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The Most Iconic Cars In History For The Wheel-Obsessed Ones!

The Most Iconic Cars In History For The Wheel-Obsessed Ones!

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If you have a heart that throbs for stunning wheels, then these most iconic cars in history are here to take your breath away!

Mankind has come a long way from pulling carts by hand to driving around in fast, powerful cars. Some cars have become so famous around the globe that today they are considered icons in the world of automobiles. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most iconic cars in history:

  1. Bugatti Atlantic Type 57SC “La Voiture Noire”

An icon of Bugatti’s rich history, this car was known in the 1940s for its elegance, performance and quality. This car oozed exclusivity as only 4 of these were produced. Among them, the most famous is the “La Voiture Noire”, the black Atlantic, which was also Jean Bugatti’s vehicle. While it was being transported from Mulheim to Bordeaux via train, the car became even more famous after it mysteriously disappeared. “It never arrived. It was never seen again.”, said a heartbroken Jean a few years later.

No one knows what happened to the car, and its location remains unknown to this day. Today, the La Voiture Noire serves as an inspiration and obligation to the modern Bugatti. In 2020, Bugatti revived the car with a bespoke modern interpretation of the La Voiture Noire. Made with modern technology, the new La Voiture Noire is a €16.7 million hypercar that produces almost 1500 horsepower.

Bugatti Atlantic Type 57SC "La Voiture Noire"
  1. Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing” (W198)

An absolute dream car to this day! Only 1400 of the Gullwing were produced between 1954 and 1957. The car got its moniker, “Gullwing,” because of its reminiscent characteristic shape. It’s like the wings of a seagull. In 1999, the car was crowned “sports car of the century”. Originally it was developed only for motorsports. But, after its success in the American market, a street-legal version dubbed W198 was released. It is one of the most sought-after collector’s vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL

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  1. Ferrari 250GTO

Considered to be the greatest Ferrari ever built by many, the Ferrari 250GTO is the car that summed the Ferrari Philosophy best. It is, “integrity, excellence and generosity, give people the possibility to express their own full potential – and be part of something greater.” Powered by a V12 engine, the car was a pinnacle of development in the 250GT series in competition form while still remaining a road-legal car.

The car debuted in the Ferrari Press Conference in January 1962 and is considered by many to be the most beloved Ferrari model. The only difference between the road-legal version and the racecar version was that the former was a front-engine vehicle. The latter had a mid-engine configuration. The Ferrari 250 GTO is the ultimate Ferrari, and it embodies everything that is loved and hated about the brand.

Ferrari 250GTO
  1. Rolls Royce Phantom I

Rolls Royce Phantom is not a new name. First used almost a hundred years ago, the Phantom was an exceptional car for its time. Featuring a 7.6l six-cylinder engine, it had a higher displacement than the Silver Ghost, an already high-selling Rolls Royce model of the time. The car was a total surprise to the public, they had expected it to be as good as the Silver Ghost, but it exceeded their expectations by leaps and bounds.

The car was produced between 1925 and 1929. Like the Silver Ghost, the customers bought only the chassis of the vehicle. Then later, they had a coachman build the coach for the car. Therefore, it is exceedingly difficult to find a full-original Phantom I today.

Rolls Royce Phantom I
  1. Porsche 917/30

On April 25, 1931, 90 years ago, Ferdinand Porsche founded a company that changed the automotive industry forever. He dreamed of creating cars that not just Germany but the entire world could enjoy. True to his dream, Porsche has created some of the best cars known to man in its 100-year history. One such car is the Porsche 917.

The company’s strength is its obsession with improving its cars year by year. To conquer Le Mans, Porsche pushed the boundaries with the 917. Called by many as the greatest Porsche ever built, the 917 won the Le Mans year after year. It was powered by a flat-12 V12 engine. It was so good on the track that it was nicknamed the “Cam-am killer”.

Ferdinand Porsche

These most iconic cars in history are also the legends in the world of automobiles. They have influenced the subsequent models of their respective companies in one way or the other. Today, these classic cars are collector’s gems, and each of them cost a fortune.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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