Most modern cars are full of gizmos and gadgets that we don’t really need, when you think about it. Additionally, most new cars lack that soul and classic appeal many cars from previous generations had.

Although not all of these may be considered classics, they definitely live up to that old adage that they don’t make ‘em like they used to.


1990-1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate

This car was certainly your grandmother’s Buick. The last of the big wagons, the Buick Roadmaster had a V-8 engine and could take eight passengers in comfort and style, or six plus all their junk for a trip across country to Wally World. Today, the traditional station wagon with its rumble seat is all but dead, although you can still buy a seven passenger Mercedes Benz E-class wagon.

The big Buick makes you wish for forgotten days of car trips and seeing America, with your little sibling screaming they have to go to the restroom in the seat next to you.

IFCAR / Own Work

IFCAR / Own Work

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