Classic car enthusiasts are always looking for new beauties to add to their collection. However, sometimes the budget is tight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find another iconic ride to show off to friends, family, and other vintage car collectors. If you’re willing to make a few modifications to some of these cars, you’re sure to have a show-stopper at your next vintage car meet. Shop around for vintage cars for sale and you’re sure to find these underrated cars just waiting to be swooped up.

Mercury Cougar

This one kind of flew under the shadow of its Ford counterpart, the Mustang. But, this baby can carry about the same muscle as the Mustang, with the right additions, in a more cost-effective package. A few alterations here and there, and you can even use Mustang parts, and you’ve got yourself a powerful ride.

Ford Ranchero GT

This was essentially Ford’s answer to the popular Chevy El Camino, but nowadays is gaining more traction with enthusiasts. The Ranchero GT is now appreciated for its unique design, surprisingly powerful engine, and a comfortable cabin. There were many models made, so they’re easy to find and you can easily set aside a restoration budget for not that much.

Fiat 600

If you’re not into muscle, this often overlooked, diminutive ride is one to definitely consider. The original 600 is slightly bigger than its brother, the iconic 500, and yet did not become as popular. But, it did spark foreign products across Europe and South America like the SEAT 600 in Spain and the 600R in Argentina. It also brought upon Fiat variantslike the Multipla and the Jolly. This is the ideal car for a ride through the countryside.

AMC Javelin

AMC crafted some powerful muscle in the 60s and 70s, but took a backseat to Ford and GM, of course. The Javelin was AMC’s pony car response to the Mustang. A model like the offers both muscle and visual appeal. You can also invest in the AMX, a two-seater, Corvette rival that can easily outmatch the latter with pure coolness.

If you’re in the market for a classic car, don’t fret when you can’t find one that fits your budget. There are many other vintage cars for sale available that won’t cost a pretty penny. All it takes is some thorough research, and some persistence, and you’re sure to find another beautiful ride to add to your collection.

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