With the 1980s making a significant pop cultural comeback in recent times, it’s an opportunity for a memory refresh, so today we’re digging into the coolest cars of the 1980s. The 80s cars were a blend of heavy-hitting cult vehicles, all-time automotive icons, and many overlooked gems that came from boutique companies and the blossoming tuner scene. 

For this reason, we’ve decided to exclude the tuners from the list, narrowing down the entries to street-legal production iconic cars.

Before we start this journey through years of neon, synths, mustaches, and hairy chests, we’d like to stress that the 1980s were so productive when it comes to cool machinery, so all your personal favorites are very welcome in the comment section below.

Our list of the 15 Coolest 80s Cars are:

Lamborghini CountachChevrolet Corvette C4Buick GNXFerrari TestarossaRenault 5 TurboFord Mustang 5.0BMW E30 M3Ferrari F40Chevrolet Camaro IROC-ZPorsche 959Dodge Omni GLHDeLorean DMC-12Aston Martin V8 ZagatoAudi Sport QuattroVector W8

Here’s a look at each of the 15 coolest 80s cars:

1. Lamborghini Countach

Even though the Countach has been around since 1975 and its original LP400 variant is the most valuable classic car among traditional collectors, the later versions have another rather visceral value: they are impossibly cool.

1984 Lamborghini Countach LP500 S by Bertone. Remi Dargegen ©2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

With all its grates, ducts, and that infamous oversized wing, the LP500 S, LP5000 QV, and 25th Anniversary Edition are the epitomes of everything the 1980s stood for. That way, the Countach entered the collective consciousness as an 80s car pop culture icon and is an inevitable part of the decade’s iconography, especially in white.

2. Chevrolet Corvette C4

The third-generation Corvette had endured some of the best and the worst times for American power, so its successor had pretty big shoes to fill when it was unveiled for the 1984 model year. It had to better the last, insipid C3 Corvettes in both performance and style, and luckily it did, enabling the nameplate to reclaim all appeal it lost during the malaise era and survive to this day.

Above all, the C4 Corvette was obtainable, enabling more than 350,000 buyers to star in their own movie, driving a modern, sharp-looking, V8-powered American sports car with a digital dash and a removable Targa top. Pretty cool, right?

3. Buick GNX

Black, menacing and fast, the GNX was

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By: Djordje Sugaris
Title: The 15 Coolest 80s Cars: A Car Lover’s Dream List
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/coolest-80s-cars/
Published Date: Sun, 16 May 2021 12:36:16 +0000

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