10 Of The Best Cars of The 1960s

Everyone’s dreaming about new cars, lightweight supercars filled with unique equipment and technology. But I’m all about old school and I love old cars; if you were wondering which might be the best cars of the 60s, you definitely are in the right place. The 1960s automobiles were some of the most beautiful cars that cruised the asphalt jungles of  the cities all over the world. Both stylish and powerful, these may even be the best cars aof all time, but who could tell, right? Check out the 10 Best Cars of The 1960s.

10. Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper

The Mini is a small economy car made by the British Motor Corporation, and is considered a British icon of the 1960s. Its design was created by Sir Alec Issigonis, and was intended as an affordable vehicle in response to the oil crisis. The original car, the Mark I Mini, had three major updates, the Mark II Mini, Mini Clubman, and the Mark III.

9. Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 was a spectacular model built between the years 1963 and 1965, and was produced in only 1,023 units. It is one of the most famous cars in the world, and that’s because of the Oscar-winning special effects expert John Stears, who created the deadly silver-birch DB5 used by James Bond in Goldfinger. The DB series was named honouring the head of Aston Martin from 1947–1972, David Brown, and is of course the most recognised cinematic James Bond car.

8. Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini Miura

The Miura was manufactured by the Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1966 and 1973, and was widely considered to have instigated the trend of high performance, two-seater, mid-engined sports cars. It was originally conceived by Lamborghini’s engineering team, who designed the car in their spare time against the wishes of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini. This was one of the fastest production road car available at that time.

7. Ferrari 250 GTO

Ferrari 250 GTO

Gran Turismo Omologato was produced by Ferrari from 1962 to 1964 for homologation into the FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. Its 250 GTO name denotes the displacement in cubic centimeters of each cylinder of the engine, whilst GTO stands for “Gran Turismo Omologato”. The Ferrari 250 GTO was designed to compete in GT racing, where its rivals would include the Shelby Cobra, Jaguar E-Type and Aston Martin DP214.

6. Porsche 911

Porsche 911

The classic 911 manufactured by the German automaker Porsche dates back to sketches drawn by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche in 1959. It was developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the company’s first model, the 356. The earliest edition of the 911 had a 128 hp Type 901/01 flat-6 engine, in the “boxer” configuration like the 356.

5. Ford GT40

Ford GT40

The GT40 was produced be Ford between the years 1964 and 1969 in a number of 107 units. Originally, Ford built the GT40 in order to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari, who was back then the six time in a row winner of the Le Mans. The classic automobile recommends itself as a high performance American-British endurance racing car which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times.

4. Shelby Cobra

Shelby Cobra

The Shelby Cobra  is an American-engined British sports car produced intermittently since 1962. The engine used on the car was a pre-World War II design of BMW which by the 1960s was considered dated. The first 75 Cobra Mark I models were fitted with the 4.3 L engine, while the  remaining 51 Mark I model were fitted with a larger version of the Windsor Ford engine, 4.7 L V8.

3. Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

Manufactured by the Chevrolet division of  General Motors, this sports car was designed by Larry Shinoda with major inspiration from a previous concept design called the “Q Corvette”, the second generation Corvette was referred to as mid-years. This vehicle had the largest impact on the styling of this generation, and was introducing a new name, the “Sting Ray”. With its production starting in 1963, the Sting Ray featured hidden headlamps, non-functional hood vents, and an independent rear suspension.

2. Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type

This beautiful British sports-car, the Jaguar E-Type, was built between 1961 and 1975, and is an extremely cool looking British car manufactured by Jaguar. This car is the perfect combination of good looks and high performance, in March 2008, being ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world’s “100 most beautiful cars” of all time. The famous Enzo Ferrari called the Jaguar E-Type “The most beautiful car ever made”.

1. Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang. Based on the platform of the second generation North American Ford Falcon, the Mustang started its production in the year 1964. Mustang was brought out five months before the normal start of the 1965 production year, and its name was proposed by the executive stylist John Najjar, who was a fan of the World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane. The famous pony is still very much alive today!

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