8. Alfa Romeo Spider
When it entered the car market in 1966, the Alfa Romeo Spider was the Italian answer to the popular British roadsters. Eventually, it became so globally popular, it became the Alfa Romeo model with the longest production run. Initially, they called it the Duetto, building the Spider on Alfa’s 105 sedan/coupe base. They topped that off with a Pininfarina-designed body, all alloy twin cam engine, and rear-wheel drive.
During the late ’60s, Spider became popular thanks to the movie, The Graduate, in which Dustin Hoffman drove a red Alfa Romeo Spider. Alfa made over 124,000 of those elegant Spiders, selling most of them in the states. The final model year is 1994 and there were four generations of the model.