10 Sweet Modern Cars (And 10 Classic Gems) Available For Under $10,000

At the $10,000 and below mark, classic cars such as the 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS and the 1904 Rolls-Royce 10 hp Two-Seater as well as modern cars such as the Bugatti Chiron and the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster are not an option. However, that is not to say that you can’t own a decent classic or modern car for under $10,000. There are many classic cars you can own from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s for under $10,000. An example is the 1979 Cadillac DeVille, which is power-driven by a naturally aspirated, indirect injection, spark-ignition 4-stroke V8 engine that produces 195 hp and 320 pound-feet of torque and has a top speed of 116 miles per hour. Another example is the 1972 International Harvester Scout, which goes from rest to 60 mph in 18.4 seconds, rest to 50 mph in 12.2 seconds, rest to 100 km/h in 19.9 seconds and can do 21 seconds on a quarter mile. You can also own decent modern cars such as the 2014 Kia Soul, the 2006 Infiniti G35, and the 2010 Ford Fusion with a budget of less than $10,000. Here are the 10 classic and the 10 modern cars you can purchase today for under $10,000.

20. CLASSIC: 1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SEL

The 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL is a very stately car, and you can get it for under $10,000. It is powered by a naturally aspirated, indirect injection V8 engine that cranks out a respectable 238 hp and 287 pound-feet of torque.

The 560SEL has a top speed of 145 miles per hour and goes from rest to 60 mph in 8 seconds.

It also manages rest to 100 mph in 21.9 seconds, rest to 50 mph in 6.2 seconds and rest to 186 mph in 44.6 seconds. It can do 16.1 seconds on a quarter mile. It manages 13 miles per gallon in the city and 16 miles per gallon on the highway and comes with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

19. CLASSIC: 1979 CADILLAC DEVILLE

The 1979 Cadillac DeVille is an American classic. It is power-driven by a naturally aspirated, indirect injection, spark-ignition 4-stroke V8 engine that produces 195 hp and 320 pound-feet of torque. The Cadillac DeVille has a top speed of 116 miles per hour and goes from rest to 60 mph in 10.9 seconds. It also manages rest to 100 mph in 33.6 seconds, rest to 50 mph in 8.5 seconds and rest to 100 km/h in 11.5 seconds. It can do 18.5 seconds on a quarter mile. It manages 12 miles per gallon in the city and 18 miles per gallon on the highway and comes with a 3-speed automatic transmission. You can get it for under $10,000.

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