Most people are aware of the more popular classic cars, including the Mustangs, Chargers, and Impalas. These cars have stood the test of time and remain among the most popular at classic car shows. But there are plenty of other gems out there that few people know about. Many of them did not last long or were only built for a couple of years. Each of these truly classic cars come with a story of their own just waiting to be told. Here are twenty-five classic cars any true car lover needs to know about.
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
Originally created as a design painting by David North in 1962, the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado was nicknamed the "Flame Red Car." Although the design was never intended for production, it became the first American car with front-wheel drive in thirty years. It had a muscular styling that paired well with its 425 cubic inch V8 engine with 385 horsepower. Even though it weighed over four thousand pounds, it reached top speeds of one hundred and twenty miles per hour.