1960s Classic Cars

In the 1960s, the United States battled with overseas manufacturers for market share, and models introduced in this era ranged from compact cars to muscle cars. Learn about hundreds of cars from the 1960s.

The 1965-1976 Lancia Fulvia Coupe and Zagato featured a powerful engine that helped it earn recognition in rallies and its cool styling drew stares. Learn more about the 1965-1976 Lancia Fulvia Coupe and Zagato including pluses, minuses and more.

The 1963-1964 Chrysler New Yorker Salon was advertised as "the world's most complete car." The Salon was an upgrade package to the regular New Yorker sedan which compromised styling for comfort. Learn more about the 1963-1964 Chrysler New Yorker Salon.

The 1963-1971 BMC Mini Cooper S was charming affordable and a rarity in North America. It was an inspired "homologation special" based on British Motor's front-drive minicar. The Mini had a cheeky charm unmatched by other cars. Learn more about this rare classic car.

The 1962-1965 BMW 3200CS offered pleasant Italian styling plus speed and durability. Unfortunately an aging chassis rendered it obsolete almost as soon as it was introduced. See specs and learn more about the 1962-1965 BMW 3200CS classic car.

The 1965-1968 BMW 2000CS was a unique model with fine handling and German craftmanship. It was designed around the firm's new overhead-cam inline four. The BMW was offered with a manual transmission capable of 110 mph. Learn about this classic car.

The 1963-1968 Glas 1300/1700/1600GT cars were sporty coupes created in Glas' final years. All of these models are 2+2 fastback coupes with unit construction and shapely styling by Frua of Italy. Learn more about these collectible cars.

The 1965-1968 Glas 2600 and 3000 GT were high-performance semi-fastback four-seat coupes. Following the takeover of Glas by BMW in 1966 engine size was uprated for 1967 in an attempt to broaden the model's market appeal. Read more about this classic car.

The 1958-1962 AMC Metropolitan was very economical, but styling was a bit lacking. The Metropolitan was a continuation of the 1954-1957 Nash/Hudson Metropolitan under the AMC badge. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1967-1969 AMC Ambassador DPL and SST 2-doors were the successors to the straight-edge 1965-1966 Ambassador. They featured swoopy lines designed by the late AMC design director Dick Teague in the then-popular "Coke bottle" mode. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1968-1970 AMC Rebel SST was launched to replace the staid Classic as AMC's mid-size line the hardtop and convertible shared some styling points with the larger Ambassador. Learn more about the classic 1968-1970 AMC Rambler.

With fewer than 300 built the 1960 Edsel Villager Wagons are hot in Edsel circles. They shared basic styling and mechanicals with the 1960 Ranger models and generally have little real distinctions. Learn more about this collectible car.

The 1961-1971 Austin-Healey Sprite (& MG Midget) was affordable to buy and run, yet came with a bumpy ride. These model years are preferred as federal safety and emissions standards lowered power output. Learn more about this classic car.

The 1960-1962 Chrysler New York Hardtops & Convertible are terrific standard Chryslers. It was equipped with a Burly wedgehead V-8 for refined performance. Read more about the features of this classic car.

The svelte good looks of the 1961-1963 Dual-Ghia L6.4 made it more desirable than the Dual Ghia. It was twice as costly as its predecessor and had softer riding even though it was faster. Read about the body and cost of this collectible car.

The 1962-1964 Chrysler 300 was a mid-range car with a crisp, clean, custom look. However it was not widely saved so body/trim parts harder than usual to find. Find out which 62-64 Chrysler 300 models are prime collector picks.

The 1965-1966 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop and Convertible were the sportiest designs styled by Elwood Engel. However Chryslers were not widely saved so trim and body panels just as difficult to find. Get details on the collectible 300 2D here.

The 1967-1968 Chrysler 300 2D Hardtop and Convertible had a cross-hair grille hidden headlamps and big-block power. Unfortunately the styling was more contrived than the 1965-66 models and there is little to no interest by collectors. Get details on the 300 2D here.

The 1963-1964 Chrysler 300J/300K was considered to have the cleanest look of the letter-series 300. It had higher than average performance low-production appeal and was even cheaper than earlier 300s. Learn more about the 1963-1964 Chrysler 300J/300K.

The 1969 Ford Torino Cobra and Talladega muscle cars have seen volatile collector prices. The Torina proved itself on dragstrips while the Talladega helped Ford to 26 NASCAR Grand National wins and the 1969 championship. Read more about these cars.

The 1968-1969 Ford Torino GT was a speedy muscle car with some power under the hood. New for this year was a sleek fastback two-door hardtop that proved very successful in long-distance stock car races. Find out more about this classic car.

Although Buick billed the 1959-1960 Buick Electra & Invicta 2-Doors as the best at the time, in the collector world they aren't considered ''great.'' Learn more about the 1959-1960 Buick Electra & Invicta 2-Doors.

The 1961-1962 Buick Electra 225 & Invicta 2-Doors are coveted by collectors because of their clean lines -- despite the large size of the cars. Learn more about the 1961-1962 Buick Electra 225 & Invicta 2-Doors.

The attractive 1961-1963 Buick Special Skylark is just beginning to be recognized as a collectible automobile and will likely increase in value as time passes. The compact size and good gas mileage is ideal for collectors. Learn more about this compact sporty car.

First offered as an option package the 1965-1967 Buick Skylark Gran Sport became its own series in 1966. Unfortunately the high-output engine is not fuel efficient and requires high octane gas. Learn more about the 1965-1967 Buick Skylark Gran Sport.

With its attractive looks the 1968-1972 Buick GS marks the end of the hot Buick muscle cars. Great performance and handling make this car even more desirable. Learn more about the 1968-1972 Buick GS.