50 Unforgettable Vintage Automobiles That Still Turn Heads

By Jack Ripley | May 10, 2024

This Futuristic Phantom Corsair was a Radical Design in 1938

The American love affair with the automobile is a real thing and has been since Henry Ford's first Model-T rolled off the assembly lines in Detroit. The automobile is a symbol of power, individuality, prosperity and freedom. Take a look through this collection of old, new, vintage and specialty cars to rekindle your love for the automobile.

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In the late 1930s, folks considered the Phantom Corsair to be a dismal failure. That’s because this unique and futuristic prototype car never entered mass production. It was designed and built by Rust Heinz of the Heinz family and Maurice Schwartz of the Bohman & Schwartz coachbuilding company in 1938 and was a prototype shown are several car shows. The Phantom Corsair was a car ahead of its time in regards to style and functionality. 

The 1979 Aston Martin Bulldog Was Intended to Showcase the Engineering Skills of the Aston Martin Team

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When the 979 Aston Martin Bulldog, a concept car designed by William Towns, was being built, the production crew used the code name DP K9 01, named after a character of Doctor Who, when discussing the vehicle. The concept car was built to show off the design and engineering capabilities of Aston Martin’s team of engineers at their newly-built Newport Pagnell facility. Only one 979 Aston Martin Bulldog was ever built.