We go back in time to witness the evolution of cars in the last half century, looking back with nostalgia to recall the legendary cars of each era. From ‘73 until today many car models have made history, becoming a symbol of a generation, immortalized by the big screen or even, in some other cases, because they were so successful that they remained in the market for many years.
The Ford Mustang, the sports car par excellence of the young Americans of the 70s
The Ford Mustang is undoubtedly one of the models that has left the most impression in American society. This affordable sports car was presented in American society in the mid-sixties, although it was not until the happy 70's when its sales boomed, becoming a pop icon wanted by all American youth.
If you've seen Bullitt, a film directed by Peter Yates that premiered in Spain in mid-1969, you'll remember Steve McQueen coming down the streets of San Francisco driving one of them. A car whose sales multiplied in the happy 70's.
In Spain the Seat 600 (1957-1973) succeeded, this was a genuine Fiat model designed by Dante Giacosa, manufactured internationally from 1955 to 1982. It became one of the many symbols with which the new American dream was represented.
The Chevrolet Camaro was a hit in the 80s and 90s
The Chevrolet Camaro is one of those American cars that could evolve and keep producing new models that have made history well into the 80s and 90s. Since it was launched in 1967, it has been well received in the market, and even continues to be a reference in the 21st century, with its new version, the ZL1.
How to forget the DeLorean, also called DMC-12, the futuristic car of the Back to the Future saga, in which Marty McFly and Doc made us dream of time-travelling, where everything was possible.
The Lexus 2054 Concept, symbol of the evolution of cars in 2000
If we keep looking at the cinema to analyze the evolution of cars over the last decades, a model that cannot be overlooked is the Lexus 2054 Concept that Tom Cruise drove in Minority Report (2002), and that transported us to an exciting future thanks to Steven Spielberg.
Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, a timeless classic until today (2012)
From 1964 to 2012 we have enjoyed watching James Bond drive his classic Aston Martin DB5, another of the classic sports cars that have stood the test of time thanks to the seventh art. This has undoubtedly been one of the most emblematic cars in cinema, appearing in six films of the Bond Saga, from Goldfinger to Skyfall.
We cannot forget the legendary Ford F, the beloved Volskwagen Combi or the BMW M3, other cars that also made history; they have been with us from the 70s until today, when automotive technology has stood out in a large number of breakthroughs that have allowed 21st century cars to be much safer and more comfortable. But we can’t help looking back and marvel at the great classics that even today capture our hearts.