Electronic, aerodynamic, EcoBoost technology and LED lights; just a few of the common features for the mesmerising upcoming cars of 2017. With cars speeding into the realms of futuristic design, the motoring world has never been so exciting. However, many of us still hold a strong desire to regress back to the world of classic cars; works of art that still reign supreme in the car world, no matter the progression.
We have rounded up our top 4 classic cars, whilst giving you some top tips for looking after these handcrafted beauties.
Jaguar E-Type (1961)
An icon of the motoring world, the Jaguar E-Type is a thing of beauty; unrivaled in looks and performance at the time of release, it’s still turning heads 56 years later. With several respected publications regarding it as THE most beautiful car in the world, it’s unlikely that such beauty will ever be re-created. Malcolm Sayer, applied principles of aerodynamics to motor car design, resulting in the prototype of the E-type being built in 1960; it was fast with exceptional acceleration, comfort, and refinement; reaching a top speed of 150 mph. In 2017, it’s still regarded as one of the best cars to grace the tarmac.
Aston Martin DB5 (1964)
A British luxury grand tourer, it was an evolution of the final series of DB4; with the DB series being named in honour of David Brown, the owner of Aston Martin from 1947-1972. The DB5 holds the prestigious accolade of being the most recognised cinematic James Bond car, first appearing in Goldfinger, giving the car that extra appeal to petrol heads/bond fans. As one of the most desirable cars for Classic collectors, it’s a true icon which still holds the same demand as it did in the 60’s.
Mercedes Benz 300 SL (1954-1963)
The fastest production car of it’s day, the Mercedes Benz 300 SL was already iconic before it was revealed; fitted with distinctive gull-wing doors this toned-down Grand Prix car burst onto the scene during the post-war boom in the American market, giving it immediate success and iconic status. Built by Daimler-Benz, it held the title for the world’s fastest speed at 160 mph, which made it the most desirable car on the globe and still to this day, it is held in the highest regard.
Mustang Boss 429
A different type of classic; we’ve headed into the muscle world. The Boss 429 is the most valued and possibly the rarest muscle car to be released. Designed by Larry Shinoda, the car is a perfect combination of beauty and power. With an incredibly limited run of these beautiful cars, they remain in high demand, despite the £400,000+ price tag.
Such beauties only deserve the best; buying a classic car is more than just an investment, it’s a commitment; constantly ensuring your car is performing at it’s finest, whilst staying in pristine condition. Having the correct facilities is vital to the upkeep of your perfect classic car; a garage is crucial, to avoid the number one enemy, rust. Prepare to work on your car constantly, with a knowledge in basic servicing, you can happily potter away on your beloved classic for all Sundays to come. Be sure to keep all classic aesthetic fresh, by replacing your own vintage plates and any damage to the internal features with original replacements. So, if you have a few thousand lying around, start buying!