Vintage is adored by all of us and when it comes to vintage cars they are nothing less than prized possession. There are many people in this world who are vintage car lovers and they spend money and time to maintain their love for these cars. There are many vintage cars in this world and here I am providing the list of 10 vintage cars that ruled their era.
1. 1927 Ford Model T
The 1927 Ford Model T is regarded by many as the one of the most tough and reliable car to hit the road ever. The car was affordable and much better than the cars which were present at that time. This model was an improved version of Model T which was released in 1926. The car was less noisy than its predecessor and was available in a range of colors including Casino Red, English Vermillion, Green, Straw, and Black.
2. Alfa Romeo 308C
The Alfa Romeo 308 C was designed by Vittorio Jano. The 3.8 liter eight-cylinder engine of this car was very powerful. This single-seater vehicle recorded four Le Mans wins in a row. The car was released in 1935 and at that time it sported a 2.6 liters engine. The car started to lose its dominance after the arrival of better cars manufactured by Ferrari and other companies.
3. 1963 Cobra 289
The 1963 Cobra 289 was the last competition cars of the 'LeMans' series. It was built in 1963 with the first Daytona Coupe and this vintage car continued to participate in races till 2005. The 1963 Cobra 289 was driven in several competitions but it never hit the road. The car also participated in the inaugural Nassau Trophy Race. This vintage car still hold lap records at Thompson, CT; Lime Rock, CT; Loudon, NH; and Blackhawk Farms, IL.
4. 1964 Porsche 911
The idea to manufacture 1964 Porsche 911 hit the engineers at Porsche in 1956. This two-seater was spacious than the 356 and it later replaced the 356 with this car. Porsche initially planned to make the 1964 Porsche 911 a four-seater but dropped the idea in order to avoid competition from companies like Daimler-Benz. The 911 was more modern in appearance than 356. It was powered by a six-cylinder engine.
5. 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental
The R-Type was adored by rich Britishers in the 1950s. The body of Continental was made up of aluminum. This car replaced the Mark VI. Well-known designer of that time H.J. Mulliner had built many coaches himself. Twin SU carburetors fed the engine of all R Type models.
6. 1967 Ford Mustang
The 1967 Ford Mustang was the brainchild of Shelby American. American built this powerful variant of the Ford Mustang from 1965 through 1970. This car is still seen as a model car when it comes to high performance vehicle.
7. 1969 Corvette Sting Ray
The 1969 Corvette Sting Ray was the biggest Corvette manufactured by Chevrolet at that time. This car was best suited for racing purposes as it was fitted with big block V8 and Can-Am-spec cylinder heads. The car won the race at the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring. Zora Arkus-Duntov deserves credit for turning the 1956 version of Corvette into a genuine sports car.
8. 1953 Aston Martin DB2
The 1953 Aston Martin DB2 was first shown to the world at the 1950 New York Motor Show. Aston built 411 DB2 in three years. A three part grille was fitted in the first 49 DB2 but later Aston replaced the grille with horizontal bars. The car was in huge demand at that time because it had performed at Le Mans in both 1951 and 1952.
9. 1967 Volkswagen Beetle
The 1967 Volkswagen Beetle is well-known for its shape and it would not be wrong to say that this beautiful car is the best-selling vehicle so far. It is interesting to note that the Beetle is in production. Ferdinand Porsche was commissioned by Adolf Hitler to produce Beetle which hit the road in 1947. The car was dubbed KdF, short for Kraft durch Freude, at that time.
10. 1971 Hemi Cuda
The Hemi Cuda convertible was built in 1971. Missouri resident Ronald Ambach was the first owner of this vintage car. Ambach later sold it to Nick Masciarelli who decided to participate in Stock Eliminator drag racing in the Cuda. Nick sold the Cuda to John Book and John Oliverio in 1973. Book and his partner John competed in East Coast and Mid-Atlantic events in this car.