Just to prove that the prettiest cars don’t necessarily have to be sports cars (although they usually are…), the staggeringly beautiful Citroen DS just has to be in this list.
Not only beautiful but also startlingly advanced for its time the DS utterly startled the motoring world when it appeared in 1955.
Clearly this is what Citroen wanted as it didn’t even use car designers to pen that gorgeous shape – rather it was designed by Italian sculptor and industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni and French aeronautical engineer Andre Lefebvre.
To give you an idea of just how incredible the DS looked in 1955 – 15 minutes after the DS was revealed at the Paris Motor Show – Citroen had taken 743 orders.
By the end of the first day they had reportedly taken 12,000 orders – which was about 2,000 more than the first year’s production!