56. 1987 Lotus ESpirit
Unveiled at the 1986 Geneva Auto Show, the Lotus ESpirit HCPI had been improved in almost all aspects. The car had been in production since 1983 but in 1987, Autocar tested her out and said the car was “a very practical supercar . . . styling . . . remains truly exotic”. With 215 HP, zerp-to-sixty in 5.1 seconds, and a top speed of 160mph, the ESpirit was expensive but incredible.
55. 1951 – 1953 Jaguar C-Type
A racing car built by Jaguar in 1951, the C-Type won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race twice – on its first attempt in 1951, and again in 1953. The car came equipped with a 3.4-liter twin-cam straight-6 engine that produced 205 HP. The road-safe version – the XK120 – produced between 160 and 180 HP. Originally, a new XK120 sold for around $6,000, but a C-Type sold at an auction in 2012 for $3,725,000.