mustang
Mustangs will forever be iconic cars. They are the quintessential representation of American culture and will remain so for the foreseeable future. This model is the one that introduced the impressively large bonnet to house the large V8 engines (there was still space at the front despite the large engine). It became a true presence on the road that will be felt whenever you drive a Boss Mustang.
1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
Ferrari has always been the big name in the motoring world and it is unsurprising when they built cars like the Dino. This was a car that focused on the curves and soft lines that just screamed: “drive me really fast!”. Most cars in the 1960s were either boxy, a muscle car or designed for the long grand tour. But the Dino was focused entirely on fast, playful fun.
1969 Dodge Charger
This was one of the big challengers to the Ford Mustang and it has stood the test of time. This return to fame could be because of its role on the Fast and Furious series, but either way, it is a beauty. Whilst the Mustang has come to represent the aspirations of America, the Dodge Charger represents the brutal nature of the American Muscle car. It is so often seen in black that it looks forever menacing.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
1969 was the year when all the Ford Mustang rivals appeared on the market and the Chevrolet Camaro was the most prominent. It became a two horse race between who owned a Mustang and who owned a Camaro (Mustang has always won). This is an old-school view of American muscle power. Whenever a new Camaro is launched it is always compared to the original and the original has yet to die.
There is a reason all these cars still sit in our cultural consciousness. They will never die. They have spawned model after model that simply reminds us all of the original. We will be thinking and dreaming of these cars long after our contemporary cars have rusted to dust.
If you are interested in a car that could one day join the ranks of these amazing cars, take a browse. We have a number of prestige cars that will join this list in fifty years time or have been inspired by cars already there. If you see a supercar or prestige car that tickles your fancy, get in touch and we will find you the right deal for you.