When you think of a vintage car you imagine a vehicle that is not just old, but beautiful as well. Trying to define what makes a car possible for vintage status comes down to a number of factors, and most cars do not have that. Back in the day cars were built with loving care by hand, and car designers had a passion – something that cannot be said these days. However, there are just a few beautiful production models from today that could just become vintage cars in years to come.
Just for the record we are not talking your average Honda, Toyota, BMW or Ford. Making vintage car status requires a car with that certain something. Choosing a model from today will be tough, just like it was years ago; did you know that industry experts thought that the E-Type Jag would not mount to much – now look at it?
The first model that we believe has the makings of a fine vintage car has to be the Audi R8 Spyder. Now you only have to look at those lines to know just what we mean. There are not many production cars that shout at you and say come and buy me, but this model does and for good reason. However, you do have to pay the price for it, as it is expected to be in the region of $200,000.
A true petrol head would have owned an Alfa Romeo at one stage in their life, if not then you cannot call yourself one. Fans of the brand will be pleased to know that we believe that the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider has what it takes to make it into the future vintage list. You can see from the design that this was well thought out, there just seems to be a little inspiration from cars back in the day when the driver used to sit almost to the rear of the car – much like the E-Type in that respect.
You cannot have a vintage car list without having a Ferrari in there – much as it pains me – as I am a F1 McLaren fan. Now the Prancing Horse has had many fine cars over the years, but most of them seem to lack that magic that they once had. However, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano has it in bundles; it does not matter what angle you look at it, the car just looks beautiful. Pininfarina Studios has done a fine job, so nice to see that they finally found their form once again.
The final car that we think could become a true vintage is the original McLaren F1 from 1992. This was the first true supercar that smashed the 200mph barrier and kept going until it hit 243MPH. Now we know that it is not all about speed, but ask most people what their favorite supercar is, and we bet you that the McLaren F1 would be high up on that list?
Well these are what we believe will become future vintage cars, but what else should be on this list?