As specialists in classic car transport…
…We routinely get car-lust over our cargo. To quench our thirst for seriously cool cars, we’ve compiled a list of our top five favourites. Sit back, buckle up and enjoy our range of the 5 best classic cars – every car here is classic, cool and, in our eyes, a contender for the greatest car of all time.
5. Nissan S30
Known in Japan as the Fairlady Z, this darling Datsun was a simple car at heart, with minimalistic styling that would never be bettered. The Z-series got heavier, more thick-set and became less driver-focused, and Nissan-fans worldwide would forever wax lyrical about the ‘good old days’ of the sumptuously streamlined S30.
4. Aston Martin DB5
There’s a reason that this baby was Bond’s favourite go-to getaway car. The DB5 set the benchmark for every other good-looking, gadget-laden car that Double-O would get behind the wheel of. You’d be surprised to know it was actually slightly on the sluggish side – capable of 0-60mph in a tardy 8.1seconds (and that’s without the machine guns) but nevertheless it’s still an iconic bit of kit that firmly holds a place in our hearts.
3. Triumph TR5
The tasty Triumph TR5 was ground-breaking when it was first produced in the mid-1960s, as fuel injection technology was almost unheard of back then. The combination of a 6-cylinder engine, refined exhaust manifold and this snazzy new fuel injection system made the TR5 sell like hotcakes – and it’s still loved and lauded by many today. If you’re in need of classic car transport and you own a TR5, it’ll be thumbs up from Team OnTime, as we can’t help but get super excited when we see them.
2. Lotus Elan
This perfect little pocket-rocket has been described by Top Gear’s Richard Hammond as a ‘ballet dancer with wheels’ He’s right – it’s graceful, petite, and pure, but still packs a punch that would rival the supercars of today. The engine is Ford’s famous four-cylinder, 1.6-litre twin cam, producing a very modest 105bhp. But – as you may have already gathered – the Elan is exceptionally light and as a result, this classic car is a unique pleasure to drive.
1. Jaguar E-Type
Famed for their smooth lines and popularity in the swinging sixties, this classic Jag was faster than the Ferraris of its day and available at a fraction of the cost. This car’s true claim to fame came when Enzo Ferrari himself called it ‘the most beautiful car ever made’ – and yes, if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for us. We Brits really do know how to nail our classic cars, so our winner just had to be home-grown. Round of applause for the British marque!
Working in classic car transport can be great fun. We move many amazing automobiles, both old and new, but we’ve missed out your favourite classic car, let us know on social @OnTime_Auto or www.facebook.com/OnTimeAutomotive.