QOTD: The Best Car, the Best Year?
Today’s QOTD is a bit of fun … if you’re willing to tell the truth about your age, that is.
The question is simple: what’s the best-looking car from the year you were born?
I’m a relatively young pup, although a quick survey of the TTAC masthead reveals I am squarely in the older half of our group. As the calendar year 1980 marks the beginning of my trips around the sun, I’ll focus my efforts there.
The BMW 6 Series was then, as now, one of the greatest-looking coupes money could buy. Shark-nosed and sleek, this quad-eyed bullet was a scalpel for the road. This measure was not a stretch given 1980 was certainly in the depths of what is now known as the Malaise Era, but the straight-six produced near-as-makes-no-difference 200 horsepower and was hooked to a Getrag manual. The mighty M6 wouldn’t appear for another couple of years.
Your author has always been partial to big coupes, laying down his own money on a 1989 Lincoln Mark VII fifteen years ago. That car was a cherished part of the fleet for six wonderful years. I think I’d enjoy a 633CSi as well.
How about you? What car catches your eye from the year you were born?
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