Posted by By Justin at 30 September, at 09 : 19 AM
You’ve heard the saying, and probably even said it yourself — “They sure don’t make ‘em like they used to!” That saying is likely never truer than with good old fashioned automobiles. Car aficionados the world over take great pleasure in finding, collecting, and restoring the classics.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and look at some of the finest classic automobiles of all time!
1967 Shelby Mustang Eleanor GT500
1957 Chevy Bel Air
1968 Corvette Stingray
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
1961 Ferrari 250 Lusso Competizione
1961 Jaguar E-Type
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder
1957 Porche 356a Speedster
1957 Chevy Pickup
I find it particularly interesting that certain years produced the best automobiles across continental and corporate divides. For instance, in 1957 most of the cars were gorgeous. In 1961, the same thing happened again, with American, Italian, and German cars all exhibiting the same beautiful traits.
When you look back at the great cars of the past, it really hits you just how sad and pathetic the state of modern automobile design really is. Back then, our parents and grandparents bought gorgeously designed, all-metal cars with solid frames, strong engines, and luxuriously designed all-leather interiors for less money than we spend on a computer today. Now, we’re somehow expected to pony up upwards of 20 or 30 thousand dollars for a piece of ugly junk from Asia with a cheap vinyl and plastic interior, an ugly plastic body, a weak frame, and a pathetic engine. It’s downright insulting!
For those of us with taste in cars, there are still some companies producing great cars, but these companies are increasingly fewer and farther between. We have two choices as a generation — produce better cars, or be consigned to buying old ones if we want quality. I think the choice is obvious. Don’t you?
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