The Ultimate List of the Most Iconic Sports Cars of All-Time

Photo: autoevolutionThe waters get a little murky when it comes to determining the list of the most iconic sports cars of all time. It can be a bit subjective because your mind immediately starts coming up with the likes of the McLaren F1, Ferrari F40, and Lamborghini Countache. Technically those cars qualify because according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the term Sports Car is defined as “a low small usually 2-passenger automobile designed for quick response, easy maneuverability, and high-speed driving.”

Be that as it may, most automotive enthusiasts will look at those cars and say those are “Supercars, not Sports Cars,” which is true as far as we’re concerned. If you start including those three, then you have to include the Bugatti’s and Koenigsegg’s of the world, not to mention the Holy Trinity of the P1, Laferrari and 918. My point is, there’s no stopping that train if you let Supercars crash a Sports Car party. We did let a few cars in that walk a fine line between the two, but those should be easy to point out.

Austin-Healey 3000

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Austin-Healey’s used to be the prime example of a super car because it was so tiny and nimble. But they changed that formula when they introduced the 3000 in 1959. It quickly became known as the best of the “big Healey” models. According to reports, 91% of the Austin-Healey 3000’s were exported to America, so if you see one driving down the street it’s likely to be one of these that you’re seeing. They were never considered to be one of the fastest cars on the road, but if you’re looking for a perfect Sunday cruise, you’d be hard pressed to find a better sports car.