Top 15 Most Beautiful Vintage Cars
Here is the Top 15 Most Beautiful Vintage Cars
15.Shelby 427 Cobra
Anything attached to Carroll Shelby’s name is immediately worth your time.
With an insane power-to-weight ratio with 800-horsepower sports car was one of just two produced and was used as personal transportation by famed racer and performance-car builder Carroll Shelby himself.
The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake made history on January 21, 2007, fetching $5.5 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, a world record price for an American car.
The buyer was car collector Ron Pratt of Chandler, Arizona.
The rarity of the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake — this is the only original in existence
14.Jaguar E-Type Series 1 “Flat Floor”
Whether you pronounce it Jagwar or Jag-u-ar, everyone agrees the brand oozes style.
The E-Type was released in 1961 to some pretty heavy praise.
The E-Type’s 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) .
Enzo Ferrari referred to it as, “The most beautiful car ever made”
In 2014, Jaguar announced its intention to build the remaining six lightweights, at a cost of approximately £1 million each.
13.Maserati Ghibli 4.7
The aggressive shark-shaped nose on the Maserati Ghibli is enough to place it firmly on this list.
Plus, the Maserati name earns it plenty of clout.
The car was powered by a front placed quad-cam 4.7 L, 310 PS (228 kW; 306 bhp) dry sump V8 engine mated to a five-speed manual, with a three-speed automatic optional.
It had a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds, a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Basically, this car is what the Mazda Miata dreams of becoming as it falls asleep at night.
12.Aston Martin DB5
If it’s cool enough for Bond, it’s cool enough for us.
If you had to pick one vehicle that James Bond relied on the most, you’d be hard-pressed not to go with the DB5, and the one from Goldfinger.
Engine: 3,995 cc (243.8 cu in) Inline-6
Power: 282 bhp (210 kW) at 5,500 rpm (210) Net HP
Torque: 288 lb•ft (390 N•m) at 3,850 rpm
Top Speed: 143 mph (230 km/h)
0–60 mph (97 km/h) Acceleration: 8 s
11.Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
The doors are only part of the reason this is one of the coolest cars to ever hit the pavement.
The fact that the 300SL was the fastest production car at the time.
New York Mercedes distributor Max Hoffman, suggested to Daimler-Benz AG management that a street version of the W194 Gran Prix racer would be a commercial success, especially in America.
The 300 SL with its gull wing doors, technological firsts, and low production numbers is considered one of the most collectible Mercedes-Benz models.
In 2012, an ultra rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with an all-aluminum body was sold for US$4.62 million at the Scottsdale Auctions in Arizona.
10.Boss 429 Mustang
You know you’re getting some sick power when they have to change the body of a Mustang just to accommodate your freakishly large engine.
How could you not want to roll down the windows and feel the fresh air that were cruising around?(Which would be a good idea since, due to the size of the engine, they couldn’t fit in any air conditioning).
The cars were rated very conservatively at 375 hp (280 kW) and 450 lb.ft (610 N.m) of torque.
Actual output was well over 500 horsepower (370 kW)
09.Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
While nothing was wrong with the Corvette prior to ’63, when the Sting Ray rolled out it made the previous models look like chopped liver (fast & still somewhat attractive chopped liver).
Besides the new look, the C2 Corvette was a bit lighter and handled far better than its predecessors.
While some nice stylistic changes would be made in the coming years, there’s something about being first.
In 1963 only 199 Z-06 Corvettes were produced, usually reserved for racing, and of the 199 a total of six were specifically created for Le Mans racing by Chevrolet.
An optional electronic ignition, the breakerless magnetic pulse-triggered Delcotronic, first offered by Pontiac on some 1963 models.
08.Ferrari Dino 246 GT
Far too often cars are rigid. The lines and angles are harsh and, unless there’s something crazy under the hood, they become a complete clone of something else.
The soft lines on the Ferrari Dino 246 GT tells us this car is meant to be driven fast and playfully.
The engine was a 2418 cc 65-degree, dual-overhead-camshaft, 9.0:1 compression ratio, iron block with alloy heads.
It produced 195 bhp (at 7,600 rpm).
The top speed of 246 is claimed to be 146 mph (235 km/h)
07.Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto
Something about this car just makes us want to drive the Italian countryside while occasionally stopping to drink local wines.
further, any time you can get a car with style AND storage space, well you just hit the jackpot my friend.
It’s perfect for storing all the sheets of paper with phone numbers on them.
The Spider’s 1,570 cc twin cam engine had dual Weber two-barrel side-draft carburetors, and produced 109 PS DIN (80 kW; 108 hp; or 129 PS SAE).
Sparsely fitted inside but including five speed manual transmission, disc brakes 15″ wheels fitted with Pirelli Cinturatz 155HR15 CA67 tyres.
06.1969 Dodge Charger
If there’s one thing we know about the ’69 Charger, it’s aerodynamic.
At least that’s what we learned from Bo and Luke Duke.
The ’69 Charger is a thing of beauty which is used in Not so famous Fast & Furious franchise by Vin Diesel.
It may never get the billing its Mustang counterparts always do, but the fastback look and all American style will never go out of fashion.
There were two different 383 engines available for the 1969 model year: 2-barrel and 4-barrel.
The 2-barrel was rated at 290 hp and the four barrel engine was rated at 330 hp.
The 330-hp engine was unique to the Charger model in 1969.
We don’t know if it’s the most stylish car on the list, but as far as cred goes, well it inspired the whole “Let’s toss a couple of seats on a rocket” sports car idea.
It also became a new and also a different Italian sports car option outside of the Ferrari’s of the world for auto enthusiasts at the time.
In 1965, Lamborghini’s three top engineers, Gian Paolo Dallara, Paolo Stanzani and Bob Wallace put their own time into developing Miura.
Miura won the prestigious Gran Turismo Trophy at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and has been re-created for use in the Gran Turismo 5 video game.
If you’re noticing a small Bond theme here, you’re totally right.
While Bond got a drop-top, the ’69 Toyota 2000GT was stylish enough without one being offered up from the factory.
The elongated front, along with the design in general, makes it feel much more like an Italian roadster
The 2000GT design is widely considered a classic among 1960s gran turismos.
Nozaki’s bodywork was inspired by the E-type Jaguar.
In America, the 2000GT sold for about $6,800, much more than contemporary Porsches and Jaguars.
As “halo” cars, it is believed that no profit was made on the cars despite their high price.
03.Ferrari 250 GTE
The Ferrari 250 GTE was the sports car for the family man.
And It was for the guy who wanted a Ferrari but also to make a comfy family trip.
As Road & Track said, “A not only grand, but glorious, touring car”.
The LWB 250 GT theme was expanded with the 2+2 model 250 GT/E, the first large-production four-seat Ferrari .
The large production run of the GT/E was a major contributor to Ferrari’s financial well-being in the early 1960s.
MSRP of the GT/E was $11,500.
First of all The Jaguar E-Type’s Asian doppelgänger has the same beautiful look as the Jag with perhaps more brains underneath.
The thought that went into the car became the hallmark of Japanese sports cars.
The most easily visible difference is that these early cars had a chrome “240Z” badge on the sail pillar, and two horizontal vents in the rear hatch below the glass molding providing flow through ventilation.
Unleashed the 240Z: a smooth straight-six with dual carbs and 150 hp, a four-speed manual, four-wheel independent suspension, a curb weight around 2350 pounds.
01.1969 Chevrolet Camaro
It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that this list would include at least one Mustang and one Camaro.
What can we say, we also like old-school American muscle power.
Seeing those silver stripes on a blue Z28 just strikes us as quintessentially cool.
The Z/28 performance package was designed to compete in the SCCA Trans-Am series.
It also included a solid-lifter 302 V8, 4-speed transmission, power disc brakes, and two wide stripes down the hood and trunk lid.
Only 602 Z/28s were produced, along with 100 Indianapolis Pace Car Replicas