There are a great many people that devote countless amounts of time and money to restoring classic cars and the results can be quite amazing when done right. These days are cars are more likely to be created to be efficient and more environmentally friendly which, of course, is a great thing. The only draw back to that is that wea are seeing a lack of truly great and memorable car designs that will be as fondly thought of in years to come as other classic cars are now.
We take a look at some of the best classic American cars that collectors and enthusiasts rate among the top.
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350
Built by Shelby American from ’65 to ’67 the 1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 is a variant of the Ford Mustang.Seen as a great touring car this American classic is likely to set you back around the $150,000 mark which is why collectors see it as a great option for restoration jobs.
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442-W-30 Convertible
The 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442-W-30 Convertible is much sought after as a limited production with incredible style.Getting its name from the four barrel carburetor, four speed manual transmission and posi traction limited slip rear differential, the 442 is likely to cost up wards pf £70,000.
1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT
This car achieved immortality by featuring in the classic Steve McQueen film Bullit. The 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT is another American classic and as part of the first generation of Ford Mustangs was the inspiration to a lot of imitators.
1958 Buick Limited Convertible
Built in Flint, Michigan by the Buick Motor Division of General Motors between ’36 and ’42 as well as 1958, the Buick Limited automobiles featured more options and a high level of trim in its models. The 1958 Buick Limited Convertible is very rare and collectible and would be available for around the $100,000 mark at peak condition.
1965 Buick Riviera GS
The 1965 Buick Riviera GS is one of the more affordable classics that we have been looking at with good examples being available for around $40,000. A great performer in its day featuring the famous hidden headlamps under retractable covers add to the appeal.
This is just a brief glimpse at some of our favourite vintage American cars but it is a world that is well worth exploring if you have an interest in automobiles. There are many magazines and sites available for you to investigate further. We realise that not everyone has the money to invest in classic cars but there are ways for you to enjoy them from car shows to track days as well as some rental companies that deal with classic cars.
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