Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, Chevrolet Bel Air Make Daily Telegraph’s Beautiful Car List (Nos. 80-61)

James Raia

Car aficionados likely know such unique cars as the NSU Ro80 or the Hispano-Suiza H6. But almost anyone who’s owned a car or whose parents owned a car has likely at least heard of the Chevrolet Bel Air or a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. All four were selected by The Daily Telegraph, the London newspaper among “The 100 Most Beautiful Cars.”

The Weekly Driver continues its countdown with the Nos. 80-61 vehicles, and what a diverse group. The newspapers’ readers sent in thousands of votes representing 367 different cars.

Each car is represented by a photo and short description. The accompanying text for the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud (No. 65) is typical of the newspaper’s clever style: “The Bentley S2/S3’s close cousin. Optional extras include a chauffeur.”

We’re nearly halfway through the list. Here’s Nos. 80-61:

80. Jaguar XJ 220
79. Hispano-Suiza H6
78. Ford Granada MK1
77. Ferrari 250 GT California
76. Chevrolet Bel Air
75. Cadillac Eldorado
74. BMW 507
73. Audi R8
72. Audi Quattro
71. Alfa Romeo Montreal
70. Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider
69. Alfa Romeo Carabo
68. Sunbeam Talbot 90
67. SS 100
66. Rover SD1
65. Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
64. Porsche 911
63. NSU Ro80
62. McLaren F1
61. Mazda RX-7 FD

Article Last Updated: May 15, 2014.

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