With the invention of the car in the late 1800’s came the beginnings of the craze for cool cars that most men worldwide can all understand. From the 1950’s on, cars were built tough, sleek and powerful to entice the car loving man to buy them.
What man doesn’t want to own a car that turns heads on the highway, makes people stop and drool at the car shows and enchants the ladies and can make them feel like the coolest guy on the road when behind the wheel? While there are quite a few super cool cars in the history of the automobile, here are five of the highest ranked classic cars ever built that rank highly on the cool spectrum for men in the U.S. as well as globally.
1954 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing
The doors on the 1954 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing alone are two of the coolest doors in the history of cars, but they aren’t the only neat thing about this Mercedes. This car was sleek and powerful and with only two front seats, it was the perfect car to impress the ladies on date night.
Back when it was manufactured, it just happened to be the fastest production car of the post war auto market. While it may not be very easy to find one of these classics in perfect condition today, you can always work hard to restore one and really bring it back to life if you dedicate a little time and money to the project.
1969 Boss 429 Mustang
In 1969, Ford introduced the Boss 429 Mustang. It was available in black, white, maroon or red and all came with a fully black interior. This car was fast and had a powerful engine that could make mice feel like superheroes. When Ford built the Boss 429, they completely redesigned the Mustang altogether so they could place the large motor under the hood.
Many people over the years have been lucky enough to find, and purchase one of these beauties in nearly mint condition and had them safely shipped by a professional, experienced car shipper to their home or to a car show where they can show the car off to friends and others. While driving is always an option, due to the engine size, this car does not have air conditioning and if you see one heading down the highway in the summer, chances are the windows will be rolled down so the driver can get some fresh air while showing off their cool car.
Only 99 of these cars were manufactured and while there are many classics that are expensive to buy, the remaining Shelby 427 Cobras range in value from around $800,000 to a little over $1.7 million. These cars were often modified into race cars for street races as well as track races and they sure had some get up and go when compared to other vehicles on the market in their day.
Today, these two door classics are popular with those who enjoy the beauty and finesse of the classics from the 1960’s and want to show off their suave side when they cruise down the road or hang out at the classic car shows nationwide.
The 1963 Corvette Stingray was a car that handled the curves with flare and was designed with such style that they were sought after by those who knew true quality in a car. While the older Corvettes from the 1950’s and others made in the years before 1963 were beautiful, the introduction of the Stingray in 1963 really helped to forge the company forward to the elite status they harbored in the years following.
This car was available in both hard top and coupe and since the Stingray was lighter than previous Corvettes, it had a higher acceleration while being able to maintain stability on the street. This car handled with expert precision on the roads and has long been a vehicle that classic collectors love to say they have in their garage. Even better, they are still fun to drive and seem to get quite a bit of attention from the ladies whether you have one parked or are out cruising through town.
Many people will instantly recognize the 1969 Dodge Charger, named The General Lee, from the popular television series, The Dukes of Hazard. In 1969, the company produced two engine sizes, the 2-barrel and the 4-barrel, for the Charger.
This car was fast and today, men across America still seem infatuated with the grace, power and style that came with the powerful beast of a machine. When it comes to ranking coolness on a scale of 1-10, the 1969 Dodge Charger maxes out the charts and maintains a top spot in the rankings.