Vintage Cars That Are As Cool Now As They Were Back In The Day
Laura Lee - June 10, 2019

Over the last century, the rise of the automobile industry went from being an industry of cool to an industry of convenience and affordability. The growth of mass consumerism forced companies to rearrange their priorities, and instead of building cars rooted in design, beauty, aerodynamics, and style, cars are now built to cost less, get better mileage, and ultimately get people from point A to point B. Well, here’s a look back at some of the finer moments in automobile history.



Jaguar E-Type


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This incredible British sports car was manufactured between the years 1961 and 1975. Topping out at 150 mph (241 km/h) and accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in under seven seconds makes it a legend of its time. Upon its release, it was dubbed “the most beautiful car ever made”.





Aston Martin DB5


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This incredible feat of design was popularized by the one and only Bond, James Bond. After appearing in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger, the Aston Martin DB5 became the epitome of cool. The all-aluminum engine separates the DB5 from previous models, and set the bar for every luxury sports car that followed.



1966 Shelby Cobra Roadster


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As an all-American sports car, the Shelby Cobra reigns supreme. It was also produced and popularized in the 60s at the peak of luxury sports car hype. In the standard model, this sleek speedster tops out around 164 mph (262 km/h) for a thrilling and stylish drive from A to B.





Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytona”


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Known unofficially as the Ferrari Daytona, this stunning two-seater was introduced in 1968 as a symbol of class, sophistication, and above all else, wealth. It distinguishes itself from other Ferraris with a sharp-edged design, as opposed to the traditional rounded design that had been on the market previously.



Datsun 240Z


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You might also know this car by its other name, Nissan S30. This trend-setting sportster was thought up by Japanese automobile makers to compete with those ever-so-stylish European sports cars. As one of the first relatively low priced sports cars available on the market, its regarded as one of the most successful sports car lines ever produced.





Porsche 911 by Singer


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This German sports car was introduced in 1963. Although it has gone through a series of design modifications and revamps, there’s nothing quite like the original mode. Its unique style and durable design made this the ultimate luxury sports car of its time.