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  1. Varenne

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    This one is bound to spark a lot of controversy (and magazine sales).

    In the October issue, Automobile Magazine has just come out with its admittedly highly subjective list of the 100 coolest cars ever. Noteworthy Ferraris on the list are:

    #82 - 288 GTO
    #71 - 360 CS
    #68 - 250 GTO
    #60 - 250 GT SWB Spyder California (I thought F-cars were always spelled "Spider" ?)
    #35 - 275 GTB
    #32 - 250 GT
    #16 - F40

    I would have included a Dino, but all in all, I think that's a very respectable showing. I haven't counted, but probably more F-cars on the list than any other marque.
     
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  3. 134282

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    Mark, they only started spelling it with an "i" with the 348 Spider - All Ferrari Spyders before that were spelled with a "y"...

    i can't believe the 355, 250 LM and NNO weren't on that list...

    Actually, i'm not SO surprised the NNO wasn't on there...

    But what is their definition of "cool"...? If, by cool, they meant all around, great performance and looks, then the 355 DEFINITELY has a place on that list... If they meant cool like 'wow, that looks really cool', then the NNO should've been on there... :)
     
  4. Gatorrari

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    What got me was that one of those ugly Citroens was around 10th? Cool? To a French engineer, maybe...........
     
  5. venusone

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    In highschool I dated a guy w/ a Bricklin(sp?) once.
     
  6. Jerrari

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    I just got back from Barnes & Noble and read that crap....no TR!?!? I lost all respect for that rag.
     
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  8. Ricambi America

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    ...and they called the 308 "tacky". I'm cancelling my subscription.
     
  9. hank sound

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    Hey,
    I just bought SN #93123, a red/tan/tan 92 Valeo Mondial t Cab. Please excuse my exuberence but, it may not be on "their" list of the coolist cars so, let's see, we have room for the ice chest, the beach chairs (put them behind us, dear - and I'll put the luggage in the "TRUNK" - - Off we go now! Is that cool, or what?
    The "Prancing Horse" has moved mankind for centuries. God bless those wonderful creatures - blood, sinue, carbon fibre and steel. They are all COOL!
    Just having "new car fun", Hank
     
  10. 134282

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    Hank, how about some pictures...? :)
     
  11. 96impalaSS

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    No TR? Lame
     
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  13. WILLIAM H

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    they have to be retardedtocall a 308 tacky, its 1 of the most beautiful cars of all time, & no TR is messed up.

    Giving the 67 Vette #1 is highly debatable, it may be very cool but the quality sux
     
  14. Mojo

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    They rated a F40 way higher than a 250GTO come on.
    I love F40's but 250GTO's would rate much higher than #68 in my book.
     
  15. Malfoy

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    Well it doesnt matter if the quality sux cause its all about being "cool". :p
    :)
     
  16. riverflyer

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    Since we don't get that mag out here in the sticks, can someone print the whole list? Would love to see it, thanks, John
     
  17. AJS328

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    If the guiding principle for picking the group was that "Ugly is the new Cool," then I'm sure the Enzo would have been right at the top of the list bro. ;)
     
  18. WJHMH

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    Can some here give a complete list of Automobile Magazine's 100 Coolest Cars? I'm sure they made some shilling decisions to please their advertisers.
     
  19. Aureus

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    Just because I was already thinking about doing it:

    1. 1963-1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
    2. Porsche 911 (all of them)
    3. Shelby Cobra
    4. Jaguar XK120
    5. Citroen DS
    6. Dusenberg J/SJ/SSJ
    7. Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing
    8. Lancia Stratos
    9. Aston Martin DB5
    10. Jaguar E-type
    11. Citroen SM
    12. McLaren F1
    13. Lamborghini Miura
    14. BMW 3.0CSL
    15. BMW 507
    16. Ferrari F40
    17. Ford GT40 Mark 3
    18. Jaguar XKSS
    19. 1961-1954 Lincoln Continental convertible
    20. BMW 2002tii
    21. Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
    22. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
    23. Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
    24. Bently Continental R-type
    25. Shelby GT350 Mustang
    26. Citroen Traction Avant
    27. Mercedes Benz 540K Special Roadster
    28. Cord 810/812 Roadster
    29. Jeep CJ
    30. 1932 Ford Model B/18 (V8)
    31. 1967-68 Chevy Camaro SS
    32. Ferrari 250GT short wheelbase
    33. Renault R5 Turbo II
    34. Lancia Aurelia b20 GT
    35. Ferrari 275GTB
    36. Toyota 2000GT
    37. Lotus Elan
    38. Citroen 2CV
    39. 1983 Volkawagen GTI
    40. Porsche Carrera GT (why isn’t this much, much higher on the list? I mean this has to be cooler than any citroen)
    41. 1970 Plymouth Barracuda AAR
    42. Talbot t150SS Figoni & Falaschi teardrop coupe
    43. Porsche 550 Spyder
    44. 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarrtiz
    45. Lamborghini Countach LP400
    46. Lincoln Continentl Mark 2
    47. Nissan Skyline GT-R
    48. Porsche 959 (If the Skyline must be on the list, sure it is not cooler than the 959?)
    49. 1963 Buick Riviera
    50. Maserati Ghibli

    Ok, that’s enough. If you want the entire list go buy the damn magazine.
     
  20. 348SStb

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    That 100 coolest car thing was bull$#it.

    I can't believe the Testarossa wasn't on there. That car defined the 1980s and is legendary.

    Hell, there's hardly a Ferrari in existence that shouldn't be on that list.

    No 328? The car sold for $100,000 over sticker in the 1980s!
    Hell, why not the 308?
    No F355?
    No 360 Spider?

    Anyone else as pissed as I?
     
  21. SefacHotRodder

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    The McLaren got beat by 2 citroens? Bloody hell. And what is the shelby cobra doing on there? Put the ac cobra on!


    How the hell did [size=+4]3[/size] citroens beat the 250 SWB


    What a load of crap
     
  22. pizzadude

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    No 308!! Come on. I don't see how the TR isn't on there either.
     
  23. WJHMH

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    Cars that should have made at least the top 50

    1967 427 Cobra
    1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe / Spider
    1970's Toyota landcruser FJ40
    1968 Dodge Charger 440
    1970 Datsun 240 Z-Series
    1984 Audi Quattro Turbo Coupe
    2003 Ferrari ENZO
     
  24. SefacHotRodder

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    a few that didn't make it that HAVE to be on there:


    [size=+8]Original (READ: REAL) mini[/size]

    E30 M3




    i'll think of more later
     
  25. Aureus

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    1967 427 Cobra, as in Number 3? Shelby cobra?

    The 240Z was around 55 btw.
     
  26. WJHMH

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    Eso,

    Sorry went off on a rant, besides they weren’t pacific about which Cobra. I haven't got the magazine yet & I couldn't find the complete list posted anywhere on the net.

    Damn you David E. Davis.
     
  27. riverflyer

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    For those of us w/o access to mag. sales, thanks for taking the time to print the list.

    Can't believe there is no 65 or 66 GTO or 66 or 67 fastback Mustang, seems like those cars defined a generation and began the muscle car craze. Also think it would be hard to omit TR and 355 from any list of specially cool cars.
     

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