Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tamerlane's Top 100 Cars of All Time

Recently, I posted the 31 cars that would be in my fantasy garage and the three trucks I would pick to make Costco runs. But what if I had Sultan of Brunei money? If I could pick 100 of my favorite cars, what would fill up the remaining 66 spots?

On a rare night battling insomnia recently, I came up with the list within 20 minutes. I sat on the list for a while, in case I changed my mind or was reminded of a car that I had overlooked. About 95% of my original list remained intact. Feel free to compare my top 100 with Top Gear's, Automobile magazine's, Channel 4's, and Jeremy Clarkson's.

Here are the remaining 66, in alphabetical order:

  1. Alfa Romeo Montreal
  2. Alfa Romeo Spider
  3. Alfa Romeo 159
  4. Audi Quattro
  5. Audi S8
  6. Bentley Blower
  7. Bentley Continental Type R
  8. BMW 3.0 CSL
  9. BMW M3 E30
  10. BMW M5 E39
  11. Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
  12. Chevrolet Camaro (3rd generation)
  13. Chevrolet Corvette C3
  14. Citroen 2CV
  15. Citroen DS
  16. DeTomaso Mangusta
  17. Dodge Charger (from Bullitt)
  18. Ferrari 400i/412
  19. Ferrari Daytona
  20. Ferrari Testarossa
  21. Ford Escort Mark I
  22. Ford GT40
  23. Ford Mustang GT350 (the original)
  24. Ford Mustang LX
  25. Ford Taurus SHO
  26. Ford XB GT Falcon
  27. Infiniti Q45
  28. Jaguar XJR
  29. Lamborghini Espada
  30. Lexus SC400
  31. Lincoln Continental (1960s)
  32. Lotus Esprit
  33. Lotus Seven
  34. Maserati Quattroporte I
  35. Maserati Quattroporte III
  36. Maserati Quattroporte V
  37. Mazda Cosmo
  38. Mazda Miata
  39. Mazda RX-7 (FD)
  40. Mercedes-Benz 450SL
  41. Mercedes-Benz 500E
  42. Mercedes-Benz 560SEC
  43. Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman
  44. Mercedes-Benz Gelandewagen
  45. Mercedes-Benz W113 Pagoda
  46. Mitsubishi 3000GT
  47. Plymouth Superbird
  48. Pontiac Firebird Trans Am (a la Smokey And the Bandit)
  49. Porsche 356
  50. Porsche 944
  51. Rolls-Royce Corniche
  52. Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III (Chinese Eyes)
  53. Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
  54. Subaru Impreza WRX
  55. Sunbeam Tiger
  56. Tatra T603
  57. Toyota 2000GT
  58. Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Series
  59. Toyota Land Cruiser 80 Series
  60. Toyota Supra Mark IV
  61. Trabant
  62. UAZ 452
  63. Volkswagen Beetle
  64. Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mark 1)
  65. Volkswagen Transporter (2nd generation)
  66. Willys Jeep

1 comment:

Erwin Calverley said...

Not a bad list! Heh, it's an interesting exercise of imagination, don't you think? When you don't set limits in your thoughts, it makes you realize that there are a ton of different cars out there. A rolling sea of eye candy and wheels.