As it stands, automakers like Toyota and Honda have risen to industry dominance. But the car industry still owes its original success to domestic automakers from Detroit. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler have all had their fair share of successes and disappointments. There’s no denying that Detroit has produced some of the most beautiful cars on the road.
Cars like the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Mustang are a few of the gorgeous cars worth mentioning. Detroit brought us innovation that was unmatched in any other industry. The Pontiac GTO was evidence of that when it birthed the muscle car era and the Mustang did the same thing for the Pony car segment. Although Detroit has fallen to the wayside in recent years, drivers will never deny the beauty and innovation that came out in Michigan. We looked back at the 25 most beautiful vehicles that came out of Detroit.
25: 1961 Lincoln Continental
Lincoln often doesn’t get the credit it deserves for being a groundbreaking part of the automotive industry. American luxury was a major selling feature for Detroit automakers and Lincoln as a brand was at the forefront. At this point in Lincoln’s lifespan, it was at the pinnacle of luxury and refinement. The Continental was a beautiful car with a convertible top and suicide doors to match (via How Stuff Works).
There was no other car around that incorporated that much of an unconventional design, which became one of the most appealing things about the Continental. Coupled with the unique design, the performance wasn’t lacking either. Lincolns were powerful vehicles and the amount of luxury that drivers got refined the automotive landscape. The Continental was a groundbreaking car and one of the most beautiful early examples of luxury.