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The Best Classic Cars to Beat The Winter Weather

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The Best Classic Cars to Beat The Winter Weather

Let’s be real. Winter weather and snow comes with salt, sand, and dirt. It’s not ideal for classic cars, but for those gearheads who refuse to drive anything modern. Enter this list of 9 classic vehicles to beat the weather this winter, with estimated monthly payments.

1986 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60

The ’80s Land Cruiser is earning its cult following as a fun off-roader, reliable crawler, and even a daily driver. With highly capable off-roading and easy customization, this machine is an all-around winner for cold weather and snow. (if you’re okay with how it looks).

Estimated Sale Price: $50,000 | Woodside Payment: $551*

1996 Mercedes-Benz G320 

Iconic, rugged, and capable, the G320 is everything you need in a winter-ready vehicle. It’s not fast, but it is flashy, given this G-class bodystyle has graced the US up until the latest redesign in 2020. Although it wasn’t officially offered in the 90s, many of these vehicles were imported. Although reliability continues to be an area of concern for Mercedes models, the OG diesel engine has become a legend.

Estimated Sale Price: $43,050 | Woodside Payment: 553*

1970 Ford Bronco 

The Ford Bronco is in a renaissance of love with the reintroduction of the model. The original generation year continues to be highly desirable for its go-anywhere charm and iconic look. Although on the smaller side, the vehicle was designed to compete with the Jeep CJ and other small off-roaders. Today, it’s one of the most valuable go-anywhere vehicles on this list, especially in restomod form.  

Estimated Sale Price: $100,475 | Woodside Payment: $874*

1979 International Scout II 

The Scout has a well-deserved reputation for being both excellent on road and off. The company had some difficulties during its 20-year run, but it was the precursor to the bronco, making it a winning idea. It’s a very beloved car but did have issues, like being delivered with rust from the factory. Today, it’s a unique way to navigate your way in snowy conditions.

Estimated Sale Price: $20,000 | Woodside Payment: $301*

1987 Land Rover Defender (90 Hardtop)

Less civilized than many on the list, the land rover is an adventure vehicle. It has limited refinement, especially given the competition at the time. With all this said, it stands for freedom, independence, and nostalgia of the rovers of years past. While it’s far from a daily driver, it can handle almost any terrain you can throw at it.  

Estimated Sale Price $65,000 | Woodside Payment: $714*

1986 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe

Audi sold the 4-wheel drive rally car in small numbers and offered a package unlike any other vehicle. Its permanent 4-wheel drive system was inspired by the Volkwagen Iltis military vehicle, which was known for outperforming other cars in the snow. Although small and compact, it is the perfect vehicle to get you quickly from point a to point b, regardless of the conditions.

Estimated Sale Price: $61,100 | Woodside Payment: $672*

1992 GMC Syclone

GM was well aware of the potency of the 4-wheel drive, and twin-turbo it would offer in the Syclone. Famously beating a Ferrari 384, it did 0-60 in 4.3 seconds. It was blazing fast then, and even today is still one of the fastest pickups on the road. It continues to be a well-celebrated vehicle and super capable. Don’t let its unassuming exterior fool you.

Estimated Sale Price: $48,850 | Woodside Payment: $627*

1993 Hummer H1 Hardtop 

The H1 has been the powerhouse of the US military, and in ’91 a version became available to civilians. It wasn’t until ’92 when air conditioning and a reclining front seat were added (among other improvements), making the vehicle friendly-ish to consumers. Although underpowered by today’s standards, this classic vehicle remains at the top for capabilities off-road.

Estimated Sale Price: $62,475 | Woodside Payment: 687*

1990 Lamborghini LM002

The ‘Rambo Lambo’ is a purpose-built off-roader with a Countach v12 engine up front. Although this wasn’t the first Lamborghini SUV to be developed (see the Cheetah), it was the first SUV delivered to customers. With its unique styling, go-anywhere prowess, scarcity, and general love of SUVs today, the LM002 is a must-have.

Estimated Sale Price: $350,000 | Woodside Payment: $3,012*

Interested in financing your next classic vehicle with Woodside? Start with a quick quote to estimate your monthly payment on your next ride.

*Monthly payment of $550.53 based on a purchase price of $50,000.00 with 10% down and 8.19% APR financing for 120 months.Monthly payment of $553.11 based on a purchase price of $43,050.00 with 10% down and 8.27% APR financing for 96 months. Monthly payment of $873.91 based on a purchase price of $100,475.00 with 20% down and 8.09% APR financing for 144 months. Monthly payment of $300.65 based on a purchase price of $20,000.00 with 10% down and 10.20% APR financing for 84 months. Monthly payment of $714.25 based on a purchase price of $65,000.00 with 10% down and 8.14% APR financing for 120 months. Monthly payment of $671.68 based on a purchase price of $61,100.00 with 10% down and 8.15% APR financing for 120 months. Monthly payment of $626.88 based on a purchase price of $48,850.00 with 10% down and 8.24% APR financing for 96 months. Monthly payment of $686.69 based on a purchase price of $62,475.00 with 10% down and 8.15% APR financing for 120 months. Monthly payment of $3,012.26 based on a purchase price of $350,000.00 with 10% down and 8.01% APR financing for 180 months. Rates and terms are subject to change. TT&L may also be financed. Not all applicants will qualify.

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