Top 10 Most Incredible Cars Ever Built

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Some cars have always been made to be the best from the beginning. A of them were made to be mass-sellers while some of them were exclusive cars built in very few numbers to stand out from the rest.

Some of them were even labelled useless cars. But few were precious as the rarest gems. They were built real great and were very advanced for their time. Even decades after their production stopped, their value is on a constant rise.

Let's take a look at the top 10 most incredible cars ever built:

10. Chevrolet Stingray:

The Chevy Stingray sported an unusual styling element for its time period, a divided rear window and was produced between 1963 to 1967. 21,513 units would be built for the 1963 model year. The most powerful engine option was the Rochester fuel injected V8, which made 360 horsepower. Another highlight of the car was the headlights—which were mounted in rotating sections that matched the sharp-edged front end with the "eyes" closed.

9. BMW 3 Series:

The BMW 3 Series has been the best selling car for BMW for a long time now. It has been produced in six different generations and in five different body styles. It has also won numerous awards throughout its history. It has been production since 1975.

8. Ferrari 330 P4:

1967 was a banner year for the Enzo Ferrari motor company, as it saw the production of the mid-engined 330 P4. A renowned V12 endurance car meant to replace the previous year's P3. Only 4 of these cars were ever made and all are accounted for.

7. Porsche Boxster:

The Boxster is Porsche's first road vehicle to be originally designed as a roadster since the 550 Spyder. The car was first introduced in late 1996. The Boxster was Porsche's biggest seller since its introduction in 1996, until Porsche introduced the Cayenne in 2003. The "Boxster" name was derived, combining "Boxer" and "Roadster".

6. Jaguar XJ 13:

The Jaguar XJ 13 was a prototype racer that was built in 1966 to compete at Le Mans. Only one was ever built and never raced. The car received a £7 million bid for it was declined by the owners in 1996. It is powered by a 5.0-litre, V12 engine.

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5. The Rolls-Royce Phantom:

Introduced in 2003, customers can choose from 44,000 paint colours, specify any leather colour and the factory supplies umbrellas, that are teflon coated so they dry out fast. This is currently the company's flagship model.

4. Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale:

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was introduced at the Sport Car Show at Monza, Italy in September 1967. Only 18 examples have been made and it was the most expensive automobile for sale to the public in 1968.

3. Volkswagen Golf:

The VW Golf has been around since 1974 and marketed worldwide across seven generations, in various body configurations and under various nameplates. This hatch is the world's second largest selling model, having sold more than 29 million units in 2012 itself. The Volkswagen Golf has won many awards throughout its history as well.

2. Ferrari 250 GTO:

The Ferrari 250 GTO was built from 1962 to 1964. Only 39 examples of this beauty have been produced and one such example in October 2013, sold for USD 52 Million! It cost USD 18,000 in the United States when new and buyers had to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari himself and his North American dealer.

1. Bugatti Veyron:

Designed by the VW group and built in France, the original model had a top speed of 407.12 km/h and the Super Sport version had a top speed of 431.072 km/h! Now the car with a 8.0-litre, W16 engine with four turbochargers has been officially sold out.

One for India!

Well, we have seen cars from around the world but the Ambassador is an icon in India. It was the chosen by several government officials for decades until production finally stopped last year. The car was in production since 1958 and was based on the Morris Oxford Series. This is one incredible car that India has seen.

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Story first published: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 11:14 [IST]
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