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Five of the Most Beautiful Classic Cars and What Sets Them Apart

While the newest cars to hit the market are loaded with plenty of high-tech goodies, nothing can compete of the nostalgia of a classic car. Not only are vintage cars worth a lot of money, but also offer a very raw driving experience. Here are five of the most beautiful classic cars and what sets them apart.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTE

Inside a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. Image Credit: Rex Gray via Flickr.

Inside a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. Image Credit: Rex Gray via Flickr.

Ferrari has a long-standing history of producing some of the most stunning sports cars in the world. Although the Ferrari 250 GTE was certainly a powerful automobile, it is still incredibly easy to drive. The two-door coupe actually provided enough room for up to four people to ride in comfort. However, the car’s elegant styling and distinctive Ferrari emblems separated it from the typical family sedan. In regards to performance, the V-12 engine delivered enough muscle to satisfy any driver. Sadly, very few of these driving machines made it to the American roads.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

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1969 Z28 Trans Am built for racing. Image credit: Sicnag via Flickr under the creative commons license.

Outfitted with several high-performance upgrades, the 1969 Camaro Z28 was definitely one of the most sought-after muscle cars in history. The Camaro Z28’s tuned suspension system and wide tires enabled it to handle like a genuine sports car. On the outside, the muscle car wowed onlookers with its sporty design and stunning paint job. As soon as the racy engine was fired up, the exhaust system emitted an aggressive roar. While there were faster cars to hit the streets, very few could match the Camaro Z28’s charisma. Even today, this classic car is still in high demand.

1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Image Credit: Nrbelex via the creative commons license.

The 1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing will forever remain an automotive icon. The car’s coolness factor was second to none. Based on an actual race car, the 300SL Gullwing featured a lightweight chassis and a stiffened suspension system. When both doors were opened at the same time, the 300SL Gullwing looked like a powerful bird that was preparing to take flight. While the engine only pumped out about 215 horsepower, the car’s small stature allowed to it accelerate quickly. Instead of using an automatic Calgary transmission, this car was equipped with a four-speed manual transmission.

1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

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1966 Shelby Superformance 427 SC Cobra. Image Credit: Wikipedia User: Nrbelex via creative commons license.

Even by today’s standards, the Shelby 427 Cobra is considered to be fast. Designed in Britain, the Shelby 427 Cobra came equipped with an American V-8 engine under the hood. Although some owners preferred to race their 427 Cobra at the track, the roadster was also perfect for cruising around town. The car’s side exhaust pipes looked menacing. Due to the fact that less than 300 of these automobiles were sold in the United States, expect to pay more than $1 million for a Shelby 427 Cobra that is in pristine condition.

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

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The really cool Mustang Boss 429. Image credit: Wiki user: CJ DUB, under creative commons license.

If you are a classic car junkie, the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 may have crossed your mind. Engineered with a race-ready engine, the Boss 429 promised to deliver the thrills. According to National Transmissions, the engine was so large that Ford was unable to fit an A/C system in the engine bay. However, the Mustang Boss 429 was more than just a performance machine. The car’s towering hood scoop and macho stance helped to enhance its curb appeal. Although the standard Mustang was gorgeous in its own right, the Boss 429 was clearly a cut above the rest.

Classic cars will never go out of style. The five vintage automobiles on this list will certainly turn more than a few heads. Whether you are preparing for a car show or cruising down the highway, you can expect these beautiful cars to provide constant excitement.

Brooke Chaplan
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.

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