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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:21:59 PM

From open-wheeled, pre-war racers to modern techno-marvels, here's our list of the 100 most attractive cars of all time. The only hard requirement for making the cut: At least one fully drivable example had to have actually been created. The rest is our subjective opinion, but one thing is certain: Each car carries a unique allure that simply can't be denied. Disagree with our rankings? Don't see your favorite? Let us know in the comments.


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oldmack
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 3:06:05 AM

ok
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NedW
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 2:42:41 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, mastermariner.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 2:30:31 AM

In no order of any kind.
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kkimes
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 1:10:28 AM

They have a boatload of mundane MGs and Triumphs but no Lancia Stratos? Shame on them.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:51:46 PM

Why not list, why 100 pages?
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:25:40 AM

A little heavy on the Italian sports cars for my taste.
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zuess28
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:25:55 AM

Are they crazy?
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:02:17 AM

Where was the "General Lee"? Leave off the Nissan and the Lexus.
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 4:52:44 AM

Any list has bias and this one has a lot. Not my cup of tea.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:50:41 AM

Some of those cars were truly great cars.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 9:35:42 PM

Some very cool cars on the list and some surprising ones.
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Ltdc
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 9:15:54 PM

You won't get 2 people to agree on the same list.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 8:30:14 PM

Like the AC Cobra. Zoom
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 8:21:12 PM

Some great cars.
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rte3tdi
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:39:53 PM

Alfa Romeo GTV, DeLorean DMC?
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NotTom
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:05:28 PM

neet cars
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:59:44 PM

Agree with most.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:30:13 PM

BMW Z3 3.0 STRAIGHT SIX IS BEST OF ALL !!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:24:53 PM

I am surprised that the me412 was not even considered even if it was a concept car
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:15:25 PM

Some gorgeous cars there. Beautiful.

It's a matter of personal taste, of course, but when a design makes me smile rather than say, "Ahhh," as #95, the Bugatti, did, I'd probably drop it from the top of the list.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:07:48 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:05:32 PM

Nice trip down "Memory Lane" for some, but ANY would be complimentary to my garage.
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BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 4:35:34 PM

Oh ya, 49 Mecury Coupe. What a cream puff!

Disagree with our rankings? Don't see your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 4:08:54 PM

Nice to have pictures, but I hate these slideshows, yeesh!...How's about a list of the top 100 to go along with the article!!
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:35:32 PM

They had what I considered to be some of the most revolutionary designs way too far down in the list.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:29:42 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:00:06 PM

Nice list of cars. Unfortunately, didn't own any.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:45:41 PM

Dreamer
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:37:03 PM

Too bad i never owned one those
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:33:25 PM

Somehow my car got left off the list!
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:16:12 PM

Some very nice cars!!
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:07:36 PM

Great to see some of the oldies.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:59:49 PM

MG not to expensive
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:48:44 PM

Nice to see, all out of reach.
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335d1
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:43:17 PM

I'd love to own #19, the Mercury coupe.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:42:01 PM

nice christms list but has nothing to do with gas prices!!!
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amoshins
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:36:40 PM

Cool - I would have rated the First Generation Corvette higher than #86, given it's America's first true Sports Car.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:32:15 PM

What no Yugo?
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:30:29 PM

Nice
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:28:06 PM

THATS GOOD......
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:19:35 PM

Nice line up.
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nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 1:12:37 PM

and the beat goes on.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:57:14 PM

Excellent list!
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:51:23 PM

good
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:49:45 PM

I had more than 100 Hot Wheels when I was a kid.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:46:57 PM

i like that list
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mcg00
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:42:54 PM

Ford Boss 302 Mustang (1969–1970)is my FAVORITE!
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:33:13 PM

I'm able to recognize only a pinch of those cars
For me, they look pretty much the same, quite impractical
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 12:24:35 PM

Bunch of nice cars in the 100 shown, some thing for every one
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