Some cars come and go. We drive them for some months, sometimes some years and in time we decide it’s time for a change or an upgrade and we let them go. In moments of nostalgia we remember them, sometimes fondly, sometimes relieved to drive something better. The truth is that most automobiles begin aging as soon as they leave the dealership. But there are “special” cars. It might be that their creators aimed to create something different and succeeded or it might be that they took a standard model and decided to do some upgrades to increase performance. These cars, in time, may become sought after by people who covet them, knowing their true value. Cars such as this turn ageless. This is a list of 20 ageless cars. Flip through it because you’re in for a treat:
Aston Martín DB4
Arguably the most famous Aston Martin cars ever produced, the DB4 went in production in 1958 and remained until 1963. Though it was a good performer, it was looks that made this car iconic.
One of the most iconic cars of the 1960s, the Pontiac GTO still inspires designers today. It was produced between 1964 and 1974. It was a real performer, able to travel 1/4mile in 12.8 seconds.
Arguably the most popular Lamborghini ever. A unique design along with an incredibly powerful power plant made resulted in this work of art. It was produced between 2003 and 2013.
Maserati A6G CS Berlinetta
This impeccable Maserati was amongst the latests models ever designed by the Maserati brothers before they left the company. It’s production ran between 1947 and 1956 and a one person version of this automobile won the Italian Grand Prix of 1953.
Talbot-Lago Grand Sport T26
The Grand Sport T26 was one of the fastest production cars available at the time. It was also quite rare, given that only 51 ever went into production.
Aston Martin DB2 4 MKIII
This very rare car was popularized after it was featured in the book Goldfinger by Ian Fleming as the James Bond car. They were sold between 1957 and 1959 and only 199 were ever made.
The 1950s Maserati A6 nose along with an ever more luxurious interior that keeps getting updated make the Maserati GranTurismo a timeless classical beauty that remains in production to this date.
The Honda S2000 is an unusual car in many respects. It’s small but with a very powerful high performance engine and rear wheel drive. A classic design that will never be dated. It’s quite a performer with innumerable fans praising among other things its handling. Production started in 1999 and stopped in 2009.
International manufactures mainly agricultural machinery and trucks. The Scout is a 4wd that was designed to compete with Jeep in the early SUV market. It started production in 1961 and remained until 1980. It gained legendary status in off-road racing.
The first generation Acura NSX (1995-2005) was basically a street-legal racing car, made in Japan. It was designed and built with the goal of meeting or exceeding the performance of Ferraris. All aluminum body and engine, inspired by the F-16 fighter jet.
Chevrolet Chevelle 396 SS
One of the most recognizable “Muscle Cars” and doubtless among the best performing cars in the US at the time. As with all Muscle Cars, pre-1971 models are the most powerful and sought after.
Perhaps the most recognizable design in an American Sports car. The Corvette has been in production for over 70 years.
Still in production today, early Mustangs are all considered classics (not just the high performance versions.) One of the few American cars that was sold all around the World.
Jaguar E Type
The Jaguar E type is considered one of the most beautiful cars of all times. At the time (1961-1975) it was also quite a good performer though.
Arguably one of the most popular Japanese Sports cars of all time. Perhaps not an Acura NSX but more of a sports car that would do a better job as a daily driver. The GT-R model in particular was a remarkable performer.
It was truly Ferrari’s top of the line during the period in which it was manufactured (1987-1992). It was both, the fastest and the most expensive. It will forever be a Ferrari icon.
The performance version of the Audi A8, was first produced in 1994 and continues today. It’s quite the sports car (even though it’s a full size 4-door sedan) that is also very luxurious and reliable.
The sport version of the BMW 3 series went into production in 1985 and instantly became a favorite. A reliable high performance car that can be driven daily
Dodge Power Wagon
Starting in 1945 the Dodge Power Wagon is one of the most rugged vehicles ever to enter the market. It stayed in production for over 35 serving as the role model for modern work vehicles.
Honda Civic SI
The Honda Civic SI begun production in 1984 and continues today as a sports version of the popular Civic. It gained an avid following thanks to its bolder style and excellent performance without becoming less reliable than the normal variant.