10 classics up to 25,000 euros

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Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior (Bertone) - from approx. 21,000 euros

E s doesn't have to be an early edge hood. These puristic Bertone coupes are preferred by connoisseurs and are more like 25,000 euros. The Alfa GT family is large, and the most common models on offer are after 1967, many 1300 Junior and GT 1600 from Italy. In this country the 2000 GT Veloce is the most popular variant. The now slightly long-stroke twin camshaft four-cylinder can do both, but pulling power is better than revving.

The equipment of the two-liter and that of its rare forerunner GTV 1750 is more luxurious and valuable than that of the small models. As a typical representative of the legendary 105 series, the GT, which technically corresponds to the Giulia, combines all of the Alfa virtues: a brilliant engine, first-class tuned, precisely guided rigid axle chassis and a gorgeous body designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Rust did not become rampant until the 1970s, when sheet metal quality and worker motivation declined. Many Alfa GTs have been restored, so check the gap dimensions and floor pan. Nevertheless: a classic without great risk and with a lot of potential.

  • Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior (Bertone): 1963 to 1976, 83 hp, 180 km /h
Muscle car: With a little time to search, the Dodge Charger is still available in good condition for less than 25,000 euros.

VW 1303 Cabrio - from 18,000 euros

They have become expensive one wonders. Beetle convertibles of the last series were yesterday at 10,000 euros, today they cost twice as much. The open 1303 was an instant classic, many camein the hands of enthusiasts after the end of production in 1980. That is why they are often in excellent unwelded condition and correspondingly expensive.

The general rust warning of the 70s applies to normal goods. Full restorations are still not worthwhile, a lot of handicraft goods are on the way, no purchase without a lifting platform. The driving experience in the Beetle Cabrio is unique, a mixture of security and elementary joy in the open air. 50 cultivated HP is enough for this, many want the two-liter bus engine with 100 HP.

  • VW 1303 Cabrio: 1972 to 1980, 50 HP, 132 km /h

Volvo P 1800 ES- from approx. 17,500 euros

A pretty coupé on the solid technical basis of the Volvo Amazon appeared in 1961 as Volvo P 1800. The 2 + 2-seater car body by Pelle Peterson at Frua became the favorite of the Americans. But the coupé, styled in the style of the 1960s, quickly fell out of fashion. Volvo chief designer Jan Wilsgaard transformed it with clever tricks into a stylish shooting brake with a glass tailgate.

Insiders call the ES Snow White coffin. The supply is determined by US imports. The good OHV engine and the simple rigid axle chassis are by no means brilliant, but the car has charm and character - and that counts. Only 8943 pieces rolled off the line.

  • Volvo P 1800 ES: 1971 to 1973, 124 hp, 190 km /h
Highlight Wankelmoor: The only 700 kg heavy NSU Spider is driven by a single-disc Wankel with 50 HP. Even today, the rear-engined flea can annoy significantly more powerful cars on winding country roads.

Opel GT 1900 L - from approx. 18,000 euros

Opel adopted the curvy hip curve profile of the Corvette C3 for a dream car called the Experimental GT, which was exhibited at the 1965 IAA. TheSeries GT appeared, stylistically only slightly modified, three years later on a staid Rallye Kadett basis. The toothless GT 1100 variant hardly sold, it wasn't until the 1900s with 90 hp that the temperament held up, as promised by the sporty body.

The Opel GT became a huge success, its simple technology is by no means primitive. Most GTs fell victim to rust epidemics and spoiler ulcers, 103,463 units were built. Today, the original condition is required, which expresses the beauty of the popular sports car without make-up.

  • Opel GT 1900 L 1968 to 1973, 90 hp, 185 km /h

Renault Alpine V6 Turbo - from approx. 16,900 euros

If there ever was a real Porsche 911 - There were rivals in rallies, hill climbs or in civil road traffic, then the Alpine. The blue four-cylinder flounders of the type A110 achieved the acceleration values ​​of a Porsche 911 S as a 1600 S with only 138 hp. The six-cylinder successor A310 V6 could compete with a far more powerful Carrera 3.0.

A110 and A310 shaped the fame of Alpine-Renault, they were uncompromising cars, dangerous to oversteer, negligent in the body quality and blessed with resilient mass-produced engines, which one could not see their potential. Only the tamer, stylistically less brutal successor model Alpine GT dampened this wild character without appearing boring.

The model, internally known as the GTA 500, made its debut in 1984 with the 160 hp European V6 from the Renault 25 sedan A year later, a sharp turbo variant was added, which initially made 200 hp, from 1987 with a catalytic converter only 185 hp. Such an Alpine GTA is no longer a wild rear-end blower, but a spacious, comfortable touring car, exclusive enough and blessed with complex technology. It is the more individual, bolder alternative to the late Porsche 911 G-model, far more moderate in price and still extremely fun to drive.

  • Renault Alpine V6 Turbo: 1985 to 1991, 200 hp , 250 km /h,
Motor Klassik
You are driven in a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley you drive yourself - especially a Bentley Turbo R, which you can buy for less than 20,000 euros. Right-hand drive copies are again significantly cheaper.

More classics up to 25,000 euros in our photo show

  • Bentley Turbo R
  • Dodge Charger
  • NSU Spider
  • Range Rover
  • Tatra 603


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