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#509 of 518 For their time period...
Jun 05, 2002 (9:44 am)
...I thought all the '81-88 G-bodied personal-lux coupes were really attractive. I don't know if I'd say "best looking of all time", but I had an '82 Cutlass Supreme and an '86 Monte Carlo...both of which I thought were nicely styled, well-proportioned cars. The T-birds and Cougars of the time may have been more aerodynamic, but they were just too "bathtub" looking, and looked unstable on those stubby 104.4" wheelbases.
The thing I liked about the G- is that they just looked "right", whether they were decked out in musclecar trim, average family cruisers, or adorned with a vinyl roof and wire wheels!
#510 of 518 Vinyl roof and (fake) wires!!?.
Jun 05, 2002 (3:25 pm)
yeah that looked good, really timeless. Don't for get the whitewalls and the "continental" spares.
Fellas we're talking about the most attractive cars of all time, not the best-looking in the KMart parking lot.
Jun 05, 2002 (3:42 pm)
Actually since I started this topic I think I am going to change the title of the topic. When I started it, I had in mind an overview of at least 75 years of automotive history and I agree domestic cars from the 80s don't fit into the title as written "Most Attractive Cars of All Time".
So now it will read "Attractive Cars and Why You Think So". That way anything can qualify for the topic.
#512 of 518 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood
Jun 05, 2002 (5:29 pm)
I like the boxiness, the stacked headlights, the formal roofline. I also like the '66 WAY better than the '65 because of the classier looking detailing of the grille, the generally nicer trim, and the split vertical taillights (first years for those, they became a Cadillac trademark).
#514 of 518 What I was trying to say...
Jun 06, 2002 (5:33 am)
...is that the vinyl roof and wire wheels didn't detract that much from the G-body, like it would with other cars. It looked good no matter how it was dressed up, although obviously they're going to look nicer with a clean roof and some decent rims on there! I just thought they had a nice sleek, wedge-shaped profile and had nice proportions.
#515 of 518 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (circa 1963)
Jun 07, 2002 (2:11 pm)
My all time favorite for most beautiful, ever since I saw it as a matchbox car when I was 7 or 8. When I finally saw one in person in Hollywood in the 60's, it made a lasting impression. The speedo maxed out at 300 and as a child I did not realize that meant k's not mph.
Jun 07, 2002 (3:07 pm)
For some odd reason, I'm attatched to the 96 Toyota Camry. Good rear end design. The Odyssey also strikes me because it just doesn't look like a van to me.
Just my 0.02
#517 of 518 Good choice Jace1
Jun 08, 2002 (4:35 pm)
The SWB was not only beautiful, it was an outstanding performance and race car for it's era.
It had a number of victories in endurance racing.
Stirling Moss lapped the entire field at the Goodwoos Sports car race in 1960 diving Rob walker's dark blue 250 GT. He was so comfortably ahead that he turned on the car's radio to listen to some tunes while he blasted around the course.
Jun 11, 2002 (3:07 pm)
"For some odd reason, I'm attatched to the 96 Toyota Camry. Good rear end design."
If you like the straight-line-and-right-angle look. There's nothing bad you can say about Camry styling. Unfortunately, there's nothing good you can say about it either. The Camry has all the appeal of rice cakes. From a styling standpoint, it tastes like styrofoam. I personally prefer a little flair in a car, and Toyotas in general are about as anonymous as you can get in a car.