The 100 Hottest Cars of All Time

Mercury Coupe (1949–1951)

Arguably the most famous face of the hot-rod craze, the '49 Mercury immediately became the ride of choice for wild, top-chopping customizers.

Nissan Fairlady Z (1969–1973)

More commonly called the Datsun 240Z, the original Z car was arguably the most important car in Japan's history. It proved once and for all that the country could compete in the worldwide auto market.