10. 1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
Hoist the doors skyward and hinge the steering wheel away and you’re into an unreal world of aviation ideas and materials – and 180mph
COST: Between $2,500,000 to $3,000,000
9. 2001 Aston Martin Vanquish
Immediately identifiable as an Aston, the Vanquish began a design dynasty that lasted for over ten years
8. 1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
An Aston that wasn’t created in Feltham, Newport Pagnell or Gaydon, the Milan-crafted Zagato uses curves to denote strength.
7. 1962 AC Cobra 289
Simple but potent, the Cobra took a relatively inoffensive British sports car to a whole new level of performance.
COST: Over $160,000
6. 1935 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900
The kind of car a talented toddler might produce when asked to draw a sports car, the 8C perfectly captures power and beauty.
COST: Over $19,000,000
5. 1963 Porsche 911
The first 911 appeals for its stark simplicity, its aerodynamic lines and its almost human ‘face’.
COST: Over $150,000
4. 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO
Ferrari’s most striking mid-engined car, offering an irrestible combination of power and pleasing proportions
COST: Over $500,000
3. 1959 Ferrari 250 GTO SWB
Another ultra-functional racer for the road that over-delivers on purity of line and near-sexual surfacing
COST: Over $11,000,000
2. 1970 Lamborghini Miura
The first genuinely gobsmacking Lamborghini found favour among sports and film stars, racers – and enthusiasts who just wanted to look at it.
COST: About $500,000
1. 1961 Jaguar e-Type Series 1 Coupé
The ultimate British sports car. The spirit of the 1960s lives within this model, which set the precedent of a generation of sporting motors and design innovations to follow.
COST: Over $156,099
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