Modern cars make you out of place? Too much technology makes life hard when all you want to do is drive? The latest and greatest from your brand of choice has taken away all the joy of cruising?
There’s a simple solution – that is if you can afford the bill. Go out and shop for a classic car – one that could stir log lost passions of the days when you turned the key in the ignition and had fun driving at 40 miles an hour. For that reason, we decided to showcase five cars that belong to any retro aficionado’s proud garage. And to spice things up, these are to hold on to and pass to your offsprings when the time is right. One notice – this is not a top and there’s no particular order of presentation – everyone is free to choose its favorites.
1958 Buick Limited Convertible – it’s a lot harder to find than your average 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, but owning this rare model from the fabulous Fifties is truly gratifying, both because of its present desirability and potential appreciation. Valued at around $90,000-$120,000.
1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible – while the model shares the name with a present car, they’re actually worlds apart. This large Chrysler is one of the more expensive options, but it’s also being cited as “a great open-air woody tourer” – but you do need an estimated $100,000-$150,000 to own it.
1959 Fiat Jolly – here’s your absolute beach delight. Going to the sunny ocean in such a ride would be mind-blowing to say the least. Of course, that’s if you can get your hands on one – very few were produced and in Italian tradition, fewer still survive. It would set you back around $50,000-$100,000.
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 – this is usually an overlooked muscle car, but owing to its deep Shelby heritage, the model is actually very desirable among collectors. You’ll need around $140,000-$160,000 for a pristine unit – and you’ll want that to properly enjoy its touring car strengths.
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz – no use in bragging about your retro car collection if you don’t own one of these. While truly opulent by any standards, this model is also usually praised as “the most elegant ‘50s American convertible.” With that pedigree, no wonder you need $100,000-$200,000, depending on its condition.