There are cars then there are fine works of craftsmanship like these. From the regal Alfa Romeo Spider to the sleek Ford GT, these cars blend the line between art and machine. So just sit back and check out these gorgeous rides.
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
It was designed to appeal to performance enthusiasts and featured classic gull-wing doors. At the time of its release, the 300SL had the fastest top speed in the world.
1970 Dodge Challenger RT
The Challenger was intended as Dodge’s entry into the pony car wave that was introduced by the Ford Mustang. While it may not have gained the notoriety of Ford’s Mustang, it has definitely held its own over the years.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT California
Perhaps the greatest aspect of this car’s history is the pivotal role it played in the 1986 John Hughes’ classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Regardless, it is a classic beauty.
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV
When the Miura was first introduced it catalyzed the popularization of mid-sized, two-seat sports cars. The P400SV is by far the most well known Miura model. It lacked the “eyelashes” surrounding the headlamps and featured a lubrication system that prevented costly engine damage by the gearbox.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette
Everything about the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette’s design suggests radicalism. It is one of the few cars of its time, or ever for that matter, to sport a split rear window. The 1963 model was also lighter with improved acceleration.
1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider
This was the first model Alfa introduced after World War II and was produced for ten years. Sadly, it is no longer produced.
1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
An original DB4 GT can be auctioned for over a million dollars. DB4 GT was designed to be lightweight; many components that normally would have been steel were crafted from aluminum instead.
1966 Ford GT40 Mk. II
The Mk. II was one of Ford’s greatest attempts to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans. In the year that it debuted, it quickly dominated the competition, winning Le Mans for Ford.
1939 BMW 328 Roadster
Many would argue that the 1939 BMW 328 Roadster is far and away BMW’s greatest achievement. At the time of its introduction, it was visually the most stunning car of the age, while also winning hundreds of races around the world.
The Audi R8 was developed partially based on the Lamborghini Gallardo and shared many of the mechanisms of the Gallardo. It has the flairs of the same style that has made Germany’s automakers some of the most celebrated in the world.
2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
The Alfa Romeo 8C features an 8 cylinder engine that allows it to reach speeds nearing 200 miles per hour. That and it’s sleek design leaves you catching your breath as it passes by.
1965 Jaguar E-Type
When this car was first introduced, Enzo Ferrari reportedly claimed that it was the most beautiful car he had seen in his life up to that point; it’s hard not to agree with this classic.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB
The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB was the first Ferrari ever introduced without wire wheels. It also placed seventh in Sports Car International’s “Top Sports Cars of the 1960s” list.