Cars: if you’re anything like me, you know that they just don’t make them like they used to. Gone is the Golden Age of American Muscle, or is it? Today, you can find many faithful interpretations of the classics, like the corvette and the mustang, at your local car dealership. What if you still want the real thing? What if you don’t want some lackluster model that’s been watered down by the world of political correctness and tree-huggers? That’s where pre owned cars dealerships come into the picture.
It’s not uncommon to find one of the most sought after classic cars just sitting at local car dealerships waiting to be loved. Whether you’re a collector looking to add some of the sweetest rides to your collection or you’re looking for something you’ll be able to resell for a pretty penny, here are just a few of the most popular cars you should be on the lookout for at your local car dealerships, as recommended by some of the biggest names in the world of cars.
Three Classic Cars to Be on the Lookout for at the Used Car Dealership
- The 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Hardtop
- The 1961 Jaguar E-Type
- The 1964 Shelby GT500KR
As HowStuffWorks writes, there is no car more sought after by gearheads than the 1971 Oldsmobile 442 Hardtop. The perfect combination of flare, power, and handling, this car has come to represent the best of American muscle. Since replica hardtops that fit the Oldsmobile 442 are no longer made, finding a 442 in great condition is highly unlikely. If you do manage to spot one, be sure to scoop it up for your collection — or to resell it for a tidy profit.
Britain’s Jaguar E-Type captured all things British and muscle in one beautiful car. The 1961 to 1964 models were so popular that Jaguar has tried — and mostly failed — to replicate the legendary E-Type multiple times in the last 50 years. Needless to say, if you stumble across an E-Type, whether it’s in perfect condition or in need of some love, at your local car dealership, you would be best served picking it up. As Popular Mechanics details, if you don’t want to drive the piece of automotive history yourself, you’ll have no trouble finding a buyer who would be more than happy to have that honor.
The ’64 Shelby’s legend is part of its name. The GT500KR, or Grand Tour 500 King of the Road, boasts 360 brake horsepower, that classic cherry-red shine that so many classics of the era were known for, and the silver Shelby serpent adorned on the grill. You aren’t likely to track one of these bad boys down at a local dealership, but if you do manage to spot one, anything under $300,000 for one of Carroll Shelby’s greatest designs is a sweet deal.
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