Although the auto industry has made great strides, the classic car models of the last century still hold an irreplaceable position. These models not only have the advantage of styling and engines, but also symbolism and high recognition.
1. Volkswagen Beetle
It can be said that the Volkswagen Beetle is the oldest classic car model still produced to this day. Born in July 1946 after the end of World War II, Beetle received strong support from the German people. Few people know that the birth of this “famous” car was the purpose of Adolf Hitler.
Hitler demanded that Volkswagen could produce a compact, low-priced car suitable for all people because most Germans at that time did not have garages and did not have enough money to own cars. expensive. From the moment of its launch on, the Volkswagen Beetle was well received inside and out first.
Compared to other models at the same time, the Volkswagen Beetle has a different appearance with a beetle-like design created from plump, soft lines. To this day, this model still has a special attraction thanks to its fancy design but still ensures high applicability.
Over the decades, the styling of the Volkswagen Beetle has remained largely unchanged. The company has tweaked some details to make the car look trendy and avoid “out of place” when appearing on the street.
Unfortunately, in 2019, the last Beetle was released, and it was the end of this famous car line. However, the old Volkswagen Beetle is still quite a lot on the market. In addition, it is likely that the Volkswagen Group will launch an electric Beetle in the near future.
2. Bentley Speed 6
Bentley Speed 6 is one of the models that made Bentley’s reputation after only a few years of its establishment. Therefore, this model is considered a legend for more than 100 years of its development. The factor that makes Bentley Speed 6 impressive is the 6.5-liter engine, producing 180 horsepower (regular version) and 200 horsepower (racing version). Thanks to this engine, Owen Walter Bentley’s car company conquered the public and won many races.
At that time, the company only sold cars when they built the chassis. After that, the owner can request to make the bodywork with any design that he likes. This is also a very special thing that helps the British brand affirm its position and gradually expand personalized services. Therefore, in the world, no two Bentleys are alike, including the Bentley Speed 6. This model is so popular that someone recently paid $2.8 million to own it.
3. DeTomaso Pantera
In the 70s of the last century, there was a car that beat Lamborghini and Ferrari, the DeTomaso Pantera. DeTomaso Pantera is a sports car produced by the Italian automaker – DeTomaso from 1971 to 1992.
This model was born thanks to the cooperation between DeTomaso and Ford. Immediately after its launch, DeTomaso Pantera was sold exclusively in the US and this is also the first mid-engined car in the United States.
The bold Italian look has helped DeTomaso Pantera conquer customers at first sight. Similar to sports cars of the time, the DeTomaso Pantera had bold, colorful looks and loud engines. However, this model is preferred over Lamborghini and Ferrari because it is much easier to drive.
Although it has been discontinued since the 1990s, the DeTomaso Pantera still leaves a deep impression in the hearts of car lovers. The love for this car model does not seem to have changed over time. The proof is that in 2019, the Italian design studio – Ares Design “reincarnated” the DeTomaso Pantera based on the Lamborghini Huracan platform.
4. Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 is one of the most sought after classic car models to this day. Porsche-branded vehicles have always appealed to enthusiasts of speed, boldness and novelty. To be fair, the Porsche 911 is Porsche’s most successful model to date.
First appearing in 1963, this model has conquered the public with its powerful, unique design and high performance. Despite its great success, Porsche never rests on its laurels. Soon after, the company unveiled its successor at the Automobil-Ausstellung International Exhibition.
After that, the company launched countless versions of the Porsche 911 and achieved great success. To date, the Porsche 911 is still the foundation for the development of current Porsche models. Therefore, many believers choose Porsche simply want to experience a high-performance car that has a history of nearly 60 years.
5. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1963
The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is one of the most beautiful Chevrolet models of all time. This is the second version released after the standard 1957 Corvette. The design of the first version is not really attractive and is considered quite boring. However, soon after the 2nd version was born, Chevrolet Corvette received high praise from experts and special attention from the public.
The unique futuristic design of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was created by Designers Larry Shinoda, Pete Brock, Bill Mitchell and engineer Zora-Arkus Duntov. In 1963, Chevrolet also launched a Grand Sport version, but it was not as appreciated as the Stingray version. Moreover, because of MG’s ban schedule, the Grand Sport version was killed as soon as it was released 5 units.
Design Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has become the symbol of this car company. A few years ago, bodybuilder Ares Design “revived” the design of the Stingray and improved the interior and engine to bring a new experience. With the success that Corvette Stingray 1963 achieved, this model is regularly restored and upgraded by manufacturers to meet the “hunting” needs of car lovers.