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20 Legendary Cars from the Past


Any man who says that the look and feel of a car aren’t important is lying through his teeth. There isn’t any person on the planet who wouldn’t want to own a head-turning, double-take-causing vehicle in his garage. Classic cars remain in high demand for a reason – they’re simply too awesome to let time take its toll. If you’re looking for some of the most awesome cars of all time, we got you. Check out our list of 20 vintage cars that define the term “legendary.”

1. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

This classic full-sized vehicle was the center of attention of all car enthusiasts back in the mid-20th century. The Bel Air became a highly sought-after car for its relatively low price tag of $2,000 even by the 1950s’ standard. What was most impressive was that a brand-new Bel Air could go from 0 to 60 mph in just 12 seconds!

2. 1961 Lincoln Continental

The 4th-generation Lincoln Continental became an iconic car due to its appearance in films like 1964’s Goldfinger, 1999’s The Matrix, and 2004’s Spider-Man 2. It’s fair to say that even though it can be hard to get your hands on one of these babies, Hollywood will never let the 1961 Lincoln Continental die out.

3. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

The 1957 Eldorado Brougham was the most popular vehicle made by Cadillac in the mid-20th century. It was considered an extremely luxury vehicle by all due to its ridiculous price tag of around $13,000. This 3rd-generation Eldorado was the very first vehicle to feature four headlights and a completely unique style of trim.

4. 1956 BMW 507

Even back in 1956, German engineering was at its finest. The 507 from BMW was available as a 2-seat convertible or a 4-seat coupe. The 507 was set to have a price tag of only $5,000 but after freight and insurance, it ended up costing more than double that in the US. There were only about 250 of this car sold in the US market so finding a someone who’s willing to sell his or hers to you will be close to impossible.

5. 1949 Jaguar MK V DHC

There is no way a vehicle this sleek and elegant would not become an instant classic. This unique car was characterized by its long-lasting engine that was a complete game-changer back in its time. There were two versions of this super-vehicle – a 2-door Drop Head Coupe and a 4-door sedan.