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    Best looking cars of all time

    I was discussing this with my wife today. We had one point of overlap, but let's share our lists and see what everyone else thinks.

    The idea here is to heck with performance, reliability, cost, all that mundane stuff. Looks. Curb appeal. Nothing but appearance. The cars that would make you sit in your garage for hours, just looking at them. What would be your top three? No concept cars, just actual production models.

    Hers are the following:

    The late-80s 911 turbo body convertibles. With whale tail.
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    I can totally see what she means here. Fantastic lines, but I think I'd go with one of the smaller spoilers than the whale tail myself.

    Her #2; the Caribbean Aqua Mini Cooper Convertible.
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    I like it, but she finds it more beautiful than I do.

    Her #3; this is where our choices overlap - we both love the small, two-seater convertible Thunderbirds. First gen or last generation, we both love both of those generations. So I'll put the classic on her list.
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    Now my list. I'll start with a car the second oldest on my list. It really represent a family of curvaceous, small convertibles, like the AC Cobra and the BMW 507. But the example I'd choose would be the 550 Porsche Spyder.
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    Small, light, graceful and gorgeous. We've all seen Cobras, but if you aren't familiar with the BMW 507, go find a picture. All these models share a low hood, pontoons over the wheels, and graceful, stunning lines.

    My #2; floating fender roadsters from before WWII. Anyone know what this is?
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    I love those front fenders, I love the exhaust coming out of the engine bay, I love the headlights, the way the hood lines continue to the cabin area. Just stunning.
    It's an Auburn Boattail Speedster. If you're ever in northern Indiana, visit the Auburn Cord Dusenberg museum. Wow.

    My #3; As I said, small Thunderbirds. I like the last generation almost as much as gen 1.
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    Out of everything on these two lists, this is the most likely for us to own. They really don't cost much.

    So those are our lists. Let's see some more top 3 lists, and there must be photos!
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    So many even on the short list, but I have to say the '67 Pontiac GTO is the all around winner for me.
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    These are my two favorites. Chevelle SS -454. Camaro SS -350.Name:  SS.jpg
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    1980-1982 Corvette, I had the opportunity to purchase a nice 81 a couple of months back but took too long to decide and somebody else got a screaming deal.
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    1969 390 amx

    The one car I've always wanted. The closest I got was a 1973 Javelin.




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    One I can personally remember, and if I wanted it badly enough, I might be able to afford!

    Driven by my very circumspect mother the elementary school teacher. It's even the correct colors-

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    1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sports Coupe


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    My own short list:
    1- 1939 to 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe. Classic lines that have easily withstood the test of time.
    2- 1955 to 1957 Chevrolet Corvette. The classic Zora Arkus-Duntov design, single headlights, first gen small block V8, what more could you want.
    3- 1955 to 1957 Ford Thunderbird. The original two seater gentleman's car. Never meant tlo compete with Corvette, but beat the Chrysler 300 to submission in its class.

    Now, if you want to add pickups to the list:
    1- 1939 to 1941 Ford F1 pickups. See #1 above for why.
    2- 1953 to 1955 Ford F100 pickups. Again, timeless beauty that has transcended generations.
    3- 1955 to 1959 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier (and GMC Suburban). The start of the wide box configuration, and done with looks in mind. Just beautiful, IMHO.
    4- 1967 to 1972 Chevrolet C10 and GMC pickups. From the clean body lines to the various powerplants you could have in one, there isn't much more to say. GM hit a home run with these.
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