Best-looking car of all time? - Roger Jones
Until I went to the International Classic Motor Show last weekend, I didn't have a best-looking car of all time in my mind. Now I have: the Maserati A6G 2000, particularly in its Frua guise, as shown at

tinyurl.com/uz2e
tinyurl.com/uz32

Somewhere on the Web I found a photo of it from the show, but I can't find it now. However, the very same car can be seen at

tinyurl.com/uz4g

It appeared in the mid-1950s, designed I think by Zagato, coachbuilt I think by Frua; fewer than a hundred were built. In relation to its time, I reckon it is an absolute stunner and it remains so. The best view is from the rear, where the exquisite sweeping curves are seen to best advantage. One was sold in 2001 as a shell and components needing reassembly and restoration -- for £283,000.

Before seeing this car, I would have had the E-type in mind, but that was 6+ years later and I now think it comes second in the beauty stakes.

But your opinions will differ, I'm sure, and I'd be interested in what appeals to others and why.
Best-looking car of all time? - No Do$h
Here you go.....

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=9415&v...f
Best-looking car of all time? - No Do$h
Probably just my warped mind, but here are a couple of cars that I take a real delight in:

tinyurl.com/uz6b

tinyurl.com/uz6k

Something about the styling that makes me think of 50s sci-fi "b" movies.
Best-looking car of all time? - Armitage Shanks{P}
I would go for the first E types myself, for looks. I am not familiar with the Frua but, having loked at the 3rd link you posted, I am reminded of my late mother's description of 50s American cars as "Looking like a whale playing a Harmonica!" Each to their own!
Best-looking car of all time? - Phoenicks
I'd go original Lamborghini Countach.

Still a head turner now, still desirable and lasted nearly 30 years as something completely out of this world.

Best-looking car of all time? - billy25
what about that silver thing (cant remember it's name)that was featured on clarksons show couple of weeks ago? (in competition with the new lotus)
Best-looking car of all time? - Brill {P}
Aston Martin DP212
Best-looking car of all time? - Liverpaul
I'm with armitage on this one. Series one E-type no question.

Paul
Best-looking car of all time? - NitroBurner
The Jaguar XJ Spider, styled & built by Pininfarina (I think) in the late 70s was stunning looking.

Would still look good today...
Best-looking car of all time? - Morris Ox
...>> The Jaguar XJ Spider, styled & built by Pininfarina (I think)in the late 70s was stunning looking.
Would still look good today...



Look at it alongside an XK8 and I think you'll find that, a few years ago, someone reached the same conclusion. Car magazine ran a cover story about the XJ Spider in the late 70s with the headline along the lines of 'We test the Jaguar the world's been waiting for'. They got there in the end...
Best-looking car of all time? - blank
Dino
Best-looking car of all time? - GS
Dino
Best-looking car of all time? - bradgate
DB6 Volante
Best-looking car of all time? - stackman
Jaguar XK-SS. A D-Type for the road.

Best-looking car of all time? - Bagpuss
TVR Griffith

Still think it's a stunning looking machine, and the soundtrack to go with it...

Unfortunately having owned one, I have to damit that Jeremy Clarkson was right, they really do break down a lot.
Best-looking car of all time? - Phil I
Has to be in the front rank when it comes to "looks"

cgi.dloc.org.uk/cgi-bin/carpics.pl?34
Best-looking car of all time? - Roger Jones
Yes, Phil, nice one. It's the curves, isn't it? Funny that. Now I wonder what that reminds me of . . .
Best-looking car of all time? - Woody
Ignoring exotica, Escort MkI Mexico - perfect proportions and years ahead of it's time.
Best-looking car of all time? - Algernon
www.classicdriver.de/uk/magazine/3100.asp?id=11235...1
Best-looking car of all time? - henry k
I rather like S400BHP.
First saw it on the ferry to Le Mans a few years ago.

see www.sh*thotfast.com
Best-looking car of all time? - clariman
This is the best looking car of all time.

Despite the URL, it's nothing to do with Peugeot!

snurl.com/307r

clariman
Best-looking car of all time? - Pugugly {P}
Land Rover Defender.


(Seriously the new Bently - saw another yesterday)
Best-looking car of all time? - kithmo
Audi TT in silver
Best-looking car of all time? - matt35 {P}
Any one of my 5 Citroen CX - especially the white one to Swiss spec.
Not maybe as good as the Maserati Citroens - but absolutely ******* magic to drive and never had even a cough from any of them.
Matt35.
Best-looking car of all time? - puntoo
Lotus Esprit
Best-looking car of all time? - Dwight Van Driver
There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle.

www.tinyurl.com/v6zd

Beauty, absolute beauty.

DVD
Best-looking car of all time? - PoloGirl
Anything being driven by Richard Hammond from Top Gear - roll on 8pm! ;-)

Seriously though, it has to be a TVR Tuscan in that two-tone lilac/silver colour.... or of course Polo!

Best-looking car of all time? - PoloGirl
And now 8pm has rolled around, is it any coincidence that they're discusssing this very subject on Top Gear??

Their favourites are (allowing for me not listening properly!):

Ford GT40 (Isn't that the one with the silly stripe up the bonnet?)

Aston Martin DB7

Some green Lambourghini thing,I think.

Best-looking car of all time? - Roger Jones
I managed to do without a dose of Clarkson yesterday evening (curiously, I slept unusually well last night), having heard him on Desert Island Discs earlier in the day. He declared the Ferrari F40 to be his all-time favourite car -- by implication the best looking in his estimation, I guess.
Best-looking car of all time? - John.Davies
All,
Lotus Esprit mentioned above has to be a contender.
But that car was one of three, all from Guigiaro, all with very similar lines. Today, the Esprit is an ownable example of the 'best-looking car'. The BMW M1 is ownable only for the longest of pockets. The third can be bought for pocket money, £300-600, the Isuzu Piazza if you can recognise it. Flawed construction, engine not in supercar field, suspension doubtful, but for looks it's up there with Ferrari.
John
Best-looking car of all time? - apm
I'd have to go Jaguar XK-SS. Designed as a way to off-load no-longer race competitive D-Types onto the road. Factory burned down after only a handful had been made. SO impractical- you had to lower the hood to access the petrol cap! But painfully beautiful.

www.pebblebeachconcours.net/images/awards2002/q.2....f

Alex.

PS and Steve McQueen had one...
--
Dr Alex Mears
Seat Leon Cupra
If you are in a hole stop digging...unless
you are a miner.
Best-looking car of all time? - blank
...Clarkson yesterday evening ... Desert Island Discs earlier >> in the day. He declared the Ferrari F40 to be his all-time >> favourite car

Indeed he did

>>-- by implication the
best looking in his estimation, I guess.

IIRC, earlier in the programme he was asked which car he would like to have on the island with him. When he hesitated, Sue Lawley added, "just to see rusting." JC unhesitatingly then relied, "in that case a Vauxhall of some kind." He then went on to say that if he was to nominate a car just for the aesthetic pleasure of seeing it on the island with him it would be (I think he said) the Lamborghine Miura. As featured in Sunday's show!

Andy
Best-looking car of all time? - AR-CoolC
For me.
Aston Martin DB7 Zegato
Aston Martin Vanquish
VW Karman Ghia
TVR Tuscan

I suppose the list could get very long as there are loads of contenders.
Best-looking car of all time? - Thommo
De Tomaso Mangusta.

Don't ask me why but its always had my heart...
Best-looking car of all time? - Nsar
For some reason my posting didn't show so here we go again..

Alfa Romeo Montreal - are there any still running I wonder?
Best-looking car of all time? - No Do$h
There are still some on the road. Click on the following link, then scroll down to EU meeting. On Sept 13/14 this year 30 Montreals gathered in Switzerland for a jolly.

www.alfamontreal.info/

Some nice pics of this rare and rather desirable car.
Best-looking car of all time? - Nsar
Thanks No Dosh, that's my productivity out of the window this afternoon!
Best-looking car of all time? - Phil I
Necessary to know how to use Alpine Horn as the electric one not working eh???;-)
Best-looking car of all time? - Phil I
I suggested DB18 as a candidate for the title and lo and behold on HJ news 'December Classic Auctions' here is the ultimate example of the mark. Heres link but would be better if you go to HJ's link so he gets the brownie points.

www.classic-auctions.com

six super pics. view and enjoy.
Best-looking car of all time? - Steve S
Elise MK1
Best-looking car of all time? - Pugugly {P}
Just read the Car test on the Merc.SLR McLaren. Seriously handsome. Love the exhausts. I want one.
Best-looking car of all time? - Morris Ox
Amazed nobody's mentioned the C-Type so far. Perhaps they have and I've scrolled past...

Anyway, if it's not that it's a Bentley S1 Continental by Mulliner. That's what the Continental GT took its inspiration from, I think.

And if it's not that I quite like the modern-day Azure Convertible.
Best-looking car of all time? - THe Growler
Shelby Mustang GT500 KR 1968.
 

Value my car