The 25 Coolest Vintage Cars of All Time

The 25 Coolest Vintage Cars of All Time

Vintage cars are those that were built between 1925 to 1948. These vehicles are often considered to be a piece of history and are valued for their design, engineering, and the nostalgia they evoke. However, in this post, we will be looking at classic cars from the 60s and 70s, with some even made in the late 50s.

These cars are not strictly vintage, but they still hold a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts. As time passes, the definition of classic and vintage cars may change, and more cars from different eras may be added to the list.

While it’s unlikely you will find a car that is over a century old, there are still plenty of amazing cars from the post-war era that are worth exploring. In this post, we will take a closer look at some of the coolest cars from this time period.

25 Cool Vintage Cars To Add To Your Collection

The 25 Coolest Vintage Cars of All Time

1. Pontiac GTO (1964)

The Pontiac GTO was one of the earliest muscle car models that hit the market and was inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO. Even today, it remains one of the fastest classic cars in Pontiac’s catalog.

Pontiac GTO photo
ManufacturerPontiac (GM) 1963–1974Holden (GM) 2004–2006
Production1963 – 19742003–2006
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size 1963–1973 Compact car 1974Mid-size car 2003–2006
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel-drive
PredecessorPontiac Tempest

2. Subaru 360 (1966)

It’s also referred to in the same way as the Japanese Beetle due to its appearance resembling the Volkswagen Bug’s. In 1966, the Subaru 360 was affectionately called the ladybug in Japan. It was released in 1966. International car dealers especially loved the Subaru 360 model. It’s an Asian twist on European automobile engineering.

Also calledSubaru 450 
K-10 (prototype)
AssemblyOtakita Plant, Ōta, Gunma, Japan
DesignerShinroku Momose
Body and chassis
Body style2-door sedan2-door cabrio coach3-door station wagon
LayoutRR layout
DoorsSuicide doors
RelatedSubaru Sambar
Engine356 cc EK31 I2356 cc EK32 I2423 cc EK51 I2
Wheelbase1,801 mm (70.9 in)
Length2,990 mm (117.7 in)
Width1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Height1,379 mm (54.3 in)
Curb weight410 kg (900 lb)
SuccessorSubaru R-2

3. Mercedes-Benz W123 (1984)

The Mercedes-Benz W123 is believed to be reliably employed in many parts of Africa and Middle Eastern countries. Mercedes-Benz is renowned for its performance cars that are as smooth as like a cloud. Car body design, metal finish and interiors are a blend of high-end.

Mercedes-Benz W123
2,696,915 built
4-door: 2,375,410
Coupé: 99,884
Estate: 199,517
Limousine: 13,700
Chassis: 1,353
LWB chassis: 7,020
AssemblyWest Germany: SindelfingenWest Germany: StuttgartWest Germany: BremenSouth Africa: East London (sedan only)China: Changchun (FAW, 1987–1988)Thailand: Samut Prakarn (Thonburi) (TAAP; 1979-1986)
DesignerBruno Sacco, Friedrich Geiger (Saloon & coupe: 1973, T-Model: 1975)
Body and chassis
ClassExecutive car (E)
Body style4-door saloon (W123)
2-door coupé (C123)
5-door estate (S123)
4-door limousine (V123)
LayoutFR layout
RelatedMercedes-Benz E-Class
Enginepetrol:2.0 L M115 V20 I42.0 L M102 V20 I42.3 L M115 V23 I42.3 L M102 E23 I42.5 L M123 I62.7 L M110 I6
diesel:2.0 L OM615 D20 I42.2 L OM615 D22 I42.4 L OM616 I43.0 L OM617 I53.0 L OM617 A turbo I5
Transmission4-speed 722.1 automatic
4-speed 4G-TRONIC automatic
4-speed manual
5-speed manual
WheelbaseSaloon: 2,795 mm (110.0 in)
Coupé: 2,710 mm (106.7 in)
Limousine/ambulance/hearse: 3,425 mm (134.8 in)
Length4,725 mm (186.0 in)
4,849 mm (190.9 in) (US bumpers)
4,640 mm (183 in) (Coupé)
4,763 mm (187.5 in) (Coupé US bumpers)
5,355 mm (210.8 in) (Limousine)
WidthSaloon: 1,784 mm (70.2 in)
HeightSaloon: 1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Curb weightSaloon: 1,625 kg (3,582.5 lb) (turbodiesel, automatic)

4. Jaguar XJS (1989)

In 1989, Jaguar upgraded the style for its Jaguar XJS with a V12 engine. Since then, Jaguar has continued to be a top-selling model. Jaguar XJS has remained the most sought-after car Jaguar offers as newer models have been upgraded with the latest technology for electric vehicles. The 1989 Jaguar XJS remains an iconic automobile design.

ModelXJ-S V12
Body StyleCoupe
Length4764 mm
Width1793 mm
Height1254-1261 mm
Engine5.3L V12
Power295 PS (217 kW / 291 hp)
Transmission3-speed automatic
Fuel Economy13.8 L/100 km (combined)

5. Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 (1967)

Ford launched its Ford Mustang in 1965, and it has been a staple in the automotive industry. Ford Mustang has been synonymous with showroom cars and sports. Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 The Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 featured a recognizable grille, a bigger front end, more tail lamps, and a V-8 engine. Mustangs become stronger with each model and model; however, there’s nothing quite similar to the old model.

ModelMustang Shelby GT 500
Country of originUSA
Body styleFastback coupe
Engine typeFord Big-Block FE 427
Displacement7.0L (427 ci)
Horsepower355 hp
Transmission4-speed manual
Power steeringYes (mandatory)
Power brakesYes (mandatory)
Air conditioningOptional
Fuel economyNot available
Dimensions (L x W x H)4.74 m x 1.80 m x 1.31 m
Weight1491 kg