The World’s 10 Most Elegant Automobiles

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Many terms come to mind in considering the qualities that constitute elegance: tastefulness, beauty, style, refinement, grace, poise. But no matter how one chooses to define elegance, there is no doubt that once in a while, an automobile appears that so fully embodies the concept as to ensure its timelessness. Robb Report approached 20 automotive-design authorities—including design directors from some of the world’s top marques, concours judges, and design academics—to offer their picks for the most elegant automobiles of all time. (This piece was compiled from an article that originally appeared in the September 2011 issue of Robb Report.)