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Vintage Cars Worth Having

esther.diaz February 2, 2018

Whether you drive the latest Honda Civic or the latest Toyota Wigo, here in the Philippines, nothing compares to that certain panache that comes with cruising around, getting from point A to point B in a devilishly stylish classic automobile.

The spirit of vintage cars is something that oozes an unequivocal sense of cool. But what makes them cool? Is it just the age? Well, it’s a combination of a lot of things, but at the very core of all these accumulations is an unhindered surge of genuine confidence.

There are many Pros and Cons when it comes to buying, restoring, and maintaining a vintage car.

Of course, it all depends on age and condition. But to quickly surmise, its quit the time and money consuming endeavor to own a vintage a car –that’s why it’s primarily seen as a hobby only for the most serious of car enthusiasts. It’s no walk in the park. However, absolutely no other automotive vehicle can provide the same style, character, and driving experience that a sparkling, fully functional classic vehicle can give.

On a more human and personal perspective, what makes a vintage car a “classic” is it being a resonant gem of the times, and in a lot of ways, a precious heirloom to its owner –bound by the special moments and memories that it has seen.

Keeping a Classic Car in the Philippines, is certainly quite the challenge, but there’s a sea of relatively common and easy-access vehicles that many auto shops cater to for both parts and servicing.

Here’s a quick list of both the most coveted vintage cars both on an international and locally sentimental scale:

-Early Box-Type Mitsubishi Lancers

-Audi TT

-1986 Land Rover Defender

-TVR Chimaera

-Early Toyota Corollas

-Datsun 240Z

-1962 Ferrari 250 GTE

-Mercedes Benz SL R129

-Volkswagen Beetle

-1963 Corvette Sting Ray

-BMW 850

-Peugeot 205 GTI

-1969 Toyota 2000GT

-1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche

-Jaguar XJ-S

-1960 Cadillac Eldorado

-Nissan Cefiro

-1969 Dodge Charger

-1961 Jaguar E-Type

-Toyota Lite Ace

-Mercedes Benz 230E

-1976 Porsche 930 Turbo

-1969 Maserati Ghibli 4.7

-Alfa Romeo GTV / GT Junior

-1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

-Early Honda Civics (including Hatchback variations)

-Maserati 3200

-1956 Porsche Spyder 550

-1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

-Early Mitsubishi Pajeros

-Early Toyota Land Cruisers

-Volvo P1800

-Saab 900 Turbo

-1989 Lancia Delta

-1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

-1964 Aston Martin DB5 (THE CLASSIC JAMES BOND 007 CAR)

-1969 Boss 429 Mustang

Key Takeaway

If it isn’t in your current time and means to get your hands on and maybe restore a vintage vehicle, then the next best thing to do is to get yourself a fine current day vehicle like a Toyota Wigo, here in the Philippines, and create some fun, loving, and unmatchable memories around that car while doing you’re absolute best to keep it in impeccable shape.

Before you know it, in the years to come, it’ll be one of the coolest vintage cars on the market, and more importantly a special part of your life.

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