Time waits for no man and we only have two years left until the turn of the decade. If you are in your thirties or forties now, things from your youth might no longer be so new.

Although time does not necessarily affect all of us in a bad way, we have to keep in mind that things from the 90s or even the early 2000s are now slowly becoming decades old. What this means is that some things from your youth or your early adulthood are now slowly starting to be seen as classics.

Whether it’s cars, video games, movies or actors; they are all starting to be the new “old school”, and while some may see that as somewhat depressing, it’s quite nice seeing how things are liked enough by the general public that they get dubbed as “classics”. After all, it’s not an easy title to acquire.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at a few car models from that time period which are now either already being called classics, or probably will be a classic soon enough.

The Rolls Royce Phantom VII

Despite only being released a tad later than the other cars in this post, it certainly does not lack class and is highly deserving of the “classic” title. Considering that the Rolls Royce Phantom VII is the seventh edition of the long-running Phantom series of Rolls Royce cars, it has certainly earned its spot amongst the greats over the last 15 years.

The Subaru WRX

The WRX has been around since 1992 but it certainly does not feel like much time has passed since then. WRX stands for “World Rally eXperimental”, but some people say that it also stands for “World Rally Cross”. Though nobody really knows for sure; what we do know is that this series has been met with positive reception and has seen several newer models of the Subaru WRX to come out over the years. Do the older versions now deserve the title of “classic” at this point? “Yes” would be a safe bet.

The Dodge Viper

With one of the most stylish designs to ever grace a car, the Dodge Viper is the raw definition of sleek and powerful. Production began in 1992 but was recently stopped in 2017. If you want to snatch a Dodge Viper from somewhere, you might still have a chance. Although all sorts of concept cars and exotic sports cars are released all the time, the Dodge Viper has become a fan favourite of sorts. It could be the simplistic design or the striking paint job but the Dodge Viper is certainly iconic in this day and age, and no one can deny that.

Lotus Elise

Much like the Viper, the Lotus Elise is a two-seater with rear-wheel drive. Despite being conceived in 1994, the Lotus Elise was only released two years later in September 1996. Since then, it has had its fair share of exposure both in pop culture and even car-oriented video games. Considering that the Lotus Elise is currently in its third series, it’s safe to say that it is doing pretty well. The first edition of the Lotus Elise is widely recognised and surely deserves a spot amongst the other modern classics.

Think of any other cars that are becoming new classics? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Melvin is an experienced Swimming Coach, Outdoor Teacher, and Youth Leadership Trainer with more than 8 years of experience. During his free time, he enjoys a healthy dose of reading, travelling and writing.

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