Some of the world’s most beautifully designed cars came about during the 1960s. Compared to the cars of that day, the bulk of the vehicles around now look lackluster, boring, and don’t have near as much character — size up your car against any of the ones on this list and ask yourself which you’d rather have in your garage.
The 1960s was a high point in outstanding car design, and the era brought about many important changes in auto making. Not only did economy vehicles, muscle cars, and pony cars make their way onto the auto scene during this time, but a number of luxury models were developed that helped define the decade.
Here are ten of the top luxury cars of the 1960s.
1. 1961 Jaguar E-Type
The 1961 Jaguar E-type was part of the first series of the model’s road production. Previously, it had been a concept car that had two iterations, the E1A and E2A. This two door beauty had a 3.8 liter engine that produced 265 bph, and the car reached a top speed of 150 miles per hour. When auto lovers think of which luxury models epitomize the 60s, the Jaguar E-type often comes to mind.