We’re a culture that loves classic cars – a sense of ‘they don’t make ‘em like they used to’ pervades through many car-lovers psyche, and whether it’s the 1955 Buick that starred in Bullett or Mad Max’s 1959 Chevrolet, classic cars imprint themselves on the mind and stay there for a long time.
But which brands are ones which best withstand the test of time? Here’s 10 of the best:
It was one of the most iconic cars of 1980s television – the ’69 Charger evokes a nostalgic image of popped collars and mullets.
It’s an automobile that somehow transcended two generations of classic car love – probably because it’s just simply good-looking.
The Camaro is an eternal symbol of the glory days of American craftsmanship.
It is recognised by everyone who sees it and exemplifies that previously mentioned thought of ‘don’t make ‘em like they used to’.
With its obligatory racing stripes, the 1970 GSX was an instantly coveted status symbol for lovers of muscle cars.
Less than 700 were produced, making this bad boy a truly rare dream in today’s world.
The car from 'Smokey and the Bandit' made history, cementing itself as the epitome of rebellion and cool as soon as Burt Reynolds revved onto the screen and remaining such more than four decades later.
This incredible piece of machinery was like a rodeo ride for the driver. A 450 horsepower beast that defined muscle cars for an era – only the bravest need apply.
Despite being overlooked due to its Ford branding, this car is easily as good as any Shelby, especially in today’s world.
So desirable, it is one of the rare types of car with reverse-depreciation as its value increases yearly.
Still able to command a top-dollar price at an auction house, the ’66 Shelby Cobra was such a popular car in its day that everyone wants one in their collection – despite it being one of the less aesthetically pleasing vehicles of the bunch.
The classic car to end all classic cars. Mustang restoration is an art form all of its own and if you believe you should own one of these, check out the restoration page at blueskyclassiccars.com. Beautiful.
300 horsepower V8 engine with 400 cubic inches – the Firebird could eat up the miles. One of the highest-selling cars of its time, this car was transport for Americans in their millions.
Possibly one of the greatest vintage cars in the country today. If you want a classic automobile then really you should look no further – everyone gazes longingly at a Pontiac GTO.