Favorite fantasy cars, Jaguar XKE to Bugatti Veyron

James Raia

Maybe just a simple red convertible, any year, any style is your fantasy car? If that’s not good enough, how about a high-performance supercar like a Bugatti Veyron or a even more rare Saleen?

Perhaps you’re into vintage cars and long for a 1957 T-Bird, a Gullwing Mercedes-Benz or a pristine Porsche?

Or maybe off-the-hook top speed is what you’re seeking and you’ll only settle for a Hennessey. Its Venom GT model last February achieved a record top speed of 270.49 mph at the Kennedy Space Center on the Shuttle Landing Facility’s 3.2-mile runway in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Regardless of your desires, here are 10 fantasy cars. Some are readily attainable without cashing in your 401K. Others are likely out of the price range for most of us. But why not dream?

The Weekly Driver’s two favorite fantasy cars are the Aston Martin Vanquish and the Jaguar XKE

Aston Martin is forever associated with James Bond. He drove a DB5 model in the 1964 movie Goldfinger and Aston Martin, which celebrated its 100th birthday last year, has been cool since.

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The high-end British sports car went bankrupt in the 1970s, but it’s well rebound as a luxury touring car with models like the Vanquish. Not many cars driving down the road look as stylish and have such great performance and craftsmanship.

The Jaguar XKE is often cited as the most beautiful car ever made, and it’s hard to vote against the Jaguar XKE.

The British sports car was manufactured between 1961 and 1975. Its long and sleek, handsome, has performance and was values for its segment. The combination was an instant success.

Several publications named the Jaguar XKE E-Type at the top of the list of the “100 most beautiful cars” of all time. And when the Jaguar XKE debuted, Enzo Ferrari, the founder of Ferrari, called it “The most beautiful car ever made.” Who’s to argue with that?

Here’s a list of 10 top fantasy cars, some affordable, some perhaps requiring the cashing in of a 401K plan (don’t do it.):

Aston Martin Vanquish
Bugatti Veyron
Chevrolet Corvette
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Ford Mustang
Jaguar XKE
Mercedes-Benz S Class
Porsche Carrera
Rolls-Royce Wraith
Tesla Model S

This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay.

Article Last Updated: October 2, 2014.

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