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posted on August 14th, 2018

50 fine vintage rides

The appeal of older cars goes well beyond their charm as objects. Countless vintage vehicles are prized as beautiful machines that sound good and feel wonderful on the road. The shapes of older cars are more creative, the interiors less logical, and the experience less standardized. Driving a classic car, then, becomes a fantastic, transportive event that rouses the senses and awakens nostalgia.

But perhaps equally as moving are the stories and people that contribute to the character of cars of a certain age. Many of these cars have seen lifetimes of experiences — different people looking after them and making them a part of their lives, maybe with some bumps and scrapes along the way. Sharing these stories is half the fun of owning a classic car, and there’s no better way to share your car’s story than to share your car itself.

It has been many months since our last roundup of classic cars on the marketplace, and hundreds have been added since then. Turo hosts have built the largest classics sharing marketplace in the world, sharing their cars and the stories they tell with our community. To help you sort through the goods, we’ve collected over 50 (fifty!) of our most characterful pre-1990 cars, all listed within the last year. Plus, we’ve organized them into bunches for your perusing pleasure.

First team All-Turo

ANDREA’S 1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA

Wellington, FL

DAREN’S 1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL PAGODA

Los Angeles, CA

LUSO’S 1957 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER 1600 SUPER REPLICA

San Diego, CA

ELIEZER’S 1981 DELOREAN DMC-12

Marina del Rey, CA

TERRY’S 1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1

Redondo Beach, CA

Muscle Beach

LORENZO’S 1971 CHEVY CHEVELLE SS

Los Angeles, CA

BENNY’S 1968 MERCURY COUGAR

Miami, FL

MIKE’S 1967 FORD MUSTANG GT350

Beverly Hills, CA

RICHARD’S 1969 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE

Upper Saddle River, NJ

JOHANNES’S 1967 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

Tutzing, DE

PATRICK’S 1971 CHEVY CHEVELLE

Torrance, CA

Feelin’ some four wheelin’

LUSO’S 1971 FORD BRONCO

San Diego, CA

ANTHONY’S 1965 FORD F-250

Los Angeles, CA

MATT’S 1988 AM GENERAL HUMVEE

Los Angeles, CA

DERY’S 1989 AM GENERAL HUMVEE

Miami, FL

RYAN’S 1965 FORD F-100

Phoenix, AZ

ERIK’S 1975 FORD F-150

Los Angeles, CA

JESSICA’S 1977 JEEP CJ-5

New Orleans, LA

RYAN’S 1985 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER

Portland, OR

GORDON’S 1975 LAND ROVER SERIES III

Englewood, CO

Go fast stuff

ANTHONY’S 1973 C3 CHEVY CORVETTE

Los Angeles, CA

HEATH’S 1979 C3 CHEVY CORVETTE

Fremont, CA

MARCUS’S 1985 PORSCHE 928S

Austin, TX

MARBET’S 1958 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER REPLICA

Hamburg, DE

CLEVERTON’S 1986 PORSCHE 944 TURBO

Doral, FL

THOMAS’S 1986 PORSCHE 944 TURBO

Paradise Valley, AZ

BRADEN’S 1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA

Provo, UT

BROOKE’S 1965 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA

Seattle, WA

KENT’S 1988 CHRYSLER CONQUEST

Canton, GA

ANDREY’S 1978 NISSAN 280Z

Thousand Oaks, CA

KENT’S 1988 MAZDA RX-7

Canton, GA

Big ballin’ is my hobby

ALEX’S 1986 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT

Lakewood, WA

GONZALO’S 1980 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW II

Los Angeles, CA

RILEY’S 1974 JAGUAR XJ6

Tempe, AZ

JORDAN’S 1974 CADILLAC ELDORADO

Stone Mountain, GA

ENRIQUE’S 1957 CHEVY BEL-AIR

Los Angeles, CA

ROBERT’S 1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE

Los Angeles, CA

TORSTEN’S 1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560 SEC

Stuttgart, DE

BOBBY’S 1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL

Los Angeles, CA

Size isn’t everything

CORY’S 1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING

Los Angeles, CA

SHERVIN’S 1868 VOLKSWAGEN BAJA BUGGIE

Glendora, CA

GUIDO’S 1984 FIAT 2000 SPIDER

Fort Lauderdale, FL

BROOKE’S 1952 MG TD

Seattle, WA

COURTYARD CLASSIC’S 1971 MG ROVER P5B

Sandyford, IE

MANUEL’S 1969 MG MGB GT

Los Angeles, CA

Living in a van down by the river

MICHELE’S 1965 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE-2 CAMPER

London, GB

SHANE’S 1987 VOLKSWAGEN VANAGON WESTFALIA

Santa Monica, CA

MELISSA’S 1975 VOLKSWAGEN RIVIERA — “HARRY”

Santa Barbara, CA

MELISSA’S 1978 VOLKSWAGEN WESTFALIA — “BUTTERCUP”

Santa Barbara, CA

BECKY’S 1988 VOLKSWAGEN VANAGON WESTFALIA

Paia, HI

MATT’S 1987 VOLKSWAGEN VANAGON WESTFALIA

Lakewood, CA

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

 

Steven is an avid car guy and content specialist at Turo. Between Golden State Warriors games he can be found getting lost somewhere in California.