Okay, let's give it a shot: the 50 most beautiful cars ever produced. Not an easy task... and certainly quite subjective (beauty is in the eye of the beholder...). Nevertheless it is an inspiring challenge to compare classic versus contemporary models, bread & butter designs (like the Ferrari F355) versus outrageously over-the-top creations (like the 2019 Bugatti La Voiture Noire), series produced cars versus one-offs, affordable cars versus stellar-priced artworks, etc. In the end, does it matter? We think not. A single (pencil) stroke of slick genius can do the job: creating a timeless piece of artwork ready to hit the history books. Check the links to their designers, coach builders and encyclopedia pages for detailed info. Enjoy, and leave your comments on our Facebook page!
A selection of links to Coachbuilding related websites & articles
www.coachbuilt.com : Encyclopedia of American Coachbuilders & Coachbuilding
www.barchetta.cc : Ferrari & Maserati Registry
www.bugattipage.com : The Bugatti resource by Jaap Horst
www.BugattiRevue.com : The on-line Bugatti focussed magazine
www.BugattiBuilder.com : Bugatti enthousiasts site and forum
www.conceptcarz.com : Concept cars, modern and classic cars.
www.FerrariChat.com : The online Ferrari community
www.pietro-frua.de : Online Frua Registry (German)
www.primotipo.com : Motor racing memories
www.sportscardigest.com : The Sports, Racing and Vintage Car Journal.
www.supercars.net : Specifications, galleries and forums about classic and modern cars.
www.swisscarregister.ch : Registry for Swiss cars and coachbuilders.
www.ultimatecarpage.com : Concept cars, modern and classic cars and racing.
VeloceToday.com : Magazine for Italian & French Classic Car Enthusiasts
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