It won’t be long until winter is well and truly over, so you know what that means? That’s right, it’s time for you car fanatics to start looking towards, and preparing for, the summer. So what makes the ideal summer vehicle? Well, the truth is there’s no one answer to that question. You might want a convertible for those summer afternoons driving along the Great British coastline with the wind blowing through your hair. Or you might want something small and speedy with a great sound system. Here are 5 ideas for cars to make your summer one to remember.
Why not head off road this summer? Explore some countryside or rocky terrain in the iconic all time classic American off roader. Who needs elegance in summer when you’ve got a great big Wrangler instead? The Wrangler is brash and loud and totally unashamed too, if you want a bit of power and muscle there is nothing more fun than taking one of these for a spin. You can even have the roof down without having to give up any of that raw power.
Mini Cooper S Coupe
Ever since The Italian Job the Mini Cooper has been seen as a British yet slightly exotic summer car. There’s a lot to say for that close handling and low to the ground driving experience, and this is only enhanced still further by the Mini Cooper S Coupe. It is a two seater as opposed to four which makes it even more fun to drive around those tight, winding country roads. It’s the best of both worlds: a Mini and a sports car.
This car is a wonderful symbol of the best of British car manufacturing. It’s fast, elegant and functional – everything you want from a car in summer. Originally a sports racing car, the 3 litre Austin-Healey 3000 won races and rallies all over Europe. Throughout its production run the 3000 remained virtually unchanged which perhaps accounts for its fame to this day. The perfect British car for a summer in the fast lane.
Sometimes the best summer cars can also be the most simple and uncomplicated. A Dacia Sandero will also set you back considerably less from the likes of Lifestyle Europe than most of the other cars on this list. And it isn’t one to be overlooked either. There’s a reason it’s considered one of the best value cars in Europe – in its own way it’s sporty and elegant. Good for a family holiday in the sun and it won’t break the bank either.
1964 Lincoln Continental Convertible
The height of American automotive prestige and a damn fine car to boot, the Lincoln Continental Convertible remains the peak point of the American car. How could anyone fail to feel good driving one of these? We’ve all seen them in a thousand movies, we’ve dreamt of those incredible “suicide doors” and let’s face it, we’d all love to be driving one this summer if we could!