If you've been looking to add a classic or collectible car to your collection, there was no shortage of amazing vehicles up for grabs in 2019. From rare to custom restomods, the market definitely had just about anything your car-loving heart could desire. While we could have easily come up with a top 100 list, we wanted to have a little more self control, so here are the 12 best classic vehicles we saw for sale in 2019...in no particular order.
All classic and vintage Lamborghini models represent special opportunities to add to a collection, but the Lamborghini LM002 might be one of the rarest and most unique. Years before Lamborghini introduced its Urus performance SUV, the LM002 was the only way to enjoy the trails in Sant'Agata Bolognese's finest. These SUVs don't come up for sale very often, but Champion Motors of Syosset, New York has this ruggedly beautiful 1989 Lamborghini LM002 listed for $369,000 in excellent, original condition with surprisingly low miles.
Produced in various forms from 1945 through today, the Dodge Power Wagon has endured the test of time with sheer tenacity. An absolute icon of post-war Americana, the first proper Dodge go-anywhere, do-anything pickup truck boasts a rugged mantra that modern counterparts would kill for.
As Broncos continue to rise in popularity, many of these classic SUVs are being – or have already been – heavily modified, which makes finding an original, uncut body like this one even more of a challenge. This recently restored 1970 Ford Bronco is even more special because it's a half-cab model with a cargo bed that is separate from the passenger compartment, and it is currently for sale through J7 Motorsports in Jacksonville, Florida.
The new movie, Ford v Ferrari, relives the glory days when Ford was on a mission to take down Ferrari, and designed the GT40 as the missile it needed to get that done. One of the vehicles built for the movie was meant to replicate the car driven by Ken Miles at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. On January 2-23, 2020, this Ford is headed to the auction block at the Mecum Kissimmee event in 2020 where you can kick off the new year with a piece of automotive and cinematic history in this GT40 MKII.
In 1967, a small run of 2,048 Shelby GT500s were produced, and according to a Marti report, only 8 like this exact example were ever built. This striking GT500 was only three years old when it was put into storage somewhere in Alabama, effectively preserving what rolled off the original Ford dealers lot. This incredible survivor remained untouched until 2005, when it was woken from its sleep to get a complete restoration.
In 1968, Chevrolet secretly decided to steal their truck-derived 427 CID V8 engine, and shoehorn it into the engine bay of a Camaro. The result is the 425-horsepower 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO. COPO stood for Central Office Production Order, which made it available to dealerships in the know – Chevrolet didn’t want to make this engine available to the masses for fear that it would have stolen sales from the Corvette.
In a current automotive landscape dictated by technology, this 1973 Land Rover Series III offers an escape from infotainment systems, safety nannies and city commuting. Escape the monotonous city life and head out into an adventure with utmost confidence behind the wheel of a Land Rover.
As a fitting send off for the legendary Grand National, Buick created the limited-production GNX for 1987. Only 547 GNXs were built for the single model year, and the highlight was an increased power output from the Grand National's 245 horsepower rating up to an officially stated 276 horsepower for the GNX – actual power output is believed to be over 300 hp, though. Proving how collectible the 1987 Buick GNX is, this one was being sold for just under $90,000 with around 43,000 miles on the odometer.
There’s something immediately special about this 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster being sold by GT Motor Cars. After all, you don’t see too many 911s with such a roofline. Created to celebrate the original Porsche 356 Speedster, which was made in 1954, this one marked the 25th anniversary of the creation of a German legend. Highly sought after and rare, this Porsche is now on the open market.
You’ve heard of Peterbilt trucks, but this 1985 Betterbuilt is likely something you’re not familiar with. It's a one-off, completely unique three-quarter-scale tractor trailer being sold through Lost & Found Classic Car Co. Having a small semi-truck is pretty cool, but this vehicle is also practical. You can haul your different cars in the trailer, which also acts as a mobile shop. Endless possibilities await with this sort of machine.
Of all the memorable Ferraris – both road cars and racecars – the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is one of the finest examples of the performance, luxury and style that a Ferrari could offer. These cars to pop up for sale that often, so this gorgeous 365 GTB/4 painted in Giallo Fly yellow should be quite alluring for anyone looking to add a classic Ferrari to their collection. This one is currently being sold by C&N Motor Cars of Marysville, Ohio.
Looking to dominate the racing scene in late '60s, Chevrolet created a handful of Corvettes decked out with the now-legendary L88 package. Chevy only produced 20 of these race-ready 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 models, but it's estimated that only around half of those still exist today. Adding to the scarcity, it's believed that only three still retain the numbers-matching engine, and this one owned by being auctioned off in January is said to be the only L88 Coupe left in existence with the original engine.
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