1960-1969 years

Model of the car: Jaguar E-Type, 1961

The Jaguar E-type was derived from a racing car, and designed by an aerodynamics expert, not a “stylist.” Its stiff chassis and independent suspension gave a smooth ride and brilliant roadholding. It also became a symbol of 1960s freedom. Keep Reading

Model of the car: Amphicar 770, 1961

The Amphicar is the only amphibious car to reach proper mass-production. As a plaything for rivers and calm lakes it was enormous fun. But for anything more seagoing it was a precarious hazard, as shown in 1965 by a revealing report in Autocar magazine. Keep Reading

Model of the car: Pininfarina X, 1960

Car designers had explored just about every wheel configuration by the dawn of the 1960s. These even included wheels arranged in a diamond pattern, both as a short lived production car, a Sunbeam, and several prototypes, the Vannod, the Voisin, and the Gordon. Pininfarina’s X, though, pushed the parameters out further by using a rhomboid for the car’s “footprint.” Keep Reading