FEATURES: 100 Coolest Cars

October 7, 2004
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Car enthusiasts love to sit around drinking beer and arguing the merits of their favorite vehicles. Ultimately, what we all want to determine is: What's cool? What cars really get attention at a show or on the street? What cars make their drivers seem cool? We polled our staff and contributors, whose prejudices have resulted in a fascinating take of the nature of automotive coolness. We whittled their selections down to a highly subjective list of the 100 Coolest Cars, presented here in descending order. Let the arguments begin!
0410 100 To 90 H
100. VW Microbus
99. Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo
98. Austin-Healey 100M
97. Subaru WRX P1
96. Buick GNX
95. BMW 635CSi
94. Facel Vega HK500
93. Chrysler 300C Hemi
92. 1939 Lincoln Zephyr two-door
91. Lotus Esprit S1
90. Mercedes-Benz 500E
0410 90 To 80 H
89. TVR Tuscan
88. Iso Grifo
87. 1967 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado
86. 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
85. Mini Cooper
84. Maserati Bora
83. 1951 Hudson Hornet
82. Ferrari 288GTO
81. Aston Martin DB9
80. 1946 Chrysler Town and Country
0410 80 To 70 H
0410 70 To 60 H
79. Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet
78. 1940 Cadillac 60 Special
77. Ford GT
76. 1949 Mercury
75. 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
74. BMW M3 CSL
73. Mazda Miata
72. Volkswagen Beetle
71. Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
70. Ford Lotus Cortina Mark 1
69. Auburn 851 "Boattail" Speedster
68. Ferrari 250GTO
67. 1961-71 Mini Cooper
66. Bentley Speed Six "Blue Train"
65. Dodge Viper GTS
64. De Tomaso Mangusta
63. 1949 Cadillac Sedanette
62. Fiat 500
61. 1970 Plymouth Superbird
60. Ferrari 250GT SWB Spyder California
0410 60 To 50 H
59. Mercer 35J Raceabout
58. 1968-69 Dodge Hemi Charger
57. Bentley Continental GT
56. Volvo P1800
55. Datsun 240Z
54. Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV
53. Porsche 356 coupe
52. 1953 Studebaker Starliner
51. Audi S1 Coupe Quattro
50. Maserati Ghibli
0410 50 To 40 H
0410 40 To 30 H
49. 1963 Buick Riviera 48. Porsche 959
47. Nissan Skyline GT-R
46. Lincoln Continental Mark 2
45. Lamborghini Countach LP400
44. 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
43. Porsche 550 Spyder
42. Talbot T159SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop Coupe
41. 1970 Plymouth Barracuda AAR
40. Porsche Carrera GT
39. 1983 Volkswagen GTI
38. Citroen 2CV
37. Lotus Elan
36. Toyota 2000GT
35. Ferrari 275GTB
34. Lancia Aurelia B20 GT
33. Renault R5 Turbo II
32. Ferrari 250GT short wheelbase
31. 1967-68 Chevrolet Camaro SS
30. 1932 Ford Model B/18 (V-8)
0410 30 To 20 H
29. Jeep CJ
28. Cord 810/812 roadster
27. Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
26. Citroen Traction Avant
25. Shelby GT350 Mustang
24. Bentley Continental R-type
23. Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
22. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
21. Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B
20. BMW 2002tii
0410 20 To 10 H
19. 1961-1964 Lincoln Continental convertible
18. Jaguar XKSS
17. Ford GT40 Mark 3
16. Ferrari F40
15. BMW 507
14. BMW 3.0CSL
13. Lamborghini Miura
12. McLaren F1
11. Citroen SM
10. Jaguar E-Type
0410 10 To 1
9. Aston Martin DB5
8. Lancia Stratos
7. Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
6. Duesenberg J/SJ/SSJ
5. Citroen DS
4. Jaguar XK120
3. Shelby Cobra
2. Porsche 911
1. 1963-1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
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