Vintage cars has been the best product so far. Here are the 15 amazing vintage cars you can choose from:
1. 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza
Current value: $2.5 million
The 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza is one of the most amazing vintage cars on the road today. During the heyday of the 1950’s racing scene, the Ferrari brand had yet to make a name for itself going against the ‘Big Three’ of car manufacturers at the time to include Jaguar, Maserati, and Aston Martin. The 860 Monza was Ferraris response, and it is powered by the strongest four-cylinder engine to ever be made by the now famous car company. The 3.4 liter engine is rated at 280 horsepower which combined with the larger wheelbase debuted by Ferrari for the 860 Monza gave the car the reliability it needed to win on the track. The company would only go on to produce three models of the 0604M variant, and it is also one of the most valuable vintage cars on the market today as well.
2. 1969 ZL1 Camaro
Current value: $425,000
The 1969 ZL1 Camaro is a truly amazing vintage car that saw a very limited production run of only 69 automobiles during its production life. The car is powered by an extremely powered aluminum V-8 engine that is rated at over 500 horsepower and only weighs in at 500 lbs. The zero to 60 second time of the ZL1 is only 5.3 seconds which put it in the top of all muscle cars of its time for speed, and was a primary reason that many of the car models found their way into the drag-racing circuit. Chevy also went to great lengths to ensure the car was legal to drive on public roadways in the United States; however, the big price for the car at the time did not make it a significant commercial success in the marketplace.
3. 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM
Current value: $6.5-8 million
The 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM is one of the most amazing vintage cars from the early 1960s. Once Ferrari made inroads on the racing circuit against the other major auto brands, the company was able to start dominating the racing circuit towards the end of the decade. The Ferrari 330 TRI/LM was one of the last of the Testarossas of this generation produced, and is one of the most sought after vintage cars held by a private collector today. The car also has the distinction of being the last front-engined race car to win the coveted Le Mans with only a four-cylinder engine to power the automobile.
4. 1954 Mercedes W 196
Current value: $24 million
The 1954 Mercedes W 196 not only competed in the F-1 racing championships in the mid-1950s, but the car dominated the field. Today, the W 196 is one of the most amazing vintage cars that can be found. Mercedes first unveiled the auto at the 1954 Grand Prix located at Reims, and it is now one of the most valuable and sought after autos to be found in a private collection. Although the car would win a total of 12 races, after it crashed at Le Mans in 1955, Mercedes would ultimately pull out of the competitive racing circuit for approximately 30 years. The W 196 is powered by a 2.5 liter liter straight eight that is rated at 257 horsepower. Mercedes would go on to make improvements to the engine that would result in an improved power output of 340 horsepower.
5. 1965 Pontiac GTO
Current value: $85,500
The early Pontiac GTOs are best known as the original American Muscle Cars, and they are some of the most amazing vintage cars on the market today. The 1965 Pontiac GTO was sold with a racing car option, and can go from zero to 60 MPH in 6.1 seconds which remains respectable compared to equivalent cars from its class from the same timeframe. The original GTO would go on to see six different generations of the car built by Pontiac before the manufacturer discontinued the original car line in 1974. The GTO was sold as both a two-door hardtop as well as a convertible, and featured a number of large V-8 engines to power the vehicle over its production life. All of the GTOs produced from this era were rear-wheel drive cars, and they remain a favorite for car collections.
6. 1970 Buick ‘GSX’ Stage 1
Current value: $124,000
The 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 is one of the greatest Muscle and most amazing vintage cars built in the United States. Over time, mint condition versions of the auto have increased in value to more than $120,000, and the car is powered by a powerful engine rated at 360 to 400 horsepower. The GSX Stage 1 was extremely fast in the quarter mile for its time with a 13.38 second time; however, Buick only sold the auto in Saturn Yellow or Apollo White colors. The car also is known for being the most powerful of the Muscle Car era with an overall torque rating of 510 lbs-ft. Of the 678 models produced, there remain a number to be found in private collections that are still road capable today.
7. 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Current value: $4.4 million
There were only six Shelby Cobra Dayton Coupes produced between the 1964 and 1965 editions of the auto, and they are some of the most amazing vintage cars ever produced. The Cobra Dayton Coupe was made with the new Ford V-8 289 ci engine at the time, and was the first car to end the Ferrari 250 dominance of the racing circuit at the United States Road Racing Championships shortly after its debut. The cars were retired after 1965 when Ford hired Shelby to help them race the GT40 line. The car engine is rated at 340 ft-lbs of torque and 385 horsepower. When new, the auto could go from zero to 60 MPH in just 4.01 seconds, and zero to 100 MPH in 8.81 seconds.
8. 1969 Ford Mustang ‘Boss 429’
Current value: $233,640
The Boss 429 1969 Ford Mustang was the most expensive variant of the car produced by Ford in the late 1960s not associated with Shelby, and it is one of the most amazing vintage cars around today. The car is powered by the semi-hemi 429 engine and made a name for itself with its long-distance racing capabilities and overall smooth handling. The Boss 429 saw an above average production run by the manufacturer in 1969 with a total of 857 being produced, and there were a total of 499 made the following model year. The car’s engine is rated at 450 ft-lb of torque and 375 total horsepower. The Boss 429 could also go from zero to 60 MPH in 5.3 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 12.3 seconds at 112 MPH when new.
9. 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spider Corsa
Current value: $2.5 million
The 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spider Corsa is one of the greatest vintage cars every produced. In addition to being one of the most valuable autos in the collectors market today, the 8C 2300 was made to not only look good but be powerful as well. The car’s engine is a 2.6 liter eight cylinder engine rated at 178 overall horsepower. The auto has a four-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drum brakes. The car would go on to come in third place at the French Grand Prix in 1933, and would win the Long Island Race at Bridgehampton in 1949. It has been sold between private collectors in the recent past, and is estimated to be valued at more than $2.5 million USD.
10. 1970 Plymouth Hemi-Cuda
Current value: $299,000
One of the most amazing vintage cars is the 1970 Plymouth Hemi-Cuda. Building on the successes of the popular Barracuda line, the Hemi Cudas were upgraded to a 426 Hemi engine rated at 425 overall horsepower. The car could go from zero to 60 MPH in just 5.6 seconds when new, and drivers could make a nice burn out without too much effort. The Hemi Cuda was only sold with the 426 engine, while the Barracudas could be purchased with a smaller engine. The car has a manual transmission (four-speed), and it could run the quarter-mile in 13.41 seconds at 105 MPH. There were more than 650 of the autos produced in 1970, and they can still be seen at car shows in very drivable condition today.
11. 1969 Z28 Camaro
Current value: $105,000
The 1969 Z28 Camaro is one of the most amazing of the first generation of vintage Camaros. The 69 Z28 was built to deliver a sports car capable of racing with a great amount of effort paid to its style. The car could do the quarter-mile when new in 14.8 seconds at speeds just topping 100 MPH. Combined with disc brakes and power steering, drivers raved about how the car stood out compared to the other Muscle cars of the time. When upgrading to the Z28 performance package, the car came with a 302 V-8 that was air cooled from the cowl induction hood. The car was also a success on the racetrack having won in the Trans Am series in both 1968 and 1969. Today, the auto is a popular addition to high end car collections around the world.
12. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
Current Value: $5,000,000
The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C is an amazing vintage car that sported a European look with the power suited for an American Muscle Car. The auto is powered by an impressive V-8 engine rated at 480 horsepower. In total, there were only 23 “Super Snakes” produced with one being selected to make the 427 S/C. Shelby also produced a second upgraded model for Bill Cosby; however, Cosby returned the auto finding it difficult to handle. The S/C was added to the updated auto by Shelby to indicate it was a semi-competition model.
13. 1968 L88 Corvette
Current value: $500,000
The 1968 L88 Corvette has a top speed of 170 MPH, and it is one of the most amazing vintage cars found in the United States. The car is powered by a V-8 rated at 550 horsepower. The car was built for the racing circuit, and as a result Chevrolet did not include standard features such as a radio or air conditioning when selling the autos new from the factory. The powerful engine is coupled to a four-speed manual transmission, and there are less than 15 drivable models of the auto left on the market. The L88 could run the quarter-mile when new in 13.56 seconds, and the stock engine is rated at 470 ft-lbs of torque.
14. 1970 454 Chevelle SS
Current value: $75,000
The 1970 454 Chevelle SS (Super Sport) is one of the most amazing vintage Muscle Cars out there. The car’s 454 cubic inch V-8 engine is rated at 360 horsepower, and it was the standard stock engine for the vehicle. Combined with a smooth appearing interior and racing stripes, the auto was extremely popular with consumers. The auto also sold with an updated dashboard design, and handled significantly better that previous models of the Chevelle. The car could run the quarter-mile when new in less than 14 seconds, and remains an extremely popular vintage auto amongst car collectors today.
15. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Current value: $38 million
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the sexiest and most amazing vintage cars of all time. Besides looing nice, the car was also extremely pleasant to drive compared to other high-end race cars of its day. The car is powered by V-12 engine rated at 300 horsepower, and was known for having to be constantly worked on or tweaked in between races to see its peak performance. There were only 39 total 250 GTOs produced between 1962 and 1964 making the auto even more desirable by collectors today. Of note, when the car was sold new, potential buyers had to go through a vetting process by Enzo Ferrari and his North American dealer, Luigi Chinetti to buy the auto.