These Are The 10 Most Gorgeous Sports Cars From The 1960s

Dan Smith

Speed ​​isn't the only reason Gearhead loves it sports carWe've grown accustomed to fast cars of all shapes and sizes. Trucks, SUVs, and minivans are all moving closer to sports car territory. However, the last hurdle is not enough if there is no sex appeal of the sculpted body. In the 60's, things were simpler. Automakers knew how to create beautiful cars that would amaze professionals of all generations. It was a golden age when Ferrari and Lamborghini battled it out to become the most sought-after property in four-wheelers. A similar battle was fought on the other side of the English Channel between Jaguar and Aston his Martin. Unsurprisingly, his E-Type on the Jaguar came out on top in the Looks Stakes. Europeans weren't the only ones who were able to build fast and beautiful cars. The 1960s witnessed the rise of the Japanese automobile industry. Both Toyota and Datsun had their sights set on the sports car market. When it comes to the US auto industry, GM, Ford, and others didn't just sit on the sidelines. The 60s was also his decade when the Mustang and Corvette were born. RELATED: 10 Things Everyone Forgot About the Jaguar E-Type

10/10 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

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Add Italian zest to an iconic and already beautiful sports car. In effect, that's exactly what Aston his Martin did in handing over his DB4 GT to Zagato. Manufactured from 1960 to 1963, 20 units were given Zagato treatment.

Aston Mart Inn DB4 GT Zagato - Rear Quarter
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Clad in a more curvilinear and lighter body, the DB4GT Zagato retained its 3.7-liter engine and was able to dash to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. In recent years Aston has licensed four of his new cars using the original spare chassis numbers.

9/10 Jaguar E-Type S1 Roadster

Jaguar E-Type S1 Roadster - Front
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It's no surprise that the legendary E-Type is here. Once called the most beautiful car ever by Enzo Ferrari, the old Ferrari was not wrong: his Series 1 E-Type is the perfect blend of grace, speed and style, and today But it attracts a lot of people.

Jaguar E-Type S1 Roadster - side view
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Naturally, Jaguar ruined the car's image and later success, adding unnecessary bloat and cosmetic changes. But his S1, powered by Jaguar's iconic 3.8-liter XK-series engine, is still the best.

8/10 Ferrari 246GT Dino

Ferrari 246GT Dino - Front
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The 60's were full of luxury Ferraris, from the 250 GTO to the lower models. At the bottom end is a gorgeous 246 GT originally sporting the Dino badge. For pure Pininfarina-styled looks, buy the Ferrari 246 GT.

Ferrari 246GT Dino - Rear
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The Dino 246 GT not only looks good, but also drives well and performs almost as well as its siblings. Under the hood he may only have a 2.4-liter V6, but with 195 horsepower on tap, you won't feel short of it.

7/10 Chevrolet Corvette C2

Corvette C2 - Front
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Participated in an American beauty pageant for the first time. The Corvette C2 may lack European chic, but it looks the same. Wearing a sculpted front and rear end, the Corvette is unmistakable.

Corvette C2 - Rear
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If you don't care about those looks, engine choice becomes important. Upstream of Bonker's power unit is a 7.0-liter L89 Big Block V8 that puts out 425 hp.

6/10 Porsche Carrera GTS

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It was originally listed as the Porsche 904 until a dispute with Peugeot forced it to change its name. The 904 designed by Ferdinand Porsche was an FIA-GT racer with a small number of road cars.

Porsche 904 GTS - rear quarter
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In the process, this handcrafted fiberglass sports car has gone from strength to strength. Swapping out the flat-four engine for his six-cylinder, in the 904/8 he expanded to the H8. Still, the 904 was agile enough even at its lowest spec, and could hit 60 mph in six seconds. RELATED: These Were the Best Features of the 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

5/10 lamborghini miura

Lamborghini Miura - Front
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Lamborghini's Miura broke convention when it debuted in 1966. Unlike other supercars of the time, the Italian automaker opted for a mid-engined V12 engine. The first groundbreaking move that gave birth to the modern supercar.

Lamborghini Miura - Rear
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Still, putting the engine in the back doesn't seem to affect its appeal. The Miura is all about looks, despite the V12 engine. If you stand still, it looks like you're going at least 150mph.

4/10 Toyota 2000GT

Toyota 2000GT - Front-1
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All the other cars featured here have bodies from famous designers, but not the 2000GT. Designed in-house with Yamaha, his 2000GT is entirely made in Japan.

Toyota 2000GT - Rear-1
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But Toyota's arrival ushered in a new era in sports car design. The times have transformed Toyota from a boring car-linked brand to a proper sports car maker.


AMC AMX III - Top view
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Combining American styling with German build efficiency, the AMX III was born. With its long nose and sloping roofline, it looks quirky, but somehow gorgeous. Despite AMC's efforts, the AMX III did not sell well.

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The AMX III was an old-school muscle car in a sharp suit for all its modern styling cues. Under the hood, AMC's 6.4-liter V8 produced 295 horsepower and had a top speed of 170 mph. The question arises why more people didn't buy. RELATED: Why Did No One Buy an AMC AMX?

2/10 De Tomaso Mangusta

De Tomaso Manguta - Reception
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Like the AMX III, De Tomaso's Mangusta is another American-made V8-powered sports car in a gorgeous body. These looks are Giugiaro's blend of supercar looks and American muscle.

De Tomaso Mangusta - Side
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The American influence extends down to the engine bay. Opening the unusual gullwing hood reveals a Ford 4.7-liter V8 engine that produces around 306 horsepower. In US trim, the larger 4.9-liter engine puts out 230 horsepower.

1/10 Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona

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Finally, the Ferrari 365 GTB4 "Daytona". In fact, the official name of Daytona does not exist. The name comes from the press acknowledgment of Ferrari's success at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

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Naming confusion aside, the Daytona is a masterpiece of speed, performance and style. Under the hood, Ferrari's Colombo V12 engine produced his 347 horsepower, propelling the Ferrari to a top speed of 174 mph. Gearheads everywhere need to raise a glass to Pininfarina when it comes to those looks. Source: Ferrari, Jaguar Owners Club, Porsche, Mecam