As car bloggers the internet over will come running to tell you, the 1960s were the heyday of the American auto industry. Gas was cheap, safety and environmental restrictions were scarce, and foreign exports were staying home. The racetracks and driveways of America were the Big Three's territory to conquer and their design teams were cowboys in suits. It's no wonder that one of the most iconic cars of the decade was called the Mustang, and that it spawned an entire class of "pony cars."
Cars in the 1960s were also comparatively affordable, making them an accessible cultural touchstone. In the mid-'60s the average car cost only about 1/3 of the median household income, whereas today's average new car costs more than the average American earns in a year. And so in the '60s, cars could be successfully marketed to a younger demographic, who wanted to go fast in style. Those young car buyers of the 60s are the vintage car collectors of the 2000s, and our Holiday Estate Auction boasts a line-up of the fastest, most stylish cars produced during that golden decade of the American automobile.