While the previous XK wasn't ugly by any means, the Jaguar sports car reached a new level of understated, modern elegance in its latest generation.
The Spitfire was the quintessential British roadster: good-looking and lightweight, totally fun to drive—and a total headache to maintain.
The DB6's predecessor, the gorgeous DB5, was a tough act to follow. While it didn't quite achieve the same allure (DB5 is higher on our list), the DB6 was a technical improvement in all aspects—and still pretty enough to make the top 100.
One of the rarest and most beloved BMW models of all time, the 3.0CSL is arguably the defining German sports coupe of the 1970s.
The V-12-powered DB9 polished up the already attractive DB7 and set the style tone for Astons to come.
The Austin-Healey 3000 is a touch larger and heavier than other British roadsters of its day. By today's standard, though, it's still a compact featherweight.