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What’s the coolest car from your birth year?

Posted in Classic, Collector Cars, European Rides, Exotic Cars, Lamborghini by MrAngry | January 18th, 2011 | 17 Responses |

1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

If you were born within the last 100 years then you’ve got no excuse for not participating in this. I was thinking back to the different cars I’ve had over the years and began to wonder about the cars produced in the year I was born. For some of us, this means going back along way, but for others, hell, you could have been born in 1994 and still qualify. I popped into this world in 1972, a year that marked the beginning of emissions control, higher fuel costs and low horsepower ratings. That meant that even though it was the beginning of the end for the high-horsepower muscle cars, there were still some rockin’ exotics out there roaming the streets. One car that I’ve been infatuated with since I popped out of the womb was the 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV, a car that when new sold for the low low price of $23,000 (that’s $119,982 in today’s economy).

1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

Ladies and gentleman, this is my holy grail. It’s the car that all other automobiles are judged by. Not only is it the sexiest thing to ever roll on two wheels, but it was also the first real super car. The Miura SV was powered by a mid-engine, transversely mounted 4.0 liter V-12 that produced between 370-440 bhp depending upon the tune and had a top speed in the neighborhood of 175 mph. Simply put… a Masterpiece.

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17 Responses

  1. Shahroz says:

    i’ve lusted after the Ferrari 512 ‘Testarossa’ since the day i was born
    that car defines a sports car to me

  2. chuggada says:

    I gotta go with the NSX, which is funny because I say one the other day and I still cant get it out of my head

  3. Set says:

    Every car made for my year of birth was garbage. Nothing worth even mentioning.

  4. Marco says:

    A little older than some of you here, but for me it’s the 1958 Ferrari TestaRossa


  5. MrAngry says:

    Marco – Dude… you are TOTALLY speaking my language!

  6. SNAK3 says:

    There are too many iconic ones to narrow down to one (1992)
    We saw the beginnings of the Dodge Viper, Hummer, The McLaren F1, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the Subaru Impreza WRX STi, and the Ferrari 456.

  7. Ben says:

    The 1946 Mercury convertable was a true beauty.

  8. KC French says:

    The 1991 BMW Nazca C2 is definately one of the most uniquley built supercars of the early nineties. beautiful!

  9. ds440 says:

    Pretty crappy year…’77 Lancia Stratos?….or a certain black Trans Am, maybe?

  10. Canrith says:

    !991, and the Lamborghini Diablo. One of the first cars I started reading about…and I fell hard for look of the rear end.

  11. Alex says:

    the 1990 Nissan 300Z Turbo

  12. L says:

    The 1980 Quattro is a super sexy car. Always had a thing for one of those.

  13. You definitely win. There is no beating the Miura.

    Being a child of 1977, I have a few good ones to pick from:

    Porsche 928
    Aston Martin V8 Vantage

    And maybe the winner—Alfetta GTV 2.6 V8. Alfetta GTV with the Montreal 2.6-liter V8 wedged under the hood. Twenty were made for a German Alfa importer in 1977.

  14. Greg says:

    1991 Ferrari F40 FTW!

  15. Trystan says:

    Definitely 1993 RX-7, that is one damn sexy car and it handles like none other. Plus, who doesn’t like the sound of a rotary engine screaming around the track.

  16. BigRuss says:

    i think the coolest car from the year i was born wasnt even a car, it was a Dodge Caravan and 88 wasnt the “cool” year for it because 89 got the sweet turbo motor.
    1988 3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72 V6, 136 hp (101 kW), 168 lb·ft (228 N·m)
    1989–1990 2.5 L Turbo I4, 150 horsepower (110 kW), 180 lb·ft (240 N·m)
    but i remember my mom had one with the 3.0 and fake wood paneling was the coolest car in the WHOLE WORLD… sadly i crashed it at the killer age of 4… and she got a Ford Tempo…