10 MORE TIMELESS CARS THAT AGED INCREDIBLY WELL
More timeless designs...
Many of you have probably seen my previous post on timeless cars. Even though most cars look terrible, there are still just too many of masterpieces to fit in a list of 10. So, here are 10 more timeless cars which still look good today:
10. VW PASSAT B6
Some people call it too dull or too generic. Without a doubt, most Passats are just that. But there was something about this generation... the round lights perhaps, which look stunningly good, especially in the rear. Having entered production in 2005, the B6 Passat is now 16 year old and still looks as elegant as ever.
9. NISSAN GT-R
As a child I thought that GT-R was in fact a Japanese copy of the Corvette. I couldn't process the thought of two pairs of round tail lights being on any other sports car. Now look: the Corvette has changed an no longer has round tail lights, but the GT-R kept them. Along with the rest of styling features, which are just too good to be modified.
8. ROVER 75
Can you design a car that looks confident without being aggressive, outstanding while also being modest, big while being small, and on top of that looks undeniably British? The people behind the Rover 75 did just that. And it still looks great and up-to-date today, although it was launched in 1998.
Yes, I do honestly believe that it's much prettier than the Nissan GT-R and deserves to be no.8 on the list. It would have been even higher if it wasn't for some gorgeous supercars. Feel free to roast me and the Rover in the comments.
7. DODGE CHALLENGER
The Challenger, which has been in production since 2008, has undergone no major styling changes over the years. That is a testament to how well-designed this car is. It has that conservative, almost retrograde design combined with a few modern, almost touches that make it a timeless classic. But the most radical change in styling could be on the way as a convertible Challenger has been spotted taking on the set of a revived popular TV show - Nash Bridges.
6. ANY 911 EVER
Some things ever get old. The classic 911 silhouette is one of them.
5. 2005 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL
The Bentley's shape, dimensions, mixture of sharp shoulder line and curved, soft surfaces, round headlights and big tail lamps as well as the slant back are things which make it one of the best looking coupes in the world. And perhaps sadly, they cannot be further improved, which is why modern Bentleys which try to revive this 16 year old design, always end up looking so awkward.
4. LINCOLN TOWN CAR (PANTHER BODY)
Imagine being incarcerated for 20 years. Not a pleasant thought, is it? Someone doing 20 years would need to compromise a lot. If they wanted manicott, they would eat grilled cheese off the radiator instead. And if they were to make it and finally be released, they wouldn't be willing to compromise ever again. What would a person like that drive after their release? Something big, luxurious, comfortable, and timelessly good-looking. Like this Lincoln.
3. CORVETTE C5
One of the last cars to feature pop-up headlights and easily the most beautiful Corvette ever, beating even the C2 by a landslide, the C5 Corvette's iconic shape and minimalist design with soft, curved surfaces and just the right amount of aggression was a true work of art. Today, the 1997 car still looks not only adequate, but outright modern. They could put it into production today with no styling changes whatsoever and it would be the best looking sports car on the market.
2. FERRARI 360
Just like the C5 Corvette, or the BMW 5-series E39, the Ferrari 360 hasn't aged a day since it was released. This stunningly beautiful car entered production in 1999 and in my opinion, Ferrari has never before or after released a car this good looking (Crockett's Daytona was in fact a Corvette with a body kit, so that one doesn't count). And once again, it is the proportions and soft organic curves combined with a touch of sporty aggression that make the car so timeless.
1. BUGATTI VEYRON
Car of the decade and the fastest street-legal car in the world. Those were the titles of this legendary machine 10 years ago. Do you remember the hype around Veyron? I sure do remember playing this car in Need For Speed, having a poster on the wall and even an R/C version. In my opinion, the Chiron never made it in the way Veyron did. It, quite literally, lives in Veyron's shadow. Even though it has recently set another speed record, it never earned the same place in people's hearts that Veyron has. Part of the reason is that the world has changed. We no longer care for those numbers anymore, being green and innovative is more important these days. And the second part is that the Chiron doesn't look good, while the Veyron is simply beautiful.