Best classic sports cars

Vintage cars are not to everyone’s taste, and yet, there is one variety of car where just about everyone can agree that age adds charm: sports cars. A successful sports car is truly an icon of its time, and in subsequent decades will retain a heavy amount of retro or nostalgia appeal.

Because of this, every motor enthusiast will have his or her own set of favourite sports cars from the history of driving. Here are just some of the classic sports cars that just about all of us can agree deserve to be ranked amongst the all-time greats…

1961 Jaguar E-Type

The sixties were a great decade for style all-round, and the 1961 Jaguar E-Type is a prime example of the era’s chic. Its bullet-like exterior combines with a square canopy for a truly eye-catching look.

1974 Lamborghini Countach

Every era has its own vision of what the future will look like. When the future actually comes, that old vision takes on a new fascination. The Lamborghini Countach is 1974’s idea of a futuristic car – and today, it is positively oozing with retro appeal.

1948 Jaguar XK-120

At what point do we go beyond “classic” and into “vintage”? The 1948 Jaguar XK-120 is clearly the product of a bygone era, and is all the better for it. Still regarded as one of the top sports cars ever manufactured in Britain.

1964 Aston Martin DB5

How could this list be complete without the car that James Bond himself drove? Whenever we think of “cool car”, it is the Aston Martin that springs immediately to mind. A true classic in the field of sports cars, and one that has left an indelible mark on popular culture.

Leila Gottlieb