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How to Drive Like the MAD MEN: Top 10 of the MAD MEN Era

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Since its in 2007, the popular AMC show MAD MEN has an interest in the sophisticated lifestyle of the 1960s.

For professionals of this the ultimate sign of success was a new

Hagerty, the country’s leading of collector car insurance, has put together its of the collector cars that the powerful and influential professionals of the MAD MEN era have driven.

Collector are a unique way to show off your of style and express your said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of The early ’60s especially an era when quality products and design still ruled in The ten cars on our list are great of the understated and sophisticated design of this period, and their value today makes a smart way to capture the essence of MAD MEN

Below are Hagerty’s picks of How to like the MAD MEN: Top 10 Cars of the MAD MEN The leading collectible car price Hagerty’s Cars that . has determined approximately what vehicle is valued at today.

Buick Riviera ($28,000-$36,100): Cadillac decided against the Riviera, Buick enlisted Erickson ad agency to convince GM that the car should be a Buick. GM chief Bill Mitchell inspiration from Rolls-Royce and Owners knew the value of a yet beautifully understated car with of room for the mistress and weekend’s

And the iconic 1963 Riviera filled the bill.

1963 Corvette Sting Ray The 1963 Corvette was perhaps the truly elegant Corvette the muscle car era arrived with all its and scoops. A man could expect a extra measure of attention and by arriving in such a potent

1961-63 Ford Thunderbird With the 1955 Thunderbird, introduced Americans to the concept of a luxury car. By the early the boys from Dearborn had the notion. Big power, big comfort, you’re in Thunderbird Country.

Lincoln Continental Sedan Conceived just before the of the design-by-committee era, Elwood magnum opus was the last automobile to be designed by a single A 1963 print ad showed the with doors open in Below, the tagline stated: For we have enlarged your world and provided you with power.

1961 Chrysler 300G The G’s styling was unabashedly But with up to 400 horsepower available and one of the suspension and brake packages the big Chrysler was more than met the Though outwardly traditional, its concealed inner fury.

Studebaker Avanti ($23,000-$31,000): was among the last of America’s automakers. Styled by a team led by industrial designer Raymond the Avanti was Studebaker’s last A Hail Mary Pass of a GT, the Avanti was a lasting icon of an era the fiercely independent were

While Studebaker succumbed to a …, Avanti production into the 1980s.

1962-63 Coupe De Ville ($14,000-$20,000): No of great 1960s cars is without a Cadillac. The Coupe De was a neon sign announcing the of a top executive. Young businessmen did not or even yearn for a new Cadillac, aspired to one.

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1962-64 Studebaker Gran Hawk ($27,000-$32,000): Although went out of business in 1966, it because their products style. The GT Hawk was fast, and understated. Though larger and staid than its Avanti mate, the Hawk was still a statement of independence.

1963 Electra 225 ($13,000-$19,000): Though it was by GM’s near luxury the Electra 225 carried plenty of Four vents on each fender indicated Buick’s available engine and the big 401 cubic-inch V8 enough power to make Cadillac owners think Though not as flashy as the Cadillac, the was grace and style made

1963 Ford Galaxie XL ($31,000-$36,000): If the world or even the system simply wasn’t big there was the Galaxie. With a 119 wheelbase the Galaxie convertible a car you wanted to parallel park in Which is why the French invented parking.

True story,

Hagerty Insurance Agency, is the leading insurance agency for vehicles in the world and host to the network of collector car owners. offers insurance for collector motorcycles and motorcycle safety tractors, automotive tools and parts, and even automobilia historic or collectible item with motor vehicles). also offers overseas insurance coverage, commercial and club liability coverage. For information, call (800) or visit .

SOURCE Hagerty Insurance Inc.

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