100 Coolest Cars

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!

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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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