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The Most Beautiful Car Ever Made....  
User currently offlineFreckles From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 386 posts, RR: 8
Posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

For me it has to be the Citroen DS:

http://thecaseagainst.net/wp-content/ds20050619.jpg

No American car is as beautiful as the Sting Ray.

What do you lot think?

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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

You can tell you're a girl!


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineFreckles From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1):

French Blood - Passion running through my veins!


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

The Jaguar E-type:



Then there's the Shaguar:


User currently offlineRacingGreen07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I'm not as erm.....classic? as some of the members here as I was born in 1989.

And therefore one of my favourites is....

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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4945 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I'll have to agree with you on the Jaguar.At one time I owned a 1970 E-Type Roadster. What surprised me about them is how heavy they were. And the fittings were of very high quality. The only problem was the Lucas electrics. But there is a conversion to a GM electrical system that solves most of the problems. It worked like a charm.
Plus, it's a very powerful "babe magnet".  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineFreckles From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting RacingGreen07 (Reply 5):

A feces brown Allegro with vanden plas grille is more attractive than that bloater on steroids!


User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 7):
The only problem was the Lucas electrics.

That's quite a common problem with many British cars of that era. If I ever do get myself a British car of that era (For some strange reason, the Triumph Stag is my dream British car.), I'll definitely make sure the electrics are good.


User currently offlineRacingGreen07 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Freckles (Thread starter):
For me it has to be the Citroen DS:

That car looks like it has bug eyes!

**blows raspberry**

Goodnight all! I have school tomorrow!


User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4945 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Just a comment on the Citroen DS series.
They first came out in the mid 1950's, a very advanced car for its time. I had the chance to ride in one for a trip one time. I'll admit that they are very comfortable. A buddy of mine collected them. He had three or four of them.
But as comfortable as they were, there were also right up there in the "strange" car category. And also so typically French. Usually in the states the artsy-fartsy kind of crowd were the ones who normally bought these.
For some reason French autos haven't done well in the U.S. I had a Renault R8 in high school for a short time. Another very comfortable car but was a little on the strange side as well.



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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3808 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Freckles (Thread starter):
For me it has to be the Citroen DS:

http://thecaseagainst.net/wp-content/ds20050619.jpg



Made by the same designer?

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineFreckles From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

The DS brought to the automotive world what the beatles brought to music, although to be fair, the beatles didn't bring hydraulic suspension, cornering lights and the first paddle auto..

User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/64/RL_1958_Ferrari_250_Testa_Rossa_34.JPG/800px-RL_1958_Ferrari_250_Testa_Rossa_34.JPG

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-stuv/Shelby-Cobra-427-blue-fa-lr-1280x960.jpg

Quoting Freckles (Thread starter):
For me it has to be the Citroen DS:

Fugly


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3700 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Aston Martin DB5 - I will own one of these before I die to be my weekend car...
Aston Martin DB9 - ...when I'm not driving a DB9
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato - *dribble* in fact any of the older Astons are just gorgeous
Mercedes Benz 300SL (the gullwing) - My grandfather had one of these when I was younger. WOW!

Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 7):
Plus, it's a very powerful "babe magnet".   

My brother lives on Jersey and his girlfriend's grandfather has a collection of cars, amongst them an old E-Type which he lets my brother drive on a regular basis during the summer....the lucky bugger. She's a beauty!



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

The 1967 Shelby Mustang

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb101/07CHARMZ07/ShelbyGT50067Mustang.jpg

Kinghunter



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User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting RacingGreen07 (Reply 4):
I'm not as erm.....classic? as some of the members here as I was born in 1989.

And therefore one of my favourites is....

I concur

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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

pure sex...




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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Are you guys serious? It's obviously this sexy beast!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c326/KPDX/dodge_viper_gtsr_concept_03_1024x76.jpg



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User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting Freckles (Reply 6):
A feces brown Allegro with vanden plas grille is more attractive than that bloater on steroids!


Almost there, gooseturd green isn't far off! British Leyland's finest hour.  

Anyways, this one below gets my vote (it's a Ferrari Daytona for those not in the know)...
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/jamie757/Daytona.jpg

  

Rgds.

[Edited 2008-02-27 17:17:39]

[Edited 2008-02-27 17:19:22]

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

I think it would be easier to make a list by era, especially given how subjective this can be.

Some of my personal favorites are, in no particular order:

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1967 Cadillac Eldorado
Any of the Bill Mitchell penned mid to late 60s GM full sizers (Impala, Electra, Rocket 88). I think the Mopar full sizers of similar vintage (67-68), especially the slab sided ones still look good today.

The 1956 Continental Mark II I think is a very interesting design, and uncharacteristic among the sea of chrome laden cars in the 1950s.

Pretty much anything Alfa Romeo, particularly the mid 60s to 70s GTV (pre-Alfetta)
The current Alfa Brerea and 8C make me tingle inside as well.

The Volvo P1800

I certainly have a lot of appreciation for most French designs. There is a unique style that cannot be confused with anything else. I think the current line of Citroens gets at that.


There isn't much out currently that I find stunning. Certainly not the pig that the 6-series is. Only thing that really does it for me is the new Cadillac CTS. I fell in love with it when I saw its debut at NAIAS last year, and still think it is among the best looking cars on the market at the moment.



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User currently offlineFreckles From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting Jamie757 (Reply 20):
Anyways, this one below gets my vote (it's a Ferrari Daytona for those not in the know)...

Beautiful sweeping bonnet.


User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 32767 times:



Quoting DesertJets (Reply 21):
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1967 Cadillac Eldorado
Any of the Bill Mitchell penned mid to late 60s GM full sizers (Impala, Electra, Rocket 88). I think the Mopar full sizers of similar vintage (67-68), especially the slab sided ones still look good today.

Here's my favorite Bill Mitchell design - the 1963 Buick Riviera  bigthumbsup 

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1963 Riviera



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Citroën DS with first front and Caprone converted for me....

25 Post contains images Molykote : The 300SL is my choice. It's as impressive asethetically as it is technically.
26 Post contains links and images Sprout5199 : For me it would be this: Or this: Dan in Jupiter
27 Post contains images Wolverine : I absolutely agree with you, MCOFlyer! The '67 Shelby Mustang is a real beauty!
28 MCOflyer : I like those better than the current ones. Kinghunter
29 Post contains links and images Srbmod : This is for those who think we don't build beautiful cars in America anymore. I give you the Panoz Esperante: http://www.panozauto.com/EsperanteDetail
30 DAL767400ER : That car looks like a 911 got it on with a Miata.
31 DesertJets : Certainly if you will notice my list I give plenty of kudos to classic and modern American cars. Though I am not too keen on the styling of the Panoz
32 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : I agree although my personal U.S. favorites are early 60s GM models, about 1960 through 1964 (except Cadillac...I never liked tailfins, but at least
33 Post contains links and images Marquis : Classical car Jaguar XK 140 Youngtimer Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 Modern car Aston Martin DB9 The BMW 6-series is that ugly it could be a modern art maste
34 MCOflyer : Well, I agree but this car icon of its era however, the GT350 deserves recognition as well. Kinghunter
35 Post contains images MCOflyer : Shelby GT350 Kinghunter
36 Post contains images CPH-R : For sheer shock value, you can't get past the Adams Probe 16: Only 3 were ever made, it was too low (34" from the ground to the top of the car) to hav
37 Cpd : McLaren F1 for me. Not the GTR, the long-tailed versions or the LM, just the normal, standard one. It still looks modern even today - despite the fact
38 Post contains links and images Flighty : Lamborghini Miura SV Ferrari 288 GTO Lancia Stratos w/ Alitalia paintjob Range Rover... the REAL one 1963 Buick Riviera... as already mentioned 1967 C
39 Post contains links and images Superfly : Freckles: You have great taste. I think that is the best looking French car ever made but not the best looking car ever made. For me it would be my c
40 Post contains images Thom@s : Nice choice. For me though... Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Soon... very soon.. Thom@s
41 Post contains links and images Kay : Threads like this one need to get it once and for all, it's this one: And I'm almost tempted to say no car manufactured after the late 90's is beautif
42 Post contains links and images Columba : Has to be on top of the list but I would also add: 1) Best Looking SUV 2) All time favorite 3) Favorite US car 4) Followed by 5) I always liked these
43 MCOflyer : You can not go wrong with a classic. I love them as they are reliable work horses. My brother in law maintained one for his mom. Very nice light sea
44 Post contains images LHMARK :
45 Post contains images KROC :
46 Dougloid : Yes it is. As a practical matter the only thing you can change would be the Lucas internally regulated alternator. You can sub it with any number of
48 Post contains links and images Arniepie : Studebaker Avanti Alfa Romeo C8 competizione YES YES YES
49 TSS : Delage Delahaye Both are otherwise perfectly unremarkable car brands, but absolutely stunning to look at. Also, anything with a body by Figoni et Fala
50 Post contains links and images WrenchBender : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Silver_Cloud The most beutiful thing on 4 wheels ever produced. WrenchBender
51 Post contains links and images Fritzi : Ferrari 355 Spider with a tan interior
52 Egmcman : I have seen three in one day here in Peurto Banus and three Bentley Continentals GT´s one cabriolet and one Aranarge several Merecedes S class ,SL´
53 Type-Rated : On the E-Type I had, there was a Delco direct replacement for the Lucas alternator. No mods necessary. Of course it also helped if you rotated the fu
54 Post contains images FoxXray : For me, the most beautiful car ever made is the Ford Mustang GT500 (2007) . The new Camaro is pretty nice too
55 Dougloid : The Lucas internally regulated alternator first came out in the late sixties or early seventies and the regulator wasn't very good. It was potted and
56 Post contains images SmithAir747 : The most beautiful (and classic) cars are the old station wagons of the 1960s and 1970s with faux wood trim. Although they were meant to haul the fami
57 Post contains images AC320 : gotta be the XJ220
58 Freckles : You have a very interesting taste in cars - love those old low riders. YES! Saw one of those earlier this year, incredible! Serious?
59 Post contains images Bongo : For me it has the ugliest car ever made
60 Freckles : At least see the beauty of the breakthrough technology underneath the "ugly" body...
61 Post contains images Dougloid : Actually when you get right down to it even a Trabant or a Rambler American would look pretty good if you were walking, right?
62 Post contains images MD11junkie : Il Mostro (Ferrari F40)... 'nuff said.
63 MCOflyer : My dad owned one and loved it. Kinghunter
64 Post contains images WILCO737 : No doubt for me: Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren WILCO737 (MD11F)
65 Post contains images A346Dude : I don't know what the rest of you are smoking, but there are some seriously ugly cars in this thread.
66 Post contains links and images Flighty : Supafly, my friends's grandpa had a baby blue 1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car (baby blue) AND a 1974 Mark IV 460 V8 (jet black) AND a 1969 Mark III
67 Post contains images WILCO737 : Looks like people have different taste In your eyes they might be ugly, but some people maybe like them a lot... Same with aircrafts or women etc etc
68 Post contains links and images MD11Engineer : What about a 1929 Duesenberg: Jan
69 Mir : Oh hell no. The LeBaron was many things. Good-looking was not one of them. -Mir
70 EMBQA : Hate to bust your bubble.... but that is not a '67 Shelby Mustang. That is a Mustang 'Eleanor'.... a far cry from a real Shelby Mustang....... but st
71 MCOflyer : Shows how good photo bucket is. Kinghunter
72 Post contains links and images Waterpolodan : What an understated classic that car is... such pure and simple lines, it's lovely. This is probably the most gorgeous modern car out there, right up
73 Post contains images A346Dude : I wish it was this way with women... you guys would be squabbling over the 4's and 5's, leaving the 10's free for the taking!
74 Post contains links and images Classic707 : What about the 1962 Imperial LeBaron?
75 Post contains links and images Jetjack74 : The Griswold Family Truckster Now this is a beautiful automobile
76 LOT767-300ER : The Gremlin...heheheh! Looks like half the car was chopped off.
77 Post contains images Bongo : Well... you were talking about beauty...not technology
78 Post contains images Freckles : You shoulda gone to specsavers
79 Post contains images Foxy : Based on the stylings of the F-22 its gotta be the Lamborghini Reventon [Edited 2008-03-01 02:42:38]
80 Post contains images Superfly : You have great taste as well. Keep in mind, those cars aren't low riders. I hate it when people ghettoize nice old cars. That would be a 1978 or 1979
81 Freckles : Sorry! I'm not up to date with the lingo for cars like that. Apologies... By the way - I think the lebaron convertible is a gorgeous one too. I love
82 Post contains images Viscount724 : Actually, I always liked the mid-'60s Rambler American ('64 to '68). AMC designed some very strange looking vehicles over the years but in my opinion
83 MCOflyer : The 64 300C was and still is good looking. My uncle owns one. Kinghunter
84 Glydrflyr : The limited production cars of the Thirties and Forties were probably the best looking vehicles ever produced, specifically the 3 Bugatti Atlantique c
85 Post contains links and images JBo : Not as pretty as its sister: I like that style of the American as well. I also really like the 'humpster' Javelin from '71-'74:
86 Post contains images Flighty : I see. THanks for the info. You must really know your stuff, then. Totally see what you mean about the build quality... those 1970s Lincolns seemed l
87 Post contains images Fumanchewd : There appears to be a contradiction in that statement.
88 Pyrex : Beautiful car, with absolutely amazing technology (50 years later you still see manufacturers trying to pass on as "innovations" in their models thin
89 Theredbaron : What a beautiful car
90 Post contains links and images Metroliner : Why has nobody brought this thing up? Toni
91 Post contains links and images Flighty : If I had to pick one car... the Lambo Miura SV is pretty much the most ... oh.. i don't know, just the best. How about some more... 1937 Bugatti 57SC
92 Freckles : Nope, and I'm not suprised. Bleurgh. Is that a roadrunner?
93 MD11junkie : It's a Superbird, and it's a be-a-utiful car!
94 Freckles : HID-E-OUS
95 MCOflyer : I know someone who owns one and loves it. It has the original 5 speed and has the original engine. A magnificent piece of art. Kinghunter
96 Post contains images MD11junkie : This what this thread is all about, taste - and not to criticize. If someone finds another car beautiful, it's just his/her opinion isn't it? The Cit
97 LOT767-300ER : What European stingray are you talking about? You didnt even get the point of his picture...
98 Post contains images Superfly : Those are some beautiful cars! That 1968-1972 Mercedes S-class convertible is one of the best looking German cars ever made. I like the picture of th
99 Post contains links and images Jogales : Josh
100 Post contains images Metroliner : Pssh, Maidenhead pikey! Go put a bodykit on your Fiesta or something! (by way of explanation, I'm from Reading...) Toni
101 Post contains images Freckles : Actually... its a 106 1.1 . Hows your 1.2 Nova you Reading scumbag!
102 Post contains images Metroliner : When I was buying a car, I couldn't fit in the 106! The Nova's in the shop, along with the Superbird... Toni P.S. If you knew what I drove, you'd pro
103 Post contains images Freckles : What do you drive then, a talbot or something?
104 Post contains images Metroliner : God, I wish. A classic wouldn't be half bad. No, I share a Skoda Felicia 1.3 with my little sister... That being the first shape Felicia, in canary y
105 Freckles : Classy! I've heard those badboys will exceed 100mph !!
106 Post contains images Airfoilsguy : That thing is a bastardization of a good BMW.
107 Post contains images Metroliner : Top speed was 100.(one over infinity)... seriously! Jsut got the needle the other side. Then I shat myself On the plus side, nobody's ever accused me
108 LOT767-300ER : You still havent explained to us what Sting Ray you are talking about.
109 Post contains images Freckles : I was thinking more of a standard Vette, not a sting ray, my apologies: We got the 106 up to 120 down the A404 the other day thats kph
110 Dougloid : I had a '64 sedan, last year for the flathead six (sidevalve to y'all) and a three speed on the column. It was not a bad car, no worse than a Ford Fa
111 LOT767-300ER : One often wonders what the real horsepower was of several of these engines out of the factory not the understate-for-the-law figures that were put ou
112 Dougloid : The AMC 390 cid engine was not exactly the best platform for elevated horsepower-this would have been a great application for a rip snortin' free bre
113 Post contains images KPWM : IMHO, the 360 spider is awesome
114 Post contains images Freckles : I'm fairly sure that one is a toy car
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