The 1960s were a time for innovation and rapid change in the automotive industry. Cars were becoming more advanced and the designs were becoming far more daring. As a result, several classic dream cars arose in the decade.
For much of the auto world, these were some of the best periods in automotive design, but there were also a lot of shortcomings as well. Some of them were like the overhyped muscle cars of the 1970s, while others were not. We took a look at 35 1960s dream cars that just weren’t that great via Automobile Magazine below.
35: 1963 C3 Corvette
Known affectionately as the “shark” the C3 Corvette had one of the most beautiful designs drivers have seen. The sharkfin tail of the car with the split tail lights is one of the most iconic features of this Corvette and has shot the value up at auction. Aside from the obvious benefits of the sports car the actual reliability just wasn’t that good. It wasn’t uncommon to find these Corvettes in the shop quite often when they were still fairly new. The designers had focused so much on the exterior appearance and less on the durability of the car.
The Corvette is labeled as an expensive toy, but that doesn’t mean that maintenance should be a headache. Nevertheless, the C3 Corvette was a lackluster experience for people who owned the car and had to deal with the repairs. There was a lot of good about the car but there was also a lot of bad that came with it as well. Still, the C3 is one of the most iconic designs to come out of Detroit.