These Classic Cars Are Affordable and Fun. Many auto lovers who invest in classic cars want to enjoy them every day but don’t believe that’s possible. However, there are a number of classics that look cool and are fairly inexpensive to buy and maintain, meaning you won’t feel bad using them as your daily driver. Remember the U.S. News & World Report’s tips about investing in classic cars, then consider these 10 classics that you can use every day.
Mercedes-Benz produces incredibly well-engineered, reliable, and impressive vehicles. But did you know that W123 models – the older sibling of the E-Class from the ‘70s and mid-‘80s – are still used in parts of Africa and the Middle East? Find a sedan, coupe, or wagon, and you’ll have a classic, reliable ride. Prices on the W123 range from about $5,000 to $15,000.
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
If you want a VW classic, consider the Karmann Ghia. The car, manufactured from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, is a stylish option for those looking to get away from the VW Beetle. The downside is its severely underpowered engine (ranging from 36 horsepower to 53 horsepower), but if you’re just cruising around town, you’re golden. 1960 models can range in price from about $4,000 to about $21,000.