1967-1973 Maserati Ghibli

Martyn Goddard

Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro
In the late 1960s and early '70s, the Maserati Ghibli competed for customers with the Lamborghini Miura and the Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona, both also on this list, during what was clearly a golden period in Italian automobile design. Penned by a young Giugiaro when he worked at Ghia, the classically proportioned, V-8-powered grand tourer has stood the test of time. "The Ghibli is one of the definitive Giugiaro masterpieces," says Stewart Reed, chair of transportation design at the Art Center College of Design. "Everything is restrained and simple, but the car is beautifully tailored and balanced. It's a car for the ages."

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