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Sports cars have become a hot topic for the past couple of decades. Things were simpler in the 1960s but carmakers knew how to build beautiful and powerful cars. There was a golden era when Lamborghini and Ferrari started a competition.

However, the English Channel jumped into this battle with Aston Martin and Jaguar. The European and Japanese car industries evolved in the 1960s. Datsun, Mustang, Corvette, and Toyota also entered the sports car market.

Jaguar E-Type S1 Roadster

Jaguar presented JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 3.8 RHD in Black in 1962, Dark Blue in 1963, and Red in 1964. JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1 4.2 RHD hit markets in 1965 in Dark Blue color and Black in 1967.

JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 1.5 4.2 RHD was launched in 1968 in Grey & Black color options. Meanwhile, Jaguar decomposed the image and success of the car in later years.

Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

Zagato produced the Aston Martin DB4 GT as a grand rover sports car between 1960 and 1963. The company presented DB4 GT in October 1960 at the London Motor Show. Ercole Spada was impressively designed and manufactured in the Zagato factory in Italy.

The factory initially planned to manufacture 25 cars. But the company produced only 20 cars because of the weaker demand. DB4GT Zagato sustained its 3.7-liter engine and reached to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds with a curvier and lighter body.

Ferrari 246GT Dino

Ferrari Dino 206 GT, 246 GT, and 246 GTS are V6 mid-range engine sports cars. These cars were sold under the Dino brand name between 1967 and 1974. The Dino 246 was the first Ferrari vehicle.

Sports Car International placed the car at number 6 in 2004 on its Top Sports Cars list in the 1970s. Motor Trend Classic placed the 206 and 246 at number 7 in its 10 “Greatest Ferraris of all-time” list.

Lamborghini Miura

The Italian auto manufacturer Lamborghini presented its Miura model between 1966 and 1973. This car was the first supercar with a mid-range engine with a 2-seat configuration. This concept was first presented in René Bonnet’s Matra Djet in 1964.

This concept became the standard for high-performance super and sports cars. The engineering team of Lamborghini developed the original Miura version. The Italian carmaker selected a mid-range V12 engine similar to other supercars.

Chevrolet Corvette C2

The Chevrolet division of GM (General Motors) produced the Chevrolet Corvette C2 between 1963 and 1967. It is the 2nd Generation of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car. The big-block V8 came in 2 forms including a 7.0-liter 390hp and 425hp in 1966.

Toyota 2000GT

The Toyota 2000GT is a rear-wheel-drive, 2-door, mid-engine, and 2-seat sports car. Toyota designed this car in collaboration with Yamaha. The completed Japanese car was manufactured between 1967 and 1970. It was first displayed in 1965 at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Porsche Carrera GTS

The Porsche Carrera GTS or the Porsche 904 was a sports car that could go from 0-60mph in 6 seconds. Ferdinand Porsche designed a small number of 904 FIA-GT racer road cars. It features flat 4 engines for a 6-cylinder version.

AMC AMX III

The AMC AMX III or AMC AMX/3 is a mid-engine sports car. The US Automobile manufacturer AMC (American Motors Corporation) designed the car. It was launched in March 1970 with mass production in Germany in 1971. The suspension and chassis were manufactured in Europe. The car features a 6.4-liter V8 295hp engine and topped out at 170mph.

Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona

The Ferrari Daytona was officially named Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona. It was a masterpiece of style, performance, and speed, and was manufactured between 1968 and 1973. The car features 2 seats and a Ferrari Colombo V12 347hp engine with a top speed of 174mph.

De Tomaso Mangusta

The Italian manufacturer De Tomaso produced De Tomaso Mangusta between 1967 and 1971. The car replaced the Vallelunga model. The Mangusta had a larger 4.9-liter engine and a US V8-powered 230hp sports car with a gorgeous body. The manufacturer produced a total of 400 cars (150 made in Europe and 250 in North America).

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