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    Most gorgeous car body

    I know that beautys is in the eye of beholder but..

     


    Italian Stylists in the 60s:
    Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, by Franco Scaglione - 1967


    (image credit: alfaworkshop.co.uk




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    (images credit: AnhnHehn)

    The first production vehicle to have "butterfly" doors, the first mid-engined Alfa Romeo road car appeared at Milan Motorshow in 1967. Its voluptuous, nicely proportioned shape many consider to be one of the most beautiful designs ever:






    (image credit: diariomotor)

    On a racing track the car was intended to lock horns with Ferrari (then promoting its famous Dino 206S) and a line of 910s from Porsche. The 33 model performance was called "unprecendented": considering it went from 0 to 60mph in just 6 seconds, and could reach maximum speed of 162 mph (260 km/hr) - making it a true supercar at the time, perhaps even better than Ferrari Daytona.


    (image credit: Phillip Leemans)



    Only 18 such cars have been built, mostly due to their astronomical price. Some versions had an entirely different front-end styling (I find it much tamer and less flamboyant):




    (images credit: Wouter Melissen / Rob Clements)


    (image credit: Craig Morey)

    "Muscular, aggressive and sensual, the 33 Stradale was magnificently sculpted"

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    German Style:
    Could it be the neatest-looking German supercar from the 60s?

    However, there was one model easily overlooked, sandwiched between canonical 911 and variations on 550 Spyder - the drop-dead gorgeous Porsche 904 Carrera GTS.



    Porsche 904 Carrera GTS (1963-1964) was no slacker in every department. Coming from a premier sports car manufacturer it's got what it takes to compete on the track - but the street version is even more exciting, bringing these sexy curves to the highway. On a closer look, the car even had "garters", funky-looking leather hood straps... Not to mention that it makes great scale model toys (I remember having one as a kid)


    (image credit: autostockhaus.com)

    The 904 model debuted in 1963, as an answer to the new great cars from Alfa-Romeo and Abarth in GT class. Since then it has become one of the most collectible Porsche models, a fascinating page in the marque's history.



    (images credit: Wouter Melissen)


    (image credit: Thomas/FineCars)

    Proving the versatility of this car, it won a second place in a snow-covered 1965 Rallye Monte Carlo. Imagine sending this sculpted metal rocket around snow-covered road curves, ripping through the silent winter forest... tasting the car's exclusivity and power.




    (images credit: classicdriver.com)

    The following are rarely seen images from the official 904 concept brochure... I am almost convinced that this was the ultimate in German sports car styling, bar some fabulous examples from Mercedes.









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    Re: Most gorgeous car body

    Great pics, the Alfa is just unbelievably beautiful (the first version in your post)


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    Man that Alfa is just dropping!


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     the Alfa is just STAGGERING !!  i agree it has to be one of the most beautiful cars ever to be made.


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    Enmanuel:

     the Alfa is just STAGGERING !!  i agree it has to be one of the most beautiful cars ever to be made.

    +1 Smiley

    I love the large headlamps and the nice curve ending in the very small alfa triangle (is triangle the right word?)

     


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    that first picture is hard to top.....


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    Indeed a very beautiful shape. Reminds me to the legendary Ferrari GTO


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    Mike S:

    Man that Alfa is just dropping!


    Shame that it's hard to find one somewhere to put in your collection Mike Smiley 


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    Agreed ! the Alfa is stunning...but we (I certainly) have come to expect that from Italian design. Almost always eye-catching.

    The 904 is also very beautiful.


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    Eunice:


    I love the large headlamps and the nice curve ending in the very small alfa triangle (is triangle the right word?)

     

    yes it's a triangle but the right name is scudetto.

    Smiley

    PS i love the 33 stradale


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    Scary part about the 60's was that it was all about BEAUTY and nothing about FLUID DYNAMICS or PROPERLY UNDERSTANDING AERO DESIGN and forces.

    Designers thought if you penned a beautifully fast looking car - it would be fast on the track too.

    Consequently you got some very beautiful cars that were deadly unstable.

    Oh, my picks

    38 Bugatti Atlantic Coupe

     

     

     

    Lambo Muira

     

    Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

     


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    Heist that's the Jota version of the Miura I'm right?

    Also the Elise MK1 is a beatiful car Smiley


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    mikigta:

    Heist that's the Jota version of the Miura I'm right?

    Also the Elise MK1 is a beatiful car Smiley

    You are correct. Many people do not know/notice the difference between the two.


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    Heist:
    mikigta:

    Heist that's the Jota version of the Miura I'm right?

    Also the Elise MK1 is a beatiful car Smiley

    You are correct. Many people do not know/notice the difference between the two.

    Front bumper and headlights are different. That looks amazing!


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    Simply gorgeous.  Wish cars were that beautiful today


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    Heist:

    Oh, my picks

    38 Bugatti Atlantic Coupe

    Like this one, you mean Smiley:

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    Funny thing is I think those 60s design are ugly and I think one of the most beautiful cars ever designed is the Enzo, a car which a ton of people think is ugly. I guess I prefer angular shapes than bubbly curves.


     
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