There were many iconic cars produced in the 1960’s that are either still extremely valuable today or currently have modern versions being made of them. It was an era that really produced a good mixture of luxury and sports cars that are still respected in the industry today, it progressed the automotive industry more than almost any other decade. Here is a list of the top 5 classic cars of the decade.
Austin-Healey Sprite (1961)
The Sprite was introduced to the press in 1958 at the most prestigious event in the motorsport calendar, the Monaco GP, it was made to be a car that the average person could own but was built as the sportier version of the pre-war Austin Seven. Various ‘marks’ of the car were made, in total there were 5 revisions throughout the 60’s it was that successful.
Rolls-Royce Phantom V (1962)
The Phantom V was known as a ‘touring limousine’ because of its size, it was a 4 door saloon produced between 1958 and 1968 and contributed to the Rolls-Royce brands portrayal of complete luxury and comfort when travelling. The car had the classic grill at the front as well as a V8 engine and a hydramatic automatic gearbox which was very unusual for the time.
Citroen DS (1964)
The Citroen DS brought a different style to the table at the time, when most English cars were being built with a similar look the French owned Citroen DS had been designed by an Italian called Flaminio Betoni. It had a very aeronamically designed body which complimented the performance well and lead to the car being produced for 20 years between 1955 and 1975.
Fiat 500 Giannini (1966)
The Fiat 500 was launched as an easy to drive small town car, easy to get around with affordable. It was produced for 18 years and in 2007 was re-released again. It has proved massively popular with long waiting lists around the time of the release because of very positive reviews from TV shows such as Top Gear.
Rover P5 (1964)
The Rover P5 was most famous because of its appeal to the government and royal family in the United Kingdom, it was their car of choice because of the size and comfort it offered. The models were marketed and referred to as the ‘Rover 3 Litre’, ‘Rover 3.5 Litre’ and ‘Rover 3 ½ Litre’. The P5 was a much bigger version of the previous Rover P4 which it effectively replaced.
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