Published On: Fri, Aug 11th, 2017

The Most Iconic Cars Of All Time – Listed

If there’s one thing that links car lovers and petrolheads, it’s a fondness for speed. Now, not all of us could, nor should, practice speed on the road – it’s best saved for a circuit, but it doesn’t mean we can’t look on in awe. We are also interested in good looking cars, because what’s the point of speed without style? What about safety, features, heritage, prestige? All of these things need to be taken into consideration. When all of these things are wrapped up, we have a package of a car that we can call ‘the best’ – and that’s the point of this article – here are 25 of the most iconic cars of all time.

What are we ranking them on? All of the above. Looks, speed, style, handling, history and anything else! Let’s get started, and remember – there’s no specific order here. Every single one of these cars is a winner in its own right. Remember to get in touch and let us know your thoughts, we’re sure to miss a few!

Mercedes SL 300 ‘Gullwing.’

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The daddy of the sports cars, the Mercedes SL 300 Gullwing used to be the fastest thing around. Once upon a time. What it might lack for in speed relative to what we expect today, it’s got looks and it’s still fast! The doors are probably the best feature, popping up to give the Gullwing its iconic name, and its iconic design.

Aston Martin DB4

The name’s Martin, Aston Martin. Aston Martin cars are iconic, and especially so because of one of their most famous drivers – James Bond. The fictional hero has to make way for reality though, and there’s almost nothing as cool as the iconic DB4 – a true collector’s item and as smooth a drive as Bond’s Martini. More of a stirred drive, than shaken, though.

Dodge Viper GTS

Nothing looks as ‘2000’s Music Video’ as the Dodge Viper GTS. It’s basically a metal horse – pure power, and nothing holding it back. It’s not meant for the roads of today and needs an experienced hand behind the wheel – because it’s one blast of a ride. If you get this car, get it with the stripes.

DeLorean DMC-12

DeLorean made their name with one car and one car only. The DMC, known as ‘the DeLorean’ is one of the coolest cars of all time. It’s got those Mercedes style doors and a scrubbed steel body. It might not look as great now as it did, but this is another immortal car that will take you Back To The Future

Subaru Impreza

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The Impreza is bound to impress you. This is a road car with race capabilities. The Subaru brand is pretty lenient, and you can find the same style and specs in cars like the Subaru WRX as well. You don’t just have to stick to the Impreza, but if you want iconic Japanese tuner looks, the Impreza is the one you want.

 

Fiat 124 Spider

The perfect coastal drive, the FIAT 124 Spider screams ‘Road Trip!’ It’s not the most powerful car, nor is it the best looking – but for utility matched with style, it’s a great car. There’s an updated model coming out this year for this summertime special.

The VW Beetle

Don’t laugh this one off! In all honesty, the humble Beetle is one of the most iconic and bravely designed cars of all time, much like it’s big brother – the Camper. This car is one of the only cars to have ‘friendly.’ as it’s focus. You can be sure that the Beetle stands out, even among supercars.

 

The Mini

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We can’t speak about the Beetle without mentioning the Mini. The star of the ‘Italian Job’ was resurrected in the early 2000’s, but it’s the classic that steals the heart. This original Mini was the Austin, but the newer ones update the look and aren’t bad in their own right.

Lamborghini Diablo

Saying goodbye to the Countach might have been hard, without a successor like the Diablo, for Lamborghini You’ll see it on posters, on the road, and on the track. The Diablo was the car of the 90’s and will attract stares, so be warned. It’s got an immortal design and thankfully has the specs to last just as long.

Chevrolet Corvette

Nothing says American muscle like Chevrolet Corvette and nothing says Chevrolet like the classic Corvette. The Corvette is common amongst American collectors especially and the ‘shark of the road’ looks make it a road favorite, while still looking pretty modern.

 

BMW 02

BMW became a leader in middle-class luxury during the 2000’s, and this is exemplified by the innovations to the family Sedan that the BMW 02 brought to the scene back in 2002. Classic BMW’s became synonymous with the suburbs and family getaways.

Ford GT

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The Ford GT of the 2000’s was a better looker than the car it was based on – the original GT40. The car is still worth a lot, almost ten years after production ended and while you might not see it on the road much, it’s a collector’s favorite, more so because these cars are great investments.

 

The Cadillac

If you want something, to sum up, an era – check out the 50’s Cadillac. It almost looks like a fantasy mock-up of a car! It’s huge, it’s heavy, it’s overdramatic, and it’s American – which makes it a collector’s favourite!

Tesla Model S

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Elon Musk’s Tesla is the first name in the future of cars, and new Tesla cars are hyped. It’s speedy going from nought to sixty in just under three seconds and can seat an entire family. Tesla is the future and the Model S is an instant classic.

 

Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron is a car that can be spotted a mile off, and for a good reason – it’s amongst the best-performing cars on the planet. It costs a bomb to buy, but it’s incredibly unique. It looks exactly like the type of car that can hit almost 270 MPH.

 

Lamborghini Miura

Lamborghini are one of the biggest names in sports cars, and it’s only fair that they have a few cars in this list. Starting with the 1966 Miura. The Miura was described as a life experience, and as the most beautiful car ever produced. The truth? You’ll have to discover that for yourself, but you’ll need to have the right connections to find this special, special car.

 

Porsche 911

While the ‘Caddy’ defined a phase, there’s a car out there that defines an entire era in car history. The magical Porsche 911 before 1974 defines the ‘vintage era’ of car driving. Incredibly well designed, this car is everything on the road and in the garage.

 

Toyota Prius

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Nothing says ‘family’ like the Prius, and while it’s laughed off the track in terms of speed, it’s taken on a life of its own as a suburban legend. This safe car is owned by families worldwide and does it’s job – and you can see it a mile off – it’s not the best looking car, but you’ll know what it is the instant you see it. That’s iconic.

 

Ferrari GTO 288

The first modern Ferrari is the car that defines the supercar. Flip up headlamps, sleek bonnets, shaped like an arrow – it’s almost like a Corvette blend. Ferrari are the first name in car power and for good reason – the GTO was the fastest car of it’s time. That won’t hold up today, but it’s still great.

 

BMW 507

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Not many people are about the BMW 507. That’s not right. It looks great, seriously – this is one of the best looking cars of all time, and that’s quite the claim. Especially when at the time, nobody bought it and it flopped for the German car giant.

 

Jaguar E-Type

The classic Jag will always be exactly that. It’s got a famous shape, is a collectors dream and is also a dream on the road. The first name in British style might be Bentley, but it’s this Jag that takes the cake.

 

Lotus Elise

Lotus don’t spit out cars often, but when they do – they are lookers. The Elise looks like it drives and sits incredibly low to the floor, making it a flat speedster on the world’s roads. Lightweight and nimble, this car looks the part and is often seen on country roads over in Britain.

 

There’s plenty we’ve missed on this list, so get in contact and let us know about your choice for the most iconic cars of all time. We’re ready to here for you, and we’ve listed so much already, which is a great sign of car history – look how spoiled we are, with all of these cars! From the Bugatti to Lotus, to the Diablo, to the BMW 507, we’ve had great cars throughout time to look at and appreciate and in the future, that’s only going to get better with time, especially when some of these cars are remade and brought into the future.

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