Perhaps nothing is as subjective as beauty. Many auto enthusiasts prefer the gigantic grills popular during the 1930’s. Others enjoy the grisly muscle cars of the 1960’s, or the modernistic look of the 1980’s. While no two motorheads might agree on the particular order of any “most beautiful cars” list, few would argue that each of these deserves a placement in the list.

1964 Aston Martin DB5

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Popularized by the James Bond movies, particularly Goldfinger and Thunderball, this Aston Martin manages to be sleek and sexy as well as rugged and tough at the same time. In addition to the hardtop model featured in the films, a convertible model was also made. These gorgeous automobiles command a price today of over $800,000, but one of the models used in the Bond films command over $4 million.

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

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Some of these Ferraris were SNART Spiders, but not all of them. Three hundred and thirty 275 GTB/4s were made, all of which were equipped with the V-12 berlinetta. Ten of these were SNART Spiders. The hallmark of this vehicle is the hood blister, which was designed to accommodate the massive air filter housing necessary for the massive engine. Considered by many to be Pininfarina’s most spectacular design, it was heavily influenced by the designs being produced at the time by Ferruccio Lamborghini.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

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Also called the Sting Ray, this was the first Corvette coup introduced to the market after years of producing only convertible models. The defining feature of the Sting Ray is the split rear window. This is the only model that featured this design element, as it did tend to inhibit the driver’s ability to see out of the rear window. However, that inconvenient feature made it one of the most collectible of all Corvette models. It was the brain child of GM vice president of design Bill Mitchell.

1966 Shelby Cobra 427

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The Shelby Cobra was all race car, and street legal versions were only produced in order to qualify for the NASCAR races. Legendary racer and automotive design genius Caron Shelby partnered with Charles Hurlock of AC Cars to come up with a stunning body design capable of housing the massive engine of the Cobra. The look of the car is a perfect balance between beauty and pure evil.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

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It would be a shame to exclude the infamous Hemi from this list, and the 1970 Dodge Challenger is certainly a top pick. Pure muscle, this convertible featured a recessed grille set behind the dual headlights, with a rear light unit that stretched the full width of the rear end. The 70 Challenger sells for just over $100,000, and considerably more if you’re in the market for one used in the police chase scenes of the movie Vanishing Point.

There have been plenty of beautiful cars on the road throughout the years, but these five definitely deserve a place on the list. Which cars do you think are the most beautiful of all time?