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Top 10 Vintage Cars

Jun 18, 2011

Everybody loves vintage, whether they talk about music, apparel or even cars. Some acute car and vintage lovers alike have striven to create top-notch classic cars that are appealing to the eye and even arouse some reminiscent feelings. We present our favorite 10 vintage cars that made us an impression.

1950 GM Futurliner Parade of Progress

10. 1950 GM Futurliner Parade of Progress
Built by GM, the limited edition of 12 transport automobiles was designed under the supervision of Harley Earl. The Futurliner was used in the “Parade of Progress” tour exhibit that traveled the US and displayed new cars and technology. It sold for $4,000,000 in 2006.

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

9. 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
The Hemi Cuda was designed by the Plymouth division of Chrysler Corporation and released in only 652 units. The 1971 version had a more complex 6 inlet grille design and fender gill louvers, in comparison to previous models.

1971 CSL BMW

8. 1971 CSL BMW
European Touring Car Championship was given a 1971 CSL BMW with an alloy hood, trunk lid, door skins and sports wheel that decreased the weight of the car, making it faster (besides the additional 200bhp).

1953 Aston Martin DB2

7. 1953 Aston Martin DB2
The 1953 Aston Martin DB2 was created to replace the previous Aston Martin 2-Liter sportscar, having a larger, dual overhead cam straight 6 engine. Remained in production for only 3 years but regarded as a pillar for future models.

1967 Volkswagen Beetle

6. 1967 Volkswagen Beetle
The famous Volkswagen Beetle took a turn in 1967 when it featured a new drive-train, a larger engine and an electrical generator that pumped up twice as much power than previous models. Although it doesn’t compete with other vintage cars from the performance point of view, it’s still Beetle.

1964 Porsche 911

5. 1964 Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 was a true inspiration (including for certain video game developers). The 911 was bigger than Porsche 356, had an air-cooled rear mounted engine and a five-speed manual transmission. The original plan to make it a four seater was quickly changed to a two seater.

1952 Bentley Continental R

4. 1952 Bentley Continental R
The 1952 Bentley Continental R was launched in the London Motor Show in 207 units at a very steep price. It had an independent wishbone suspension and leaf spring, being able to go over 160km/h.

1967 Ford Mustang

3. 1967 Ford Mustang
The 1967 Ford Mustang was the first model with a wider body kit, power disc brakes, a tilt steering wheel and FMX transmission. Having a massive power release, the model was sold in over 1 million models during the first 18 months.

1969 Corvette Sting Ray

2. 1969 Corvette Sting Ray
The beautiful Corvette Sting Ray has captured the hearts of millions. It had a split rear suspension, disc brakes, big block engine, side exhaust pipe and innovative split rear window.

1927 Ford Model T

1. 1927 Ford Model T
The first affordable luxury car, Ford Model T remained in production for 19 years. Named “Car of the Year” in 1999, the model set a standard for classic versions of 1908. It had only two gears, proving that speed is not required when you’re placing a milestone in the automobile industry.

1950 GM Futurliner Parade of Progress
1927 Ford Model T
1952 Bentley Continental R
1964 Porsche 911
1967 Volkswagen Beetle
1953 Aston Martin DB2
1967 Ford Mustang
1971 CSL BMW
1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
1969 Corvette Sting Ray