What is the prettiest car ever built?

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Russell Campbell
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For me it's the Jaguar C Type, but please prove me wrong! 

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"as any fule kno" it's this..


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"Prettiest" is a very interesting choice of word because to me it doesn't necessarily mean most beautiful or most handsome or even best-looking. And therefore requires more thought. I think a well-deserved Friday evening beer will help me decide, so I'll come back to this.

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Personally, it's the Lotus Elite (Type 14 of course, not the Type 75), perfect from any angle. But it's all down to personal taste which is why we all love different cars.

 

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Russell Campbell wrote:

For me it's the Jaguar C Type, but please prove me wrong! 

Don't think these is a defining answer, it's sooooo subjective. One make of car might be a Norra Battie to some, but others may view it as a slinkey Pippa Middleton. (That is just an example, aimed more at humerous effect).

Like James, I'll have to chew it over for while.

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plastic penguin wrote:

Russell Campbell wrote:

For me it's the Jaguar C Type, but please prove me wrong! 

Don't think these is a defining answer, it's sooooo subjective. One make of car might be a Norra Battie to some, but others may view it as a slinkey Pippa Middleton. (That is just an example, aimed more at humerous effect).

Like James, I'll have to chew it over for while.

Me too. I'll think about it.

I will have to define my version of pretty.

But the Norah Battie would be a tired Ford Transit, while the Pippa Middleton car is more likely a rare Moretti ( Fiat powered ) coupe.

What do others think?

Chris M.

 

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Russell Campbell wrote:

For me it's the Jaguar C Type, but please prove me wrong! 

Still chewing.

Think, for me, it's impossible to answer, given the question is singular. There has been so many inspired-looking cars made over the decades, to narrow it to one vehicle.

My top ten would look something like this (in no particular order):

Triumph TR6 (stylish and simple lines, stakes a claim); Aston Martin DB5; Alfa Romeo Spider (late 50s-early 60s); Morris 8 from the late 30s; E-Type Jaguar; Old Morgans; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Lotus Elan 2+2; 1962 Maserati 3500 convertible; Ford Mustang.

Phew!! really scraping the gizzard of a very deep barrel.

 

 

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It may be an obvious choice, but I'm going to have to go with the E-Type. I never tire of those gorgeous lines. Even Enzo Ferrari said it was the best looking car ever made! I might go with the D-Type instead though. Or perhaps the XKSS. I can't decide...

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Just one?

I can't be sure I even agree with myself from moment to moment, perhaps 250 Lusso? Orrrrrr Bugatti Type 35  or Talbot Lago or Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale, or Stingray convertible ('65), or Maserati 3500 coupe, or E-Type, or .......

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Interesting that so many Jags are appearing here - albeit classic ones. I personally feel that the most successful current Jaguar designs are where they borrow heavily from their past designs. For example, CX-75 Prototype borrowing from Sayer's XJ13 and the new F-Type borrowing from Sayer's E-Type.

Anyway .... I will add another Jaguar which I consider to be Malcolm Sayer's crowning achievement - the stillborn Le Mans racer - Jaguar's XJ13.

XJ13 - Building The Legend

Biased? Me?    ;)

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XK120 fhc in a dark colour and with the rear spats fitted. Nothing comes close.