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The 10 Most Beautiful Cars of All Time
Yahoo News/CNBC ^ | Colleen Kane

Posted on 08/24/2012 11:17:15 AM PDT by Michael.SF.

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

It was the fastest top-speed production car at the time. The 1954 edition was the first consumer-oriented (non-racing) car sold with fuel injection.


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KEYWORDS: automakers; beautifulcars; beauty; cars; top10
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Some hits and misses, IMHO. The list is alost exclusively sports cars and seems to not sewriously consider any others. But if we limit it to sports cars, how could they leave these three beauties off the list?

The Mark II may not qualify as a sports car, but it sure is gorgeous. Certainly such lists are of interest and never definitive.

Bugatti

1956 lincoln continental mark ii

1938 Talbot Lago 130 C

1 posted on 08/24/2012 11:17:28 AM PDT by Michael.SF.
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To: Michael.SF.

Ack, to each his own but they do beat today’s boring cars hands down.


2 posted on 08/24/2012 11:21:24 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Michael.SF.

The Jaguar XKE has to be one of them. Probably won’t be listed as there were so many made.

When I was growing up in the early 60s there was an old man, a rich old man, who drove one of those Mercedes sports cars around town.

I doubt if he ever got it over 50. He typically cruised around at maybe 30mph.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 11:23:02 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Michael.SF.

Have to disagree on the Porsche and the Challenger. Not that weren’t great cars and attractive, but top 10? Sorry.

I’d even say the DB and the GT40 don’t belong in terms of pure beauty. Top 100? Maybe.

And nothing from the 30s? Like the late 30s MB 500k just to name one?


4 posted on 08/24/2012 11:23:55 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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5 posted on 08/24/2012 11:24:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Michael.SF.

1968 Pontiac Firebird

6 posted on 08/24/2012 11:27:42 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: dfwgator
LOL.

I am shocked that bad boy did not crack the list!

7 posted on 08/24/2012 11:27:49 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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To: bgill
1960 Buick LeSabre


8 posted on 08/24/2012 11:28:44 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Michael.SF.
Maybe because it takes me back to my early 20's when life was good, and before GM became a government-run entity, but the 1965 Pontiac Catalina always appealed to me:


9 posted on 08/24/2012 11:28:56 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Michael.SF.
Just because I owned one, way back when
and it could run.
I know, I'm a red neck coonass :^)


10 posted on 08/24/2012 11:30:09 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: re_nortex

Recently sold my 65 Bonneville convertible. Very similar vehicles. Loved it.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 11:30:30 AM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. Never underestimate the power they have.)
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To: dfwgator

The wagon queen family truckster was one tough vehicle.

“You think you hate it now”


12 posted on 08/24/2012 11:30:39 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
That's my car without the chrome wheels.

Ageanta teal blue, tach on the hood .. 350 OH cam, 4 speed.

Too much car for my mush head young mind, I broke it.

13 posted on 08/24/2012 11:32:17 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Michael.SF.
I would take the current Austen Martin DB-9

over most anything on that list.

Or the original Lincoln Zephyr.
14 posted on 08/24/2012 11:32:49 AM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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15 posted on 08/24/2012 11:32:49 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: knarf

PS .. bought it in October ‘68 (demo, about 300 mi) for $3,050.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 11:33:32 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: chrisser

Not that weren’t great cars and attractive, but top 10? Sorry.

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Indeed. The author was confusing beauty with performance.

Some of those cars were beautiful. Some were performance only. Some were both and some were just OK.


17 posted on 08/24/2012 11:34:15 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Michael.SF.

Better than a crappy purple Scion.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 11:35:35 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

19 posted on 08/24/2012 11:36:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Michael.SF.

Better than a crappy purple Scion.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 11:36:38 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I had that exact car except it was “artic white”.


21 posted on 08/24/2012 11:36:52 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Michael.SF.

22 posted on 08/24/2012 11:37:39 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (RED NECK KUNG FU by Corn Fuschas)
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To: dfwgator

Classic scene from a great movie.


23 posted on 08/24/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Michael.SF.
I know that “beautiful” is a pretty subjective word. So I only have a couple of thoughts.
Only one of the most beautiful cars ever built was built before 1960? Sorry, but to me that makes the whole top ten list look silly.
Then a top ten list that does not include the original Studebaker Avanti? Sheesh
24 posted on 08/24/2012 11:37:58 AM PDT by Tupelo (Republicans, ...Are any of them worthy of my vote?)
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To: Michael.SF.

Unfortunate choice of photo for the Continental Mark II. I’ve never seen one rodded and lowered like that, and it doesn’t work, imho.

There’s a metallic steel blue factory paint color with a maroon and off white leather interior that looks best on it, imho. The door jambs were chrome plated steel on all of them, they spared no expense.

The a/c was odd, with two large, clear plexi tubes sticking up off the back parcel shelf at the rear window. All Lincolns with a/c had them at the time.


25 posted on 08/24/2012 11:38:07 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: chrisser

I agree with you on the Challenger for sure....not in the class of the others.

Meanwhile, kick myself everyday for passing on a 69 Ferrari 365GTB at a great price. It came between a house downpayment or the car and I opted not to live in my car.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 11:39:58 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: wally_bert

It looked even better with “Honky Lips” painted on the side.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 11:40:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Michael.SF.
1932 Stutz DV 32 Coupe:


28 posted on 08/24/2012 11:41:45 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

This is gorgeous. I had a fire engine red new 1986. I loved that car. I should have kept it.


29 posted on 08/24/2012 11:43:27 AM PDT by angcat (Without Valor there is no hope.)
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To: UCANSEE2
This one gets my vote at #1


30 posted on 08/24/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Yugo is going to build a mid-size car. It’s called the Wego.


31 posted on 08/24/2012 11:46:09 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Delahaye did some stunning rolling sculpture. A few were sort of peculiar as “car” but gorgeous as an art object. An odd way to look at it, very French.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 11:46:38 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: WakeUpAndVote

That’s sacrelidge!!!!! No way does a Yugo compare with the car that put America on wheels, or the highest selling car (over 25 million) in history!!!!


33 posted on 08/24/2012 11:47:27 AM PDT by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: Michael.SF.
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34 posted on 08/24/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: drbuzzard

That Zephyr hardly looks original.


35 posted on 08/24/2012 11:49:49 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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No way does a Yugo compare with the car that put America on wheels, or the highest selling car (over 25 million) in history!!!!

"....but they drove with pride..."

36 posted on 08/24/2012 11:49:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: angcat
I'd submit the 2002 Porsche Carerra coupe w/the big spoiler.
A vast improvement over the earlier 911s (and I happen to have one in my garage with less than 17,000 miles.)
37 posted on 08/24/2012 11:51:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: The Cajun

I love that car!! I had a 1970 Torino GT when I was in high school. Lots of good memories from that car.


38 posted on 08/24/2012 11:52:10 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Michael.SF.
Except for the Challenger (a shout-out to the liberal Hippy production of “Vanishing Point”), all the cars listed are or were expensive—what about the Mustangs,Camaros and GTOs?

Smooth lines, speed and financial accessibility to the average Joe—especially the inventive shade tree amateur mechanics who like to tease extra horsepower out of their rides—made the American car—before the Leftist fascist tyranny of federal commands on fuel economy and pollution—both the aesthetic and macho envy of the world.

My second car was a dark arctic blue 1969 Triumph GT6+—more or less a hard top Spitfire—and she was prettier than all listed—to me at any rate.

39 posted on 08/24/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Who needs Michelle? The MSM keep Obama satisfied.")
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To: knarf
My Dad had one of those. Personally, I prefer this:



But I drive this:


40 posted on 08/24/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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41 posted on 08/24/2012 11:53:32 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Michael.SF.

1963 Chevy Nova.

42 posted on 08/24/2012 11:54:41 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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I always thought the 67 - 69 Barracuda coupe had perfect proportions.

43 posted on 08/24/2012 11:55:06 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Michael.SF.

I always thought the 67 - 69 Barracuda coupe had perfect proportions.

44 posted on 08/24/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Michael.SF.

The 2002 Pontiac Aztek, truly a beauty that the UAW owned GM needs to push again...

45 posted on 08/24/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

My 80 year old babysitter had one of those in the 1970s, yellow with a ragtop. Never got it past 3rd gear....


46 posted on 08/24/2012 11:55:37 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: yarddog

1974 Jaguar XKE V12 in British Racing Green

SWEET

47 posted on 08/24/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: yarddog
It is listed, but i'd say wrongly. The windscreen's a bit too vertical to balance the curved body shape

Now Datsun 240z - got it right


48 posted on 08/24/2012 11:56:32 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Michael.SF.
Here's a few I would see as contenders - and this is just from '35-'38...

1935 Hispano-Suiza


1936 MB 540k


1938 Delage


1938 Delahaye



49 posted on 08/24/2012 11:56:32 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Michael.SF.

“Beauty” really is in the eye of the beholder!


50 posted on 08/24/2012 11:58:14 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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