Contrary to popular belief, if we, humans of the 21st century love vintage cars, women aren’t an exception to that.
True, they’re not the best regarding performance, fuel consumption and ecology, but on the aesthetic, let’s not lie, they look amazing.
Now, you’re wondering, what’s the real difference between the tastes of the men and women in vintage cars? It’s in fact mostly in the size, where women don’t necessarily apply the “bigger is better” like typical people do.
Let’s get right into the topic, here are the 7 best vintage cars for women:
1969-1973 Triumph TR6
Produced since September 1968 in America, it only was released 2 months later in Europe. The TR6 was the last roadster of the TR dynasty. Not only created with a more evolved rear for the time, the horsepower was vastly increased compared to the previous models. Coming with a 6-cylinder jewel packed under its hood, you’d want to get it any day of the week.
1964-1966 Ford Mustang
You’ve probably heard of Ford Mustang models before: this was the first Mustang model ever. Officially revealed by Henry Ford II in 1965, it knew immediate success as close to 22,000 Mustangs were immediately ordered by many buyers. Its name comes from a World War II fighter plane, and within a single year only, having 400,000+ sales.
1954-1986 Ford Thunderbird
Ah yes, more Ford. But with a different model than Mustangs, coming in with the Thunderbird. It came with a bunch of new technology at the time, being a four-seater, a convertible while weighting only 1,000 pounds. It was able to boast coil independent suspension for a high-quality ride, and coil springs that were arm-controlled. One of the most powerful cars of its age too, offering a 5.8-liter V8 engine, with 300 horsepower!
1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro
More of a sports car than the other figuring on this list, you’ll be blessed if you’re looking for speed, with models that even possess a 7.0-liter V8 engine. According to a statement from Chevrolet, the “Camaro” name came from the French word “Camarade”, which means “Comrade”. It rose quickly in sales too, thanks to its hidden headlights, modified parking and tail lights, a new interior trim and an exclusive bumble bee striping.
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa
Ferrari’s prized possession during the 50s. Suited for road and track, it was the car that made Ferrari rise to their reputation as the maker of the best cars of the century: pretty, fast and reliable. Originally introduced in 1953 at the Paris Automobile Salon, it featured a V-12 engine which was then replaced with a Colombo-designed engine in 1954. It still is though, quite the powerful car, with a grand total of 217 horsepower.
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
One of the rare German cars figuring on this list, it was produced between 1955 and 1963. Featured at the 1954 at the New York Auto Show in prototype, it still had to wait 4 years before an official release. A certainly attractive model still today, with independent suspension, the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL was made to be a more affordable alternative to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Despite not quite receiving instant success due to its criticized interior, the grand tourer reached its true potential 2 years lately, and stayed at the top for 3 years until it was replaced by the Mercedes-Benz 230SL.
1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S America Spider
A convertible from the late 1950’s, being the second series of Lancia Aurelias. It will come at a high price if you look forward to purchasing one being a limited edition with only 521 cars produced! Not offering that much power with 110 horsepower and a 2.5-liter engine, the design of the car was extremely like and influential for the decades to come. Alongside other cars from the time, it was a reminder of the “Dolce Vita” era, referring to a smooth, calm life in Italian.
And there we have it, the 7 cars you’re going to be looking at if you’re ever considering to purchase a vintage car. Gender doesn’t mean everything though, and even as a man, don’t consider these cars “girlish” in any sort of way, because they’d make anyone drool over them. Remember to make your choice wisely, and not only buy according to appearance, but also to performance!