There is something so exciting about driving around in a classic car, but classic vehicles don’t have to be something straight out of a Bond film that cost the earth. There are some fabulous cars out there that are easy on the eye, but also have the power to make you feel like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe or Grace Kelly. Head scarfs should be issued as standard.
Whats more, classic cars can be a great investment. Most classic cars have been increasing in value during the past decade. So unlike modern cars that lose value as soon as you drive them off the forecourt, your classic car could be a worthwhile purchase. There are tons of sites and dealers out there. You can even buy luxury classic cars with bitcoin! Or you can scour Autotrader to look for that perfect ride.
Here’s our top 5 fun, flirty and fabulous classic cars:
Top 5 Fun, Flirty & Fabulous Classic Cars
The Nissan Figaro
First and foremost, this car is CUTE. It is small, dinky and retro.
It has gorgeous round head lamps, sexy lines and the soft top ensure it looks like something straight out of ‘To catch a Thief’, move over Grace Kelly!
Inside the leather seats offer a hint of the 60’s flare but with a lovely surprise of a 90’s CD player and air conditioning, all the elements you need for some serious power ballading down the high street. Originally made in four classic colours, one to represent each season, the Topaz Mist is my personal favourite.
My first car was a mini cooper and I LOVED it. Admittedly it broke down so regularly that the break down recovery guy knew me by first name – shout out to Alan!
It’s so low to the ground it feels like you are driving a go cart, but when you step out the car door and people turn to look, you can’t help but smile. They are quintessentially British and the first time you go round a bend without needing to slow down you will giggle. You will also enjoy the smugness when you can squeeze it into any car parking space.
The new minis are also lovely, fantastic to drive, chunky and fabulous for whizzing round town (the electric version also has pretty good reviews).
When I think of Mini Coopers, I also think of VW Beetles. They have lots of similarities, the lovely head lights the retro shape, but this does also have space!
You can’t really go wrong with a VW, in terms of an investment. It has a massive fan base, easy access for parts and it’s an easy car for some DIY.
During the 1960’s/70’s the Beetle sold to more people in more counties than any other car ever. What other car comes with a vase? You can literally accessories your car. The new shape VW is also lovely. Admittedly it lacks the chunkiness of the original, but the sleek lines and soft top make it a fun, pleasurable drive.
The GTI is boxy, chunky, and awesome. It is such a retro and the earliest models are so cool. They have a brilliant 80’s feel to them and definitely stand out in a carpark full of curves and sleek lines.
The GTI is a regular on car restoration shows. The parts are relatively cheap to pick up and put together yourself. It is one of the hottest hatches and it certainly turns heads.
What a beast of a vehicle. I am bias as its my dream car. It is chunky, utilitarian, mucky and fiddly to drive… but so exciting.
It was first built in the 1940’s and adopted a very no frills approach, but its versatility and ruggedness make it the king of off roading. Its space and toughness make it a joy to drive round town on a Sunday. Any farmers market would be proud to have one in attendance.
A Landrover Devender is also akin to a Meccano Set, in the sense that you can take the whole thing apart and put it back together again with a spanner.