Last week I started off with five of my top ten all-time favorite cars.Some choices are from yester-year whereas other came to fruition within as little time as the past year. I again want to stress that "my list" comes from influences above and beyond mere run numbers and raw horsepower. I consider the impact the car had on our history both in respect to the automotive industry and pop culture as we know it.
Again, we continue with the second half of the list in no particular order:
1967-69 Chevrolet Camaro
This car comes to mind as one of the top muscle cars of all time. proving the first really is the best sometimes, I think this car's style and options hit a home run. With almost 80 factory options and 40 dealer options, this car defined the day of "special order". From the coveted Z28 to the RS, any model sends chills up my spine when I see this true American classic roll down the road.
De Tomaso Pantera
This car has a longer history than most realize. Boasting, several decades in several different forms from different companies. The car didn't hit mainstream until made popular by the gearhead's cult-classic movie, Gone in 60 Seconds. It was also seen in another classic called Cannonball. like many small run super cars, it to had it's blend of parts from around the world but still to this day is still sexy looking.
1960's Lincoln Continental Convertible
The image of this car will be burnt into many American's heads as the vehicle in JFK's last minutes alive. Being that John Fitzgerald Kennedy is my favorite president only makes it easier to admire this classic. The vehicle is most well known for the rebirth of the "suicide" doors made famous decades prior.
2008 Audi R8
The R8 was a major breakthrough from a sleepy manufacturer with strong racing ties. Dare I use the term 'liquid sex"? From the 3400 pound curb weight, to the 420hp 4.2L V8 this thing is a rocket! The design goes far beyond your basic power-to-weight ratio formula used in all super cars. If you want a car that not only looks good but delivers, look no further.
1968-'70 Plymouth Roadrunner
I could not leave my top list without giving props to the king of the muscle car generation. From Dart's and Challenger's to Charger's and "Bee's", The Hemi family literally owned the track in the late '60's-early '70's. The Roadrunner was a car that took the company back to it's roots. This muscle ride made a statement by boasting a 14-second quarter mile time and selling for less than $3000.
There you have it, my list of my top 10 of all time cars. Let me know what your list is and the top 3 lists will be published!
Keep an eye out next week for my ride and drive in the all new G8 GT.