These may or may not be your grandfather’s car, but they are considered some of the greatest vehicles ever made. Let’s take a journey back in time and discover some of the vehicles of the 1960s.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
The incredible engineering of the rear-drive, 300-plus V-8 motor with independent suspension and a stunning and efficient body design was unheard of in the 1960s. But the Sting Ray is the quintessential sports car: A two-seater with undeniable speed.
Its performance and handling held its own in head-to-head matchups with rivals like the Ferrari. Its price, however, was far more affordable for the time.
1964 Pontiac GTO
There was a reason why this vehicle was known as “the goat” or greatest of all time.
With a fitting name, the GTO made so many fans because of its approach of merging a big engine in a mid-size car. The GTO finds its roots back in Detroit, which slowly introduced the winning formula for years before the GTO’s arrival. Comparable vehicles of the time simply couldn’t keep up with the ultimate muscle car, a combination of high-octane performance and superior stability.
1965 Ford Mustang
While the first Mustangs from the 1960s entered the market with similar guts as its competitors, it stood out for what it represented.
The Ford Mustang symbolized new possibilities, freedom, fun and self-expression. It was the perfect package of sports car performance and practicality with its four-seat configuration and a combination of features many Americans found appealing and appropriate for their families.
1961 Jaguar XK-E
This vehicle is simply beautiful and so was its performance.
Its visually stunning elongated front is only the beginning. Underneath that amazing aerodynamic design is high-speed hardware that allowed it to reach 150 mph. The one-two punch of stunning beauty and speed was an irresistible and necessary combination that would later influence other luxury sports cars like the BMW series.
1960 Austin Mini
The Austin Mini didn’t exactly earn widespread admiration for its unorthodox boxy design. The design was necessary, however, to make the most of the interior space of a vehicle a mere 10 feet long. With the engine strategically placed sideways in the sump, the unibody design eliminated the need for a separate frame. The ultra-light four-speed vehicle was therefore very fast and the winner of several Monte Carlo rallies in the 1960s.
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