The Most Epic Car Masterpieces From The 50’s-70’s

Innovation is constantly happening, with the latest cars, boasting exciting new savvy updates.   Yet few cars can compare to the classic beauties that were created in the 50’s era. Due to our excitement, we have decided to highlights some of the most influential and important models from this decade.

1950 Jaguar XK120

What a beauty! William Lyons, the owner of Jaguar, was responsible for the design of this baby. This a car just oozes an air of suave and sophistication with its stunning lines. It also had a 3.4-liter, double-overhead-cam inline-six that produced 160 brake horsepower. This automobile was originally only intended to be a limited edition, but due to such high demand, it led to a high production.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

This shimmering beauty shows off a 454 cubic inch engine with an insane 500 units of horsepower. The 1970 Chevelle can go from 0-62 in just six seconds flat. Yep, you read that right! This absolute stunner had drivers going wild after it, and it is no surprise why.

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Just look at that smooth operator! The two-seater Thunderbird was made in response to Chevy’s introduction of the Corvette. This in its heyday, was the ultimate in luxury car, even outselling the Chevy’s sports car. The car boasted a 312 cu.-in., 5.1-liter V8 that produced 245 horsepower. The color of this baby is on point.

1969 Dodge Charger

The Dodge Charger was based on the Chrysler B platform, and it was created to be the mid-size sports car that would fit in between the Ford Mustang and Ford Thunderbird, with the intention of creating a fastback look.

1976 Mustang Cobra II

The Mustang Cobra was produced over a two-year period between 1976 and 1978 and looked closely like the Shelby’s from the ‘60s and ‘70s with their classic look. The Cobra II had front and rear spoilers, racing strips, a blackout grill and a hood scoop.

1959 MG MGA 1500

The MGA  represented a complete styling refresh from MG’s earlier sports car models. It was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show.  Yet only 5869 cars were sold on the home market, which at the time was the lowest percentage of any British car. It was later replaced by the MGB.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Only sixty-nine in total of the boy racer 1969 Chevrolet Camaro was made. Though few in number, these babies have got some power in their 500 horsepower engine.

1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

Although the DB5 is often in the limelight for being the James Bond mobile, the DB4 was a brilliant car in its own right. This stunner, the GT Zagato, was a high-performance version of the DB4, catching eyes of car lovers everywhere in 1959. This machine was meant for speed.

1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Designed by racing driver Carroll Shelby, the V8 Sunbeam Tiger is a high-performance version of the Alpine roadster. Introduced by British manufacturer Rootes, the Sunbeam Tiger part of the Sunbeam Alpine series I.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

1955 was the year of the revolutionary 265 cu.-in. “small block” V8. With its attractive exterior, this was the show stopper of its time, with Turbo Fire producing 162 horsepower, or 180 with the “Power Package.” If you had one of these bad boys, you were definitely a someone.

1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi

The Plymouth Road Runner Hemi was another car from the ’60s that had those with a need for speed craving a piece of it. With 425 horsepower and an incredible power train design, the Plymouth Road Runner is a muscle car that was built solely for performance. Despite what you may think, this gangster mobile can ride like the wind.

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

This car was nicknamed the “little bastard,” and was, in fact, the motor that James Dean drove to his death during an auto rally. But it has many positive things to note. This was Porsche’s first pure race car. It was famed for being extremely lightweight and low-to-the-ground in design, which helped it gain a new title as “The Giant Killer.”

1971 Dodge Challenger

With its declining popularity in the muscle car era, there were big changes made for the 1971 model. They dropped the 440 and reduced its horsepower to 385 bhp. The design changes made to the outside were its split grille, new striping and color-keyed bumpers as well as a few other changes.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

There’s stylish, and then there’s the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. This stunning car stood out amongst other models for its synonymous gull-wings, but it was also the fastest sports car in the world. Just look at those curves, the sexy shade of grey and that rich shade of red …

1970 Dodge Challenger

Between 1970 and 1974, Dodge went for a slightly different look with its cars. Built based on the Chrysler E platform they designed both convertible and hardtop body types. The 1970 grille was inspired by an unbuilt Charger from 1966.

1969 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet

The Ford Mustang was restyled in 1969, adding 3.8 inches of body length, ahead of the front wheels. This was the mainstream performance version. It came standard with a 351-CID V-8, but the real star was the optional 428-CID Cobra Jet.