10 Classic Cheap Cars
If you've always wanted to own a classic car but the price has put you off then it's time to rethink what you know about the top ten classic cheap cars. It doesn't have to cost a fortune to own a classic car. You might have to accept that you'll have to do some work on the car, but that shouldn't put you off getting a classic car.
- 1960s Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang is every young boy's dream. Make sure you avoid limited edition Mustangs and Shelbys, since these are expensive to recondition and can be difficult to find parts for. You can pick up a 1966 Ford Mustang for about $5,000.
- 1970s BMW 2002. BMWs are the definition of classic cars. The 2002 model literally saved the BMW from extinction and owning one is great fun, as well as economical since they get great mileage. Bear in mind that the parts can be very pricey though.
- 1970s Chevy Camaro. The Camaro, like the Ford Mustang, can be picked up for surprisingly little—as long as you avoid limited editions. Fortunately, the Chevy Camaro makes it easy for you to switch the motor out, so all you need to be sure of is the body and the interior of the car. If you want a more modern or powerful engine you can easily install that at a later point and it will still be cheaper than buying a new car.
- 1960s Ford F-100. In this case, avoid the 1966 Ford F-100, but that aside these cars are easy and cheap to pick up. This can be a great investment, since a restored model can be worth $80,000.
- Ford Pinto. The Ford Pinto might not be everyone's cup of tea, but if it does take your fancy then this car is a great buy.
- Volkswagon Beetle. What this car lacks in power it makes up for in classic cool. These cars get great mileage and the design is still practical on today's roads.
- 1960s Mini Cooper. This is the height of classic car fun. Unfortunately they are even smaller than the current tiny Minis. Be careful with these cars, the engines sometimes overheat, so make sure the engine can be substituted.
- Ford Model T. Owning the Ford Model T is not only owning a classic car— it's also owning a piece of American history, since the Model T was the first mass produced American automobile. These cars usually cost about $10,000 depending on where you get it. The only downside is that they don't go above 45 mph so you can't drive them on freeways.
- 1980s Toyota Camry. In the '80s the Camry redefined how Americans think of Toyota. It was the height of luxury and style and there are still plenty on the roads today. It is also very economical, unlike most classic cars.
- 1996 BMW 7 Series. This car is considered to be one of the best cars ever built. The e38 BMW 7 was originally priced at $50,000 but now you can find them for about $10,000.