TIME TRAVEL WITH THESE CLASSIC BEAUTIES
Sometimes when you peruse the exquisite collection of fine cars on the Turo marketplace, you’ll encounter a few you might be surprised to find. Sure, there’s the outlandish or the (in)famous, but there’s nothing quite like the classics. These cars are each individually reviewed and approved by the Turo team to ensure they meet Turo’s safety standards, and each one comes complete with a rich past and great stories — from childhood dreams to bucket list fantasies.
Here are some of the newest classic specialty car additions to Turo that are now available to fuel your next adventure.
Exhaustive engineering and elite quality have long distinguished European car brands. Imported or replicas built by their owners, these classics aren’t your basic dailies.
POWER’S 1937 JAGUAR SS100
MAURICIO’S 1957 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER
ANDREW’S 1978 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER
SERVIO’S 1977 PORSCHE 911 TARGA
DARREN’S 1967 VOLVO AMAZON
American dream machines
The post-WWII era marked a significant pivot for the American automobile. The car became a staple among most American households as the number of cars on the road more than doubled. While the Europeans produced sub-compacts and condensed sports cars, the Big Three automakers (Ford, GM, and Chrysler) catered to the American taste for bigger, bolder, and dripping in chrome.
These cruisers are the bygone sweethearts of American history. Many of these new additions to the marketplace were restored by the current owners so geeking out with a fellow gearhead or just reminiscing with an enthusiast come standard with your rental.
LUKE’S 1938 CHEVROLET REPLICA
PATRICK’S 1951 BUICK RIVERA
SIMPLY’S 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD
TAYLOR’S 1956 FORD VICTORIA FAIRLANE
BRENT’S 1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Iconic American muscle cars
Muscle cars, as the name implies, follow the American hot rod tradition of large engines on smaller cars. These supercars were designed for pure straight-line performance power. Without the supple looks or intricate engineering typical of the European sports cars, muscle cars are able to be sold at a more affordable price point.
Using the “muscle” analogy, think of these cars as your classic neighborhood gym versus the latest bougie group fitness trend of the moment. Accordingly, these new additions to Turo will definitely turn heads without totally breaking the bank.
OMAR’S 1965 FORD MUSTANG
JEFF’S 1979 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA
CHAD’S 1966 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88
ANTWAIN’S 1966 BUICK SKYLARK
TREVOR’S 1994 DODGE VIPER
Home is where you park it
You’ll hear a lot of nicknames and variants for Volkswagen’s vans but they all fall under the “Transporter” series. The real classics are more commonly referred to as “Type 2”, deriving from VW’s first Type 1 model, the Beetle. Originally debuted at the 1949 Geneva Motor Show, the van’s utilitarian capabilities, affordability, and friendly styling attracted a cult following and became synonymous with adventure. As such, it should come as no surprise that these vans are among the most popular classics on the marketplace.
MIKE’S 1985 VOLKSWAGEN VANAGON
BRENT’S 1977 VOLKSWAGEN WESTFALIA
JOSH’S 1987 VOLKSWAGEN WESTFALIA
NATHAN’S 1985 VOLKSWAGEN VANAGON
BILL’S 1966 VOLKSWAGEN BUS
Oddballs and novelty finds
The real gems among the specialty cars of Turo are the ones you weren’t expecting. They’re the true hipsters of the marketplace. Kind of obscure and a little ironic, you’ve probably never heard of them and they wouldn’t be caught dead in your average rental car lot.