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The 5 at 5 Looking for a car with a bit more vintage? We’ve got five for you.

THERE’S SOMETHING about classic cars that’s just inherently cool.

They are real driver’s cars and a sign of a true enthusiast and petrolhead. Partially because driving a classic car is the purest form of motoring – as most don’t have driver’s aids or conveniences. Heck, most of them don’t even have safety aids! It’s just you, the car, the open road and your driving skills. Sounds like a winning combination to me.

We’ve rounded up five classic cars all made before the 1960s for your driving pleasure.

Under €60k

1937 Mercedes-Benz 230, €57,000

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This is a lovely example of a pre-war saloon. The Mercedes-Benz Type 230 was introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1937. This beautiful example had a major restoration in the 1990s and has an original and rare factory fitted Webasto sunroof.

Under €30k

1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire, €27,750

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The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was produced from 1952 to 1960 by the British company, Armstrong Siddeley Motors Limited – and yes, that is a sphinx mounted on the bonnet. Just 7,697 version of this model were produced and this is a very nice example which has had a ground-up rebuild.

Under €20k

1953 Citroën Traction Avant, €15,500

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The Citroen Traction Avant pioneered the mass production of vehicles with a unibody with no separate frame, front-wheel drive and four-wheel independent suspension – three groundbreaking features that are still in use today. This particular example got a full restoration in 2007 by a French specialist.

Under €15k

1958 Mercedes-Benz Ponton, €13,995

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Produced from 1953, the Ponton was Daimler-Benz’s first totally new Mercedes-Benz series of passenger cars made after World War II. The Ponton is regarded as the first Mercedes-Benz to adopt what would become the standard “three box design” for saloon cars. This particular example is a Californian import and is in very good condition.

Under €12k

1936 Ford Model Y, €11,500

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The Ford Model Y was also known as the ‘Ford 8′ due to its horsepower rating and it was the first Ford specifically designed for markets outside the United States. This particular two-door ‘Tudor’ model is known as the ‘long rad’ due to its long radiator grille and front bumper with the characteristic dip.

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