Interesting how the opinions on beauty can vary so wildly when it comes to automobiles. I wouldn't choose a single one of the cars in that article, but I'd never condemn their choices, either. My selection is well-known in TCL:
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I agree with the 944 assessment. When I had my 944 people would cross a large parking lot just to talk to me about the car. There would always be kids and adults that would stop by to talk to me about the car when I was at a car show or the race track. I'd have people looking at my car while at a stoplight giving me the "thumbs up" or nod of approval. The guards at the base ECP would watch the car all the way through after my ID check; most cars they just wave on and ignore.
According to Harm Lagaay the car is composed of three intersecting arcs and the lack of hard edges emulates the body of a dolphin. It is such a natural and soothing shape to the eye. The 944 really is a good looker and it stays good looking even to today. If in the future I get another one I want to get it painted in a rainforest or emeraly green. Something tells me if I owned a 944 in this color I'd be late for work every day... I'd get there on time but then spend 10 minutes staring at it from the front door.
It really is a damn good looking machine.
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And if I must be honest- it is beautiful in an architectural way.
But.. that is debatable on a car.
And on the list of cars... I think I could only fit in the Chrysler Turbine.
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I love pretty much any of those cars in the article and they've stood the test of time. I have to say though, I honestly feel that the 1938 Talbot Lago, from a design perspective (to me) blows away everything else. It looks like it was at least 25 years from the future. I just can't imagine what went through people's minds when they saw this car in 1938. I mean, here it is 2012 and that car still blows me away. A car from almost 75 years ago should look dated, boring and tired but it's just simply timeless and stunning to me.
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The Lancia is an odd looking car. I can find no beauty in it, but hey, this is totally subjective.
Aston Martin Makes the most beautiful cars. The lines will always be beautiful.
One of the more affordable cars that I find attractive, at least in the modern styling department is the Audi A5. Very, very attractive.
I find this to be attractive in a purposeful, honest way.
Along those lines:
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Can't really argue with the article or any of the other vehicles posted.
I love the last editorial line about the 944 - " I've never owned a 944 but I could if I wanted to. And so could you. That makes it special"
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