10 Greatest Classic Sports Cars of All Time

Greatest Classic Sports Cars

Top 10 Greatest Classic Sports Cars of All Time – this includes the cars that completely changed the automobile industry and get more desirable each passing years.

10 Greatest Classic Sports Cars of All Time:

Here are the 10 Greatest Class Sports Cars of All Time:

10. Aston Martin DB4 Zagato

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Considered by many as the greatest GT Car of All Time – The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato was introduced in October 1960 at the London Motor Show.

Only 20 cars ever produced – Aston Martin’s DB4 GT Zagato cost £5,470 in 1960. In December 2015, auctioneers RM Sotheby’s one of the rare Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato was sold for £2,408,000.

9. Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider

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The 1931 – Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 is regarded by automotive connoisseurs as the finest pre-war sports car, a legendary design that’s talked about in the same breath as the Ferrari 250GTO.

This car dominated the most important races of its time, including the Mille Miglia in 1933, the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1931 and 1932 and the Targa Florio.

8. Hispano Suiza K6 Brandone Cabriolet

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One of the most elegant cars ever produced – the Hispano Suiza six-cylinder Brandone succeeded masterfully in continuing a family tradition of carrying the world’s wealthiest, most stylish people across Europe at high speeds, within car surroundings that were as luxurious, beautiful, and exclusive as their homes.

With a three-speed manual gearbox, the K6 was said to cruise comfortably at 80mph – at a time when most cars couldn’t even reach that speed.

7. Rolls-Royce Phantom III Thrupp & Maberley

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Perhaps the most outstanding luxury car of the 1930s – was the Rolls-Royce Phantom III. The Phantom III V12 engine produced 165bhp in its debut form. The maximum output was subsequently raised to 180 brake horsepower, which was sufficient to propel the car to 100mph.

Only three roadsters were built on the Phantom III chassis, and this unique Thrupp & Maberley-designed model is one of them, originally commissioned for the Maharaja of British India – Hamidullah Khan, the Nawab of Bhopal in 1936.

6. Packard Twelve Dietrich Stationary Coupe

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A sumptuous, beautiful coach-built body design by Dietrich – Packard Twelve Dietrich Stationary Coupe was built in 1934.

This enormous Packard coupe is the height of American luxury, It’s powered by a 7.3-litre V12 producing 162hp. In this application, it has an output of 160 bhp of power at 3200 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 3-speed manual transmission.

5. Lamborghini Countach

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Supercars don’t get much more super than the original Lamborghini Countach. The Lamborghini Countach is a rear mid-engined, a V12 sports car produced Lamborghini from 1974 to 1990.

Its design pioneered and popularized the wedge-shaped, sharply angled look popular in many high-performance sports cars. Only 2,049 units of this cars were produced.

4. Ferrari 250 GTO

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The Iconic Ferrari 250 GTO is a GT car produced by Ferrari from 1962 to 1964 for FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category.

Just 39 250 GTOs were manufactured between 1962 and 1964 – at the time each Ferrari 250 GTO cost $18,000 in the United States, with buyers personally approved by Enzo Ferrari and his dealer for North America.

Considered by many as the “Greatest Ferraris of All Time” – GTO was powered by Ferrari’s Tipo 3.0 L 168 Comp/62 V12 engine producing 300 hp.

3. Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

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Too many classic die-heart Ferrari enthusiasts, the 250 GT SWB (for short-wheelbase) Berlinetta Competizione is the prettiest of all the Prancing Horses of 1960s era.

It’s simple, almost minimalist lines – low weight, compact shape and powerful engine – all factors combined to create a superlative racing machine unlike any other.

It was also a class win at some of the most important events in car racing history, including the Tour de France Automobile, the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood (in the hands of Sir Stirling Moss) in 1960 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

2. Bentley Speed Six Saoutchik Drophead

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The Bentley Speed Six were rolling chassis in production from 1926 to 1930. The Speed Six, introduced in 1928, would become the most successful racing Bentley.

Originally delivered to California, this short chassis Speed Six is fitted with a unique body from renowned French coachbuilder Saoutchik, which fitted a three-position drophead roof.

1. Ferrari Testarossa Spider Valeo

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The only factory-built Testarossa convertible ever built. It was specially made for Gianni Agnelli when he took over as head of Fiat.

The car was purposefully not painted in Ferrari red, but in silver, denoting the scientific symbol AG and matching the monogram of its special owner. The rear Ferrari logo was specially cast in real silver.

Looking closely at this very special Testarossa, it is clear that it has been very carefully designed. It took the factory four months to complete production of this single automobile.

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