Cars have evolved over time. Cars today are very electrical today and you can adjust so many settings right from the cockpit. We have cars that adjust suspension automatically and make the ride as smooth as possible. The cars of the past like the 6 great classic cars we are going to show you were all mechanical and you could really feel the drive. You could feel every part of the car when your driving them, they have big engines and they make some serious sound. These cars are beautiful, elegant and real quick.
6] Boss 429 Mustang 1969
This is one of the best American Muscle cars ever created. Look at it! What a beautiful beast. It has got that classic touch that is hard to explain. In 1969 there were 859 Boss 429s made by Ford and there were five different colours available in 1969 (Raven Black, Wimbledon White, Royal Maroon, Candy apple Red, and Black Jade), and the only colour for the interior was black. This car was stated to have 375 hp (280 kW) and 450 lb·ft (610 N·m) of torque. Actual output was well over 500 horsepower (370 kW) with some people claiming it produced more than 600 horsepower. It has a 7.0L engine that can do 9000rpm but the factory limited it to 6,200rpm for insurance purposes. It can reach a top speed of 175mph, this car is a stunner.
5] 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra
The 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra is a really elegant beast. This car sold for a world record $5.5 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, i’m not surprised. This 800 horsepower car is one of just two made and can do 0-60mph in just over 3 seconds. It has a V8 engine that can do 200mph.
4] 1964 Aston Martin DB5
Aston Martin is a luxurious brand that have created elegant supercars for so long. This DB5 was designed by the Italian coach builder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. It has a 4.0L engine with a new robust five-speed transmission. This engine produces 282 bhp (210 kW) that can do 145 mph (233 km/h). This car is most notable for its appearance in the James Bond films like Goldfinger 1964. It really is a elegant car.
- Engine: 3,995 cc (243.8 cu in) Inline-6
- Power: 282 bhp (210 kW) at 5,500 rpm (210) Net HP
- Torque: 288 lb·ft (390 N·m) at 3,850 rpm
- Weight: 1,502 kg (3,311 lb)
- Top Speed: 143 mph (230 km/h)
- 0–60 mph (97 km/h) Acceleration: 8 s
3] Mercedes 280SL Pagoda 1969
This 280SL is a beautiful classic that everyone love. This car epitomises the end of the 60’s and is a highly sought after car. It has a 2.8L petrol engine with a standard 4 speed manual transmission but had an option for a 5 speed manual which is more sought after than the 4 speed. It has 170bhp and 180 lb·ft (244 N·m) maximum torque.
2] Jaguar E Type
One of the most iconic British cars and one of Jaguars best. All E-Types featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, four wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear and all were power-assisted. The 4.2-litre engine produced (265 bhp;198 kW) and a top speed of 150 mph (241 km/h) with power of 283 lb·ft (325 to 384 N·m). Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) was around 6.4 seconds with 5,400rpm.
1] 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
This is one of the greatest, sexiest and classic cars ever built. It is so elegant, handsome and well built nothing else can compare to it. This car goes from around $500,000. The body was made of steel with the exception of the doors, boot lid, and bonnet, which were made of aluminum. It contains a mighty v12 engine, develops an output of 240 hp (180 kW) at 7,500 rpm and 242 N·m (178 lbf·ft) torque at 5,500 rpm. It can do 150 mph and took only 7 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph). This is a car I would love to buy.
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