Top 10 Classic Cars of All Time
Limited edition roadsters, classic convertibles and the earliest muscle cars all feature on this list, take a look at our ‘Top 10 Classic Cars of All Time’ to find out which ones.
The world of car collecting goes back to the vintage or antique era. There is still a booming market for Ford Model T’s. and even earlier models from the first decade of the 20th century when cars were still widely known as horseless carriages.
By the 1930’s the luxury end of the car market had many of the features we regard as standard in cars today heating, radios, four wheel hydraulic brakes and power steering. It’s looks and nostalgia that are what drive the classic car market though. Although classic cars can be seen as an investment and many models have appreciated greatly over time, for the bulk of collectors its a labor of love. Mainating and keeping old cars in condition doesn’t come cheap.
Take a look at our list to see which cars are near the top of market value.
10. 1958 Buick Limited Convertible
You probably wouldn’t know it, but this car is said to feature more square inches of chrome than any other American car produced in the era, these days they are valued somewhere in the range of $90,000-$120,000.
9. 1965 Buick Riviera GS
Theis was a highly regarded performer and critical hit in the 1960’s, yet it is one of the most affordable cars on this list, now only costing around $50,000.
8. 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
Back in the day this was one of the most expensive Cadillacs you could buy, and it’s still looking that way today where they go for anywhere between $100-2000,000 depending on condition.
7. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS-6
This muscle car still packs a formidable performance punch when compared to 21st-century equivalent models, price-wise you are looking at anything up to $100,000.
6. 1955 Chrysler c-300 Coupe
Ancestors of the ‘Muscle Car” the c-300 was built with performance in mind and today can be valued as much as $120,000.
5. 1947 Chrysler Town & County Convertible
The wood panelling contributes to this model’s distinctive looks and its price is distinctive too, topping $200,000 if in perfect condition.
4. 1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350
The Mustang name is still going strong as a popular Ford sports car brand, but the 1966 Shelby version will set you back far more than today’s models with prices of around $150,000.
3. 1959 Fiat Jolly
Based on the iconic Fiat 600, only a handful of these were made in comparison as they were designed as playthings rather than practical transport. The low volume number help contribute to today’s sale price of up to $150,000.
2. Oldsmobilemobile Cutlass 442-W-30
Another Muscle Car on the list what adds to its lustre (and price0 is a limited production run that has kept its rarity value high and they now reach prices of $75,000 – 150,000.
1. 1959 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
In their day, they were some of the heaviest and widest cars, but highly praised for their handling and considered Pontiac’s top of the range car, they were only discontinued as a model in 2005.