12. Jaguar E-Type
When presented in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type was a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite Jaguar’s long-lasting tradition of building fine sports cars, the E-Type was years ahead of its time. It came with a superb design, four-wheel disk brakes, independent rear suspension, and powerful straight-six engines. With its long hood and the interesting design of the rear-end, you could call the E-Type a fastback. It featured a third door and had a decent trunk as well.
But the best thing was the price. The E Type had the looks, power, and performance of those high-priced Italian exotics, but it cost just a fraction of the price. It stayed in production for 15 years until 1976. Jaguar sold over 74,000, mostly in the USA.