: What is the "sexiest" car you have ever seen?



orconn
07-13-11, 05:46 PM
There are a lot of cars that spring to mind when thinking about sexy cars. The Jaguar E-Type coupe certainly springs to mind, and the E-Type must rank right up there with the all time greats, but to my mind there is one car that out does even the formidable Jaguar and that's the Lamborghini P400 Miura (commonly known as the Miura).

Seen in person the Miura has one of the most amazing presences ever to sit on four wheels. Let's face it inspite of all it's technical innovations (mid engine) the super low slung Miura (it comes up to a grown man's waste) is so slinky in its' curves that it gives a beautiful woman in long clingy ball gown a run for her money!

In the late 1960's (and on for ten years) I owned one of the very first production Lamborghinis built, a 1964 350 GT. The ownership of this car brought me into contact with many Miuras in Southern California. I got to admire them up close, to sit in them, to drive them and eventually to help work on them. And while I much preferred my 350 GT as a daily driver, my admiration for the Miura as an automotive work of art has never dimmed.

They were not easy cars to get into, at 5'10" I could get fairly comfortable once I was in, but anyone taller was bound to pay for the privilege of driving one with pain! They were not easy cars to drive, until one got used to the feel of the the very "notchy" gated box and the quite heavy clutch. Once underway they still demanded knowledge and skill to perform properly ... but smoothly driven with "forza" the experience was truly unforgettable. I once rode in an open version (cabriolet) of the Miura on the AutoStrada outside Sant'Agata Bolognese at a speed of over 170 MPH (not KPH), the fast I have ever gone on a public highway. As low as the car was the view of the road (and the under carriages of semis) was truly unique.

But even the thrill and excitement of driving one didn't compare with the visual magic of coming upon one of these cars parked by the side of the road. Like many of the most memorable cars of history the Lamborghini Miura was not without it problems. But even knowing the car's upsides and downsides I still have to save that, for me, the Miura was and is the "sexiest" car ever produced!

But you may have your own favorite, let's hear about it!

The-Dullahan
07-13-11, 07:44 PM
Not sure, but it probably looked a lot like this.

http://ll.speedhunters.com/u/f/eagames/NFS/speedhunters.com/Images/Mike%20Garrett/10April/spotlight/rat1.jpg

brandondeleo
07-13-11, 08:46 PM
1957 Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic... Mmm...

orconn
07-13-11, 08:56 PM
1957 Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic... Mmm...

I believe you mean a 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, correct me if I'm wrong.

Jesda
07-13-11, 09:00 PM
Tough question. Late 50s Imperials and 90s Sevilles are my all-time favorite cars for their clean professional styling, but for just being dead sexy, I'm not sure.

While cars like the Ferrari F40 are stunning, extremely attractive, and visually sophisticated, they aren't "sexy." The Miura would certainly fit that criteria however. For me, its the Cord 810, the Jaguar E-type, and the Jaguar XK8 convertible.

http://www.tomstrongman.com/ClassicCars/PaulBryant810/Images/15Cord810.jpg
http://www.jaguar-wallpaper.info/wallpaper/Jaguar-E-Type-5.jpg

Submariner409
07-13-11, 09:03 PM
...............it's a tossup between the P400 and a real Ford GT...................have driven both, and orconn is correct: at my 6'2" height neither of these monsters is comfortable in the least.

Jesda
07-13-11, 09:07 PM
Strong contender:

Gaz Volga from Russia
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2CuMLQpa3bU/RoDFvUfQ1hI/AAAAAAAAAcc/V5yBz9JAhPY/s400/volga4.jpg

Its like a Volvo P1800 with a lower beltline.

brandondeleo
07-13-11, 09:10 PM
I believe you mean a 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, correct me if I'm wrong. Lol. I was looking at pictures of a '57 Bel Air at the same time as I was typing. You're right. 1938 works. It was produced for 6 years, from 1934-1940. The 57SC is one of the models produced, but I have always liked the 1936 standard Type 57 Coupe. I like the Type 57T, too.

brandondeleo
07-13-11, 09:11 PM
http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/gallery/carmel08/14691.jpg Like.

orconn
07-13-11, 09:13 PM
I have always been a great Cord fan, even the L29 Cords of the late Twenties were right up there with the best. Interestingly I have always thought of Jaguar as the continuation of the Cord in postwar years. Both makes delivered a high degree of beauty and sophistication in their car's designs at an upper middle income price. As with Cord during the company's lifetime, Jaguar produced some very formidable classics after World War II. The E-type, which for many is the most beautiful car ever produced, was certainly Jag's zenith, but the XK120, the 3.8S sedan, Series I XJ6 and the XK8's all rank right up their near the top.

The 4th generation Seville STS, which is a widely admired design, is certainly "swanky" and perhaps even "sexy."

Rodya234
07-13-11, 09:20 PM
I've always loved the Ferrari Testarossa. I had one of the Little Tikes car beds that was styled after it when I was a little kid, so the design is just emblazoned in my psyche.
http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/12/22/15/43/1991_ferrari_testarossa-pic-57250.jpeg

orconn
07-13-11, 09:21 PM
Strong contender:

Gaz Volga from Russia
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2CuMLQpa3bU/RoDFvUfQ1hI/AAAAAAAAAcc/V5yBz9JAhPY/s400/volga4.jpg

Its like a Volvo P1800 with a lower beltline.

It's not often that I am shown a car I have never seen before, Jesda, but for sure I have never seen the Gaz Volga you have pictured above. I didn't even know Gaz made passenger cars, but thought they produced only utility trucks like I saw bumbling around Khartoum in the mid sixties, driven by Soviet technicians with their stout wives by their sides. What year is that Gaz Volga?

I do remember the "Volga" passenger car which was sort of an elongated Toyopet with inferior mechanicals.

brandondeleo
07-13-11, 09:21 PM
I like everything about the 4th gen STS EXCEPT for the rear end... I think the taillights are too busy and do not match the rest of the car. I would love to see a 4th gen STS with Caddy bullet style taillights, maybe LED. It would look nice.

orconn
07-13-11, 09:28 PM
...............it's a tossup between the P400 and a real Ford GT...................have driven both, and orconn is correct: at my 6'2" height neither of these monsters is comfortable in the least.

I am also a big fan of the real Ford GT, never drove one but bet they are really something. However, when it comes to styling I think the Lambo has the edge! As far as what sexy does as a "crumpet" catcher you are going to be looking for at least a motel with either of these cars!

ThumperPup
07-13-11, 09:29 PM
http://myyellowcity.blogspot.com/2010/10/ferrari-612-gto-car-images.html

a Ferrari 612 it was not red it was yellow the one i saw but could not find any pictures of it now that was a awesome sexy car omg

Jesda
07-13-11, 09:44 PM
I do remember the "Volga" passenger car which was sort of an elongated Toyopet with inferior mechanicals.

http://klassika.wordpress.com/2008/11/27/the-coolest-russian-car-ever-made/

Its a recent coachbuild, so it doesnt really count toward the discussion of production cars, but they did make a topless version. It was featured on Top Gear years ago.

http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-29.jpg
http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-28.jpg
http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-27.jpg
http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-16.jpg
http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-19.jpg
http://www.a-r.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga_new_01.jpg
http://www.a-r.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-20.jpg
http://www.a-r.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-07.jpg
http://www.a-r.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-10.jpg
http://www.a-r.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-04.jpg
http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-52.jpg

Sevillian273
07-13-11, 09:48 PM
Two tail pipes? Double the fun!

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/merc892003/mechaphile.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-13-11, 10:03 PM
Sexy cars....hmmm...good question Orconn...

'00s:
Aston Martin DB9.
Smooth, sleek lines, perfect proportions, beautiful curves, elegant face and ass.
http://www.carsview.net/up/images/db9.jpg
http://lasvegasnevadaexoticcarrentals.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/aston-martin-db9-2.jpg

Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing.
Again: great curves, a body that will always look good and perfect proportions. I could imagine Grace Kelly getting into one of these.
http://mercedestalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/gullwing-06.jpg


'59-'60 Eldorado Brougham. Sleek, sexy and so much lighter and so much more elegant looking than most anything else new in showrooms in '60
http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/cad1960/1960/60eldo1.png

1962-63 Lincoln Continental for the same reasons. Arguably the best looking luxury car ever produced.
http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/lincoln/63lc/bilder/5.jpg

The Audi R8 is a straight-up gorgeous design!
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/01/r8v10fsilive_01_opt.jpg

Rodya234
07-13-11, 10:15 PM
Two tail pipes? Double the fun!


http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo283/chris87xj/Bumps/Thats-NOT-a-Cool-Story-Bro.jpg

HAZZARDJOHN
07-13-11, 10:24 PM
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^ this is kind of subjective, but when I thought about it, this popped into my head. I could never own one, but I think it is one of the best looking cars made.

~HJ

Sevillian273
07-13-11, 10:43 PM
http://www.guildclassiccars.com/images/1984_Pantera_594_Lg_MVC341S.JPG

Booty.

drewsdeville
07-13-11, 11:07 PM
This one's hard to pinpoint I think I'll say the 1955 Oldsmobile 88, in the right color combo.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3565/3795863807_292b17f7d5.jpg

brandondeleo
07-13-11, 11:12 PM
Sexy cars....hmmm...good question Orconn...

'00s:
Aston Martin DB9.
Smooth, sleek lines, perfect proportions, beautiful curves, elegant face and ass.
http://www.carsview.net/up/images/db9.jpg
http://lasvegasnevadaexoticcarrentals.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/aston-martin-db9-2.jpg

Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing.
Again: great curves, a body that will always look good and perfect proportions. I could imagine Grace Kelly getting into one of these.
http://mercedestalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/gullwing-06.jpg


'59-'60 Eldorado Brougham. Sleek, sexy and so much lighter and so much more elegant looking than most anything else new in showrooms in '60
http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/cad1960/1960/60eldo1.png

1962-63 Lincoln Continental for the same reasons. Arguably the best looking luxury car ever produced.
http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/lincoln/63lc/bilder/5.jpg

The Audi R8 is a straight-up gorgeous design!
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/01/r8v10fsilive_01_opt.jpg
These are some of the most beautiful cars ever made. Ever. Love.

concorso
07-13-11, 11:27 PM
There are too many beautiful cars in too many generations...oh to be Leno. Like to add the Miura, any Talbot Lago, DB4 and DB5, Ferrari 575 Panamerica, most any car by Zagato, etc...these are besides all the great cars in this thread...

Right now, Ive got a soft spot for the R8 in white with the carbon blades.

gary88
07-13-11, 11:33 PM
I saw a red Ferrari 599 GTO on the road a couple of weeks ago and my jaw literally dropped upon seeing it.

JimmyH
07-13-11, 11:37 PM
My favorite is still the Countach, followed closely by the Stingray, followed closely by the Cien


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Aron9000
07-13-11, 11:42 PM
The Audi R8 is one sexy machine. I'd take one over any new Lambo or Ferrari, except maybe a 458 Italia.

As for late model Ferrari's, I actually prefer the 550 Maranello and the F430. I personally think the new Ferrari designs are kind of vulgar and a bit ugly.

http://www.classicallycoolcars.com/wp-content/themes/NicheProfitPressV2/images/Ferrari-550%20Maranello.jpg
http://www.ferrarituningmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/ferrari-f430-spider-f1-1.jpg

As for the classics, the 1949 Cadillac fastback is one hell of a car.
http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/1949_Cadillac_Sedanette_Coupe_For_Sale_Rear_10_1.j pg

orconn
07-14-11, 12:28 AM
http://klassika.wordpress.com/2008/11/27/the-coolest-russian-car-ever-made/

Its a recent coachbuild, so it doesnt really count toward the discussion of production cars, but they did make a topless version. It was featured on Top Gear years ago.

http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-29.jpg
http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-28.jpg
http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-27.jpg
http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-16.jpg
http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-19.jpg
http://www.a-r.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga_new_01.jpg
http://www.a-r.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-20.jpg
http://www.a-r.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-07.jpg
http://www.a-r.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-10.jpg
http://www.a-r.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-04.jpg
http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2001/n08/volga/800/volga-52.jpg

Thanks for introduicing me to this car, I don't htink I've ever seen a picture of it before. Actually I don't get the Volvo connection, it looks like a chopped and channeled Rover P4 (1965) to me. I know there was no one running around Cairo or Khartoum in the late sixties in one of these!

brandondeleo
07-14-11, 01:01 AM
And I quote, "There will be no liking of Sebrings on this forum." As for Volga, I have an example of a Volga. Lol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Volga_Siber_front_Moscow_autoshow_2008_26_08. jpg The classic is gorgeous, though.
Would I be massacred if I said how much I like the Nash Metropolitan?

brandondeleo
07-14-11, 01:02 AM
http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/classic/large/55citroen_ds19_01.jpg LOL.

ben.gators
07-14-11, 01:27 AM
^
It looks like a cockroach! LOL

gdwriter
07-14-11, 02:09 AM
I was going to say Jaguar XK-E, but since that's already been mentioned, I'm surprised this hasn't been already:

Corvette Sting Ray:

http://www.soksa.com/assets/publicDocs/userFiles/icy/image/1963_Corvette_Stingray_SportCoupe.jpg

http://www.hotautoweb.com/sites/default/files/classic-car-images/699/1963-Chevrolet-Corvette-Sting-Ray-Split-Window-Coupe-Exterior-01.jpg

http://www.hotautoweb.com/sites/default/files/classic-car-images/699/1963-Chevrolet-Corvette-Sting-Ray-Split-Window-Coupe-Exterior-03.jpg

http://www.hotautoweb.com/sites/default/files/classic-car-images/699/1963-Chevrolet-Corvette-Sting-Ray-Split-Window-Coupe-Exterior-06.jpg

http://www.hotautoweb.com/sites/default/files/classic-car-images/699/1963-Chevrolet-Corvette-Sting-Ray-Split-Window-Coupe-Exterior-07.jpg

http://www.hotautoweb.com/sites/default/files/classic-car-images/699/1963-Chevrolet-Corvette-Sting-Ray-Split-Window-Coupe-Exterior-09.jpg

http://www.hotautoweb.com/sites/default/files/classic-car-images/699/1963-Chevrolet-Corvette-Sting-Ray-Split-Window-Coupe-Exterior-11.jpg

ESV_Platinum
07-14-11, 02:20 AM
Lamborghini Lp-670 sv

http://tapatalk.com/mu/1873edb3-7cae-9888.jpg


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Aron9000
07-14-11, 02:30 AM
^ Gary, I actually like the convertibles better than the hardtop on the mid-year Vettes. Just something so righteous about them, the seating position, the upright windshield, the v8 rumble, its so intoxicating.

http://www.malibulongboards.com/1963corvette4.jpg

They also have a really cool dash layout, and IMO 1967 was the last year the Vette had a high quality, well designed interior.
http://www.corvettepartsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/1967-026.jpg