The holiday season is just around the corner, and you want to feel young again. Your mood on vehicles is turning contemplative, and you are coveting vintage cars! Driving one can bring out your younger self whether you will be turning wrenches or having fun behind the wheel. The bottom line is, it’s refreshing to drive a car from a past era, be it a 1960 Mustang or a 1976 Porsche. Some of the vintage cars may lack air conditioning and automatic transmissions, but they exude a distinctive sense of style and personality.
BMW 2002: Will it cost a fortune?
Looking at the 1960’s BMW 2002 with an exemplary 3-box proportion, Hofmeister kink, and a shark nose; you will understand why it commands the current price range. It is arguably the model that defined the current status quo of the BMW. Featuring a rear drive, lightweight design, and 1990cc engine, it is such a delicate machine. Acquiring a BMW 2002 can be costly, but it is worth every penny.
Renaultsport Megane R26: A coffee break to mention the full name?
At some point, car owners take a liking to French hot hatches. One of the long-standing models is the R26.R with a front-wheel-drive 911GT3. Its full name will require you to pause for a minute and compose yourself, i.e., Renault Megane Renaultsport 230 F1 Team R26. It is a favorite for collectors and costs less than it did in 2008. 5750 dollars will get you a fantastic Megane Renaultsport R26. It comes with a brake horsepower of 227 and a limited slip differential.
Chevrolet El Camino: Another Chevy Chevelle?
To the casual eye, this second-generation Chevrolet El Camino is just like the Chevy Chevelle it’s built upon. The fact that it has a loading bay rather than rear seats makes it less functional than a pickup truck and sedan combined. Chevloret Camino has been a curious utility coupe and gained a massive cult following over the years. Did you know that the El Camino concept originated from the Ford Ranchero? Ostensibly, it came about when a woman from Australia ordered a car that would serve two purposes: transporting her husband’s pigs to the market every Monday and taking her to church every Sunday. Swapping the transmissions and engine is fairly simple.
1960 Ford Mustang: What makes the first-generation a great classic?
The Ford Mustang, like the Chuck Taylors, fights hard the aging ravages thereby retaining a timeless and effortless appearance. If you don’t want to look like you are heading to a barn dance, a first-generation Ford Mustang will give you the best look on a weekend. It is also the first car to choose when your budget gets tight.
1989 Lancia Delta Integrale: Who wants to go rally crossing?
The Italian carmaker created Delta Integrale with rallycross in mind. The model evolved over three generations but did not sell in the US. The debut for the 1989 Lancia Delta happened at the Geneva Motor Show and the car led in the San Remo Rally the same year. The Lancia Delta features a 2-liter 4-cylinder turbo and a 215hp that generates 232 lb-ft. torque at 3000RPM. Its maximum speed is a 137mph and 0-62mph sprint (5.7 seconds). The small engine consists of 16 valves, allowing it to inhale and exhale the exhaust easily and quickly. Do you see how fun the Lancia Delta is to drive?
1976 Porsche 930 Turbo: What’s in the 930 Turbo?
An air-cooled Porsche from the 70s through 90s is one of the most coveted vintage cars in the country. A 930 turbo, flat-six rear engine, 4-speed manual, and short wheelbase, will make you feel so close to the road. The earlier versions can hit up to 60mph in 5 seconds- a rate that is notably faster for their era. From the time you slip behind its wheel, it won’t let up.
Renault 5 Alpine Turbo: How easy is it to buy?
While the Alpine Turbo is undoubtedly eclipsed by a Group 4-derived relatives, it has a huge following in the Octane office. It’s one of the easiest vintage cars to live with especially the exciting 110bhp of the 1397cc engine. It sold well in its era, and most of the surviving Alpines have been restored and cherished.
1971-1988 Mercedes-Benz SL: What’s behind the iconic status?
This is an era-defining sporty and lightweight car with a perfect balance of spirited driving, technology, and luxury. Every SL model attains a near-iconic entitlement, but the R107 has always been a mind blower. It featured almost throughout the 1970s and 1980s as it was a perfect transition between middle-age spread and lightweight aspirations. With experience and maturity, this stylish Mercedes-Benz is still at its prime.
1960 Cadillac Eldorado: Analogue drive with no buzzer?
It’s hard to beat a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado when it comes to cruising. Did you know that the model was so cool that Caddy designed various versions from 1952 to 2002? The earlier price ranged below $14,000, yet it was the priciest luxurious car that Cadillac made in the period. If you love analog driving, the Cadillac Eldorado from the 60’s will give a smooth experience without a buzzer.
1986 Land Rover Defender: What can you expect from a half-new half-old Range Rover?
A custom-rebuild Land Rover Defender was designed near Orlando and nicknamed “Project Viper.” The 6-liter 430hp v8 engine with a 6-speed auto transmission rolls down the highway like the Mack truck. It comes loaded with amenities such as wireless phone charging, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and touchscreen infotainment.