What is it about the ’60s that has made the cars that we enjoy today so special?
A number of factors contribute to the appeal of the cars of today, including the fact that they were built in the late ’60’s and early ’70s.
But perhaps most importantly, the cars were manufactured in an era when cars were cheap and the government was committed to creating jobs.
Here are the top 50 cars of the ’70’s that you can buy today.
Honda Civic: 1950s-1980s Honda Civic was the original American sports car.
Built in the mid-1950s, the Civic was designed by Honda Motor Co. engineers, but its first production was in the early 1960s.
The Civic had an average seating capacity of five people and featured a 1,800-hp inline-four engine, a 4-speed manual transmission, a front-mounted air dam, and a four-wheel-drive system.
The first Honda Civic made its debut in 1959, and its popularity was quickly growing.
In 1959, Honda made a record-setting first in North America when it produced a Civic with a top speed of 180 miles per hour.
A second Civic was also made with a speed rating of 180 mph.
Today, the Honda Civic is the most popular car in North American history with a sales record of nearly $5.3 billion in 2016.
The Honda Civic remains a classic.
In 2018, the company introduced the new Civic S, a more refined version of the Civic that offers a wider array of standard features and includes an electric motor.
This Civic is priced starting at $50,000.
Chrysler 300: 1960s-1970s Chrysler 300 was the first production automobile with a front engine and a rear engine.
The Chrysler 300 featured a 6.0-liter inline-4, which was powered by a gasoline engine and produced 400 horsepower.
In 1961, Chrysler offered the 300 to the public in a five-door version with the option of a 7-speed automatic transmission.
This version of Chrysler’s most successful car, the 300 sold more than 2.6 million in its first year.
Ford Mustang: 1970s-1990s Ford Mustang is one of the most recognizable cars in the world.
Introduced in 1974, the Ford Mustang featured a front air-cooled four-cylinder engine with a claimed 210 horsepower.
By 1990, Ford offered the Ford Fusion with a 6-speed transmission and the new Ford Ranger with a 7 speed transmission.
Ford’s Mustang is still considered one of its best-selling vehicles.
In 2017, the first Mustang was offered with a new 8.5-liter V8 engine, which can deliver 400 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
Chrysler 200: 1960-1970’s Chrysler 200 was Ford’s first large-volume production car, making it the first car to make use of the new, more powerful V-8 engine that became common in American sports cars in 1966.
In 1967, the Chrysler 200 began offering a 6 speed manual transmission and a 3.5 liter inline-six engine, and it debuted as a four door with an optional 6-point harness.
The Chevrolet Camaro was also introduced in 1967 with the V-6 engine and the Ford Fiesta in 1970 with the 6.5L V-10 engine.
In 1971, the Chevy Camaro went to the next level with a 5.0L V8 with a seven-speed automated transmission.
The Camaro became the fastest production car to ever enter the U.S. market, with a combined top speed that would have been surpassed by the Corvette Z06.
Cadillac Eldorado: 1970-1990 Cadillac Eldarado was the only American sports-car made between 1968 and 1973.
Built by Cadillac in the U