Beautiful Sports Cars from the 1970s
When thinking of the cars from the 1970s, it is easy to think of the hits and misses. While the 1970s brought us unforgettables (that we would love to forget) like the AMC Pacer and Gremlin, the Ford Mustang II and the Pinto, as well as the Chevy Vega and Chevette, there have been true unforgettables (for all the right reasons). The majority of the unforgettables came to us from Europe in the form of exotic sports cars. Many of the best cars from the 1970s look more like artwork, especially compared to the pieces that were coming out of American factories. These are a few of the best:
Lamborghini Miura: This car, if we can believe Jerry Seinfeld, is considered the most beautiful car ever made. The flawless curves, eyelashed headlights, and classically luxurious interior has repeatedly landed the Miura on the list of perfectly designed car list year after year. With fewer than 800 ever built, if you can find one (and afford one), you are one lucky driver.
Lamborghini Urraco: It seems like the House of the Bull knew a thing or two about designing beautiful supercars. Fewer than 800 Lamborghini Urraco models were made between 1973 and 1979. This was an unusual model for the car maker as the Lamborghini Urraco was designed for a driver and three passengers. It might not have the same outrageously exotic lines as the Countach or the Miura, but the Lamborghini Urraco was certainly attractive and a joy to drive.
Lamborghini Countach: In the 1970s, the Lamborghini designers were doing it right. The Countach was unlike anything else seen on the road at the time. With the lifting doors and the unusual angles, this amazing car screamed speed.
Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer: Italian cars were the cars to buy in the 1970s. Unfortunately, with the oil embargos and the recession in the United States, not many drivers were able to afford them. This is what made the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer even more fabulous. It, too, had the wedge design that made it look faster than fast. In the 1970s and beyond, a racecar red Ferrari was about as hot as it could get.