By Dave Wieczorek
There are sexy men and sexy women. There are sexy dresses and sexy shoes. Sexy photos and sexy poses. Sexy walks and sexy talk. But sexy cars?
Sexy cars are a mainstay of life around the world. They’re featured characters in TV shows, movies and popular song. They’re vehicles of seduction from the time we’re old enough to drive until we’re old enough to know better.
Sexy cars have been a staple of advertising in magazines, on TV and on the Internet for decades. Sexy cars come in all shapes, sizes, colors and ethnic origin – Italian, French, German. They’re exquisite engines that rev our sensual imaginations.
The general definition of “sexy” is someone or something that arouses or intends to arouse sexual desire or interest; someone or something that’s highly appealing or interesting, attractive, exciting, glamorous or erotic.
Men, women and cars are the embodiment of all the above.
Following advertising’s lead – or maybe vice versa – Hollywood does a bang-up job of “sexying” up a car. Moviemakers can make a clunker of a vehicle alluring simply by sitting, say, George Clooney or Angelina Jolie behind the steering wheel. Even James Bond, known for his taste for Aston Martins, was shaken and stirred by a boxy, industrial-looking Citroën, driven by French actress Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only.
Such unequivocal anecdotal evidence inspired us to include the Citroën among City & Shore’s “Sexiest Six Cars on Earth.” How did we select only six from the scores of worthy candidates? Frankly, it was an arbitrary and alliterative process. (Six and sexy – get it?) Also it was a matter of space. We could have selected enough photos of sexy cars to fill several issues of the magazine. We had to draw the line at a workable number.
So here are the “Sexy Six” in alphabetical order:
Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, 1957 – Look at its sensually sleek design lines. Need we say more?
Citroën 2CV, any year – OK, it looks like a military fuel tank on wheels. But remember that French siren?
Ferrari LWB California Spyder, 1957-1960 – If you can’t picture yourself cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway while holding hands with George or Angelina, your imagination is stuck in park.
Mercedes-Benz 190, 1956 – This sporty, seductive little beauty says: “I’m cool, I’m sophisticated, I’m available.”
Mustang, 1964½ – Ford introduced this pony six months before the rest of its 1965 line of new models, and it’s been galloping away with our passion ever since.
Thunderbird, 1966 – Has there ever been a convertible that expressed how to live with more carnal acknowledgment than this hedonistic gem? Think Thelma and Louise, prior to the abyss.
Like beauty, what’s sexy is in the eye of the beholder. So don’t just take our word for what’s sexy. Judge for yourself.
Two of City & Shore’s “Sexy Six” – the Eldorado Biarritz and the Mercedes-Benz 190 – will be among the dozens of beautiful bodies featured at the 8th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, Feb. 21-23, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.