1961 Pontiac Ventura (Best)
The 1961 Pontiac Ventura was another car that took advantage of the new company-wide design language. The Ventura was dubbed the “bubble roof” and was one of the first cars to have this design. The bubble roof enabled the interior to be much larger than other cars in the same class, which was a major selling point (via Fifties Web).
The 215 HP V8 engine was a major stepping stone for the brand in general. The engine provided some serious performance numbers at a time when automakers weren’t going for performance. With an emphasis on style and performance, the 1961 Pontiac Ventura was one of the best cars in the 1960s.