This Is Not The Most Beautiful Cars Of All Times. Not By A Long Shot

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

After a lot of soul-searching, googling, and a good dose of arbitrary decisions, Edmunds published the list of the 100 Most Beautiful Cars of All Times, something that should bring traffic to the Edmunds site for years to come.

Interestingly, one of the most expensive cars of all times, the Bugatti Veyron, landed on rank 100. Which is the Edmunds way of saying that it is butt-ugly. The Volkswagen CC, a Pontiac Grand Am, even a Chrysler Town & Country are considered prettier.

While Volkswagen is devastated by the verdict, which cars are the absolute rulers in Edmunds’ beauty pageant?

The absolute ruler of the list, the most beautiful of the most beautiful, is the 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400. The car that was launched when the first Golf was launched shares its hard creases. Solace for snubbed Volkswagen: Lamborghini belongs to Wolfsburg now.

The second-most beautiful car according to Edmunds is the 1931 Duesenberg Model J Long Wheelbase Coupe. Too bad they don’t make it anymore. Wait! Don’t mention that to the Chinese!

Third on the podium: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. If I’d be into car porn, that’s the car I would use for … going to the bathroom.

The full list can be found here.

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href=""> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href=""> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • Nickoo Nickoo on Feb 29, 2012

    Glad to see the 3rd gen F-body on that last, I owned an 89. The 1992 25th anniversary package with the high spoiler was the best looking though, not the 1985 Iroc. 1992 camaro was the best looking camaro of all time, I don't know what they were smoking at GM when they designed the new camaro's interior/gunslit windows/fake vents...I would buy a an 89-92 with an LS conversion and upgraded suspension anytime over the current monstrosity . On unrelated notes, the idea that the F40 is only number 63 is laughable and I see a distinct lack of '31 imperials, 88' supras, and acura NSXes

  • Fabriced28 Fabriced28 on Feb 29, 2012

    That was a stupid list. Went through briefly, found it to be overly americanized, and quite randomly at that. Only one Cord, at #72?? Missing the Corvair as mentioned by someone here?? WTH? And I won't even begin with the missing European and Japanese cars, because this guy does not know anything about car design.

  • Lou_BC Ironic, the Honda Ridgeline, a truck that every truck guy loves to hate is in 6th place.
  • 28-Cars-Later I keep forgetting I own it, but the space look on the ext cab reminds me of my 'Yota pickup of the same model year. I'm pretty sure there is some vintage of Hilux which features the same looking ext cab window (maybe '88?) its a shame these things are mostly gone and when available are $1,000,000,000 [INSERT CURRENT CURRENCY].
  • Sayahh Imagine if Ford had Toyota design and build a Mustang engine. It will last over 300k miles! (Skip turbo and make it naturally aspirated.) Maybe Yamaha will help tune it...
  • Sobhuza Trooper Isuzu's crime was to build some damn good trucks.Shame on them.
  • El scotto Listen, unless you were Lord Headly-Stempmoor or such when you got off the off the boat, boot in Canada, you got the short end of the stick. People got on the boat, these days a plane, to escape famine, becoming cannon fodder in yet another stupid war, or the government thought it was A-OK to let soldiers kill you. Juneteenth is just a way to right one of the more bad ideas in the American experiment. Instead we have commenters who were buying tater chips and diet soda at Wal-Mart and got all butt-hurt because they heard someone who wasn't speaking English. I'm going to go fix a couple of frankfurters with salsa and guacamole and wash them down with a lager or three