Legendary american retro cars in good condition

американские retro cars

Американская классика популярна всегда и во всём. Будь это джаз Луи Армстронга, вестерны с Джоном Уэйном, или американские retro cars. Послевоенная Америка в течение десяти лет сумела практически полностью восстановить объёмы производства легковых автомобилей.

In general, in the US, the concept of retro cars is quite extensible. Such models include restored models made since the 20s / 30s of the last century, such as the 1930 Cadillac V-16 or 1927 Packard 526.

Но всё же классикой, теми самыми «гангстерскими» автомобилями, Америка гордится больше всего. Часто можно увидеть в журналах фото, на которых изображены американские retro cars, принадлежавшие известным людям, или ставшие «героями» фильмов.

Perhaps the most popular cars of those years were such great classic American cars as the 1955 Dodge Custom Royale, the posh 1958 Mercury Monterey, 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air and 1957 Ford Fairlane.

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Fair Lane - the car "modestly" named after the estate of the company's founder, Henry Ford. A car with high-quality cabriolet mechanics, an eight-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission, became a successful model for Ford. The car was quite reliable, and its appearance, confident and a little aggressive, was exactly what the Americans wanted, which still felt the taste of victory on their lips.

Especially popular was the Fairlane 500 Skyliner, whose steel roof was folded into the trunk. Skyliner became a symbol of romanticism of the 50s.

American retro car Chevrolet Bel Air (Chevrolet Bel Air)

For some samples of Chevrolet Bel Air (Chevrolet Bel Air) collectors are now ready to give a lot of money. In Russia, the usual modification is now available at a price of 3 million rubles. If you compare it with something else, for example, with a Mercedes Gelendvagen, the price of which is about the same, you should think about it, take a rare car or a modern, powerful, fast and durable jeep.

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bel air

And now a little about what is under the hood of this “iron horse”. In this model there was the most famous V8 of all time - the subcompact Chevy engine, with a volume of 4.6 liters.

Main characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 184 km / h;
  • Acceleration from 0 to 95 km / h: 8.5 seconds;
  • Engine Type: V-shaped 8-cylinder;
  • Engine capacity: 4.6 liters;
  • Transmission: 3-speed manual;
  • Maximum power: 164 kW at 4,800 rpm;
  • Maximum torque: 366 Nm at 2800 rpm;
  • Weight: 1550 kg;
  • Economy: 7.1 km / l.

американские retro carsIn general, by most indicators, “Bel Air” was head and shoulders above competitors and cars from Germany. As for the appearance, then to him no complaints. Starting from the grille, and ending with headlights, Bel Air was the ideal of its time. Branded chrome "face" is so fond of Americans, that this machine is still in great demand.

 Mercury Monterey (Mercury Monterey)

Ещё один автомобиль тех лет - 1958 Mercury Monterey (Mercury Monterey) появился в 1950 году. Автомобиль был настолько надёжен, что занял нишу семейной машины. Двигатель V8 с объёмом 6,3л. и агрегатированная механическая коробка пришлись американцам по вкусу. Сейчас он один из самых популярных американских ретро автомобилей.

Mercury Monterey

The demand for such American car brands does not fall. Annually there are ads for the purchase and sale of American retro cars. Unfortunately, with the advent of high duties and increasing utilization fees, the prices of such antique cars jumped. However, collectors are willing to pay any money. Some models of vintage cars are now more expensive than the new Bentley, but you can find a car at an affordable price.

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Cuba has become a real paradise for American vintage cars. After the ban on the import of new cars in 1959, the republic’s fleet was replenished only with Soviet cars.

retro cars

As a result, in Havana you can find real rarities, which the owners still contain in excellent condition.

Americans joke that many wanted Castro to die only so that all this wealth could be taken to the States. Because while, the sale of American retro cars in this country is prohibited.