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Classic Automobiles Every Collector Must Own

Collecting classic automobiles is a popular hobby for those with the financial ability. The choice of models to purchase is largely a personal one, depending on which type of vehicles catch the eye of the buyer. However, there are a few classic automobiles that almost any collector would love to get their hands on and should be part of any collection.

Alfa Romeo Montreal 1970

First launched in 1967 as a concept car, the Montreal 1970 went into production three years later. With a design that will remind modern buyers of the Mustang, this model was quite impressive in its day. The 2.6L V8 offered up to 197 horsepower and could reach a top speed of 137 mph. The Montreal 1970 could go from zero to 62 mph in just over seven seconds. The bright red color would look good in your garage even today.

Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 1963

While this model wasn’t the most powerful of the decade, it was the most unique. As a classic car collector, you’ll appreciate how the Corvette Sting Ray stands out in any group of classics. The split rear window gives it a distinct feel while the 5.3L V8 engine offers 360 horsepower to impress a buyer of that era.

Dodge Challenger 1970

You can’t have a car collection without at least considering owning at least one of the classic American muscle cars. This model is an icon for any collection with the choice of the R/T and a 7.2L 440 V8 engine and 390 horsepower. One look at the sharp angles, chiseled hood, and sloping roofline, and you can see where the modern Challenger gets its inspiration. It’s surely one of the most classic automobiles to mention. 

Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet 1969

No collector can go wrong by adding any Ford Mustang to their collection. This model has quite the appeal with a 7.0L Super Cobra Jet engine, which offered up to 335 ponies with 440 lb.-ft of torque for an exhilarating ride. Special details, such as the side pockets behind the doors and the hood vent made this iconic star stand out in any crowd, and it continues to do so today.

Lamborghini Miura P400 SV 1971

If you’re a collector who prefers luxury import sports cars, you won’t want to miss out on this Lamborghini. Sleek lines command attention while the 3.9L V12 engine showcases the power with 385 horses under the hood. Of course, you may have trouble getting your hands on one of these models. It’s said less than 150 of them were produced, but it’s still fun to dream.

Ford Thunderbird 1964

Any Thunderbird is a classic worth owning, but this model is also affordable for the beginning collector. Estimated to run between $5000 and $25,000, it makes a good start to your collection. The convertible was quite impressive with the top down while the hood scoop enhanced performance. You can easily imagine riding around with your friends on a warm summer day in this legend.

With classic cars ranging from a few thousand to millions of dollars, you can find a few models to fit any collector’s budget. You can get an idea of a classic’s worth with NADA guides. However, there are a few you’ll want to include no matter the price. 


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Joyce Morse Farinella
Hello! My name’s Joyce Morse Farinella and I’m a full-time writer who loves to research interesting and strange topics and explain them to others. I also enjoy hanging out with my daughter and being a foster parent. I love to travel and hang out at home, getting writing inspiration from both."

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    1. Completely agree with the Challenger!!

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