The 1960s was a golden age for car performance and design. New, modernized tech from racing was making its way into road-going vehicles, while design houses were churning out some of the most magnificent products of the century. Here are some of the best 1960s sports cars ever made.
Built to beat Ferrari at Le Mans, the GT40's iconic legacy is well-known throughout the car world. Real examples can cost millions of dollars, but you can own for a fraction of the price.
There's a reason the MG B was so popular with enthusiasts in America. It was incredibly fun, simple to work on, and relatively affordable. Nowadays, you can still find them for not very much money. on sale for under $6000.
Alfa Romeo knows how to make pretty cars, and the 1960s Giulia is among the most stunning. Perfect proportions and a wonderful engine make it a joy to drive, and a fast-appreciating classic. you can own for just under $70,000.
Made famous by James Bond in the 007 film Goldfinger, the DB5 was Aston Martin's flagship GT car of the mid-1960s. Sporting a 4.0-liter inline-six and some stunning looks, it's no wonder values have skyrocketed.
Many enthusiasts regard the original Lotus Elan as one of the best-handling sports cars ever made. Its small footprint and lightweight construction make it incredibly nimble and fun in the corners. been turned into a race car, and you can own it.
The original Mini made its debut at the beginning of the '60s, and changed people's attitude towards small cars forever. Because it was so light, it was incredibly nimble, and surprisingly capable against cars with triple the power. up for bidding on eBay right now.
The 2000GT was the first Japanese car to break $1 million at auction, and it's easy to see why. It has the looks to match anything from Europe of the time.
If we're talking about car design, it's hard not to mention the E-Type. A streamlined, rounded body matched with a stellar straight-six soundtrack made for one of Britain's most sought-after cars ever. on eBay can be yours now.
The muscular lines and V8 roar of the late '60s GTO make it hard not to include it on this list. Plus, who wouldn't want a decal like "The Judge" on their car? is on sale now for under $30,000.
Some of Ferrari's greatest creations were built during the 1960s, and the 250 GTO may be the best of the best. It's broken records at auctions, and remains extremely desirable among collectors.
The original Datsun Z car is sometimes mistaken for cars worth ten times as much, which shows you just how good it looks. Pair that with a wonderful vintage driving experience and you get an affordable, enjoyable classic. is all-original, and you can own it.
The second-generation Corvette was a stunner—and not just in terms of American cars. It could compete with the best of what Europe had to offer. And it still has a wonderful American V8 grumble. that's for sale right now.
The Cosmo was the first mass-production car to use a rotary engine, kickstarting half a century of Wankel-powered Mazda sports cars.
Carroll Shelby used the simple formula of using less weight and more power to create the original Cobra. It utilizes the body of an AC Ace with a Ford Windsor V8 under the hood, making for a giant-killer on track. with 550 horsepower you can own.
Many call the Miura the world's first supercar. It uses a mid-mounted V12 placed transverse to the body, and looks unlike anything else on the road.
The 911 has been on sale since 1963, and uses the same formula as it did back when it was new. Sure, it uses a water-cooled, turbocharged engine nowadays, but the main points, like the profile line and rear-engine layout, remain. is painted in a lovely shade of green, and it's for sale.
It's hard to beat the cool-factor of a Jensen Interceptor. The V8-powered two-door fastback has a cult-following devoted to keeping the few running Interceptors out there alive and kicking. up for bidding right now on eBay.
The original Mustang was a huge hit for the American market, cementing its place in the car world as the everyman's sports car. Because Ford made so many, prices stay low, even today. in great condition, and you can own it.