10 Most Valued American Classic Cars

10 Most Valued American Classic Cars
17 Aug 2016

As each year passes, we come across to a range of modern automobiles with frequently innovating features. A time, where turbocharged engines and hybrid capabilities are influencing all makes and models, the significance of vintage cars did not descend. In fact, the classic cars are a lot more costly to buy than a new luxurious sedan. Today, I’m going to spotlight 10 most valued American cars of the classic era.

  1. 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

    Produced in 1966 and labeled as 1967, this was the first model of its line-up – also called the first generation Camaro. The modish ride of the time, came out with 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible body styles. The makers offered it with a lineup of choice in V8 power plant engines, ranging from 3.8 liters to 7.0 liters.

    1967 Chevrolet Camaro
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  2. 1955 Mercedes Benz-300SL

    300SL racing car was the first to reform conventional doors, by lifting up in the air. This 2-door coupe has a 3000cc engine assisted by 4-speed manual transmission, which is able to generate up to 222 horsepower. With such break-through production series, Mercedes put the racing car on the roads and street. The same year model also held a winning title at 1952 24 Hours Le Mans, Bern Bremgarten.

    1955 Mercedes Benz-300SL
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  3. 1968 Dodge Hurst Hemi Dart

    Having a 7.0 liter 426 2G Hemi V8 engine, this was the online limited edition option from Dodge. Making only 50 at that time, this vehicle was created for drag racing. The car had some significant designing features, incorporated to reduce the weight of overall auto machine. Interiors were stripped down and side window mechanisms were removed, to make it the world’s fastest muscle car.

    1968 Dodge Hurst Hemi Dart
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  4. 1958 American Rambler

    Coming out as first in number in the first generation, this American Rambler was offered with an automatic transmission. This car was claimed to be the only small car with automatic transmission. Like other two vehicles in the same generation, 1962 also had a 3.2 liter engine. However, the hardtop body style was only amalgamated into this one. With some manual augmentations, this was approved as the perfect economy classic car.

    1958 American Rambler
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  5. 1965 Ford Mustang

    Introduced for the first time at 1964 World’s Fair, this beginner of first generation mustang was produced in 1964 and had a model year tag of 1965. It is one of the epics in the history of automobiles. Its engine ranged from 2.8 liters to 4.7 liters, and got 3-speed both manual and automatic, while 4-speed just manual transmission. It appeared with 2-door hardtop, fastback, and convertible body styles.

    1965 Ford Mustang
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  6. 1977 Bentley T2 Saloon

    Followed by Bentley S3, this successor version of super luxury vehicle was sold for a minimum of 5,375 GBP. This 4-door saloon had a 6.7 liter L series V8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission. It came with certain upgrades from the predecessor T1. These were the Rack and Pinion steering, improved air conditioning, and rubber faced bumpers. Later on, Bosch CIS Fuel Injection was included in the features.

    1977 Bentley T2 Saloon
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  7. 1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

    This luxury ride had a powerful 4.9 liters six cylinder engine. In contrast to Bentley S1, the car had more options in body style with 4-door saloon, 2-door convertible and 2-door coupe, having a Hydramatic transmission. Powered by these, the beast had logged a top speed of 165 km/h, and acceleration capacity from 0 to 100 km/h in just over 13 seconds. However, the retail price was 5,078 GPB, near to Bentley S1.

    1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
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  8. 1968 Alfa Romeo Series 1 Spider

    Prototyped for the first time in Turin Motor Show 1961, initial production started in 1966. While other countries were pacing up with their automobile industry, Italy managed to list itself in the known ones through this model. Being featured in a Hollywood movie, The Graduate, the car was driven by Dustin Hoffman. The four-cylinder engine capacity ranges from 1.3 liters to 1.8 liters, and was supplemented by five-speed manual transmission.

    1968 Alfa Romeo Series 1 Spider
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  9. 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 2

    This classic sports car was followed by Jaguar XK150, embedded with a 4.2 liter XK six-cylinder engine. The two-door coupe and convertible was the second model of Series 2. The light weight totaling up to 1,400 kg, helped this machine in holding the grip on tracks and roads.

    1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 2
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  10. 1965 Aston Martin DB6

    This two-door coupe 2+2 four-seat convertible is the next to DB5 in the series. The 4,000 cc Tadek Marek six-cylinder twin-overhead camshaft engine, enabled the car to log a top speed of 152 mph by producing 325 horsepower at 5750 rpm. A number of additions in design made this ride better than the previous of its kind.

    1965 Aston Martin DB6
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All of the above noted carriages are somehow among the most valued American classic cars. In addition to these, get a view of some interesting classic cars of 1960s. For latest car reviews, news and tips, visit autosreign.com.

4 American Classic Cars – A Must-Have on Every Collector’s List

While modern cars flood the automobile market, American classic cars are still in demand and cost more to the buyers. These Top American Classic Cars are symbols of luxury, sophistication and style of the bygone era and many collectors would want to have it.

  1. Chevrolet Camaro 1967

    The first generation Camaro might no longer be modern, but it still has the style factor and the power of V8 engine revving under the hood.

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    Image Source : wikimedia

  2. Mercedes Benz 300 SL 1955

    This 2-door, 3000cc engine racing production is a visual delight and also won the 1952 24 Hours Le Mans.

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    Image Source : wikipedia

  3. American Rambler 1958

    With the hardtop body style and 3.2 liter engine, American Rambler turned into a must-have classic economy car.

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    Image Source :  wikipedia   ( First generation: 1959 2-door sedan )

  4. Aston Martin DB6 1965

    This 4000cc 2-door coupe became an iconic car that many Americans desired for when it came out. The all new design factor made it a better ride than the previous versions of DB vehicles.

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    Image Source : wikipedia ( 1967 Aston Martin DB6 MkI )

The article was updated on 7th June, 2016.

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake

This is another awesome addition to the best American classic cars.  It was the invention of a race car driver Carroll Shelby, who had a vision of mounting heavyweight American V8 engines on the light weight automobile torsos. The result was one of the best sports cars of all times. The ride was equipped with a twin supercharged overhead valve V8 engine spinning out 800 horsepower engaged to a four speed manual or a super three speed automatic transmission. The car can speed from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and cover a quarter mile in 12.4 seconds.

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1968 Plymouth Road Runner

This entrant of the best American classic cars of all times is as basic and mean as it can get with the legendary road runner carton bird affixed on it.  It personalizes the extremes of the muscle car madness in the 1960s.Under the hood the ride has a 426 Hemi V8 engine delivering a power of 425 horses and a torque of 490 lb-ft connected to a manual transmission. The car can ramp from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds with a quarter mile time of 13.55 seconds at 105 mph.

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1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

One of the top American classic cars, it has remained one of the most sought after rides till now. Although the Hemi Cuda was much underrated at the time, but the performance and engine numbers tell a completely different tale. In the heart, it has a Hemi 426ci engine producing 424 horsepower and 490 pound feet of torque. The muscular ride can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.0 seconds and takes a mere 13.0 seconds to cover a quarter mile.

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1964 Pontiac GTO Tri-Power

This legendary powerhouse started off a whole new era of muscularity in the American automotive world. It has also been dubbed by many as the first ever muscle car to be produced. The car was launched in 1964 as an option for the Tempest Lemans. The popularity of the GTO Tri-Power even surprised Pontiac, as the company never expected the ride to be such a gigantic hit. It has a 389 cubic inch Tri-power V8 engine churning out a power of 348 horses and a torque of 428 pound feet hooked up to a 4-speed automatic transmission. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds with a quarter mile time of 14.1 seconds.

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1953 Cadillac Eldorado

This is our ticket down the memory lane of the aesthetic American automotive styling of the 1950s.  The luxury two door ride was powered by a 331ci OHV V8 engine connected to a 4-speed automatic transmissions.

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The limited edition comprised of only 532 offerings with a gigantic price tag of $7,750.

The article was updated on 9th August , 2016.

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Amir Saeed

Passionate about cars, love to ride muscle cars in particular. I am big fan of old and classic cars of various decades.

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