The Most Beautiful American Cars


I briefly considered ending this post with the headline.

How funny would it be to open the story and see nothing but white space while wondering if it was a mistake or an artistic way to voice the opinion that an American company has never, in over one hundred years, built a truly beautiful car?

Yup, that would’ve been hilarious. An poignant.

I remember driving with my dad one day as a young adult and pulling up behind a Buick Rendezvous at a stop light. I wouldn’t have given it a second thought, but as he looked at it he shook his head and said, “Travis, why can’t America design a car?”

My dad had a point that day. Yes, this country has produced some iconic cars that have stood the test of time. But I can’t think of one that might be classified as beautiful. Jaguars are beautiful. Aston Martins are beautiful. Ferraris and Porsches are beautiful. Fords and Chevys? Not so much.

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