They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that’s pretty accurate when it comes to most things in life. However, occasionally there will come along a design, a product or – in this case – a car, which is so iconic, so unutterably gorgeous, that it not only becomes an instant classic and highly collectible, but also paves the way and blazes a trail for everything which follows.
If you’re the sort of person who already collects luxury cars, the chances are you’ve already found your niche. However, no matter whether you’re into supercars, antiques, custom-made Italian numbers or VW campervans, you should probably find space for one or more of these beauties which made our list. They’re the supermodels of the automotive world, the head-turners of the highways. May we present to you five of the most beautiful, most iconic, most memorable automobiles of all time.
No list of beautiful cars would be complete without this particular example. It somehow manages to combine the very essence of 60’s British design with an unshakeable cool and definitive sexiness. It was fast, sleek, exclusive and an instant classic across the globe, and it comes as no surprise that it was enormously influential for luxury sports cars forevermore.
This gorgeous machine was one of the first supercars ever built. Lightweight, devilishly fast, and unmistakably Italian in its design, it’s a real beauty and rightly takes its place on this list. It may be over fifty years old, but few cars have ever come close in terms of inspiration, attractiveness, and sheer joy when it comes to driving.
Mercedes Benz Gullwing
When this beauty was first released, its 160 mph top speed made it the fastest production car on the planet. It says a lot for this car that despite the impressive velocity, that wasn’t the reason it became a hit with the global elite and uber-cool set… that was all down to its looks. Soft curves, a rounded, undulating chassis, and those iconic rising wing doors all made this a highly desirable motor, which is still sought-after today.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT California
Anyone who has watched the cult movie ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ will recognise this sleek machine as the pride and joy of Ferris’ dad. It has to be said, the man had taste. Widely considered to be the quintessential Ferrari, it is one of the most collectible cars in the world today due to the excellence of its design, unique silhouette and an engine that goes like a dream.
1973 Porsche Carrera RS
Gorgeous. If there was ever a car to cement Porsche’s reputation as a manufacturer of true dream machines, then this is it. That distinctively curved back half, the oversized wheels, rear spoiler and low body are all iconic design features of one of the most lusted after cars in the word.