11 antique cars from the last century will make you just want to jump up because you like it too much

Articles Jun 11, 2019 11:10

In the 1900s, cars were a luxury item. With the rapid development of technology, automobiles are gradually appearing more and more models. However, take a look at old-fashioned cars with formal and eye-catching designs, you'll have to jump in if you see them.

In that attempt, we as the consumers got some classic cars which now show how the automobile industry reached where it is today and how technology had a huge part to play in this.

Cars have now become a way of life but looking at these classic cars of the last century will always make you appreciate the history of what you see on the roads today, especially if you’re a car connoisseur.

Here are 11 classic cars from the 1900s that will make you want to go back in time:

1. Chevrolet Corvette

Categorized as a sports car, Corvette was launched in 1953. With a white exterior and red interior, each unit of the car was handmade! However, when sales became slightly low, new technology was added to the Corvette in 1956. With a V8 engine and three-speed manual transmission, the Corvette also became available in other color variants. The look of the car might have come across as sleek but with its potent fuel-injected engines, it was one of the most significant sports cars of the time.

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2. Ford Thunderbird

Competing with Chevrolet Corvette, was Thunderbird or T-Bird. While it was competing with a sports car, it was marketed as a ‘personal car’. It could have been the marketing or the V8 engine, but Thunderbird performed better in terms of sales in the initial few years of its launch. While it had some quintessential features the Ford cars were known for, like single circular headlamps, the Thunderbird looked sleeker and was more sporty even in terms of performance with features like a hood scoop and a 150 mph speedometer.

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3. Cadillac Eldorado

With production starting in 1952, this car came as a visual treat and over the years, became legendary. The very first version came as a convertible and was widely regarded as a luxury car. The beautiful design was supported by equally great technology which made it so easy to love the Cadillac Eldorado.

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4. Bugatti Type 57 SC

One of the oldest models, this one’s production started in 1934 and it went on to become one of the most famous cars from Bugatti. It looked fantastic with its grand aesthetic. The car came with a twin-cam 3,257 cc engine and the addition of fiber gear wheels on the camshafts to make sure it made less noise. Now that it is a vintage piece, there have been reports of it being auctioned for Euros 3.4 million in 2009.

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5. Ford Mustang

With the introduction of this car in 1962, sports cars became more accessible since this came at much cheaper prices but with the same smart design of a long hood but a much shorter rear deck, making it a classically designed ‘pony’ car.

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6. Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

Looks pretty? Hell yes but this one is way more than its looks or at least did at the time it was released. The 300SL was the fastest production car at the time. With production starting in 1954, this one also came as an aesthetic treat with the gullwing doors.

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7. The Jaguar E-Type

The Jaguar E-Type A.K.A. the Jaguar XK-E is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. This was one of those rare products that perfectly combined beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing. The E-Type's 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension distinguished the car and spurred industry-wide changes. The excellent performance was not that surprising considering that the E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years beginning in 1955. know for taking the breath away of anyone who has either seen the car close enough or better, driven one. No wonder that on its release in March 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it "the most beautiful car ever made".

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8. Porsche 356

This was a sports car like no other. The 356 was a lightweight and nimble-handling car that was available both in hardtop coupé and open configurations. Engineering innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity.  It remains a highly regarded collector car, regularly bringing between US$20,000 and well over US$100,000 at auctions.

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9. BMW M1

M1 was a sports car produced by BMW between 1978 to 1981. The history of this car lies in a lot of conflicts, In the late 1970s, Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini entered into an agreement with BMW to build a production racing car but conflicts arose that prompted BMW to produce the car themselves. The resulting car was sold to the public as the BMW M1.  The M1 coupé was hand-built between 1978 and 1981 under the Motorsports division of BMW as a homologation special for sports car racing. The car came with a fiberglass body, unassisted rack, and pinion steering, double wishbone suspension system with adjustable coil springs and Bilstein gas-filled dampers.

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10. Premier Padmini

This beauty of an automobile was manufactured in India from 1974 to 2000. while it was manufactured by Premier Automobiles Limited, the license to market the car was provided by Fiat. This famous car ruled the Indian hearts despite tough competition from the Hindustan Ambassador. The original model came with a four-speed manual gearbox transmission which drove the rear wheels via a live rear axle. It had a column-mounted shifter, on the left-hand side of the steering column. Weighing 895 kg (1,973 lb) with that engine the car could attain a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph). Padmini reached its peak in terms of popularity during the 1980s because of it's easy drivability, fuel efficiency and the association of celebrities such as Rajnikanth who was spotted cruising the premier Padmini at multiple occasions.

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11. Contessa

The Hindustan Contessa was Hindustan Motors flagship offering from 1984 to 2002. Back in the day, it was one of the few Indian manufactured luxury cars in the market. Based on Vauxhall VX Series, perhaps it's only indigenous competitor was the short-lived Standard 2000 which was based on the Rover SD1. The Contessa was a much-loved family car and transitioned smoothly as a preferred vehicle for government officials as well. The car boasted comfortable seats, roomy interiors and power windows were also introduced towards the end of its life.

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