Forza Italia! Top Ten Italian Car Designs from the 60′s and 70′s

Best Classic cars of the 1960/70 from the Italian car design were prolific and have introduced the concept of Supercar. Pininfarina,Italdesign, Ghia and Zagato, designed the most beautiful cars of the 20th century and these designs bureaus were at the forefront of the concept car movement.

There is no doubt that Italian design firms were and still are the trendsetters in the world of automotive design. Though Pininfarina, Italdesign and others were pioneers they do their job with excellence because all those elegant designs became an essential part of auto design history.

The cornerstone of Italian designers is putting creative elements in the exterior design, experimenting with the shapes, colors and new materials. You may have noticed that all these supercars have really aerodynamic body and this feature became a trademark of the Italian super cars. Another revolutionary thing was the original interior design that was very ascetic though still elegant and charismatic. We’ve got nothing to do except keep praising the Italian designers and show you our vision of really notable Italian supercar designs from that legendary epoch. Enjoy!

1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo

1972 Maserati Boomerang

1969  Alfa Romeo 33-2

1969  Alfa Romeo Iguana

1968  Bizzarrini Manta

1967 Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione

1969 Ferrari 512S

1970 Ferrari PF Modulo

1971 Lamborghini Countach

1970 Lancia Stratos Zero

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23 Responses to Forza Italia! Top Ten Italian Car Designs from the 60′s and 70′s

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  2. first says:

    none of these have side mirrors.

  3. Really? says:

    Are these the “Top 10 Ugliest” or “Top 10 Most likely to be mistaken for a bicycle ramp”

    You’re missing quite a few Ferrari classics if this is a real top 10 list.

  4. Ed says:

    There is a slight, erm, wedgey kinda theme going on with your selection…

  5. capt obvious says:


  6. Doom says:

    …why do they all look so similar? I mean… they’re cool and all, but couldn’t they have been a bit more creative?

  7. John says:

    thats amazing. great pictures.

  8. mike says:

    haha how weird would it be to see the lancia come driving down the road…wow.
    the lambo countach is where its at.

  9. will says:

    these are some of the ugliest cars ever designed and put into production

  10. Greg says:

    How come no Lamborghini Miura??

  11. Mike says:

    You really should have picked better pictures.. that Countach picture definitely doesn’t do it justice.

    Good post though, you just picked the absolute worst pictures of these cars you could, I understand.

    Everyone just go google a car if you are interested in it, and it will probably look a little better then ;)

  12. LOL says:

    I’m pretty sure the last one is actually a bicycle ramp.

  13. Howard says:

    This is a nice grouping of door stops other than the very nice Dino 206. Your line “is putting creative elements in the exterior design, experimenting with the shapes, colors and new materials” I do not see many “creative elements” I see “not creative copying”.

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  17. hmmm says:

    hmm tht post gives me the sudden urge for cheese

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  19. Leaflet Distribution says:

    Are these cars really from 60′s and 70′s designs? I don’t think so..

  20. California oil change says:

    top ten italian cars designs from 70′s

  21. Alanstevens1313 says:

    Quite Different blog.And well executed for every point.Because all are informative. I’ll try to come again for this kind of information. ! !

  22. Transmission Shop says:

    Great looking vehicles; I wish I had one

  23. Bodincus says:

    When you drive one of these cars you don’t need rear view mirrors, nobody is ever behind you for so long to be worth of looking at.

    Rather, all of them have huge glass surface in the front, so you see what’s coming at you.

    And to those bitchin’: you just wish.