Vintage. To use as an adjective, as noted on Google: "denoting something of high quality, especially something from the past or characteristic of the best period of a person's work."
This came to mind after a recent assignment because of the subject.
Several months ago, I was chatting with a woman at church who was telling me that her husband just finished refurbishing their 1955 Ford Pickup truck. I was impressed because: (1) That's just awesome. And (2) That's just really awesome. And (3) That's just really SUPER awesome! Then the photographer mode thingy starts clicking in my head, and I asked her if she would allow me to take photos of the truck. To my ears delight, she responds, "Sure." Talk, then talk, and then talk some more. Time passes. And then several Sundays ago, she sees me, and invites me to come out to her house to take photos of the truck. Cool! OK. Photographer clicky thingy goes off in my head again, and I ask her if it would be okay to offer the truck as a back drop for senior photo sessions. Cuz like, who would want to pass up a photo op with a classy car, right? Again, to my ears delight, she says yes. I am now in complete bliss.
So, where was I going with this? Oh yeah. This 1955 Ford truck. Appealing. Charming. Vintage. Period.