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The 5 at 5 Looking for something a bit more discerning? We’ve got a classic collection, whatever your bank balance.

CLASSIC CARS TELL a story of bygone years. They are romantic and conjure up wistful feelings.

Classic cars become a part of the owner’s life – sometimes because they ploughed so much money into the car that they can’t afford to do anything else, but let’s not dwell on that. Owning a piece of automotive history can bring a lot of motoring pleasure and admiring glances.

Here, we’ve rounded up five classic cars, from the top-end dream car to the distinctly affordable.

Under €100k

1969 Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Pagoda, €100,000

Glassen Motor Group Glassen Motor Group

This stunning Pagoda is an original right hand drive car and comes with either a hard or soft top. Its 3.8-litre petrol engine is mated to an automatic gearbox and it is finished in a retro brown with red leather interior. The perfect car for those looking to make a stylish statement in a desirable car.

Under €80k

1974 Volkswagen Beetle, €74,950

Dublin Car Sales Dublin Car Sales

Go bananas in this lovingly restored Volkswagen Bug. This car is in immaculate condition and perfect working order and features a stunning leather and wood finished interior. It is such an icon of the automotive world that it has been the main star of six Hollywood movies! So, give some love to this bug.

Under €60k

1983 Porsche 911 SC, £43,950 (€52,575)

Ciaran Woods Ciaran Woods

The Porsche 911 is the sports car par excellence. And just look at this example. It is stunning. This left-hand-drive 911 SC (Super Carrera) ticks all the right boxes from the clean, red bodywork to the Fuchs wheels. These models were only produced for five years and are increasingly hard to find.

Under €20k

1968 Jaguar MK II 340, €18,500

Gary Howley Gary Howley

The Jaguar MK II is a stylish luxury saloon, one of the cars of its kind ever made. This particular example is finished in an eye-catching Carmen Red and sits atop stunning large chrome rims.  Tweed blazer is mandatory when driving.

Under €15k

1955 Vauxhall Cresta E, £12,000 (€14,301)

Done Deal Done Deal

The Cresta E was a prestigious Vauxhall model when it was first launched back in 1954 and was technically more advanced that most other British cars on the market at that time. It has a monocoque-construction and straight six engine and owes many of its styling features to its American GM relations.

This car has a reconditioned engine and has – according to the ad – never been welded or filled at any time. It is a very well preserved Vauxhall Cresta E.

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