Cars are like fine wine, the internet, and a mother’s love – you could live without them, but would you really want to? True to the human spirit, anything worth doing is worth doing to excess, and this may explain why in the United States, there are more cars than drivers. The love affair with the automobile spans more than 125 years, and just like all love affairs, it’s been an assortment of good and bad; the ability to travel long distances in comfort, an explosion of technological growth, traffic jams, and auto accidents.

From Karl Benz’ 1885 gas-powered three-wheeler to Pagani’s $2+ million Huayra BC, this century-plus love affair has produced triumph, innovation, and a raft of offerings that will never go out of style. Let’s take a look at the top 30 cars that still make our hearts race and our pulse quicken as if we’ve caught a glance for the very first time.

30. Maserati A6G CS Berlinetta


The A6 was available between 1947 and 1956 with a straight six and your choice of 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter engine. The A6 was eventually converted to a single-seater with a 12-cylinder 2.0-liter engine and in 1953 won the Italian Grand Prix. This Maserati’s racing chops were second only to its sexy lines and taught proportions. The A6G CS was one of the last designs by the Maserati brothers before their departure from the company.