There are certain cars which have a special place in motoring enthusiasts’ hearts; cars so famous that even novices would likely be able to recognize their designs. These iconic cars are much sought after by collectors and, besides being very rare, tend to be very beautiful machines. It can be hard to decide what exactly makes an iconic car – whether it is its famous drivers, film credentials or just from being a specific car for a specific era – but what follows are some of the most celebrated classic and iconic cars in the world.
As you might expect, it’s a Ferrari that comes first on our list. The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider LWB, was an incredible automobile for its time, providing both enormous power and stylish good looks. Ferrari has long been associated with prestige and status and this car is no exception, providing sleek lines, speed and a very enjoyable driving experience.
Next, a trip back in time to the Great Depression with the 1928 Duesenberg Model J. This car was so highly regarded in its day that it managed to sell at an impressive $15,000 price tag, something equating to $202,000 in today’s money, during the leanest years in American history. It’s easy to see why it has retained its iconic status.
The 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville is instantly recognizable from various films and television programmed. With the size and power of a muscle car combined with an oddly futuristic design, the Coupe De Ville embodied an era that valued health and prosperity as well as intelligent design. The Coupe De Ville remains one of the world’s most prized classic cars, capturing a powerful ‘retro’ feeling.
The 1966 Lamborghini Miura was one of the fastest mass-produced cars when it was first released, and the first Lamborghini to sport the now famous ‘fighting bull’ badge. An incredible vehicle, capable of some very impressive speeds – up to 170 mph – this car leads the way for Lamborghini’s association with speed and performance.
Naturally most of these iconic cars come with a hefty price tag. However, to some, the expense is more than worth it for the pride and satisfaction of owning one of these vehicles. If you consider yourself a collector and think you’d like to own one of these machines, then do yourself a favor and consider your car insurance.
You might be able to afford the car, but you might not be able afford the financial cost to get it covered – never mind the emotional damage! Catherine Halsey writes for a digital marketing agency on a range of subjects.