Classic Roadster Shootout. Pick just one.

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If you were to have just one of these classic roadster cars, which one would you pick? Here are your choices:

1. 1955 Porsche 356

1955 Porsche 356

 

2. 1967 Jaguar XKE

1967 Jaguar XKE

 

3. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

1965 Chevrolet Corvette

 

4. 1963 Shelby Cobra

1963 Shelby Cobra

 

5. 1961 Austin-Healey 3000

1961 Austin-Healey 3000

You can only have one. Which one would you pick? And why?

71 Comments

  • Reply November 25, 2013

    mike

    The Vette for me. Americas first sports car. Its still on top.
    The Cobra is #2 for me. Love them.

  • Reply November 25, 2013

    mike

    The Vette for me. Americas first sports car. Its still on top.
    The Cobra is #2 for me. Love them.

  • Reply November 25, 2013

    John Thomas Dorosky

    ’63 Shelby Cobra.

  • Reply November 25, 2013

    Bill Kirkpatrick

    Have to take the vette, Always been Chevy always will.

  • Reply November 25, 2013

    chris

    Hard to beat the cobra. Growing up in the 16 in 1980 you could get the jags for around. 1500 all day. Always. Liked body. Plus they had 12 cyld. I have always thought prettiest car ever built but that’s pretty bad ass would b the cobra

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Trenton Parker

    1965 corvette! definitely

  • Reply December 22, 2012

    Mark Lukas

    The Cobra of course! If you’d ever driven one you’d know why.

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Bruce Polak

    ’67 E Type Jag….for sure.

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Bob Farrell

    You are speaking Geek to me. I still recall you lusting after a food disposal that could do chicken bones.

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Dion King

    Unfair question. I owned an A-H 3000 for almost 20 years. Loved it. ‘Vette is awesome, of course, but make mine a ’63 fuelie coupe or ’67 big block roadster. Love the purity of the 289 Cobras but still want a 427. Porsche is sweet but I’ll wait for the 911. So when all is said and done, it has to be the E-Type, my must-own-someday dream car since the first time I saw one when I was a kid.

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Marc Sprang

    The Jag because it was a 150mph car in 1961, had 4 wheel disc brakes before any of the others had disc brakes at all, and Jagwas running dohc engines back when ford still had flatheads and chev was 7 yrs away from its first V8. Clearly much more car, and sexy too.

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Kelly Williams

    The Vette. Because it would go well with the bow tie tattoo on my left arm.

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    David C. Oechsle

    JAGUAR (NOT pronounced jagwire!)

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Trevor Gillette

    Corvette for me, but that Cobra is a mean machine too.

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Tom Streysman

    Corvette /// Red Blooded American Muscle car!

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    David Hanna

    Vette!

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Scott D Smith

    I pick mine , its 89 Alfa Romeo Veloce Spider.

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Timothy Hagen

    65 Vette

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Scott Kay

    the 63 cobra I ahve always wanted one from the year I was born in.

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Rick Shannon

    shelby

  • Reply December 21, 2012

    Clifford J. Young

    My wife and I would love to show off the Healey ..all over the country.

  • Reply December 12, 2012

    Chris Grogan

    The Vette

  • Reply December 11, 2012

    John Cozzi

    All such iconic roadsters. Each, in its own way defined a certain type of driving. For me not able to have them all…in this group I will take the Vette. That is a classic colour combo. But jeez the Healey 3000 is wonderful too.

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Ross Grandanette

    356

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Paul Pollard

    4. 1963 Shelby Cobra = my alltime american favorite. nad my next choice is the corvette

  • Reply December 6, 2012

    Classic Nation

    Really? If you could only have just one?

  • Reply December 2, 2012

    Ted Lowe

    @[100001663045795:2048:Corvette]

  • Reply December 2, 2012

    Kevin Patrick

    Cobra

  • Reply December 2, 2012

    Bryan Smith

    Cobra

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Kerry Housh

    Cobra

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Mike Click

    There’s no losers here, so you go wrong with any of them. Hmmm! ’63 Shelby.

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Kathy Jean

    I’m referring to the ’61 Austin-Healey 3000, not the ‘vette, obviously.

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Harry Hale

    63 cobra. great looks over all the cars.

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Kathy Jean

    ’61 Austin-Healey 3000

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Cary Shoults

    Shelby… Its fast!!

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Beau Mauldin

    ’65 Vette all day

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Classic Nation

    I would take the Porsche 356!

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Kathy Jean

    5. I named one of my sons, Gage Austin, after this make (and after the Texas state capital).

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Tom Woliver

    Shelby! Why? Because it’s a Shelby! (One badass car) I do like the ‘Vette as my #2 pick…

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Mitchell James Logston-Silva

    The ’67 Jag, it’s a classy looking car and it looks aerodynamic.

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Richard N Tondee

    no 3

  • Reply December 1, 2012

    Thomas Melton Sr.

    ’65 Vette…

  • Reply October 31, 2012

    Anonymous

    1965 Corvette – pure American muscle

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    I’d go for the Corvette, always liked the style and power options. I wouldn’t mind having the Jag for a weekend either!

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    the ac cobra

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    1965 Corvette.

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    What else needs to be said 65 Vette true American Muscle !!!

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    Has to be the Cobra! Smooth, sexy lines and great power.

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    427 ac cobra by far

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    All great choices…. I would take any offered in a second. Cobra if given choice.

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    I would say the Austin Healey. My uncle had one as his first car. BTW, Austin, 007 never had an Austin Healey. The Sean Connery generation 007 had a Aston Martin DB4GT.

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    The Cobra, because I had one exactly like that one and I know what it’s like!!!

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    Austin Healey 007 special

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    need the porsche with NEW 2013 engine!!!!! that car DESERVES 500 hp!!!!!!!

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    I agree with Eric Carslry. The lines are so beautiful and sexy!! My kind of car!!!

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    the 1965 corvette hands down

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    65 vette

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    Definitely the 65 Corvette

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    Shelby!

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    Have to be the Cobra the only one I don’t have LOL

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    I’d totally take the Speedster. There’s just something about the evolution of a Porsche that stirs up the soul of a sports car.

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    I love them al but if I could only have one I would have to pick the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette. Because I am a chevy lover I own a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu and I love my car I’ve owned it since I got out of high school . so yes the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette is my Pick of car

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    5. 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 I could see myself cruising along a nice coast line road with the surf wind blowing in my hair….

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    The Cobra .. its fast .. and I have never been in one.

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    It’s tough. But I think it would be the Porsche, followed on it’s taillights by the Corvette, then the Cobra, then Jag and Austin. I can’t depend on British cars as much charm as both of them have and I have always loved the XKE. The Cobra would be a blast but too much of one and way too much power and mpg for me. The Corvette is pretty sweet. Gimmie a 327 and 4 speed and be done with it. But the Porsche, so classic German, a real sports car. Besides James Dean drove one to the ‘edge’ and unfortunately over.

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    Shelby Cobra…looks like it’s doin’ a 150mph sittin’ there…..

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    1955 Porsche 356, I just love the lines, she’s not the fastest or even the most agile but she just has class , the kind they don’t build anymore. Of coarse all my friends would say she matches my personality too.

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    65 Chevrolet Corvette because it is a beautiful car

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    #3…1965 Chevrolet Corvette !!!

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    just one of the FIRST roadsters & would just be a blast to cruise ’round in, tough choice between it & the ‘vette, would love to have either one… :)

  • Reply October 30, 2012

    Anonymous

    Shelby Cobra hands down. Because it’s a SHELBY COBRA. Flawless design, curves like a woman, hugs the road. Perfect. So fast you feel like you are flying.

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