Did You Know that These 5 Cars are Considered Classic Cars?
When you think of classic cars, you might think of the types of cars that your grandparents drove when they were younger. You may not have even been born yet when these cars were produced.
But time keeps marching on, and cars that you may have driven when you were younger can now be considered “classic.” You may even have children who drove these cars when they came of age.
Here are five cars that are now considered “classic” that you might not expect:
1994-2001 AM General Hummer
The Hummer was a big deal when it started to be spotted on city streets. It was a huge, military-looking vehicle that was both powerful and luxurious. But it was also the symbol of Americans’ need for MORE and BIGGER, and it got a bad rap for its gas-guzzling excess. Plus, not too many people could afford its lavish price tag.
Now the Hummer is no longer in production, and it has gained a following among enthusiasts who love its unapologetic style. You can still expect to pay a pretty penny for a Hummer, but it will be much less than the original price tag.
1993-1996 Mazda RX-7
The Mazda RX-7 was a sporty competitor to models like the Toyota Supra and the Nissan 300ZX. Those models were a bit more powerful, but they were also a lot more expensive. With the Mazda RX-7, buyers got 255 horsepower as opposed to the 300 horsepower of those models, but the twin-turbo engine delivered a sporty ride nonetheless.
The small and lightweight Mazda RX-7 was a fast sports car, but it was perhaps more well-known for its gorgeous styling. This was the kind of car you could see yourself in cruising down the boardwalk at the beach or heading out for a night on the town. The car looked even more expensive than it was, and its style stands out even after all these years.
1984-1985 Cadillac Eldorado
The Cadillac Eldorado is a classic boat car. The body looks like a giant, rectangular box on wheels — but it pulls it off in style. The Eldorado is a convertible, and it has chrome body bars, white-wall tires, and a style that will turn heads wherever you go.
If you don’t mind going through the process of classic car restoration — or you prefer it — you can buy this car for $10,000 or less. However, if you want to skip putting in the time and money for restoration, you can shop for models that are in superb condition for $20,000 or $30,000.
1987-1993 Ford Mustang GT
This Ford Mustang GT looks more like a beach cruizer than the classic muscle car that the Mustang is known for being. This is the car that many driving games model in their lineup as it has a classic, distinctive look.
Though this GT model looked like a lightweight in the Mustang line, it actually had an American V8 that packed plenty of power. You could enjoy great speed and acceleration in this vehicle.
If you are a classic car collector, this model is a must — especially if you love the Mustang.
1990-1997 Mazda Miata
Mazda is known for making sporty and stylish vehicles, and this line of Miatas stands out for its unique look. Thanks to its upscale look and its low price tag of only $14,000 when it was introduced, the Mazda Miata was enormously popular. It continues to hold a place in the heart of many car enthusiasts.
Fans of the Mazda, in particular, praise the Miata as the best of the line. Though this car is now a classic, you should have no problem finding one since so many were produced.
Even though many of these cars that are now considered classics aren’t all that old, you can’t count on finding models that are in great condition. Just think about used models that are less than 10 years old — not all of them are in great running condition either. Scottsdale Muffler and Automotive in Arizona provides classic car restoration to get these and other models back up and running for great performance. Our mechanics will assess your vehicle and let you know what is needed, as well as what is possible. You and your mechanic can then develop a plan for your classic car restoration. Call us in Arizona today to get started!
Published By Fred McCurdy
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