There are a wide variety of cheap vintage cars that come in almost any style, from muscle cars to sports cars, stations wagons and more. Some of the more popular models are the Pontiac GTO, Pontiac Grand Prix, AMC Javelin and Ford Torino, according to Auto Trader Classics.
The Pontiac GTOs, produced during the 1960s and early 1970s, are a consensus pick for one of the top rated, cheap, classic cars, as Popular Mechanics and Car and Driver also lists these vehicles. The 1960s model GTOs are often available for under $30,000, according to Popular Mechanics, while Car and Driver notes that the later models, such as the 1973 GTO, have a price range between $12,000 and $20,000.
The early 1970s Ford Torino models are another good pick, as noted by both Auto Trader Classics and Car and Driver, the latter of which states that these cars often have a price range between $3,000 and $15,000. Another relatively affordable vintage car is the 1964 to 1971 model AMC Javelin, states Auto Trader Classics. On the other hand, Car and Driver mentions the AMC Hornet as one of the more affordable vintage muscle cars. Both models typically have a price range of less than $30,000, although each of the two sources notes that AMC only produced a limited number of cars and thus both are somewhat rare.