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posted on April 17th, 2017

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.

European luxury

Kwan’s ‘75 BMW 2002

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

Atlanta, GA

MAURICIO’S 1957 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER

Napa, CA

ANDREW’S 1978 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER

Culver City, CA

SERVIO’S 1977 PORSCHE 911 TARGA

Somerville, MA

DARREN’S 1967 VOLVO AMAZON

Irvine, CA

American dream machines

James’ ‘65 Chevy Corvair

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

Woodbury, MN

PATRICK’S 1951 BUICK RIVERA

Galveston, TX

SIMPLY’S 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD

Los Angeles, CA

TAYLOR’S 1956 FORD VICTORIA FAIRLANE

San Diego, CA

BRENT’S 1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

Addison, TX

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

La Mirada, CA

JEFF’S 1979 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

El Cajon, CA

CHAD’S 1966 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88

Bentonville, AR

ANTWAIN’S 1966 BUICK SKYLARK

Hephzibah, GA

TREVOR’S 1994 DODGE VIPER

San Jose, CA

Home is where you park it  

Juan Andres’ ‘74 Bus

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

Seattle, WA

BRENT’S 1977 VOLKSWAGEN WESTFALIA

Honolulu, HI

JOSH’S 1987 VOLKSWAGEN WESTFALIA  

Hawaiian Gardens, CA

NATHAN’S 1985 VOLKSWAGEN VANAGON

Seattle, WA

BILL’S 1966 VOLKSWAGEN BUS

Glendora, CA

Oddballs and novelty finds

Siarhei’s Buick Roadmaster

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.

MAX’S 1982 SACHSENRING TRABANT

Chicago, IL

ALEX’S 1957 HINDUSTAN AMBASSADOR

London, England

MILES’ 1989 NISSAN PAO

Phoenix, AZ

KEVIN’S 1947 FORD FIRETRUCK

San Diego, CA

MATTHEW’S 1989 YUGO GVL

Santa Monica, CA

Many more to come  

Inspired to fuel an adventure with a specialty car? Learn more about eligibility requirements and drop us a line at community@turo.com if you have any questions.

Chris is the Community Manager at Turo. He’s a proud father to three rescue dogs and has become immune to jet lag in all his travels (or maybe it’s just the coffee).