Top 10 Awesome Classic Cars

If you had the money, which awesome classic cars would you love to buy? This is Top 10 Awesome Classic Cars, take a look and then tell what you choice would be.
1. Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake (1966)
Shelby only ever built two Super Snakes, one of which was sold to Bill Cosby. The comedian drove the car once, scared the life out of himself, and sold it. The next owner tossed himself and the car off a cliff and into the Pacific ocean, which leaves this machine. It underwent a good refreshing not too long ago. Workers discovered that the car still wears its original block, headers, and rear end with oil cooler and pump. It's about as period original as they come, and now it has a new home.

There is only one genuine, original 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake left in the world, and it just sold for $5.1 million. Ron Pratte put the car up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale after owning it for about seven years. The Super Snake started life as one of 23 427 competition roadsters, but was converted to a semi-competition model in '67.


2. Delahaye 175 S Saoutchik Roadster (1949)
The Delahaye 175 is one of the most beautiful cars ever made, it’s the type of car you would rather stare at than drive as it’s styling overwhelms you. The wheels are covered with body panels which gives the impression it floats along.

Only 51 of these cars were made but they had serious problems as the bodies were too heavy for the chassis and made the car handle terrible, especially in wet weather. But then this is not really a car you buy to drive, it’s a car you want to display.

3. Chevrolet Corvette C1 (1960)
The C1 Chevrolet Corvette was the first sports car by Chevrolet and was a 2-door convertible. The first version was under powered but by 1959 Chevrolet had perfected the car and it was one of the best looking sports car in it’s era. It featured a much more powerful engine, four headlights and a lot of shinny chrome.
The Chevrolet Corvette (C1) is is commonly referred to as the "solid-axle" generation, as the independent rear suspension did not appear until the 1963 Sting Ray. The Corvette was rushed into production for its debut model year to capitalize on the enthusiastic public reaction to the concept vehicle, but expectations for the new model were largely unfulfilled. Reviews were mixed and sales fell far short of expectations through the car's early years. The program was nearly canceled, but Chevrolet would ultimately stay the course.

4. Shelby Mustang GT500 (1967)
The GT500 was a monster machine, it featured a seven liter V8 engine that kicked out 355 horses. All that power in a car with terrible brakes and suspension that didn’t like to go round bends was scary. But who cares, the engine sounded awesome, it looked amazing and could hit 60 mph in 4.8 secs.

5. Aston Martin DB5
The Aston martin DB5 became hugely popular after appearing in the James Bond movies Goldfinger and Thunderball. Everybody wanted one as it made them feel like a secret agent but despite the DB5’s popularity only 1,023 were produced with production lasted just two years.
The original Aston Martin DB5 that was used in the James Bond movies was auctioned off for a whopping five million dollars. But I would be happy with a much cheaper standard one for one million, after all why would I need pop up machine guns and an ejector seat.

6. Dodge Charger R/T (1969)
Out of all the Dodge Chargers my favorite is the second generation model from 1969. For me this is the ultimate classic muscle car, that big gaping mouth just screams out aggression, how could you not love it?
The Charger is probably the most famous on screen car ever, it was the star of the TV series The Dukes Of Hazard and went on to appear in numerous movies including Bullet, blade and almost every Fast and Furious film.

7. Lamborghini Countach 5000QV (1985)
The Countach was born in an era when supercars became popular and almost thrity years later it is still being regarded as one of the most stunning cars ever made. It’s production lasted fifteen years in which various versions were released, my favorite was the last model released, the Lamborghini Countach 5000QV. It was the most powerful version and in my opinion, the most awesome.

8. Jaguar E Type Series 1 (1967)
This British sports car became an icon of the 60’s and was in production for around fourteen years. It still looks stunning today and even Enzo Ferrari admitted it was the most beautiful car ever made. Around 70,000 units were made and it is a very sort after classic car today. Even rusty old rotten ones are being sold for mega bucks.
The Series 1 was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic market launch came four months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted 3.8 litre six-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S. Earlier built cars utilised external bonnet latches which required a tool to open and had a flat floor design. These cars are rare and more valuable. After that, the floors were dished to provide more leg room and the twin bonnet latches moved to inside the car. The 3.8-litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964.

9. DeLorean DMC-12 (1981)
The DeLorean was under powered, handled like a pig but looked awesome. With it’s gull wing doors and stainless steel body panels there was nothing like it on the road and everybody wanted one. mainly because of it’s appearance in the Back to future trilogy as an awesome time machine.
Despite it’s popularity the DeLorean had a very short life as the company went into liquidation shortly after it’s release. But more than 30 years after it’s launch the car still has a huge fan base. Just under nine thousand units were built and it is estimated that about six thousand DeLoreans are still around today.

10. Ferrari 308 GTS (1977)
The Ferrari 308 GTS is one of my most favorite Ferraris of all time. It could hit 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, had a top speed 159 mph and looked absolutely stunning. It was the most successful Ferrari at the time and had a production life of ten years.
The 308 GTS joined the Ferrari model range at the 1977 Frankfurt Salon. Visually it was very similar to its 308 GTB berlinetta stable mate, apart from the black finished solid removable glass-fibre roof panel, and the satin black finished hinged opening louvre panels over the rear quarter windows. They were hinged to permit cleaning of the rear quarter glass, and the one on the left side also gave access to the fuel filler cap, and both were lockable. The “S” in the model title stood for “Spider”, although as with the Dino 246 GTS, the spider title was a degree of artistic license, as it was in fact a targa top, with a roof panel that could be stowed behind the seats for open air motoring. As on the 308 GTB, a luggage compartment was provided in the tail of the car behind the engine bay, accessed by lifting the entire engine bay cover, which revealed a zip top luggage compartment at the rear. As with the 308 GTB berlinetta an optional deep front spoiler was available, as was the sports exhaust system, and high compression piston plus high lift camshaft package. A further option was 16″ wheels fitted with Pirelli P7 low profile tyres.

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