What MAKES a Car CLASSIC?
Before we dive into the Christian Brothers Automotive list, let’s define what makes a car a classic.
A classic car is generally an older vehicle. The definition of a classic car is usually one that has been in existence for 20 years. It all depends on whom you ask. Most car enthusiasts and experts agree that the car must be durable and can last more than 20 years. The Antique Automobile Club of America was founded in 1935 and defined classic cars as vehicles older than 25 years.
You can consider any car a classic unless you have an insurance policy or DMV registration that defines it. You can call it classic if it is classic to you. Despite this, you should know that everyone’s definition of the classic may differ from that of other car enthusiasts at local auto shows.
OUR TOP 10 FAVORITE CLASSIC VEHICLES
1969 Toyota 2000GT
Our list will begin with the most powerful rival to the European sports car. This model was a sleek, high-performance fastback that proved automakers could make a sports car compared to those made in Europe.
This car was one of the most important sports cars ever made, following the trend of “strapping some seats onto a rocketship”. It is unclear how this car was built, but I can tell you more.
1967 Chevy Corvette
This beauty is the classic stingray body style that car enthusiasts love. It is truly one of the most beautiful body types. All trim has been removed from the previous models, including the flags and badging on its fender.
This is Corvette’s first model with a parking brake between the seats.
1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
People define classic cars as making history. It was Carroll Shelby’s transport vehicle and became the world record holder for being the most expensive car to sell at an American Auto Show for – $5.5 Million! This sports car, which is 800 horsepower and weighs in at a whopping 900 lbs, was one of two made. You can reach 60 MPH in just three seconds in 0-60 MPH.
1964 Aston Martin DB5
It must be included if it is a Bond classic. The D85 was the vehicle Bond used most often throughout the famous franchise. This car is true love if you have ever seen any Bond film or sequels. Are all versions equipped with rockets?
1969 Boss429 Mustang
This model was born out of Ford’s need to race 500 copies of its new engine in NASCAR. It received less than favourable first impressions from Ford supporters. This Mustang was regarded as Corvette’s long-awaited competitor.
It was not intended to be a drag-racing threat or street dominator but merely a means of producing Ford’s new engine. The Mustang’s body had to be modified to accommodate the massive engine. Due to the engine’s large size, it was impossible to fit air conditioning in the windows, so make sure you roll the windows down when you are riding around.
1969 Dodge Charger
It’s hard to imagine anyone creating a classic car’s list without mentioning this aerodynamic beast. This Dodge Charger, which is orange in colour, has earned a lot of attention from The Dukes of Hazard. Although it doesn’t get the same fame as Mustangs, its slim body and American style will not lose appeal.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
The Chevrolet Camaro is a classic car that has remained in the hearts of many. Its look, feel, and speed are unbeatable. We include it because the 1969 Chevrolet Camara, which sold a staggering 243,085 units in its first year, is one of the main reasons we included it on our list. The 1969 Camaro broke many records.
1970 Chevrolet El Camino
A pristine El Camino is more timeless than any other car, even before it gained popularity as a key character in Breaking Bad’s TV series. It’s one of the most iconic classic cars of all time. Its muscle car appearance and need for speed are a true classic.