: Best Looking Cars Ever?



I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-12-05, 03:54 AM
What do you all think are the best looking cars ever?

For me:
-1983 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (timeless looks, elegant)
-1991 Cadillac Brougham (very very elegant and formal)
-1984 Cadillac Coupe deVille (see above)
-1992 Cadillac deVille (very conservative and clean design, formal, elegant)
-1984 Buick Riviera (see 1983 Eldorado)
-1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (very masculine and massive)
-1983 Cadillac Seville Elegante (very classy, looks like a RR)
-1982 Oldsmobile Toronado (see 83 eldorado, more masculine than 83 riv/ eldo)
-1995 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi (badass looking sedan, looks very aggressive)
-1991 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo (subtly aggressive, reminds me of a stealth bomber)
-1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA (muscular and sleek, looks like a "road bully"
-1970 Dodge Charger R/T ( the definition of a muscle car, "road bully")
-1970 Dodge Challenger R/T (more subtle version of charger)
-1994 Lincoln Town Car (boxy beauty, mafia looks, classy)
-1994 Lincoln Mark VIII (sleek, sexy, the opposite of the '70s Marks)
-1977 Lincoln Mark V (very masculine, massive, classy)
-1977 Lincoln Town Car (see above)
-1972 Lincoln Mark IV (see Mark V, but more classy)
-2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Coupe (see Bonneville SSEi, sleek and sexy)

Thats all I've got now for domestics, Imports to come tomorrow!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-12-05, 03:08 PM
Heres the imports:

-1987 Aston Martin Lagonda (one of the best looking sedans ever IMO)
-2004 Aston Martin Vanquish (best looking British car ever??)
-2005 Aston Martin DB9 (see above)
-2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage (see above, but to a lesser extent)
-2001 Audi S8 (clean german design, ever seen Ronin?)
-2004 Audi A8L (my god, one of the best looking german cars ever)
-2004 Audi RS6 (see S8)
-2004 Audi S4 (see RS6)
-1990 Bentley Turbo R (very formal,elegant, massive)
-2005 Bentley Continental GT (automotive version of James Bond)
-2005 Bentley Flying Spur (see above)
-1998 BMW 740i (clean cut german design)
-2005 BMW 760i (actually, I don't think they're that bad)
-2003 Nissan Maxima GLE (for some reason, I've always liked these Maximas)
-2002 Nissan Skyline R34 (aggressive yet subtle design)
-1981 Delorean DMC 12 (I've liked these since I saw Back to the Future, that DMC logo is so cool!)
-1986 Ferrari 412i (great looking '80's 2+2)
-2004 Ferrari 575M Maranello (great looking long hood/short deck profile)
-2005 Ferrari 612 Scagletti (great looking 2+2, wierd headlights)
-2005 Ferrari F430 Coupe (looks like a mini Enzo, but more subtle)
-1994 Honda Accord EX Coupe (I dont know why, I've always liked these)
-1993 Honda Accord EX Coupe (see above)
-2006 Honda Accord EX-V6 Coupe (see above)
-1998 Infiniti Q45 (good styling, looks vaguely like an W140 S Class)
-2004 Infiniti Q45 (best styling of Japanese super luxury sedans)
-2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe (one of the best looking asian coupes ever)
-2005 Infiniti M45 (good looking like a G35, but slightly different)
-1994 Jaguar XJ12 (one of best looking Jags ever, great classical styling)
-1996 Jaguar XJ12 (best looking Jaguar ever!)
-2005 Jaguar Super V8 (see '94 XJ12, modern styling)
-2005 Lamborghini Murcielago (it looks like a bull)
-2005 Maserati Coupe (best looking Maserati ever?)
-2005 Maserati Quattroporte (best looking italian sedan ever?)
-1998 Mazda Millenia (best looking Mazda ever IMO)
-1970 Mercedes Benz 600 (best looking german car of the '70's)
-1979 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9 (great subtle classical M-B design)
-1990 Mercedes Benz 560SEL (see above)
-1996 Mercedes Benz S600 (best looking M-B of all time)
-2005 Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG (best looking M-B convert ever)
-1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 (crazy styling, very aggressive)
-2003 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe (best looking porsche of all time)
-1993 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II (CLASSIC formal english styling)
-2005 Rolls Royce Phantom (modern spin on classic design)
-1998 Lexus LS400 (clean cut design, looks vaguely like W140 S Class)
-2005 Volkswagen Phaeton (Like '04 A8L, but slightly less so)
-2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 (modern design, very elegant)

Playdrv4me
11-12-05, 03:25 PM
I have several, but for some reason I feel I needed to give a nod to the mid-nineties Toyota Supra. That car STILL looks exotic today, several years after it was pulled from the market.

mccombie_5
11-12-05, 03:36 PM
Mixture of American and Non American cars from me

Well the best looking car in the world is th Aston MArtin DB7

1977 Cadillac Eldorado
1979 Cadillac Coupe Deville
1995 Buick Riviera
1999 Cadillac Eldorado
1996 Cadillac Seville
1998 Cadillac Seville
1974 Ford Cortina
1978 Rover SD1
1961 Jaguar E-Type
197X Maserati Bora
197X Lamborghini Miura
1992 Jaguar XJ12
1978 Jaguar XJ6C
1956 Citroen DS
2005 Jaguar Super V8
2005 VW Phaeton

Theres more i just cant be bothered

gdwriter
11-12-05, 03:54 PM
This is going to look a lot like my lists of favorite 60s and other cars.

For me, forget Harley Earl (sorry, Jesda); Bill Mitchell was the genuis behind some of the most beautiful cars ever built. If he could have lived forever, GM might have never lost more than half of their market share. Among the milestone cars that came out of his studio:

'63-65 Buick Riviera (Mitchell's masterpiece)
'63-67 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
'66 Olds Toronado
'65 Chevrolet Corvair
'70 1/2 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport (I read somewhere that the second-generation Camaro "looked liked it was designed by an Italian on a good day.")
'67 Cadillac Eldorado
'75-79 Cadillac Seville

Except for the Riviera, I don't believe Mitchell himself did the actual design work (I think Larry Shinoda did the Corvette and Dave North (?) did the Toronado. But nothing came out of GM design in that era without his stamp of approval.

Other classics I like are the '68 Dodge Charger, preferably in black like the bad guys' car in Bullitt, the '55-57 Thunderbird and '66 Mustang fastback. I'm also partial to any '60s Impala. And among imports, I love the Mercedes SL, particularly the gull-wing models and the Jaguar E-Type.

Modern beauties include:
'95-99 Buick Riviera
'92-97 Cadillac Seville
'94-99 Oldsmobile Aurora
'98 Jaguar XK8
'99 Honda Accord coupe (I had one and miss it; beautiful car)

Probably some more, but those are the ones that come to mind for now.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-12-05, 03:57 PM
Wasn't Harley Earl's last design the '80 Seville?

mccombie_5
11-12-05, 04:05 PM
Wasn't Harley Earl's last design the '80 Seville?

If it was he should have been shot

those things are fugly. It looks like he gave up when he got to the back.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/83sev.jpg

Slywun
11-12-05, 07:10 PM
Just a few non-traditional favorites of mine, I could never pick just one...

1970's - 1980's
Detomaso Pantera
http://www.panteraplace.com/page5.html
Aston Martin Volante
http://www.astonmartins.com/v8/v8vols1.htm
http://www.astonmartins.com/v8/007_v8.htm

1990's - Current

1991 Corvette Callaway Speedster
http://www.motorcities.com/contents/05J7H112815965.html

Noble M14
http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2005-Noble-M14.htm

Jesda
11-12-05, 07:17 PM
C5 Corvette - Still strikes me as a concept car in mass production. Its long, wide and sexy.
1990-1997 Miata
98 Seville
2001 Escalade
95 MB E-class
92 MB S-class
97 BMW 7-series
94 Infiniti Q45
98 Lincoln Town Car
95 Jaguar XJ6/XJR
97 Jaguar XK8/XKR
Jaguar XJS
Jaguar E-type
2001-2003 Chrysler Sebring JX/JXi Convertible
1996-2000 Chrysler Sebring JX/JXi Convertible
1995 Mazda 929
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante
Cadillac Sixteen Concept
Lincoln LS
Chrysler 300M - Arguable, but I like it.

mccombie_5
11-12-05, 07:19 PM
IN fact, heres somea ddition to my list. look at my ownership section on my post. I dont buy ugly cars :p

Night Wolf
11-12-05, 07:26 PM
http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/1.jpg

http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/2.jpg

http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/4.jpg

'nuff said :)

mccombie_5
11-12-05, 07:29 PM
http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/1.jpg
http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/2.jpg
http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/4.jpg
'nuff said :)

SHIT MAN

Thats the batmobile!

slk230mb
11-12-05, 07:39 PM
http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/1.jpg
http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/2.jpg
http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/4.jpg
'nuff said :)

SHIT MAN
Thats the batmobile!
I agree. Here's our batmobile.
http://www.smatarese.com/forum/59fleetwood.jpg

mccombie_5
11-12-05, 07:43 PM
I agree. Here's our batmobile.
http://www.smatarese.com/forum/59fleetwood.jpg

You HAVE a batmobile!?????

Wow, points for having such a cool car.

Night Wolf
11-12-05, 07:45 PM
pffff....

they have a '59 Fleetwood

and a '59 Eldorado Birraitz.....

damn lucky 'bastads..... gosh ;) :)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-12-05, 09:23 PM
If it was he should have been shot

those things are fugly. It looks like he gave up when he got to the back.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/83sev.jpg

LOL!! My uncle said that he thought it looked like that car was rear ended when it was new. He was 17 when this car came out in '80. They're a good looking car, just a wierd design for Cadillac because it's not long and boxy.

mccombie_5
11-12-05, 09:25 PM
LOL!! My uncle said that he thought it looked like that car was rear ended when it was new. He was 17 when this car came out in '80. They're a good looking car, just a wierd design for Cadillac because it's not long and boxy.

Looks great until you get to the C pillar :p

I just dont liek the style of that back end, its a discord, there are square, Cadillac lines at the front, and then there are all these curves at the back. Looks like a chop LOL

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-12-05, 09:30 PM
I have a question for you 1959 lovers out there, whats so great about the '59 Cadillacs? I never really understood.:confused:

mccombie_5
11-12-05, 09:32 PM
I have a question for you 1959 lovers out there, whats so great about the '59 Cadillacs? I never really understood.:confused:

The Fins man!!

Direct predeccessors of the ones on the back of our Sedan Devilles!

I jsut think 1959 was the best year for Cadillac

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-12-05, 09:44 PM
yes, the '59s are VERY american in that sense of the excess of everything that was true in the late '50s. You could say that the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado was the quintessential '50s american car! I would have to say my favorite car from the late '50s is the 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark IIIhttp://www.kingoftheroad.net/58continental-coupe/image/58cont_cpe_frt.jpg

Sandy
11-12-05, 10:06 PM
My Mom's 1962 Imperial LeBaron

http://www.duricy.com/~imperialist/exhibits/62_lebaron.jpg

Night Wolf
11-12-05, 10:08 PM
I have a question for you 1959 lovers out there, whats so great about the '59 Cadillacs? I never really understood.:confused:

omg......

no he didn't.....

....I need some asprin now....

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-12-05, 10:08 PM
I like the "gunsight" tailights :)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-12-05, 10:09 PM
omg......

no he didn't.....

....I need some asprin now....

yes I did...LOL

Here's my thoughts: gaudiness,chrome and style

Sandy
11-12-05, 10:11 PM
I liked the lower black & chrome moulding that went across under the trunk lid, swept up on the rear fender and then went forward all the way along the lower window sill to meet the side view mirror and from its base.

Pimpin_Whity
11-12-05, 11:38 PM
http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/1.jpg

http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/2.jpg

http://carsfromyesterday.com/ebay/59blackcaddy100505/4.jpg

'nuff said :)

I was just gona go to that e-bay action and get those pics as soon as I saw this post. besides an 80's rear engine Ferrari there is nothing else I dream of

Pimpin_Whity
11-12-05, 11:41 PM
I have several, but for some reason I feel I needed to give a nod to the mid-nineties Toyota Supra. That car STILL looks exotic today, several years after it was pulled from the market.

whoa, a supra? that must be the most boring and plain "sprots car" in history. it looks like a bland plasticky toyota when stock and like an asian kinds wet dream when "modified"

Kev
11-12-05, 11:47 PM
http://www2.uol.com.br/bestcars/carros/ford/edsel-58-conv.jpg

Kev
11-12-05, 11:50 PM
http://www.rednash.com/images/popup.jpg

Kev
11-12-05, 11:53 PM
http://www.collectorcarads.com/Picture1/cit1-001.jpg http://www.citroen.co.uk/pics_GBR/AboutCitroen/Heritage/ClassiceCitroens/classic_citroen_2cv.gif

EcSTSatic
11-13-05, 12:03 AM
Go back to when cars were still an art form...

Auburn Speedster (http://www.hubcapcafe.com/ocs/pages01/aubr3501.htm)
1934 Mercedes 500K Cabriolet (http://www.autogallery.org.ru/k/m/34mb500kcabrc.jpg)
Packard Phaeton (http://www.classiccarclub.org/)

gdwriter
11-13-05, 12:36 AM
Wasn't Harley Earl's last design the '80 Seville?

No, Harley Earl retired sometime in the late '50s. I think the '58 Buick and Oldsmobile with the chrome applied with a trowel were his last designs, although he was around for the king-of-the-fins '59s. The first GM cars to bear Mitchell's imprint were the '61 models.

I'm not sure who is responsible for the bustleback Seville.

gdwriter
11-13-05, 12:49 AM
http://www2.uol.com.br/bestcars/carros/ford/edsel-58-conv.jpg
I hope you're kidding, Kev.

The '58 Edsel, with its horse-collar grille, was most famously described as looking "like an Oldsmobile sucking a lemon."

gdwriter
11-13-05, 12:59 AM
OK, I've shown her off before, but no discussion of beautiful cars is complete (for me, anyway) without my beautiful Betty:

http://www.gdwriter.com/chevy_talk/Betty_Newport.jpg

http://www.gdwriter.com/chevy_talk/Betty_Prescott.jpg

http://www.gdwriter.com/chevy_talk/Betty_San_Francisco.jpg

http://www.gdwriter.com/chevy_talk/Betty_Interior.jpg

'64 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan 4-door hardtop, Meadow Green
327/250-hp V-8, Powerglide automatic, power steering, power brakes, four-season air conditioning, push-button AM radio, two-speed wiper/washer, padded dash, seat belts. Everything works, even the clock!

Built November 4, 1963 in South Gate, California. Mine since February 19, 1999.

Jesda
11-13-05, 01:15 AM
50s cars spook me out. I think seeing Christine as a child messed with my head.

Kev
11-13-05, 01:25 AM
I hope you're kidding, Kev.

The '58 Edsel, with its horse-collar grille, was most famously described as looking "like an Oldsmobile sucking a lemon."Well, it is............unique?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-13-05, 01:56 AM
No, Harley Earl retired sometime in the late '50s. I think the '58 Buick and Oldsmobile with the chrome applied with a trowel were his last designs, although he was around for the king-of-the-fins '59s. The first GM cars to bear Mitchell's imprint were the '61 models.

I'm not sure who is responsible for the bustleback Seville.


Oh thats right, Bill Mitchell's last design was the '80 Seville. Now I remember, Mitchell was mentored by Harley Earl. Harley Earl's first major car was the '38 Cadillac Sixty Special. And if I remember correctly, one of the first cars that Mitchell did was the '63 Riviera and '63 Sting Ray.

powerglide
11-13-05, 02:20 AM
I just think Jaguars are so 'proper' in and out!

http://www.wallpaper.net.au/wallpaper/automotive/Jaguar%20XKR%20-%20800x600.jpg

Night Wolf
11-13-05, 04:14 AM
No, Harley Earl retired sometime in the late '50s. I think the '58 Buick and Oldsmobile with the chrome applied with a trowel were his last designs, although he was around for the king-of-the-fins '59s. The first GM cars to bear Mitchell's imprint were the '61 models.

I'm not sure who is responsible for the bustleback Seville.

Is that why the '61 Cadillac is so freakin ugly?

gosh... 1960 toned the '59 down alot... but '61 and '62... it was so bad, they went back to a mock '59 for '63 on-'66 or so....

BTW there is no way I can summerize *why* the '59 Caddy is what it is.... for that, you have to put yourself back to a decade of American prosparity...... there is so much about that car, every detail, everything, from every angle.... it is THE Cadillac above all Cadillac's, even the most basic 4 door series 62 in beat up shape has an instant draw to it that is hard for another car to match.....

....one day I am going to have one... I gave up on the convertible Eldo though, any '59 Caddy will do, although I would prefer no herse or ambulance. Fact is, if I had an Eldo convertible, I would probably be afriad to drive it... I want the oppisite, when I get my '59 I am going to drive that thing all over!

BTW the biggest thing I like about the Eldo, is the nice chrome strip that starts behind the rear window, goes down, then goes the whole length of the rocker panels and under the doors... and it *looses* the chrome strip down the side that starts small and gets bigger.... I don't like that chrome strip and I like the Eldos chrome.... but hardly worth complaing about on a car like this.

The car pictured is a DeVille with the Eldo option packace.... notice the reverse lights have the \/ and not the box? (Eldo) but the rear grille has 1 lay and not 3 (Eldo?) It is also Tri-Power, has the gold dual snorkel air cleaner (soooooo nice 3 x 2 bbl) that was Eldo also.... there were a couple other things.

That car was nicely loaded, AC and cruise control.... "pull to cruise" soooo nice.... gosh, darn I want a '59 damnit!

MrEr1c
11-13-05, 11:57 PM
I can't beleive no one has posted the Saleen s7 yet!

http://tinypic.com/fnu82e.jpg

AznPrydeRegalRyde
11-14-05, 01:09 AM
Cars were so single-minded and focused back in the day. Today, you have crossovers and x-crossovers, wagon-sportsedans, sport-ute trucks, and 4 doors coupes...all f-ed up. Cars had soul pre-70's. A '62 Aston MArtin Zagato makes me weak in the knees. A late '50's Ferrari GT CAlifornia does the same. A 1958 Vette (which I own) is beautiful. No need to explain muscle cars, either. :)
My ultimate car to see would be a 1963 Cevy Corvette Gran Sport. So frikken rare! I like new cars too, tho. Ferrari F360 ( a little less modern and sophisticated then the 430) has such clean smooth lines. An aston martin vanquish, beautiful. A CLS works in every way, as well.


http://www.fast-autos.net/astonmartin/astonmartindb4zagato.html
http://www.fast-autos.net/ferrari/ferrari250gtcali.html

dbdartman
11-14-05, 08:04 PM
Ford GT40 Mk3

End of discussion. :sneaky:

mccombie_5
11-14-05, 08:14 PM
For me, this comes close, shockingly, i just like it.

It kicks the ass of the new one, which IMO is fugly.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/mercedes-benz_amg_cl_65_2005_03_b.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-14-05, 08:24 PM
Oh my God!!! CL65 AMG! They're awesome: elegant, super fast, super luxurious, and there aren't many factory production cars with more torque (738 lb/ft!!!!) and $190,000!!!!!

Jesda
11-14-05, 08:27 PM
Ozzie Smith has a CL. Its SOOOOOOO freaking sweet. I tailed him one night in '03 while I was heading home from work.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-14-05, 08:29 PM
Jesda, have you made up your mind about what to get next?