Are these the most iconic cars of each decade?
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Iconic cars are those that not only survive the test of time, but truly thrive. They are the cars that even people who aren't that into cars will have heard of and might recognize. These are the most iconic cars from every decade:
1940-1949: The Original Willys-Overland Jeep
This car is not only still used as inspiration for military, road, and off-road cars today, but it also opened up a whole new world of possibilities at the time. To anyone who has not heard of or seen a Jeep like this before - oh wait there is no one like that? Never mind then...
1950-1959: TIE The Citroen DS and The Chevrolet Corvette
The 50s was, in my opinion, the era with the most iconic cars – so I chose two! These cars are both deserving of the title, seeing as the Citroen would be the French motoring ambassador for years to come and the Chevy that of the US. I had the pleasure of working on both of these cars, and they are legends. Not much more needs to be said.
1960-1969: The Volkswagen Beetle
So this isn't even up for thought the Beetle was by far the most iconic car of the 60's and potentially of all time. This car, originally idealized by Hitler and manufactured by Ferdinand Porsche has stood the test of time and is still being manufactured today. Other cars from this decade, notable the mustang would have been high contenders any other decade but not will the Beetle in the race.
1970-1979: The Lamborghini Countach
So almost all the cars you see on the list are fairly reasonable cars, "of the people", this is a big part of what makes a car iconic (to me at least), but sometimes there is not much you can do. The Countach was really what set Lambo apart from the rest of the world and continues today to be a marvel of the motoring world.
1980-1989: The BMW M3
The 80's marked the start of a new type of car lover. This new type of car lover is what made the BMW M3 such a popular car, not for the everyday person, but for the everyday car lover. Seeing that car lovers are the superior being that means the M3 is the most iconic car of the decade!
1990-1999: The McLaren F1
I have said it before and I will say it again this car is amazing, a contested for most iconic of all time, and definitely the representative for the 90's a otherwise weak decade in the icon scale. The F1 was also the fastest car of the decade, to find out the fastest car of all the other decades check out my article here!
2000-2009: The Toyota Prius
This car will live forever, the first mass produced hybrid option for the average person. This is definitely up there with the Beetle and F1 and although it's not too popular amongst Clarkson fans, the rest of the world seem to enjoy it quite a lot.
2010-PRESENT: The Tesla Model
The Prius started it with hybrid and the Tesla will lead us forward into a silent and electrifyingly exciting future of motor cars! This car is what I think will most be remembered from the present day, for years to come!
Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments as well as what you think is the #1 most iconic car of all time!