Since I used the magazine in reference to the Clunker bill post why
not talk about an article in Motor Trend today? The article in the latest edition caught my eye because I didn’t agree with about half of their picks.
Called the 60 Coolest Cars. Six decades of the rides everyone
wanted. Here are some words from Arthur St. Antoine and Matt Stone-
They weren’t always the fastest or the most expensive. The sexiest or best designed or engineered. The most radical, iconic, famous, desired, or most outrageous. But they’re the coolest. It’s hard to define cool, but you know it when you see (or drive) it. As we kick off Motor Trend’s 60th Anniversary celebration, here’s a look-in random order- at 60 of the coolest, illist, chillist machines to roll earth’s highway during our watch, 1949-2009.
Here are their picks (in random order): 1962-1969 AC Shelby Cobra, 1963 Austin Mini Cooper S, 1955-1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, 2002-2004 Ferrari Enzo, 1963-1965 Astin Martin DB5, 1955-1975 Citroen DS, 1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1955-1957 Ford Thunderbird, 2009 Nissan GT-R, 1974-1989 Lamborghini Countach, 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, 1964 Pontiac GTO, 1961-1969 Lincoln Continental, 1949 Cadillac Series 62, 1992-1995 Dodge Viper,
1963-1967 Corvette Stingray, 1985 Audi Sport Quattro, 1009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 1968-1977 BMW 2002, 1990-2005 Acura NSX, 1967-1970 Toyota 1000GT, 1966-1973 Lamborghinin Niura, 1963-1969 Ford GT/FT40, 1963-1965 Buick Riviera, 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, 1989 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 1966-1970 Oldsmobile
Toranado, 1953-1954 Buick Skylark, 1955-1965 Chrysler 300, 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird/Dodge Charger Daytona, 1948 Tucker Torpedo, 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car, 1966-1969 Alfa-Romero Spider Duetto, 1944-1985 Jeep, 1986-1992 BMW M3, 1968-1974 Ferrari Dino, 1961-1975 Jaguar E-Type, 1953-1964 Austin Healey 100/3000, 1963-1974 Iso Grifo, 1961-1982 Checker Marathon, 1973-1974 Lancia
Stratos HF, 1956-1959 BMW 507, 1953-1956 Porsche 550 Spyder, 1951-1954 Hudson Hornet, 1964 Porsche 911, 1969-1973 Datsun 240Z, 1949-1951 Mercury, 1959-1967 Jaguar MK II,1976-2004 Lotus Esprit, 1983 Land Rover 90 (Defender), 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California SWB, 1999 Pagani Zonda, 1970-1974 Dodge
Challenger R/T, 1965-1966 Shelby GT350, 1968-1974 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 and GTS/4 Daytona, 1992-1998 McLaren F1, 1960-1962 Ghia L6.4, 1962-1964 Ferrari 250 GTO,and the 1983-1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI.
I don’t know about you but there are a whole bunch of cars on this list I have never had a desire to own. Then there are some I don’t recall ever hearing of. Others on the list I did have owned. But it is their list and if they can’t define cool I’m not going to try.
Comments are always welcome.