10 cars that were on ground before birth

8- 1964 Honda S600

A buzzy 8,000 rpm red line, well-sorted chassis and superbly taut little body meant Honda’s diminutive S600 looked great and was a hoot to drive. Unfortunately 45 years ago no one cared about fuel consumption, and parking was easy, but today something this small and this much fun could hardly fail.

7- 1967 NSU Ro80

With styling a good 20 years ahead of the field, the sleek Ro80 also boasted clutchless manual transmission, inboard disc brakes to reduce unsprung weight and fully independent suspension. Unfortunately NSU lacked the resources to remedy the shortcomings of its Wankel rotary, and after being absorbed into VW the company was canned.

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