Here are five classic cars that would make great additions to any car fan’s Christmas list. Remember to seek the best classic car insurance if you are lucky enough to own one!

Known as the ‘baby Ferrari’, the Ferrari Dino 246 is truly an icon. Past owners include Keith Moon, while Tony Curtis also drove one in The Persuaders. Despite the Dino having been the first Ferrari to be built in high numbers, it remains one of the most desirable of all Ferraris. However, it was never intended to carry the badge of the famous Prancing Horse. The car was branded ‘Dino’, and was an attempt by Ferrari to produce a relatively low cost sports car.

The Jaguar E-Type, with its unmistakable sleek shape consisting of a long nose and short tail, is instantly recognised all over the world. It is widely regarded as one of the top sports cars of the 1960s as well as one of the most beautiful, having been ranked first in the 2008 Daily Telegraph’s list of the “100 most beautiful cars of all time”. It has become the very definition of a classic car.

The first-generation Ford Mustang was the original pony car. With its iconic looks and gurgling engine note, the Mustang rapidly became the dream of many classic car buyers. This was aided by the immortal role of a Mustang fastback in the crime thriller, Bullitt: Lt. Frank Bullitt, played by Steve McQueen, drove a Mustang GT through the streets of San Francisco chasing two hit men in a Dodge Charger.

An excellent choice of classic car for those who are on a budget is the hard or soft top MGB. It has a great deal of competition in this respect from the chic Fiat 124 Spider, but nonetheless is very inexpensive both to buy and to maintain. There are a large number of the original cars still on the road in addition to plenty of reasonably priced spares being available. The MG B is tough and reliable and makes a great choice of classic car for those who do a lot of travelling.

The Lamborghini Miura, which was produced between 1966 and 1972, is widely hailed as the car that began the trend of high performance, two-seater, mid-engined sports cars. The mid-engined layout was popular and successful in competition, having been used by such cars as the Ford GT40 and the Ferrari 250 LM at Le Mans. The Miura, however, was the first viable road car to use the layout.

About the author: Hannah Warder writes for MediaVest (Manchester) on a number of topics including classic car insurance .