Ferrari needs no introduction, whether you’re a car enthusiast or not, but their exclusive 275 GTB series certainly deserves one. Between 1964 and 1968, Ferrari produced their 275 series, which were front-engined V12-powered, two-seater automobiles with spider and coupé bodies designed by Pininfarina.
The 275 series were the first commercially available Ferraris with a transaxle and independent rear suspension. The 275 GTB was ranked as No. 3 on Motor Trend Classic’s ‘Greatest Ferraris of All Time’, and No. 7 on Sports Car International’s ‘Top Sports Cars of the 1960s’.
1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia (Type 105)
Italian luxury car manufacturer Alfa Romeo has a worldwide reputation for producing some of history's most beautiful and powerful cars, and its 1962 Giulia model is one of their most stunning. The Type 105, produced between 1962 and 1978, was a four-door executive car with a compact and sporty look.
It's practical size and a powerful four-cylinder engine made it an instant favorite. These small little sedans were known for their easy handling and unexpectedly powerful acceleration speed of up to 106 mph, and it could reach from 0 to 62 mph in under 12 seconds.
1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
Another beauty produced by the Alfa Romeo empire was their 33 Stradale, manufactured from 1967 to 1969. With only 18 units ever produced, the 33 Stradale was one of the world's first supercars, and the fastest publicly available car for the standing kilometre when it first came out.
This gorgeous, curvy sports car has a tiny 2.0-liter V8 engine that reaches nearly 10,000 RPM, making a unique and intoxicating noise that is bound to make any car enthusiast fall to their knees. Not to mention its impressive 227 horsepower.
1969 Datsun 240Z
The 1969 Datsun 240Z is considered to be the most iconic sports car ever designed by Nissan. Originally produced as a competitor against British sports car, the Datsun 240Z looked very luxurious and expensive, but it was actually quite affordable, which made it all the more attractive.
The Datsun 240Z had an L24 2.4-liter engine with a manual, four-speed choke, a chrome '240Z' badge, and two vents on the car's rear hatch that provided flow through ventilation. The gorgeous model was introduced to the American public by the president of Nissan Motors USA, Yutaka Katayama, otherwise known as "Mister K".
1967 Mazda Cosmo
Mazda is another car manufacturer that has stood the test of time, and their 1967 Mazda Cosmo was a weird, tiny sports car that was the first ever mass produced vehicle to feature a rotary engine. The Japanese car manufacturer's first ever sports car, the Mazda Cosmo was a feat of engineering that previewed what was to come from the legendary Mazda Motor Corporation.
The Cosmo launched the famous Mazda Wankel engine, and its name was chosen by the company to leverage the decade's fascination with the Space Race.