Meet the sophisticated models that don’t have to shout to be noticed – and discover how classic car storage can keep them purring
It’s a thrill to turn heads in a red-hot Testarossa or attract cinephiles with a DeLorean straight from the reels of Back To The Future. But you’ll get a whole different kind of attention when you take the wheel of a more understated classic car. Sophistication is an elusive quality, but you’ll know it when you see it – and the five models we’ve hand-picked below have it in spades.
They might be light on flash, but a more subtle classic car can still be a great investment. Hunt down the right example, and keep it in optimum condition with dedicated classic car storage, and you’ll get both the pleasures of ownership and the satisfaction of a healthy profit. Here are five to shortlist.
When Enzo Ferrari himself describes a model as “the most beautiful car ever made”, you know it’s worthy of your attention. Produced between 1961 and 1975, this British icon is perhaps the ultimate fusion of styling and performance, drawing admiring glances with its undulating curves, but squaring up to the supercars with a 150mph top speed. If you’re lucky enough to secure your own slice of British motoring folklore, protect its value with classic car storage, and pass it on to the next generation.
Launched in 1956 – and discontinued just three years later – the history books suggest the BMW 507 didn’t exactly set the world alight. Commercial misfire it may have been, but this stunner has grown into a slow-burn cult hero, with its sweeping contours now a head-turning sight in a world of boxy speedsters. Just remember that with rarity comes risk – especially in the big city – so when you’re not behind the wheel, be sure to keep this historic model in optimum condition with dedicated classic car storage.
Aston Martin DB4
Of course, the more-celebrated DB5 is a stunner, but Bond fans have driven up prices and pushed that model towards cliché. If you’re wondering what classic car to buy for investment, consider instead the flagship DB5’s older brother from 1958, with a chassis created under the eye of chief engineer Harold Beach and Milan-based firm Touring dreaming up that curvaceous body. Kept in mint condition with specialist classic car storage, the DB4 is a lesser-known gem that should hold its value.
Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto
Everybody loves a Ferrari, but when it comes to understated Italian chic, the 26-year production run of the Spider Duetto shows just how right Alfa Romeo got it. Since the final Spider rolled off the line in 1993, it’s been a discerning collector’s choice, well worth keeping in optimum condition with specialist classic car storage, to maintain both bodywork and mechanics.
If you associate Volvo with boxy-but-practical family estates, you’ve obviously never seen the PS1800. In the ’60s, this svelte two-seater was Roger Moore’s ride of choice for The Saint, and today the vibe is more weekend break and coastal run than overladen family holiday. Of course, with vehicles of this vintage, it’s vital to choose classic car storage experts who understand the quirks of your machine and give it the specialist attention to suit.
For all of these classics – and any other vehicle with financial or sentimental value – Windrush’s classic car storage is a must. We give every vehicle the personal touch, with a classic car storage solution that starts with a twelve-step induction process. Once complete, we’ll treat your car to an individual dehumidified, climate-controlled indoor storage bay, with 24/7 security, twice-daily checks, plus weekly battery and drip tray inspections. And if you’ve come to us for long-term car storage, we’ll even carry out a deep maintenance checkover every 60 days. To keep your pride and joy in peak condition – trust Windrush.
To discover how Windrush classic car storage could protect your investment, get in touch today.