Innovation is an essential part of automotive industry. Usually, those innovative vehicles are always remembered because they changed the landscape of automotive industry.
Below is a list of 9 classic cars you wouldn’t necessarily expect to have changed the landscape of the automotive industry.
1908 Ford Model T
The Model T from Ford is the first mass-produced vehicle and that’s the reason why it holds a significant part in history of automobile industry in America. This car was manufactured until 1927 and over 15 million units of Model T are sold. The way Ford manufactured and advertises this car is truly successful.
1908 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
Autocar magazine hailed this car as the “best car in the world”. The Silver Ghost clearly define luxury and it also played a huge part in Turkish wars with Laurence of Arabia, Gallipoli, the Irish Civil War, World War I, development of India and this car was still used in World War II.
Also, the Silver Ghost started the mechanical warfare and it ended the era of horse cavalry and artillery units.
1922 Austin Seven
This small car started the modern vehicle. Its driver controls are actually borrowed from the Cadillac Type 53 and this car eventually influenced the early models of BMW, Nissan, Holden, Rosengart, Lotus and Jaguar.
1938 Volkswagen Beetle
This car was actually made by Adolf Hitler. The legendary Volkswagen Beetle is one of the first rear engine vehicles and it was designed by Ferdinand Porsche based on Adolf Hitler’s notes. Currently, the Volkswagen Beetle is longest running and manufactured car in the world. For over 65 years of production, over 21 million Volkswagen Beetles were manufactured. Also, a dozen books and songs were written about this car.
1959 BMC Mini
This car was designed to become the car of the masses and in fact, this car is an icon from the 1960s. It started the trend of front wheel drive cars and hot hatch era. This car won “the car of the century award” and even if it has a small size, the BMC Mini won several races around the world.
1955 Citroen DS
One the most illustrious design in the world of automobile. The Citroen DS quickly became a European icon. With its mechanical innovations and futuristic design, there’s no doubt that this car is considered as one of the most important and beautiful cars in the world. The Citroen DS is a shocker; nobody was expecting its success because on the first day of its release, over 12,000 units were sold.
1961 Jaguar E-Type
The Jaguar E-Type could appear on any list because this car is absolutely the best car ever. The design of this car doesn’t just influenced vehicles; even clothes drew inspiration to this wonderful masterpiece.
1966 Lamborghini Miura
The 1966 Lamborghini Miura is the world’s first supercar. The Lamborghini Miura isn’t just a car because it’s a wonderful work of art by Marcello Gandini. He brought the new standard in creating first class high-performance vehicles.
This car was powered with a V12 and even if its design resembles a muscular raging bull, it’s capable of accelerating quickly. This car inspired the current super cars including Bugatti Veyron, McLaren and Ferrari.
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