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Mickey Richaud
03-24-2008, 10:07 AM
As picked by the <span style="font-style: italic"> London Telegraph </span>

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/main.jhtml?xml=/motoring/2008/03/10/mfcars110.xml

(Wait'll ya see #2!)

PAUL161
03-24-2008, 10:20 AM
This is what I call beautiful!!!! 1937 Mercedes

https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/PJ161/Odd%20Photos/g05mb540kb37.jpg

GregW
03-24-2008, 10:50 AM
It boggles my mind that a Ford Granada could out rank a Toyota 2000 GT

NutmegCT
03-24-2008, 11:27 AM
#1 I sure can't argue with. But #2?

Yikes!

T.

DART
03-24-2008, 11:28 AM
It boggles mine that the SP250 is not included (after all, there are some strange looking cars 60-100) anywhere except the comments about the most ugly made. I may spend the rest of the day sulking.

Mickey Richaud
03-24-2008, 11:37 AM
It boggles mine that the SP250 is not included (after all, there are some strange looking cars 60-100) anywhere except the comments about the most ugly made. I may spend the rest of the day sulking.

Well, the Edsel didn't make the list, either... :wink:

...but #82, the Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide (what a name!) looks like what the "Edsel GT" might have been! :jester:

DART
03-24-2008, 11:40 AM
That was one of the cars I find MUCH less appealing than the SP.

Steve
03-24-2008, 11:48 AM
I agree with most of the top 20. That was all that I looked at. #1 absolutely, and I cannot disagree with #2 either.

ecurie_ecosse
03-24-2008, 11:49 AM
Proof once again that there is no accounting for taste! :devilgrin:

Stuart. :cheers:

Steve
03-24-2008, 11:52 AM
Proof once again that there is no accounting for taste! :devilgrin:

Stuart. :cheers:

It's all rather subjective, isn't it? I happen to love Citroens! :wink:

ecurie_ecosse
03-24-2008, 11:56 AM
Proof once again that there is no accounting for taste! :devilgrin:

Stuart. :cheers:

It's all rather subjective, isn't it? I happen to love Citroens! :wink:


I'm partial to them myself,Steve. The SM in particular. :thumbsup:

Stuart. :cheers:

Bret
03-24-2008, 01:25 PM
A few surprises to be sure.

Ok now I realize that there are taste differences between the Euro crowd and this side fo the pond.

But how the heck did the Citron DS come in second overall right behind the E-Type? Ahead of cars like the XK-120 (#3) The Dino (#4) the Miura (#5), the DB4/5/6 (#6), the DB4 Zagato (personal favorite of all time placed #7), DB9 (#8), Lodus Esprit (#9) and the Ferrari 250 GTO (#10).

I mean sure - it should be on the list but Number #2!

Hmm? Highest American cars; the A/C Cobra (#16) and the 63-67 Corvette (#15).

Basil
03-24-2008, 01:39 PM
Of course I agree with #1 but I am probably biased.

aeronca65t
03-24-2008, 01:56 PM
OK, to me, that list is so off-the-wall, it's stunning!

There are cars on that list that are wouldn't make my "Top 1000" .

Since the MGA, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT , Bugatti T35, and the 3rd gen Mazda RX-7 are not in the top five, to me, the list is invalid.

And evidently, the compilers of that list never heard of a
~Cisitalia~ (https://image.automobilemag.com/f/features/news/25_most_beautiful_cars/6688546/0610_z+1947_cisitalia_202_coupe+25_beautiful_cars. jpg)

Here's the ~Cisitalia 202~ (https://sepwww.stanford.edu/sep/bill/Photos/USA/New%20York/MoMA/MoMA-Thumbnails/26.jpg)@ Museum of Modern Art in NYC

Dave Richards
03-24-2008, 02:43 PM
Must have E-type Jag... :hammer:

When I get a bigger garage, or at least, a few less kids in college, my goals are (in no particular order):

E-type 12 cyl.
Factory Five Cobra with 427 side oiler (built at home)
MGC (only I want it done up like Steve's red one)
AH 100M, but I'd settle for a 100 LeMans

I have other aspirations, but I don't want to overwhelm myself, I'll achieve these goals and then re-evaluate. :smirk:

TR6oldtimer
03-24-2008, 03:10 PM
How did number two get there? Easy, the French banded together and swamped the poll. Kind of like the computer savvy Ron Paul supporters did to on-line polls a while back.

Basil
03-24-2008, 03:49 PM
How did number two get there? Easy, the French banded together and swamped the poll. Kind of like the computer savvy Ron Paul supporters did to on-line polls a while back.

ix-nay on the olitics-pay

RobT
03-24-2008, 04:20 PM
I LOVE #2. Not that I would want to actually own one (unless I could afford to pay someone else to fix it). There is a rather odd Australian movie (O.K. - I admit most all Australian movies are a bit odd, but this one is odder than most) called "The Goddess of 1967" in which a DS plays a major role. But I warned you - it is an odd movie!

All the cars I can afford/like/fix are in 81-100 though.

Rob.

bugimike
03-24-2008, 04:28 PM
Making a list like that is like trying to compile a list of the most beautiful women in the world, etc. etc. :crazyeyes:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!!! :wink:

PS: A good argument can be made that some of the most elegantly beautiful automotive shapes WERE produced by the French!! I won't bore you with a list of examples, but check out some of the French coachbuilders of the '20s &amp; '30s!! :yesnod:

03-24-2008, 06:16 PM
I like #2 also. I'd have one in a heartbeat.
Of course I'd prefer a DB5, but the Citroen is closer to my pocketbook...

greenBtanner
03-24-2008, 08:02 PM
The Australian film-makers simply thought of featuring a car with a suffix that sound the same as Déesse (French for Goddess) the featured car being a Citroen DS (could be a DS20 or a DS21). I have driven both models and they induce the feeling of riding in a living room rolling on a billiard table.
Santé! GreenBtanner.

Banjo
03-24-2008, 08:22 PM
And the TR2-3 diden't even make the list....... Yet almost every other Triumph did. go figure?.....
Quite an intresting list. Not all my idea of "beauty" but still a very neat collection.
My list would be drastically different.

DART
03-24-2008, 10:19 PM
Would the SP have a chance to make yours, Ben??

Dave Richards
03-25-2008, 08:15 AM
Would the SP have a chance to make yours, Ben??

The 250 would make my list, just for the beauty of that V8 tucked under the hood!

tony barnhill
03-25-2008, 12:45 PM
Having owned an SP &amp; driven it &amp; heard that engine, I'd agree it should've been on the list.

I'm wondering why they put that Citroen on the list instead of the SM!! But, neither deserves #2 slot; heck, not even the top 10!

ecurie_ecosse
03-25-2008, 12:57 PM
It was a reader contest kinda thing Tony.Every man and his dog contributed.Maybe the dog finalised the list. :devilgrin: :jester:

Stuart. :cheers:

Twosheds
03-25-2008, 01:27 PM
I'm wondering why they put that Citroen on the list instead of the SM!! But, neither deserves #2 slot; heck, not even the top 10!

I thought the SM is on the list, too.

tiga2
03-25-2008, 08:46 PM
...And this was not on there!!!!???

Healeysince59
03-25-2008, 08:53 PM
Be interesting to see a vote count breakdown. They say "hundreds" voted with 367 choices. I'll bet you don't have to get very far down the list to see single digit votes per car.

Marv J

GregW
03-25-2008, 08:59 PM
The poll was designed to close at 368 votes.

BIBBER
03-25-2008, 09:06 PM
There is also a TV show that covers the same report. #1 E-type...although I regret selling my 2+2 coupe last summer the roadster without a doubt locks up top spot and will one day rejoin my British Babes!.

anthony7777
03-25-2008, 09:06 PM
tiga2, can you imagine! i dont care what the votes/poles etc. say we all know the ones we like and under fair voting ill bet the favs. would be a more consistent group. :savewave: