If you’re a guy, you’ve undoubtedly fretted over your car at some point, especially in relation to any girl you’re trying to impress. When you’re trading in your old banger for an upgrade, the color or horse-power might be important considerations, but so will how attractive this new model will be to the female you offer to pick up. Not many women will be impressed if you connect via date service, offer to whisk them away for a romantic weekend break, then show up in some monstrosity running on three wheels. So what are 10 classic cars guaranteed to turn heads and work your way into feminine affections?
Mini Cooper Convertible
The Mini has been a classic car for decades, hankering back to the iconic scenes from the movie The Italian Job. The modernized version is designed for supreme comfort, with state-of-the-art tech and personalization options. Plus it won’t break the bank.
Ford Mustang 390 GT
Aptly named after a wild, untamed horse from the US Midwest, this quintessential sports car symbolized the American Dream. Driven by Steve McQueen in the famous car chase in the 1968 thriller Bullitt, this sleek motor is every bit as magnetic as the film’s star.
Volvo C70 Convertible
Previously produced in the 1990s as a multi-purpose coupe and convertible, the upgraded version now benefits from a folding metal top. Although its design is meant to provide insulation against the most inclement of Swedish winters, it would attract attention in any setting.
The aptly-monikered Charger’s spacious seats are ideal for comfort, as well as bolstering your passenger against the acceleration provided by the powerful V8 engines. Perfect for everyday use, any woman will be impressed by its combination of aerodynamics and functionality.
Jaguar XK Convertible
This is another turbo-charged vehicle that will impress any prospective partner. Its oval grill and sinuous shape are certainly pleasing on the eye, while its slick performance is enough to banish the car’s once slightly-tweedy image.
Audi R8 Spyder
This powerfully-built but sporty car is guaranteed to arrest the attention of passing girls, and its awesome firepower of V10 engines are designed to attain a maximum speed of 203.8 mph. But if you want to keep your date interested rather than white-knuckled, best to opt for cruise speed.
This old-school Japanese sports car is the perfect antidote to all those formulaic European and American motors. Built for reliability, it handles well and presents the driver with reassuringly old-fashioned steering. The first Asian sports car of its kind, this vintage model oozes class. Despite the 150,000 examples which trundled off the production line in the 1960s, these cars are now increasingly rare. But highly collectible.
Manufactured between 1961 and 1975, owning one of these classic vintage cars is guaranteed to put your potential date in mind of girl magnet Austin Powers. Oh, behave!
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Combining an aerodynamic design with a rugged character, this sporty utility vehicle will effortlessly handle difficult road conditions. Not only will this impress your passenger, but you’ll also be able to take her to practically any romantic location as hard terrain will be no object.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
With prices starting at a modest quarter of a million dollars, this final addition to the list is a tad tongue-in-cheek, unless you’ve either scooped a lottery jackpot or have just been signed by Manchester City FC. But you can daydream about the girls who would be attracted to its luxurious cockpit, sleek, streamlined design, 200 mph top speed and zero to 60 mph in a rollercoaster-aping 2.3 seconds.