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The most beautiful car ever (In YOUR Opinion) by cvxjet
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We all have differences in automotive taste- both engineering/design and in styling....What I am hoping to see here is what you think was the best-styled car ever- in your opinion.

My first car-love was the Pantera- my dentist bought one in 1972 and I fell hard for it...I think it is one the best looking cars ever. But, my all-time favorite car, styling-wise, is the Lamborghini Miura. I think it is just as well-styled as you could possibly make a car. I especially like the dip in the trunk between the fenders...Also, it was (Apparently) the first car to have rear-window louvers. Here is a couple of pics of one;





Now, what is the best looking car in YOUR opinion? Lets see some (Other) cars!

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I have an all time favorite but only for the front end of the car. Does that qualify?
If so, I love the front “brow” of the Alfa Romeo Montreal! Anyone able to post a pic of it?😀
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Report this Post05-09-2023 01:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Always wanted a 1972 Cuda something about them. Thought they were beautiful and have been out of my reach for years now.

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I went to a Mercury dealer in 1971 looking for a Montego Cyclone and they had a Pantera in the showroom. I wanted it bad but it was out of my league then and still is today. Then came the 308 Ferrari thanks to Magnum PI, it must be the flying buttresses. The 308 is my all time favorite, it was also out of my reach. Thanks to Bob Bracey and his company I now have a Pontiac Mera which has the look I love without the expense of maintaining an Italian car.

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Always has been, probably always will be. There isn't a bad line or angle on the car. The designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro, almost EVERY time I see a car design I like, he's behind it. IMO this was his best work.



Peter Stevens and Marcello Gandini also did great work in automotive design.
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GT40 MKII Ken Miles Daytona 1966

'nuff said
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Ken Miles should have won the 1966 Le Mans race but he was screwed out of it by Ford executives wanting a "3 abreast" Photo finish...He would have been the only driver to win the 24 hours of Daytona, the 12hours of Sebring and the 24 hours of Le Mans in the same year.....a few months later he died while testing the Ford J car.

I have always thought that Ford should have made a "Ken Miles Special Edition" of the Ford GT to honor him...
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ken was the man with gt40

but the p-4 was a better looking sounding feeling car

the real racer dino 166 P is a similar look in the smaller car in 65
there is also a chevron b-16
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1992 lotus in red. I hate the interior but the outside is amazing.
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Originally posted by mmeyer86gt/gtp:

1992 lotus in red. I hate the interior but the outside is amazing.


I suspect you are talking about the Lotus Esprit...The confusion lies in that Lotus was also producing the Elan M100 in 1992, which was Lotus' only FWD car. Interestingly, the M100 looks like what I thought the next gen Fiero should have looked like.
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So many to choose from that I could make a long list (which would include some already named by others). But at/near the top of my list are (chronological order):

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1967 Buick Riviera GS

1967 Pontiac GTO

2004 Jaguar XK8

I did not post single photos because I think all need multiple views to be appreciated...

As the OP said... IMO.
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Pantera was always one of my favorite cars. But my favorite is a little older

1962 (same year as me) Mercedes 300SL roadster (not the gull wing coupe)





https://i2.wp.com/s3.amazon...-300SL-Roadster.jpg?

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300SL roadster.....nice.



Back in 2017 the GG Fiero club was doing their Coast Run- but the coast highway ("1") was closed due to a whole hillside sliding into the ocean...So we went to the Estrella Air & Auto Museum. Actually, we only heard that it was an "Air" museum.

I grew up around aircraft, then worked on them 1980-1997....I was telling some of the Fiero clubbers about the different aircraft....too hot, so we went in one of the large buildings; All jeeps and military trucks, so after cooling off for 10 minutes I walked back outside, and then saw the bigger building to the north- walked into it and immediately saw a 300SL gullwing, then a Benz Patent motorcar...Then an Allard, etc...I walked down the isle, reaching the end where there was an Isetta....and then a guy tapped me on the shoulder, "Sir, I am sorry but we are now closing" ("Noooooooooo!!!!!")



We later went back and spent a whole day in the Auto part of the museum- my favorite car in there is a '57 Ford Fairlane Stock car they found in a field- the floor is rusted out and they left it as is- but it is from when "Stock Car" meant STOCK car.....The guy who drove it was Al Tasnady.

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Also a big fan of the original Lancia Stratos



Not a "pretty" car like the 300SL. But really badass looking

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Originally posted by Kitskaboodle:

I have an all time favorite but only for the front end of the car. Does that qualify?
If so, I love the front “brow” of the Alfa Romeo Montreal! Anyone able to post a pic of it?😀



Here's the front of several Montreals...

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With all the beautiful cars created over the decades, it's difficult if not impossible to pick a "favorite"... but for me, the '67 Corvette Stingray with a 427 certainly rates right up there near the top.











Be still my beating heart...
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Yep.
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I thought something looked suspicious in that preceding video... and I was right!

Wait, The Lamborghini Miura Has Fake Exhaust Tips?
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1963 corvette split window
1978 280z
Jaguar XKE early years
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1959 FORD RANCHERO


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I honest to god think the Pontiac Fiero is the most beautiful car ever. I never liked Ferraris, Porches, BMWs, Mercedes, Bugattis, Lamborghinis or any of the other stereotypical super cars. For a short while, I liked the (old) Lotus Esprit because I liked, small, wide and low sports cars:



But after a few years, I didn't like the sharp, edgy corners of the car. I like a bit more rounded cars. Then I saw a (1986) Fiero GT for the first time in my life while visiting Pittsburgh when I was 21. It was love at first site and it was there and then I wanted to own one. And sure enough, just a few years later when I was working for a company in San Antonio, I bought my first Fiero.


(not mine, but mine was exactly the same).

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to sell the '85 but bought an '84 shortly after.


(Again, not mine, but a similar one)

Then in 1996 (or 1998?) I bought my third Fiero which I still have to this day:

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1959 FORD RANCHERO


Okay, now I'm convinced you're just messing with us.
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Originally posted by Cliff Pennock:

I honest to god think the Pontiac Fiero is the most beautiful car ever.


You have good taste in automobiles. Have you ever thought of starting on online Fiero forum?
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I'm a simple man.
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Wow! So many to choose from.

I used to think the Chevy Monza 2+2 was the most beautiful car I had ever seen.
Kind of "old hat" by now, but remember... We were all accustomed to round headlights and "battering ram" bumpers. This was a refreshing design.



After that, it was the 82 Z28. (I won't even bother with a picture, because everyone knows... )

Jake posted the 70s Cuda.
I had a 73 and a 71. (Wish I still had either one of them.)
This was my 71.


Also, the 63-67 Corvette was a beautiful car.
This was Patrick's pic.


Now tell me this car doesn't have hints of the 63-67.
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I'm a huge fan of the De Tomaso Mungusta, and it's newer sibling the Pantera. Just a mean looking wedge in my eyes


<img src="https://ruotedasogno-live.fra1.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/catalog/product/cache/5/small_image/1920x/e9c3970ab036de70892d86c6d221abfe/d/e/det00003_7_.jpg" alt="1969 De Tomaso Mangusta - Classic cars - Ruote da Sogno"/>

<img src="https://thecultivatedcollector.com/files/stock/39/images/d681eafb-e0c6-4fe0-91f7-f16ddcf353cc.jpg?width=2000&height=1333" alt="1971 De Tomaso Pantera Previously Sold | The Cultivated Collector"/>

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I really think the Mangusta was an even better styling design that the Pantera- the rear is spectacular.....



But the Mangusta chassis was a back-bone design like the Lotus Europa....with the Lotus, this worked well- only 75-100 Lb/Ft of torque...



The Mangusta had a tuned 302 Ford V8...with approx' 300 Lb/Ft of torque- the chassis was known to twist and that caused serious problems with handling (Note; The engine shown is a "Hot car-show" version- not what came in the car stock)

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I love the C2 Corvette. Everything about it is just perfection IMO.

I also love the C5 Corvette with the Fixed Roof. It was a dream of mine to own one and I bought a 2002 Z06 last March.
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1972 Nissan Skyline GTR

I doubt many people think it is the most beautiful car ever, but there is something about the design I have always liked. I guess it was the Japanese knock off of the Mustang, so it has the Mustang look but with a little different flair.

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