Which classic roadster is your favorite? [Cobra, Vette, Jag, Porsche, Austin]

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?


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  • Troy 5 years ago

    I would have to say The Jaguar i’ve been searching on a long time hard to come across the right one if anybody knows if there’s any of these vehicles available I would be very interested in purchasing one.

  • mike 7 years ago

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

  • mike 7 years ago

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

  • John Thomas Dorosky 7 years ago

    ’63 Shelby Cobra.

  • Bill Kirkpatrick 7 years ago

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

  • chris 7 years ago

    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

  • Trenton Parker 7 years ago

    1965 corvette! definitely

  • Mark Lukas 8 years ago

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

  • Bruce Polak 8 years ago

    ’67 E Type Jag….for sure.

  • Bob Farrell 8 years ago

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

  • Dion King 8 years ago

    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.

  • Marc Sprang 8 years ago

    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.

  • Kelly Williams 8 years ago

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

  • David C. Oechsle 8 years ago

    JAGUAR (NOT pronounced jagwire!)

  • Trevor Gillette 8 years ago

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

  • Tom Streysman 8 years ago

    Corvette /// Red Blooded American Muscle car!

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  • Scott D Smith 8 years ago

    I pick mine , its 89 Alfa Romeo Veloce Spider.

  • Timothy Hagen 8 years ago

    65 Vette

  • Scott Kay 8 years ago

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

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  • Clifford J. Young 8 years ago

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

  • Chris Grogan 8 years ago

    The Vette

  • John Cozzi 8 years ago

    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.

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  • Paul Pollard 8 years ago

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

  • Classic Nation 8 years ago

    Really? If you could only have just one?

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  • Mike Click 8 years ago

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

  • Kathy Jean 8 years ago

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

  • Harry Hale 8 years ago

    63 cobra. great looks over all the cars.

  • Kathy Jean 8 years ago

    ’61 Austin-Healey 3000

  • Cary Shoults 8 years ago

    Shelby… Its fast!!

  • Beau Mauldin 8 years ago

    ’65 Vette all day

  • Classic Nation 8 years ago

    I would take the Porsche 356!

  • Kathy Jean 8 years ago

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

  • Tom Woliver 8 years ago

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

  • Mitchell James Logston-Silva 8 years ago

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

  • Richard N Tondee 8 years ago

    no 3

  • Thomas Melton Sr. 8 years ago

    ’65 Vette…

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    1965 Corvette – pure American muscle

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    the ac cobra

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    1965 Corvette.

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    427 ac cobra by far

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    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.

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    Austin Healey 007 special

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    the 1965 corvette hands down

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    65 vette

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    Definitely the 65 Corvette

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  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    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.

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    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.

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

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

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    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.

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    65 Chevrolet Corvette because it is a beautiful car

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    #3…1965 Chevrolet Corvette !!!

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    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… 🙂

  • Anonymous 8 years ago

    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.