OK, I'll admit that I do have a bias in favor of American cars. However, there are some European cars that have impressed me.
My first car (10 years ago) was almost a 1980 Triumph or 1974 VW Baja Bug. I went with the 1974 Ford Pinto instead for $250.
I must say, the British do make some very beautiful cars.
Here is my list:
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
Alfa Romeo classics
Citroen DS 20
Jaguar Vanden Plas
Volkswagen Rabbit DIESEL ONLY
Mercedes 450 SL convertible
Don't ask me why, but for some reason I think the Lada is a very interesting car. Ridding in these on Cuba's bumpy roads was an experience. For those who really love to feel the road when they drive would love the Lada.