With over 30 years of car transport experience, we’ve seen a lot of fantastic cars here at Carnnections. When motor enthusiasts get together to talk about what they think is the best car ever made, it’s bound to be a long, heated debate. With that in mind, here are our picks for the top cars ever made. Drumroll please … here are the best cars ever made, in no particular order:
Top 10 Best Cars of All Time
Lotus Super 7
There are few cars more recognizable than the Lotus Super 7. Simple, sleek, fast, and nimble, it was incredibly affordable in its day, and super fun to drive. It had a four-cylinder, 1340cc engine, and weighs in at about 1200 pounds. The Lotus Super Seven has a rich history: production started in 1957, but in 1972, Lotus sold the rights to Caterham, who still makes the car to the same specs today.
Known for its luxury, the Buick Riviera was built to rival the Thunderbird. Production started in 1963 and featured a two-door coupe body style with a powerful 425cc 340 hp V8 engine, electronic clamshell doors for the front headlights, and a super-long 208-inch frame. It was a sweet ride then, but even today, the Riviera delivers classic luxury in an understated package. Believe it or not, not everybody wants a Cadillac.
Chevy started making the Corvette in 1953. It was a concept car first, and only 300 were made during that year. Named after a small, maneuverable warship, the Corvette is synonymous with performance. It’s almost always featured a V8 engine, the exceptions being the 1953 and 1954, which featured an inline-six. The car has been through seven model generations (going into the eighth with the 2020 model year), all of the Corvette models are as iconic and recognizable as the last as one of the most well known cars ever.
You can say what you want about a Tesla, but anyone who’s ever driven one will tell you, it’s an experience you don’t come back from. Have you ever wondered what sitting inside a spaceship was like? Take a test drive in the Tesla Model X and find out! Tesla has made believers out of a lot of drivers because they deliver on performance, style, and, quite frankly, cool gizmos that you never thought you wanted until you drove one. Solar panel roofs, gullwing doors, and let’s not forget all that extra trunk space – because there’s no engine.
The Ford Mustang was so popular that it quickly started a movement that every car manufacturer wanted a piece of. “Pony Cars” became a big thing across the industry, inspiring competition like Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Plymouth Barracuda, and Pontiac Firebird. The classic two-door coupe style was sporty and fun. It was initially sold as an economy car until Lee Lacocca brought in La Mans champion Carroll Shelby to up the performance factor. That partnership resulted in the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350. In the same year, Shelby and Ford also produced a 427-V8 GT500, of which only 2,000 were made.
Jaguar – XK120
The Jaguar produced XK120 from 1948 to 1954. This car was Jaguar’s first sports car since 1940 after the release of SS 100. The XK120 has a wooden frame body, a classic profile, and panels handcrafted with aluminum. This was perfect for racing due to lightweight aluminum, powerful engines, aero screens, and removable windscreens.
The XK120 become famous by reaching the top speed of 120 mph, making this car the fastest in the world at the time. US automakers were inspired by this car and were able to create two-seater roadsters such as the Corvette. You need to pay at least $150,000 to purchase this vintage ride.
Lamborghini – Jota
Jota was actually a “what if” product that Bob Wallace, Lamborghini’s test driver, and chassis engineer built in his spare time with his own ideas. This car was an animal due to its alloy bodywork and special aircraft spec with experimental suspension, life-cutting spoilers, and a presumed 440bhp squeeze. The original car was completely destroyed in an accident, but replicas have been built since then.
Volkswagen Beetle – The Bug
The bug is a version of the Volkswagen Beetle, which is the most iconic and classy looking famous car. This Volkswagen was the reason Beetles were brought to such heights. In general, this car is still the most popular choice in the history of Volkswagen. However, Volkswagen has significantly improved its cars, but this model still remains its most favorite and iconic vehicle.
Porsche – 911
We expect Porsche to manufacture more race-inspired 911s, but 1967 is still one of the best 911s of the Porsche brand. This model was not a specific race series, but it was sportier than an average streetcar in those times. Porsche’s 1967 was the first model to offer the iconic Fuchs alloy wheels.
Ferrari – F40
This Ferrari was manufactured to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand. The Ferrari F40 car contains composite materials extensively, which was very impressive for the time it was manufactured. This has become one of Ferrari’s top recognizable designs due to its low-slung and sharp looks.
Which is your pick for the best car ever built? We’d love to know! If you need to ship or transport your vehicle, Carnections is here to help. Whether you have the best car of all time or just need help transporting your reliable daily vehicle to your new home, we’ll take good care of it. Call today to book your transport.