At the end of the day when we pull into our driveways and then into our garages we’re probably driving a sensible car. You know, the one we could afford that fit our lifestyle; mini-van for the kids and their friends, sedan for dad, mid-range sports car in our 20s or if we’re lucky BMW 7 Series if we’re the CEO. But what if you were to pick the top five most awesome, beautiful, fast or just amazing cars in history?
Naturally this list will be grossly wrong, way off base or incomplete but for today here’s what we’re feeling:
Ford’s answer to the Corvette was the Mustang in 1962. In 1967 racing legend Caroll Shelby introduced the GT 350 and then the 500, a combo of performance and luxury. If you called this car pretty it would punch you in the face.
Pressured to make a street worthy car, Enzo Ferrari developed a V6 engine to replace the V12 that had dominated Grand Prix racing. Named after his son Dino, who died before the car was completed, this beauty is sleek, sexy and demands attention. This car would also slap you in the face but you’d probably ask for another.
Enzo Ferrari himself called this the most beautiful car ever made. Production started in 1961 and ended in 1975. Less expensive by far than Lamborghinis and Ferarris, the Jaguar was accessible by mere mortals and over 70,000 were built. This means that you too might someday have this parked next to your Taurus, which would probably vanish from pure shame.
You have to be a count to own this monster. You must also have plans for world domination, own a small exotic pet and have a maniacal laugh. And probably a cape.
Literally the poster child for amazing automobiles, the 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 is so beautiful it would be like keeping Sophia Loren in your garage and you would never keep Sophia Loren in your garage.
Let us know what you’d add to this tiny list and remember, if you’re going to house your AC Cobra in your garage your garage doors better be up to the task. Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City can set you up with the doors that complement just about any car you put in your garage. Unless it’s the 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop Coupe in which case you’re going to need your own museum.