5 Most Beautiful Cars of All Time
"We feel the '67 Corvette is the best looking Corvette of all time, the most visually striking model, and one that has only gotten more beautiful with age," Oldham said. "The 1963 to 1967 models are very similar, so we called out the '67, the last of that generation."
According to Edmunds, "the fastback roof is perfectly tapered over ridgeback fenders and flatline wheel wells. The gills in the front fenders are slashes of brilliance, while the (optional) side pipes announce the car's seriousness. Poems could be written about the hood spear alone." 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is the third most beautiful car ever. Only 39 were produced.
"This is one of the most breathtaking cars ever, and on a lot of similar lists it is No. 1 one," Oldham said. "To this day, it still influences modern design. But we felt the Countach is now more relevant and more beautiful and has had a stronger impact over the last several decades."
According to Edmunds, "Sergio Scaglietti's voluptuous and brilliant world champion has vents and scoops that only make it seem more serious, while its ducktail rear spoiler inspired hundreds of imitators. It's the GT car all other GT cars want to be."
In a recent auction, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $32 million. This represents a good return, since the original U.S. purchase price was $18,000.
However, the Web site Topspeed.com said that $32 million is "a little short of the world record bid for a classic car, which the 1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic owns after receiving a bid of somewhere around $40 million two years ago." 1931 Duesenberg Model J Long Wheelbase Coupe
The Dusenberg Model J is the most beautiful American car ever.
It is "astonishingly gorgeous, a massive car that set a standard for design and engineering in the early part of the 20th century," Oldham said.
According to Edmunds, "It has a grille that could be a temple, a hood punctured by gracefully curved louvers, and fenders that look like a wave cresting over the tires and an exquisite aluminum roof. "
While the chassis was purchased from Duesenberg, the body had to be purchased separately: Edmunds prefers a model built by a coachbuilder called Murphy. "All are beautiful, but the Murphy model J coupe is astonishingly gorgeous," Oldham said.