Cars in the classic times were a symbol of chivalry. People flaunted their cars and spend money on it to maintain their status in the society. Cars, then, were elegant and classy. We have compiled a list of top 10 sweet classic cars that were showstoppers.
The 1908 Ford Model T is one of the sweet classic cars that changed the automobile industry forever. It first the first assembly line produced the car which was affordable. It had a 2.9 litre four cylinder engine and produced 20 horsepower. It had the top speed of 45mph.
The Mercedes Benz 300 SL was based on the successful racing Mercedes W194. It was the first car with direct fuel injection technology. Its doors open in the upward direction and it looks like a Seagull, hence it was also known as Gullwing. Most of these belong to their owners and are rare to find.
1964 Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic muscle cars of America and also one of the sweet classic cars. It was used in the James Bond movie Goldfinger which made it popular among masses. It was launched at $2368 and soon became a hit.
The Bugatti Type 41 “Royale” is a luxury car designed by the iconic Ettore Bugatti. It measured 21 feet in length and weighed 7,000 lbs. It was supposed to design for the royalty but the price of $30,000 did not find any buyers. Only 6 units of it were built.
The 1938 Delahaye 165 Cabriolet was introduced to the world at the Paris motor show 1938. Its engine chassis was inspired from the Delahaye V-12 145 race car. Its looks were stunning and it is one of the sweet classic cars that were show stoppers.
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B was the consumer version of 2900A. The efficiency of an engine was reduced to make it a street car which reduced its horsepower from 220 to 180. It is a rare sweet classic car as only 32 units were built.
The Ferrari TR was produced between 1957 and 1959 and TR in its name stands for Testa Rossa which means Red Head. It had its engine covered with the red valves which caused its name. It is the second most valuable Ferrari after 250 GTO.
The Facel Vega HK500 was originally Facel Vega FVS whose name was changed later. Disc brakes were optional in the beginning and then became the part of the standard edition of the car. It had power steering, power brakes and a panoramic windshield.
The Rolls Royce Phantom was launched as a replacement for Silver Ghost and was the second 40/50 horsepower model built by Rolls Royce. It had a pushrod OHV straight-6 engine. Total of 3509 phantoms were produced out of which 2269 were produced in the UK.
The 1961 Jaguar E-Type is known for its luxury and beautiful designs. Jaguar E-Type was launched in the 1960s and soon became the center of attraction. It was called “the most beautiful car ever made” by iconic Enzo Ferrari. It can go up to 150 mph and will turn many heads on the road.