From the Mercedes Gullwings of the 1950s to the Ford Mustangs of the 1960s, there are vintage cars to be found in all corners of the USA. And CNN reports, the value of vintage cars skyrocketed by 430% between 2005 and 2015 – making them an excellent investment as well as beautifully retro. And with luxury cars now taking up an estimated 6% of the US car market, many people are now combining two of their passions and searching for luxury vintage automobiles in which to invest. With that in mind, here are some of the best luxury cars from the history books.
Nothing says luxury quite like having a Porsche, and if you want to combine your taste for fine brands with the retro bliss of the Swinging Sixties, the 356 is perfect. This rear engine vehicle is gorgeous – and even better, it’s still around. It’s relatively easy to find this amazing vehicle compared to other luxury vintage models: while only just over 70,000 of these cars were ever manufactured, it’s believed that 50% of them are still available to find.
Model T Ford
While it might not quite top a list of the world’s oldest cars compared to the very basic models which came out decades earlier, the Model T Ford is certainly one of the oldest automobiles as they are known today. Although the original 1923 touring model cost just $298, it was seen at the time as a much more luxurious alternative to the horse and cart. And while seats in modern cars may be more comfortable, there’s no doubt that this model is a very rare commodity – and will make you the talk of the town if you can get hold of it.
Jaguars are still seen to this day as an ultimate symbol of status and wealth, and if you’re looking to take it one step further, jumping back in time to the 1960s and 1970s when the world-famous Jaguar E-Type was released is a great idea. Made in Coventry in England’s West Midlands, this car is believed to have been described by the founder of Ferrari as the most beautiful car ever to have been made. Made even more famous by a range of popular culture references such as the TV program Mad Men and the movie franchise Austin Powers, this is an instantly recognizable vehicle that makes an excellent investment as well as a fun car to drive.
With luxury cars and vintage vehicles all the rage these days, there’s no better way to enjoy both passions than combine a high-status brand name or rare find with a blast from the past. Whether’s it’s a sixties Porsche or a sleek retro Jaguar you’re after, there are all sorts of choices available. All you need to do is find the one you like the look of best.