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Best Classic Cars for Road Trips | Boca Raton, FL
Nothing beats the feeling of leaving the daily grind behind and hitting the open road — especially if you’re behind the wheel of a classic car. Some vintage vehicles were simply made for racking up miles on cross-country road trips. Here are the best models from yesteryear for your driving getaway.


Chevrolet Suburban

With as long-running as the Suburban nameplate is, this large SUV has become immortalized as the quintessential road trip vehicle. For decades, families or friend groups have packed up and driven across the U.S. in this boxy, roomy American ride that can seat up to nine people.

Most people think of the 1970s and 1980s models as the quintessential iterations of the Suburban, flaunting traits like long bench seats, beige colors inside and out, and huge windows. Although a vintage Suburban guzzles gas in comparison to far more efficient SUVs today — due to its 4x4 drivetrain and massive V8 engine — a classic Suburban is relatively affordable to buy for your next road trip.



The Wagoneer has much of the same appeal as the Suburban but is made for true all-terrain travels. Also in its prime during the 1970s and 1980s, the Wagoneer was a beloved road trip vehicle for many wandering adventurers.

A used Wagoneer is truly a retro time capsule with iconic wood paneling on the sides and wood trim on the dashboard and doors. And, the spacious cargo area and roof rack make the Wagoneer a practical road trip SUV today, too. You’ll find the vehicle to be extra comfortable if you ride in the gussied up Grand Wagoneer version.

Mazda MX-5

On the other end of the spectrum, the MX-5 roadster is tiny compared to these hulking American SUVs. The Miata proudly flaunts its European-inspired roots as a fun and flirty two-seater. It’s lightweight, zippy, and absolutely a joy to drive — especially as a convertible model with the top down.

Some travelers prefer to hit the open road with only the essentials, and the limited trunk space in the Miata lets you only pack your essentials. But that’s not a problem if the journey is more important than the destination. And this coupe makes every journey a memorable one. A classic Mazda MX-5 is an affordable option for sports car enthusiasts on a budget.


Porsche 911 convertible

Want to spend more money on a truly breathtaking road trip companion? The Porsche 911 is what the MX-5 aspired to be: agile, athletic, and authentically European. This roadster whips around curves on country roads thanks to its air-cooled boxer engine and matchless handling.

The Porsche 911 convertible may be the automaker’s most beloved creation, and it’s easy to see why. Open-air rides in this cabriolet are every collector’s dream. Any generation of a 911 is a great production era for the two-seater, as it has remained a consistently quality classic car from the 1960s through the 1990s.


Volkswagen Microbus

An entire generation grew up taking road trips with their friends as teenagers by piling into a Volkswagen T1 and leaving their worries behind. Hippies and nature enthusiasts alike have loved the microbus for its versatile design that’s easy to modify into a makeshift camper.

Its nearly two-dozen windows, folding cloth sunroof, and unique style made this camper van a cultural icon. You’ll have to search a bit extra to find a vintage VW microbus that hasn’t been personalized, but you may actually prefer a microbus with modifications. After all, that’s part of its charm!

Seeking to buy a classic car that you can drive on an unforgettable road trip? Contact Show Cars of Boca Raton. We can help you locate and acquire your desired vintage model in a condition that’s ready for a long-distance excursion.


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