Classic car season is officially upon us. The sun is peeking through the clouds. The rain has somewhat stopped and all the winters road salt has finally been washed away. The classic cars of the nation are making their way out of the safety of winter hibernation in garages and onto the roads once again. Which can mean only one thing… its time for a road trip! In this post we take a look at the five of the best classic cars to take a road trip in.
To entice these classic cars from beneath their dust sheets, Heritage Classic Car Insurance have devised a roadmap of the ‘Top 12 Driving Routes in the UK’. With a step-by-step guide for each route and info on the best places to stop, you’ll have everything you need to make the most of Britain’s open roads and stunning scenery.
And what’s better than the road trip itself? The playlist to go with it, of course. Nothing beats driving along in your car listening to the purr of your engine beneath you and a familiar tune in your ear.
When it comes to deciding which kind of classic car is the best to take on a road trip, we know there are almost too many types to choose from. We’ve tried to make your decision a little easier by sharing some of our favourite classic cars to take a road trip in.
The original pony car. Dubbed by some as the ultimate classic car, the Ford Mustang is a sure-fire way to ensure you’ll have a plain sailing road trip. This lovable car has featured in many Hollywood films, while its modernised descendant was the ‘Best Selling Sports Car’ three years in a row from 2015 to 2017.
According to Ford, the Mustang has been America’s bestselling sports car for the last 50 years, making it the perfect classic choice for a road trip.
This increasingly collectable two-seater deserves a summer road trip. Paired with its high performance, the good looks of this muscle car will turn heads wherever you set off to.
The convertible version of the Corvette is another contender for the ultimate road trip car. This venerable and iconic American sports car is perfect for scenic road trips. Put the top down, listen to that gorgeous V8 and enjoy your surroundings.
Pardon the pun, but the Camaro makes for an absolutely transform-ative road trip experience. When not staring as Bumblebee or in Charlie’s Angels, this car should be found with its engine purring on a summer road trip – or two. Revving away from the movie screen, one thing is for certain though, the Camaro is one of the all time great American muscle cars, making it the ultimate V8 road trip cruiser.
While this one is technically not a car, it is the ultimate classic vehicle for a road trip. The cult status of this camper is undeniable and is perfect for adventurers, dreamer and travellers. It is a symbol of freedom and the open road.
If you fancy taking one of the longer routes on Heritage’s map, such as Scotland’s North Coast 500, the VW Camper is the perfect choice allowing you to set up camp for the night as you make your way across the map.