When it comes to choosing the most iconic cars of all time, it is a very subjective topic and everyone seems to have an opinion. However, there are some classic cars that have been manufactured throughout history that simply must be called iconic.
Here is a list, from muscle cars to race cars, featuring a few of the most iconic cars from history.
The Tucker Torpedo was the idea of Preston Tucker and came about as there were very few new ideas coming out in the auto industry during the 1940s. The original design offered four-wheel disc brakes, a hydraulic drive system, a rear-mounted aluminum engine, and independent suspension. There were only 51 Tucker Torpedos made, likely because of a conspiracy from the big three auto giants of the time.
This is one car that will never be emulated, reproduced, or copied in any way as it will totally ruin the memory of this iconic vehicle. The model offered an elongated hood and lots of curves. This car looked nothing like any other car on the road at this time and it still stands above throughout the generations. This is a powerful and elegant vehicle that auctions at prices over 30 million dollars, making it one of the most expensive cars in the world.
The DB5 is more famous than the DB4, but this car still deserves a place on the iconic cars of history list. The big grille, the wire wheels, and the bulging hood all make this car a classic. There are only 20 versions of this car and it trades at over a million dollars at every auction. With 314 hp and going from 0 to 60 in just six seconds, this car is a true force on the road.
This is one of the most beautiful designs that Ferrari has put out over the years. This car offers a shorter wheelbase than the Berlinetta and the rear quarter windows were removed. The reduction of the wheelbase improved the cornering of the vehicle. A V12 that was revised lives under the hood along with some larger carburetors. In 1959 and 1960, the competition version of this vehicle crushed everything else that was out there. The current versions sell for over $4 million.
The Sting Ray Coup is also called the C2 and is considered the car that really turned things around for Chevrolet. This was a complete redesign that offered the much-wanted split window and the flip-up headlights that are the iconic feature of the corvette. The 1963 corvette also had improved performance and handling all while offering a gorgeous silhouette. Manufactured for twenty years, this car is really as American as it gets.
The GT40 was made by Ford as a way to compete with Ferrari and it did just that. The GT40 dominated racing and took the top position for four years in a row. The car uses Ford V8s and is the only American built car to take Le Mans overall. This was the spawn of the Ford GT, which offers the same type of ferocious racing performance that made this vehicle an icon.
The Aston Martin DB5 was made famous by James Bond in the movie Goldfinger. However, this car would have reached iconic status all on its own simply based on its looks. The grand tourer was made from 1963 through 1965 and offered a healthy 282 hp that allowed it to reach speeds of 145 mph. It could reach sixty mph from 0 in just about seven seconds. This is one of the most recognizable cars throughout the world.
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