Re: The Best Car of the last 50 years
I did a rough analysis. I found three cars which were ineligible, being launched more than 50 years ago. Out go the Defender, Mini and 2CV. I suppose the Beetle was excluded on those grounds.
There was one American car.
No Lancia despite their huge work in engine and suspension design.
The Cisitalia was ommitted, though long understood to be the template for post war car styling.
The Renault 16 was omitted along with the BMW 2002 or the later 3 series which respectively set the standard for family hatchbacks and small sporting saloons and which altered the axis of the car industry forever. You could also have included that Alfa Romeo Giulia which BMW used as a benchmark.
The Audi TT is a redressed Golf. Where is the Audi A8?
About 55% of the cars are sports cars or something like it.
One car represented the 50s, the Citroen DS.
The 60s were represented by 29% of the cars.
The 70s were represented by 14%
The 80s were represented by 19%
The 90s to now by 39%. What´s the Smart ForTwo doing in this list?
There´s some rounding error, which means it adds up to 103%, sorry. The point remains.