Mazda is another car manufacturer that has stood the test of time, and their 1967 Mazda Cosmo was a weird, tiny sports car that was the first ever mass produced vehicle to feature a rotary engine. The Japanese car manufacturer’s first ever sports car, the Mazda Cosmo was a feat of engineering that previewed what was to come from the legendary Mazda Motor Corporation.
The Cosmo launched the famous Mazda Wankel engine, and its name was chosen by the company to leverage the decade’s fascination with the Space Race.
1964 Ferrari 275 GTB
Ferrari needs no introduction, whether you're a car enthusiast or not, but their exclusive 275 GTB series certainly deserves one. Between 1964 and 1968, Ferrari produced their 275 series, which were front-engined V12-powered, two-seater automobiles with spider and coupé bodies designed by Pininfarina.
The 275 series were the first commercially available Ferraris with a transaxle and independent rear suspension. The 275 GTB was ranked as No. 3 on Motor Trend Classic's 'Greatest Ferraris of All Time', and No. 7 on Sports Car International's 'Top Sports Cars of the 1960s'.
1969 Datsun 240Z
The 1969 Datsun 240Z is considered to be the most iconic sports car ever designed by Nissan. Originally produced as a competitor against British sports car, the Datsun 240Z looked very luxurious and expensive, but it was actually quite affordable, which made it all the more attractive.
The Datsun 240Z had an L24 2.4-liter engine with a manual, four-speed choke, a chrome '240Z' badge, and two vents on the car's rear hatch that provided flow through ventilation. The gorgeous model was introduced to the American public by the president of Nissan Motors USA, Yutaka Katayama, otherwise known as "Mister K".
1968 Jensen Interceptor
British car manufacturer Jensen Motors released their grand touring model, Jensen Interceptor, from 1966 to 1976. The custom, hand-built Interceptor was produced at the prestigious Kelvin Way Factory in Birmingham, England, and it had a classic steel body-shell designed by Carrozzeria Touring, an outside Italian design firm.
The powerful V8 engine and overall cool design of the Jensen Interceptor made this two-door fastback wildly popular back in the '60s, and it still has a devoted cult-following up until this day.
1964 Bizzarrini Strada 5300 GT
Former Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Iso engineer, Giotto Bizzarrini, founded the Bizzarrini Automotive Manufacturer company in 1964. Starting design in 1963, Bizzarrini's 1964 Strada 5300 GT was a marvelous gran turismo vehicle that proved to be the company's most sought-after model.
A low-slung two-seater coupe, this gorgeous automobile had a small-block, 327 Corvette engine and could accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in under seven seconds. The Strada 5300 GT reached speeds of up to 174 mph, had four-wheel disc brakes, a four-speed manual transmission and great rear suspension. Only 133 units were produced, and the Strada 5300 GT remains a coveted collectible even to this day.