Welcome to our series of the most memorable cars from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Kicking things off, we’re going to start with the 1950s, followed by the 1960s, and finally the 1970s.
For many people, the 50s represent the gold era in the automotive sphere. Most of the exotics back then were handcrafted and built completely individually, so finding two exact examples is neigh-on impossible. It’s why the most expensive cars at classic car auctions date back to this exact era. We thought it would be great to take a look back in history and find our most memorable cars from the 1950s.
We’re starting off this article in the best way we know how: the Aston Martin DB4. Although it isn’t as popular as its successor, the DB5 Bond car, most people can’t even tell the difference between the two visually. The DB4 isn’t just a great looker though. It was a genuinely exciting car to drive for its time, and it still remains an incredible driving experience. Values have skyrocketed in the last couple of years, with prices for preserved examples hovering around the half a million dollar mark. A project car in need of some serious restoration can fetch $250,000, and the Zagato version is a mind-blowing $8,000,000 and up.