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Old 05-06-2011, 01:27 PM
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10 Most Beautiful Cars in History - Vote

So, pick your top 10 most gorgeous cars.

Lets limit this to the post War era. Cars that had somewhat significant production runs, lets say at least a couple of hundred. And only 2 Ferraris allowed on the list.

Here goes for me (yeah, I know its more than 10 but I wanted to give you guys some ideas):

Ferrari 275 GTB (I prefer the short nose)
Ferrari 250 Lusso
deTomaso Mangusta
Lamborghini Miura
Maserati Ghibli
Jaguar XKE
Aston Martin DB5
M-B Gullwing
BMW 507 Roadster
Plymouth 'Cuda
AC/Ford/Shelby Cobra 427
Dino 246 GTS (hey - it wasn't branded a Ferrari so it sneaks in) covered headlights please

...and, since I am cheating - Ferrari 360 Modena coupe
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:56 PM
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10 cars is a lot, but ill try 5... from most to least..

1. 288 GTO
2. 1969 Vette Convertible
3. Aston Martin DB5
4. Lambo Diablo
5. F50
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:36 PM
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Good one PFsex

In date order [roughly]:
1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic
1955 Jaguar D type long nose [BRG with fin]
1962 Chevrolet Corvair 2 seater by Pininfarina
1962 Ferrari 250 GTB Lusso
1962 Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale
1964 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
1966 Jaguar E Type series 1, 4.2 litre
1973 Citroen DS Henry Chapron cabriolet
1994 Ferrari 355 GTB
1994 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage

Now, just to be controversial, my 5 uglies!
Ferrari California!
Morgan Aero [cross eyed]
Pink Thunderbirds
Any Scion
Nissan cube
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:57 PM
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250 GTO Lusso
365 Daytona Spider
(ok that's the ferrari's outta the way)

Facel Vega HK500 on wires
Iso Griffo Rivolta (with pop ups)
Lamborghini Miura
Porsche 911 (70's impact bumper)
Bentley continental 2 door drop head (1950's)
Rolls Royce Silver Dawn (1950's dawn)
Mercedes 300SL Gullwing (50's too)
Tucker Torpedo
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:21 PM
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In no order, off the top of my head and subject to change:

Ferrari 246 Dino GT
Ferrari 250 California Spyder SWB
Ferrari 250 GT SWB
Ferrari 599 GTO
Aston Martin DB5 in silver
Aston Martin DB7 GT in BRG
Aston Martin DBS V12 in white
Jaguar C-Type in BRG
Pagani Zonda C12 S7.0 in deep blue
and a gold Aston Martin Cygnet








(kidding!!)

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Old 05-06-2011, 05:21 PM
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1. 250 GTO
2. 250 GTS California Spyder
3. 2011 Ason Martin DBS
4. BMW 3.0CS
5. 1969 Pontiac Firebird
6. 1955 300 SL Gullwing
7. Jaguar E Type
8. 1963 Buick Riviera
9. 1974 Alfa Romeo GTB
Last but not least
10.Lamborghini Muria

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Old 05-06-2011, 05:36 PM
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Are you kidding me? How could anyone think the 246 GTS is prettier than the 246GT?

The blocky B-C pillar area and the flat roof just ruin the pure flowing design of the 246 as it was originally penned.

Not saying the GTS isn't more desirable, which according to price it clearly is; I'm talking pure aesthetics.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:37 PM
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1. Ferrari f40
2. Ferrari 250 GTO
3. Ferrari 360
4. Ford GT
5. Aston Martin Vanquish
6. 993 Porsche 911 Turbo


Can't think of some other cars off the top of my head but definitely some of the older classic cars are in there. Especially those made by Ferrari and Mercedes.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:47 PM
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Can we take out the "at least 250 made" rule please? It totally kills my list.

Top ten most beautiful post war cars (Alphabetical):

1 Alfa Romeo TZ2

2 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato

3 Ferrari 250 GTO (Ralph Lauren's)

4 Ferrari 250 SWB (Ralph Lauren's)

5 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Pontoon Fender (Ralph Lauren's)

6 Jaguar D-type

7 Jaguar E-type

8 Lamborghini Miura (p400, S, or SV)

9 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

10 Porsche 550 Spyder

Honorable Mention:
Alfa Romeo Duetto Spyder
Alfa Romeo GTV
Aston Martin DBS
BMW 507
Ferrari 330 GTS
Jaguar CX75 concept
Jaguar XK 120
Jaguark XKSS
Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Reventon
Maserati Birdcage 75 concept
Maserati MC12
Mercedes 230 SL
Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:57 PM
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Let's see...

10) Ferrari 288 GTO
9) Porsche 906
8) Porsche 917
7) Lamborghini Miura SV (without the "eyelash" headlights)
6) Lancia Stratos
5) Ford GT40 (the original, not the remake from 2005)
4) Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Spider
3) Ferrari 246 GT
2) Ferrari 330 P4

And as for the most beautiful car in existence, ever:

1) The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

7 out of these 10 cars are Italian. What does that tell you?
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:14 PM
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you beat me to it! no list would be complete w/o this creature!!
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Let's see...

10) Ferrari 288 GTO
9) Porsche 906
8) Porsche 917
7) Lamborghini Miura SV (without the "eyelash" headlights)
6) Lancia Stratos
5) Ford GT40 (the original, not the remake from 2005)
4) Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Spider
3) Ferrari 246 GT
2) Ferrari 330 P4

And as for the most beautiful car in existence, ever:

1) The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

7 out of these 10 cars are Italian. What does that tell you?
Tells me you broke the OP's rules about no more than 2 Ferraris.

Hard to argue with any of these, especially the Alfa, but my list would include, in no order:

Ferrari 250 GT SWB: maybe the prettiest car ever designed
Ferrari 308 GTS: In European trim, one of the all-time icons
Jag E-Type S1 roadster: cliche, but it's still an incredible car; iconic
Porsche 356 Speedster: definitive sports car/icon
Porsche 550A Spyder: coolest car ever made, zero styling pretentions
Merc 300SL roadster: less famous than the Gullwing but better proportioned
Aston Martin DB4: elegant and clean cut
Lamborghini Countach LP400: not a Lambo fan except these still get me weak-kneed - brilliant and audacious
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione: a modern car that actually looks classically gorgeous
BMW Z8: which will probably get only one vote, but I've always loved these -- a rare case of the sequel being truly great

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It's curious to see that both cars I think are the most gorgeous came out the same year
and I wasn't even born ...

1-5 Lamborghini Miura
6-10 De Tomaso Mangusta


the rest are trivial ...
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I can't give you a list because tomorrow I'm sure it would change.

But, any list that does not include the Bugatti Atlantic is in my opinion, incomplete.

Ok.... it's pre-war (barely) but I think it needs an exemption.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:58 PM
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Lotus Esprit S1
Ferrari 308
Maserati Merak
Dino 246 GT
Miura
Countach
Porsche 904
365 Berlinetta Boxer
Aston DB4 Zagato (too rare for this list?)
Series III XJ6

(Bottom six places on list are subject to change at any time...)

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Old 05-06-2011, 07:59 PM
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Tells me you broke the OP's rules about no more than 2 Ferraris.

Hard to argue with any of these, especially the Alfa, but my list would include, in no order:

Ferrari 250 GT SWB: maybe the prettiest car ever designed
Ferrari 308 GTS: In European trim, one of the all-time icons
Jag E-Type S1 roadster: cliche, but it's still an incredible car; iconic
Porsche 356 Speedster: definitive sports car/icon
Porsche 550A Spyder: coolest car ever made, zero styling pretentions
Merc 300SL roadster: less famous than the Gullwing but better proportioned
Aston Martin DB4: elegant and clean cut
Lamborghini Countach LP400: not a Lambo fan except these still get me weak-kneed - brilliant and audacious
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione: a modern car that actually looks classically gorgeous
BMW Z8: which will probably get only one vote, but I've always loved these -- a rare case of the sequel being truly great
I also missed the other prerequisite, that it had to have a significant production run. The Stradale's production run of 18 would hardly count, then

I also have a soft spot for the Z8, ever since I saw it in the James Bond flick The World is Not Enough. Unfortunately, it got sawed in half during the course of the film...
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I can't give you a list because tomorrow I'm sure it would change.

But, any list that does not include the Bugatti Atlantic is in my opinion, incomplete.

Ok.... it's pre-war (barely) but I think it needs an exemption.
beautiful car but imagine trying to make the windows windup
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I also missed the other prerequisite, that it had to have a significant production run. The Stradale's production run of 18 would hardly count, then
250GTO would be in the same vein unless you work for he FIA

Enzo was so cheeky back then
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