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Whether you’re a car enthusiast or you simply want to experience the glory of driving classic sports cars on some of the most beautiful roads in the world, some cars should be on your bucket list. We could give you a longer list than Santa’s, but we’ve whittled it down to five that should be on yours for different reasons. Can you find a way to drive one of these classic cars before you kick the bucket?

The Jaguar E-Type is considered to be one of the most beautiful classic sports cars in the world

1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Convertible
1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Convertible | Wiki Commons

Did you know that the 1960s Jaguar E-Type is a classic car designed by none other than Enzo Ferrari? This, along with the sheer glory and allure of this car, makes it a car you’ll want to drive. You might have a hard time finding one, but if you do, you’ll have a sports car that can reach 150 mph. If you’re truly lucky, a convertible version of this Jag will be what you drive and check off your bucket list.

A classic Chevy Corvette might be more attainable

White 1970 Chevy Corvette Stingray
1970 Chevy Corvette Stingray | Wiki Commons

When the weather warms up, and car meetups arrive, it’s easy to find classic Corvette models. This iconic American sports car could be great for checking something off your bucket list. If part of that list is buying an early model Corvette, you’ll find some great models at When you’re not buying the car, make friends with some of the owners at car meetups and see if they will let your drive their early model ‘Vette. Maybe they’ll at least take you for a ride in it.

If you find a Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead, you’ve got to drive it

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead
Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead | Wiki Commons

Only three of these cars are in the United States and only 28 were made. If driving classic sports cars is on your bucket list, and you happen to know one of the current owners, you’re extremely lucky. This car is probably out of reach for nearly everyone on the planet. Rolls-Royce was only made from 1949 to 1954, but you can certainly dream of driving it. Just make sure your bucket list has something that can be an alternative to this car.

One of the most iconic classic sports cars to drive is the Aston Martin DB4

Green Aston Martin DB4 Posed
Aston Martin DB4 | Wiki Commons

Are you a fan of the James Bond movies? If so, the Aston Martin DB4 is the early getaway car that 007 used when evading criminals. This is one of the most incredible sports cars in history as a tough and rugged machine that’s also smooth, elegant, and stylish; no wonder it was the car for the British super spy. This car is also in short supply, so you’ll need to make some friends in the right places.

An early Chevy Camaro is a great project and one of the classic sports cars you’ll want to drive

1967 Chevy Camaro Convertible
1967 Chevy Camaro Convertible | Wiki Commons

Thankfully, we’re ending our list with another highly attainable car. You might need to restore an early model Chevy Camaro from the late 1960s to have the sports car you want to drive, but it can be a labor of love. Let this car be a big part of your bucket list as you work to rebuild it to its former glory before taking it to the many Cars and Coffee meetups in your area.

Which of these classic sports cars will make it on your bucket list? How will you make your dream of driving these classic cars a reality?

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