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Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac Eldorado, Honda Accord iconic 'antiques' at age 25

Twenty-five years ago, “Top Gun,” and “Platoon,” were among the year’s top movies, while “Cheers” and “Murder, She Wrote” were favorites among television audiences. And it also 1986 when the Chevrolet Corvette convertible, Honda Accord and Mercedez-Benz 300D all began new chapters of their enduring legacies.

Cars 25 years old are eligible for the Antique Automobile Club of America car show.

As such, here’s a list of key eligible cars from 1986:Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac Eldorado, Honda Accord iconic 'antiques' at age 25 1

Acura Integra, Acura Legend, Cadillac Eldorado, Chevrolet Corvette (convertible), Ford Aerostar, Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Honda Accord, Mazda RX-7, Mercedes-Benz 300E/300D, Toyota Celica.

Some of the best-known cars from 1986 are more significant than others.

The Chevrolet Corvette convertible, for example, was important because the famed sports car wasn’t available as a droptop for 11 years because new government rollover standards prompted GM to discontinued convertibles.Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac Eldorado, Honda Accord iconic 'antiques' at age 25 2

Honda introduced the third generation of the Accord, which was three inches longer than the previous edition. It was available with 98 or 110 horsepower.

Do the Corvette convertible, Honda Accord or any other 1986 car models, now 25 years old, warrant iconic status in addition to their new status as “antique cars?”

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