Illustration for article titled What Year Was The Automotive Design Pinnacle?

We're living in the Golden Age Of Engines right now, with power and efficiency numbers just getting better every year, but what about style? What year gave us the most beautiful designs?


My choice, as you've already guessed from the photos, is 1965. You can just go down the list of just about every automotive manufacturer in North America and Europe (we'll need to discuss the Japanese in a later QOTD) and find utter knockouts in totally unexpected places in 1965. Ford Country Squire! Reliant Scimitar! Fiat 850 Coupe!

How about you? 1932, perhaps? 1988? The big bumpers of 1975? Explain.


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