Top 10 Cars of All Times

I’m not particularly attracted to one certain type of car. Muscle cars; sure, I like a couple; exotics, yeah, there are some great ones. I don’t know what really qualifies a car to be great. Obviously aesthetics are a large portion, and a car can’t be some old buggy that can’t top 60 mph. I have been researching this list for the past 3 years and I think I’ve compiled a pretty good representation of the best cars of all time.

 

1. 1959 California Ferrari Spyder

The real car is actually a 1959 California Ferrari Spyder 250 GTO LWB, of which there are only 10 in existance, but I figured I should probably cover the gamut with this one. And that’s probably a little too specific. But seriously, unbelievable car. Sure, it’s only $4,000,000, but if you have never heard of or seen this car, LOOK IT UP. Like, now. Come back to this later. Or not at all. Just discover this car like I did. The design is incredible. It’s just SO BEAUTIFUL! It handles great, sounds great and has it where it counts, too.

 

2. 1967 Lamborghini Miura

Will there ever be a top 10 list without a Lamborghini on it? I actually really don’t like Lamborghinis that much. In fact, I’d go as far as to say I really don’t like them at all. But the Miura is so radically different from the others that I sometimes doubt it’s actually a Lamborghini. It is way ahead of its time, with a design that is more like something from the mid ’90s. It is a sleek, stylish, and, there’s no other way to put this, cool.

 

3. 2011 Porsche Cayman R

I’ve been a fan of the Caymans for longer than any other type of Porsche. So you can imagine when I discovered the Cayman R at the Detroit Auto Show in 2011, this was a real treat. The design of this Porsche is so subtly different from every other one, but something about it is just 50 times more charismatic than the others.

 

4. 1960 Lotus Elite

This car is so simple, yet so great. It was designed to be a racing car, but is really great looking as well. It is often overlooked by the Elan and Elise. Even the Exige S seems to have had more publicity than this. It actually took me two years to discover this car.

 

5. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Where has the Corvette gone? I hate, absolutely hate the new Corvettes, partially because they are nothing like this one. This car is an icon of the ’50s and was one of the last good corvettes.

 

6. 1973 Porsche Carrera RS

Speaking of classic looking porsches, this one tops them all. Some don’t find this as “awesome looking” as I do, but I personally think this is one of the best looking cars out there. Everything about it is Porsche, but it’s not overdone. It has that great shape that most of the newer porsches lack, and it is a real legend among porsches.

 

7. 1985 Porsche 959

A revolutionary car. This is a great porsche that is very pleasing to the eye, to say the least. With its top speed of 186 mph and a 3.6 second 0-60 time, this is a powerful, classic looking porsche.

 

8. 2011 Tesla Roadster

This car is tiny but innovative. It copies the design of the Lotus Elise, which is another great car. It is also extremely environmentally friendly, but it compromises nothing in the power category.

 

9. 2010 Ferrari Scaglietti

A lot of you probably strongly disagree with this one, and I can see why. But I think this car isn’t a car where you’d feel uncomfortable driving it and it isn’t some flashy, extravagant ferrari like the other modern ones. It’s beautiful, powerful, and like the Alfa Romeo, classy.

 

10. 2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

I like this car more than any modern Lamborghini or other super car. It has a certain air of elegance and class mixed in with it’s insane speed and handling.

 

That concludes this list of Top 10 Cars, add it to the millions already out there. For those of you who stuck around this long to listen to me drooling over a multimillion dollar Ferrari, I thank you, and for those of you who didn’t, I do not thank you.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rightlightphotos/ Marc

    These are all good choices. Perhaps the list could be lengthened just a bit, however, to include the rotary powered Mazda RX-7 and Jaguar XKE.

  • Edouard Coneho

    Bull. The greatest car ever manufactured was the 1969 Toyota Corolla, followed closely by the 1969 Ford F150 straight six.

  • Matt

    This list leaves out the most famous, most beautiful car ever built, the Mercedes Gullwing 300SL first introduced in 1954. Anyway, it’s all very subjective and what’s a vision of perfection to one (eg. 1960 Lotus Elite) is a positive horror to another (me)

  • Joe Blow

    Top 10 Cars? He hates Corvettes? And Lamborghini ??? doesn’t like muscle cars?? who gives a crap what he thinks are the top 10 best cars? I can’t believe I wasted these past few minutes of my life reading this ridiculous article..

  • Bill B.

    Most lists are subjective but this one is just plain silly. Nice cars but not really noteworthy, at least most of them.

    What is the criteria? They are handsome and I like them.

    That’s OK, too.

    BTW the Tesla doesn’t “copy” the Elise; the bodies are made by Lotus and modified Elise bodies.