There’s something about these cars that makes them stand out from the myriad of automobiles produced in the past few decades. These beauties were age defining, stood the test of times, are vintage and have acquired legendary status.
We’ve heard guys saying that they don’t care what kind of car they’re driving as long as it gets them from one point to the other. Well, they’re lying. Who wouldn’t want to own a car that makes more heads turn than a bikini car wash? These are some of the cars they could (and should!) look at.
1) 1961 Jaguar E-Type
Doesn’t matter if you pronounce it as Jag-u-ar or Jagwar, you’ll agree with us when we say that this baby oozes style. Therefore it comes as no surprise that it was released in 1961 to quite heavy praise. When Enzo Ferrari referred to it as, “The most beautiful car ever made”, well, he wasn’t far off.
2) 1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
There are multiple reasons why this car is one of the coolest cars ever to hit the street, and one of them are the doors. Fun fact: The 300SL was the fastest production car at that time. Classy, fast. What else does a guy want?
3) 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Super Snake
The Cobra to end all Cobras. This beast takes mere 14.5 seconds to accelerate to 100 miles an hour and then come to a halt. Shelby built only two Super Snakes in its history; One of which was sold to comedian Bill Cosby, who sold it to a fella who jumped himself and this beauty off a cliff, right into the pacific ocean (What a shame!). The last remaining Super Snake in the world was sold last year for a mammoth Rs. 35 crores.
4) 1969 Boss 429 Mustang
When you have to change the body of a mustang just to accommodate your freakishly large engine, you know you are guaranteed otherworldly power. In fact, the engine was so humungous that they couldn’t even fit in an air conditioning. Crazy!
5) 1964 Aston Martin DB5
The bondmobile. If we had to pick one vehicle that James Bond relied on the most, the DB5 would be the most obvious choice. Featured prominently in the Goldfinger, this car is simply put, a beaut. If it’s cool enough for 007, it’s cool enough for us!
6) 1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
Usually, the lines and angle of a car are far too harsh. And unless it packs something crazy under the hood, nothing really separates it from the others. The Ferrari Dino 246 GT’s soft lines are an indication that this car is meant to be driven fast and playfully. We’d be happy to oblige, if we owned one!
7) 1963 Corvette Sting Ray
Although there was nothing wrong with the Corvette prior to ’63, when the Sting Ray was launched, it made the previous models look like chopped liver. New look, lighter, and better handling – this one had it all.
8) 1966 Lamborghini Miura
At the time, it became a new and different Italian car option outside of the Ferrari for the auto fanatics. Whether or not you think it’s the most stylish car on the list, but boy, does it fly! One of the first cars to test out the “Let’s put a couple of seats on a rocket and see if it works” concept, and guess what? It works.
9) 1969 Dodge Charger
A pure classic. Although it may not get the credits that its Mustang counterparts do, but the fastback look and the all American style set the bar, and will never go out of style. Also, it’s aerodynamic, which does help with the speed, as well as the looks!
10) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
We end our list with this old-school American muscle power. We all knew this list would definitely include a Mustang and a Camaro. So, here you have it, without any disappointment.
PS: Those white stripes on the blue Z28 – “quintessentially cool!”