First of all: Of course, this gallery is only a selection – and does not depict every mobile beauty that deserves to be shown. There are too many for that. Theoretically you should also find pictures of a Fiat Panda, a Duck (2CV), numerous Alfa Romeos and Peugeots here – maybe next time.
This time it’s vehicles like the VW Beetle, the obvious stars from Mercedes-Benz and timeless classics from Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Because without a 911, Dino or Countach, such a photo series cannot do.
beauty before age
This time, however, it is not about a specific value – there are vehicles in the overview that you can still afford today, as well as cars that will probably always remain a dream for 99 percent of interested people. For example a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing or the drivable legend from Jaguar, the E-Type.
However, exotics also have a lot to offer. For example the Volvo P1800, a Maserati 3500 GT Spyder or the Lotus Esprit Turbo – all vehicles that look so good that they don’t mind their old age.
Speaking of old age: While at some point no new cars with combustion engines will be registered, you will probably see many of the classics shown on German roads for quite a while (at least from time to time).
Because anyone who first owns a classic car with a corresponding license plate enjoys grandfathering rights in this country. This protects the vehicles from new regulations that have already been the undoing of other cars in the past – for example environmental zones. So as long as the cars are kept in good shape, nothing stands in the way of the next anniversary.
I’m a recent graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism. I started working as a news reporter for 24 Hours World about two years ago, and I’ve been writing articles ever since. My main focus is automotive news, but I’ve also written about politics, lifestyle, and entertainment.