Beautiful is not a word associated with cars made by American automobile manufacturers. Manufacturers may offer cars with better muscle and security but in all honesty, our friends from Europe produce more beautiful cars.
However, this does not mean that there are no beautiful cars in the U.S. The cars in our part of the world have more presence and aura about them, and the vehicles mentioned in the list below prove how.
Now that we have compiled a list of some beautiful American cars, it is imperative to remember that beauty is subjective. Our compilation prioritizes the design of the vehicles and their iconic status. Many might disagree with our categorization, as car experts believe that it is the features and specifications of a vehicle that make it eye-catching.
Following the list are 5 ugliest American cars that have set history in their own way.
15. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was the first-second generation Corvette. The car came with a split window rear glass that became a bit of a thing during the '60s. The 1963 Corvette also came with special hidden headlamps and independent suspension at the rear. The series was followed by Chevrolet Corvette.
14. 1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville
Now this is a choice that will ring a lot of alarm bells as many people consider this car to be pretentious and devoid of any performance. However, we believe differently and think that the vehicle is beautiful especially with the covered rear wheel and the presence of twin headlights.
13. 1941 Packard Clipper Darrin
Now this is a rare beauty that's bound to catch the user’s attention. The model is considered durable because of its extended hoodline and cut-down doors. The cars were hand-built according to the instructions of the customer and only 35 of these vehicles were produced in 1941.
12. 2006 Hummer H3
This is a different beauty compared to the models mentioned above. The vehicle is chunky in nature and is more robust compared to the other cars on the list. The model is designed rationally as it is tuned proportionally to complement the rugged all-terrain mission. In coming times, this car will be considered a collectible.
11. 1953 Buick Skylark
This is a car that made dreams come true back in the day. The cut-down doors and the shallow windshields gives the car a sporty look while maintaining the beauty of the tremendous exterior. The Buick Skylark was a production version of the Buick XP-300 1952 Motorama concept.
10. 1957 Chevrolet Nomad
Another output of the GM Motorama extravaganza, the 1957 Chevrolet Nomad is a sight to behold. The car’s production began in 1954. While there were problems in the vehicle's overall features and performance, its beautiful exterior more than made up for it. The sales of the car were extremely poor since its release.
9. 1961 Lincoln Continental
The 1961 Lincoln Continental has a history attached to it. This is a car that is associated with the assassination of President John F Kennedy, who died in the convertible. While the vehicle is renowned for the tragic history associated with it, we cannot deny that it is a beautiful piece to look at.
8. 1963 Studebaker Avanti
This car was manufactured briefly between June 1960 and December 1963. The performance of the car led to critics calling it the only four-passenger high-performance personal car. The Studebaker Avanti comes with a fiberglass body, which is mounted on the chassis, which is symbolic of the mid '60s and the early '70s.
7. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the last front-engine model available today. This is one of the reasons why the car is considered a collectible and has huge fans around the world. In addition to being a great-looking sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette is also powerful and compact.
6. 1953 Studebaker Starliner Coupe
Highly popular today, the 1953 Studebaker Starliner Coupe was released to mixed reviews. Production troubles in the early phase was a major hindrance for the car. However, its fine design and subtle beauty made up for the troubles and recovered sales to some extent. The addition of a chrome-laden snout was also of great help.
Now that we are aware of the most beautiful American cars, it is time for us to look at five of the ugliest cars.
5. Ugliest: 2001-2005 Pontiac Aztek
The titles of the Aztek’s ugliness are both unfortunate and numerous. The car is successful in beating all aspects of aesthetics and it seems like a result of an unholy union between a Transformers toy and a dustbin. The car may have great features and specifications to attract customers, while its ugly nature, however, diverts them away.
4. Ugliest: 1970-1978 AMC Gremlin
This is another car that is proportioned very badly. The elongated hood and the abrupt rear end – which ends with an abrupt angle – raises a lot of questions. The hood of the car is long enough to store a Ford Mustang while the rear looks as though AMC had given up on the car and were looking to get rid of the task.
3. Ugliest: Nissan Cube (Third Generation)
Confident are the guys who ride the Nissan Cube. Everything about the car’s design is ugly, from the asymmetric rear windows to the pointless wraps around the left of the car. The car is straight out of a bad Salvador Dali painting and it seems like designers of Nissan will always regret making the car.
2. Ugliest: 1975-1979 AMC Pacer
The AMC Pacer is a perfect example of what car manufacturers with a bad taste produced during the '70s. Ironically, at the time of release the company executives were positive that AMC will be considered as the next wave of car design. The asymmetric doors of the car, somehow highlighted the bad design.
1. Ugliest: 2007 Dodge Caliber
The Caliber was released as a replacement for the Dodge Neon, however the low-quality interior and the questionable reliability of the car meant that people did not like it at all. The design of the car also left a lot to be desired. The angled rear and the curves on the car explain why the motor vehicle did not do exceedingly well.