Cars are so much a part of our lives. They are often much more than just a way to get from point A to point B. Most people remember with great fondness their first car and, of course, that one car that made them fall in love with automobiles.
These iconic classic cars have sparked imaginations and quickened hearts for decades. They helped shape not only the cars that would come after them, but the entire automobile industry.
Get ready to fall in love with cars all over again.
OK, so the Corvette all by itself is one of the most iconic cars on the planet. With more than six generations behind it, we’ve all grown up with this ultimate sports car. It’s what dreams are made of. So, what makes 1957 Corvette so special you ask? This production year was the first to offer the options of heavy-duty suspension and brakes as well as a four-speed manual transmission. Essentially, the Corvette turned a curve with this one.
Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 quietly rolled off the production line in 1963. No fanfare, just another luxury car. That obscurity didn’t last long though. When the DB5 burst onto the scene, dominating the silver screen as the iconic James Bond car in 1964, the world became smitten. Of course, it probably had a little to do with the fact that the James Bond car was equipped with all those cool gadgets, but still, the DB5 is a beautiful little car in its own rite.
OK, so not yet a classic, but still iconic in its own rite. Released in 2003, the Continental was a replacement for the Continental R and T (which was based on the Rolls). It is a grand touring coupe, two door “two plus two.” It will get you from 0 to 60 in just under 5 seconds and its top speed it 197.6 mph. The Continental GT Speed set the World Speed Record on Ice. Now that’s a car!
Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4
In case you aren’t aware, the Volkswagen Group has its hands in a lot of cookie jars. While it may be best known for its iconic “Bug,” over the years the company has acquired several automobile brands, including Bugatti. The Veyron was named for Pierre Veyron, French racing driver who won the 1939 24 hours of LeMans. The automaker has produced about 200 of these mid-engine grand tourer models which was discontinued at the end of 2008.
If you’re wondering when the in inspiration for the angular lines and wedge shape that defines so many sports cars comes from, you’re looking at it. This mid-engine beauty was produced from 1974 until 1989 and became the car that every little boy (and quite a lot of girls) dreamed of owning someday.
Who among us has not spent at least a little time coveting a Maserati? They are absolutely stunning cars and the Quattroporte is no exception. The Italian word “Quattroporte” literally means “four doors” and that is exactly what this car is – a four door luxury sedan. With five generations that began in 1963, the Quattroporte is and always will be, one of the most iconic cars in the world.
Mercedes McLaren SLR
Did you ever wonder what would happen if Mercedes and McLaren got together and had a baby? Well, now your burning questions are answered. This supercar was a joint project with the two high end car makers. It ended up with a GT classification because some of the driving features were just too feisty for a simple SLR (which was dropped in 2007 when sales dropped).
Rolls Royce Phantom
Rolls Royce is considered the epitome of luxury cars and the Phantom is one of the most iconic. Fun fact, it is produced in both the US and the UK. A replacement for the automaker’s Silver Ghost, the Phantom rolled off the production line in 1925. Even then it was turning heads and making waves in the auto industry with super luxurious features that were unheard of at the time. And today it is still breaking ground with even more incredible features and state of the art technology.
Did you know that the Shelby Cobra, despite its success in the racing circuit, was never meant to be a race car? It started out as a British sports car, the AC Cobra, build in the 1960s. It caught the eye of Carroll Shelby, an American auto racer and he reached out to AC Cars asking for a car that had been modified to accept a V8 engine. And the Shelby Cobra was born.
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