Posted on 03/23/22

Our Top 8 Most Iconic Cars Ever

Our Top 8 Most Iconic Cars Ever

Cars have been iconic symbols throughout history. They are used to show status, appear in songs, and feature prominently in many movies. There is something for everyone, from the first set to the most recent 2022 models.

Many car owners view luxury brands as a sign of their wealth and importance.

Hybrids, electric cars show environmental consciousness and love for the environment.

Prince's chart-topping song "A little red Corvette " featured a little Red Corvette. This was the beginning of a sexual revolution.

It's not uncommon for cars to be used as a reference to dangerous actions. As an example, take a look at "Pink Cadillac", Bruce Springsteen, and The E Street Band. These references are often made with cars in movies such as Grease.

These are the Top 8 Most Iconic Cars

It is nearly impossible to list all iconic cars worldwide, but there are some that stand out. These cars are the best in terms of power and prestige, as well as cinematic perfection. These are the cars we thought were worth a second look:

Tucker Torpedo

Preston Tucker, while visiting Ypsilanti in Michigan, came up with the design idea for Tucker Torpedo. The Tucker Corporation produced it briefly in Chicago, Illinois in 1948. It was the fastest car of its time and topped out at 120 mph. You could pay $1.2million if you found one of these cars today.

Aston Martin DB5

Bond...James Bond. The Aston Martin DB5 is synonymous with the luxury spy. The car was manufactured by Aston Martin from 1963 to 1965 and relaunched in 2020. The Aston Martin DB5 Grand Tourer (G.T. Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, an Italian coachbuilder, designed the Aston Martin DB5. It had a top speed of 145 mph and was available with either a five-speed manual transmission (or a BorgWarner automatic)

Rolls-Royce Phantom

There are eight generations of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

  • I: 1925-1931
  • II: 1929-1936
  • III: 1936-1939
  • IV: 1950-1956
  • V: 1959-1968
  • VI: 1968-1990
  • VII: 2003-2017
  • Drophead Coupe: 2007-2016
  • Coupe: 2008-2016
  • VIII: 2017-present

Let's start with the basics - Generation One, where it all began. The original Silver Ghost replacement, the Phantom, was introduced in 1925. Between 1925-1931, 3512 were produced in Derby, England, and Springfield, Massachusetts. Rolls-Royce cars were regarded as luxury vehicles.

Austin-Healey 3000

The Austin-Healey 3000 British sports car was built between 1959 and 1967. It is one of the most well-known models among all the "big Healey" models. Jensen Motors was responsible for the car's bodywork. BMC's MG Works, Abingdon, England was responsible for the models. One model reached a top speed exceeding 115 mph in a road test. Curt Smith, a vocalist from Tears for Fears, drives an Austin-Healey 3000 in the 1985 song "Everybody Wants to Rule the World".

Ford Bronco

Bronco was the first Ford Motor Company SUV. The Bronco was produced from 1965 to 1996 and went through five generations. A sixth generation of the Bronco was just released in 2021. The Bronco was a front-engined, four-wheel-drive concept. The Bronco was originally a compact SUV with two doors. It was transformed into a full-size SUV with two doors in 1996. The resurrected model 2021 is available in either a two- or a four-door configuration and is classified as an SUV-sized mid-size.

Bugatti Veyron

Pierre Veyron, a racing driver, is the name of the original Veyron. The Bugatti Veyron, a mid-engine sports car, was designed and developed by Bugatti Engineering GmbH in Germany and manufactured in France by Bugatti Automobiles SAS, Molsheim. Its production began in 2005. The Bugatti Veyron has a seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission.

Volkswagen Type 2

Volkswagen Type 2 is also known as "Bus", "Camper", and "Bulli", all of which are American terms. Type 1 (Beetle), is the most well-known of all the Volkswagen lines, but the bus has its own place in history. The Volkswagen Type 2 is often associated with peace and love. It has been featured in many Vietnam-era films. Volkswagen began production in 1949. In 2017, decades after the end of the original production, they announced that they would produce a new all-electric microbus on their new MEB platform in 2022.

Lamborghini Miura

From 1966 to 1973, the Lamborghini Miura was a sports car manufactured by the Italian automaker Lamborghini. The transmission is a 5-speed manual, just like classic sports cars. The Miura is a star on the big screen. It appears in the opening sequence of The Italian Job. Eddie Van Halen also revved up the engine of a Miura during the 1984 song "Panama." The music video for 1997's "Alright", by Jamiroquai begins with a Miura next to a Lamborghini.

What notable cars did we miss?

Do you have any other cars you feel should be on this list? Create your own list and share it. We know there could be thousands of cars on this list, and that everyone has different tastes in cars and models.

There are many true relics that have defined entire eras, from the Aston Martin DB5's cinematic elegance to the hippy-like Type 2(VW Bus). You can find many for each era, and some even make a comeback if you really look.