Two Corvettes have made the list of the 100 Most Beautiful Cars of All Time as selected by John Pearley Huffman of Edmunds’ insideline.com.
Huffman put the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe in the No. 4 slot, saying “the fastback roof is perfectly tapered over ridgeback fenders and flatline wheelwells. The gills in the front fenders are slashes of brilliance, while the (optional) sidepipes announce the car’s seriousness. Poems could be written about the hood spear alone.”
Coming in at No. 26 is the 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. “Patterned after Larry Shinoda’s Mako Shark II showcar, it’s predatory in stance and details,” Huffman writes. “Fenders that almost fly, doors that dip down, a tunneled rear window and a flip spoiler at the tail. Totally underappreciated.”
Huffman listed the 100 cars “that, no matter how old or new they are, still manage to take our collective breath away and beat up our car-loving souls. They’re not necessarily great cars, but they all manage to attract attention, even when they’re parked in a barn for a few decades.”
No. 1 on the list, by the way, is the 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400, which Huffman described as Marcello Gandini’s “masterpiece. Outrageous in every way. The most visually provocative car of all time. The first bedroom wall poster car ever, it has defined automotive lust for three generations.”
Huffman has made a name for himself on Edmunds’ insideline.com, coming up with many top 100 lists, including the 0100 Greatest Chevrolets of All Time. See if you can guess what made the top of that rating.
And no, it wasn’t a Corvette, though three ’Vettes were in the top 10.