The 25 Most Beautiful Cars Ever. When you think about that statement, as I did before reading the story, you have to immediately think Corvette Sting Ray. So did the editors of Automobile Magazine. They’ve collected 25 of the most beautiful cars ever designed and you guessed it, the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray makes the list.
Here’s what Automobile said about the Sting Ray, "The 1963 Corvette coupe, the Cindy Crawford of sports cars, would be just another fair fastback without its cleft rear window. GM design boss Bill Mitchell used the thin band of bodywork to sweep his signature windsplit from the top of the windshield to the tail–and to assert his dominance over Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, who hated it. (It was gone for ’64.) The split rear glass was considered a radical design gesture in its day, but Corvette stylists experimented with even more extreme proposals. One sculpted in 1957 by Peter Brock, code-named the Q-Corvette, featured doors that hinged up and forward from a split windshield."
A big thank you to Automobile Magazine for featuring, and acknowledging, a classic piece of American history, the Sting Ray.