Every automaker has at one time or another created a vehicle so special that whenever you see it, you have to stop and stare in admiration. Ford, General Motors, especially Chevy have both put out a whole slew of classics that automotive enthusiasts seem to get that tingle whenever they happen upon a pristine original. Whether you peruse the classic car shows, or just ogle vehicles that show up out of the blue cruising the highways and byways on a sunny day, we are old held captive by the best of each automakers best versions as if they were invaluable works of art on wheels.
While we all know the most popular classic cars around, many have been speculating what the future classic cars will be. Most of us are expecting, almost demanding that the new lines of super sports cars and top of the line new luxury cars end up becoming classics. How could they not with the technology and attention to details they are getting. With these the Ford Shelby, Chevy Camaro and Cadillacs come to mind. While those seem obvious, other car enthusiasts are throwing models such as the Ford Festiva, Toyota MR2, Acura Legend, and Toyota Cressida into the mix. With the Cressida, since it was rare at production, thoughts are that it will be more rare when it is considered an “oldie but goodie”.
That leaves us questioning, what is the criteria for a car to become a classic? While mostly you think of sportsters and sedans, you can’t forget about the trucks and Jeeps that have made it into the favorite and most famous classic car lists. Ultimately though, and just like art, making it into the classics is probably more about how a car makes you feel when you look at it more than anything else.