The 1960s is considered by many car collectors to be a golden age for classic cars. Here we count down our list of Appreciating Assets’ top five 1960s classic cars. Let us know about your favourite 60’s classic in the comments below.
1960s Classic Cars
1961 – Jaguar E-Type Series 1
One of Jaguars most iconic vehicles and an essential in our list of top 5 1960s classic cars. The result of some fine British engineering, the E-type could reach up 153mph, reaching 0 – 60mph in 7.6 seconds. This car threw down the gauntlet to companies like Ferrari upon its release, challenging them to produce supercars that could match its standard.
1966 – Lamborghini Miura
As the Lamborghini Miura entered the motoring world in 1966, the perception of what a sports car was changed. It established the trend of two-seater, high performance sports cars and showed the world that Ferrari was not the only Italian motoring company able to produce sleek and stylish sports car classics.
1966 – Shelby Cobra 427
It is a rarity to uncover a true and unrestored 427 Cobra due to so few being produced. This iconic American automobile was a speed monster, with the capability of accelerating from 0 to 100 mph in just 13.2 seconds. It was a fierce car, originally intended for competing at the highest levels of motorsport, but failed to meet with regulations that required over 100 models of the car be made. As a result, the cars produced were sold off to various buyers and promoted as the fastest street car in the world.
1966 – Corvette Stingray
The Corvette Stingray only got better with each passing year since the model’s genesis in 1963. In 1964 the model gained more power, in 1965 four-wheel disc brakes were introduced and in 1966 the big block V-8 engine came into the equation. Sales hit their peak with over 27,000 units sold with the release of the V-8 big block, breaking the Corvette Stingrays own sales record achieved in 1965.
1963 – Aston Martin DB5
The most famous car in the world and an obvious, but necessary addition to our list of top 10 classic cars. The Aston Martin DB5 oozes more class than James Bond himself. It was the car to be driving in the 1960s, for those who could afford it, and remains one of the world’s most stylish cars even today. The original car, that most are familiar with from the film Goldfinger (1964), sold at auction in 2010 for £2,600,000, while those that have not been featured on the big screen are currently selling for around £250,000.