We simply adore the 1948 Jaguar XK 120.
Remember the Yugo? The tiny coupe made by Serbia’s Zastava corporation sold for $3,990 when it first came out in the U.S. in the mid-1980s, and it achieved relative success as an inexpensive, bare bones, sub-compact car. But U.N. sanctions on Yugoslavia eventually forced Zastava to remove the line from American showrooms by 1992. The auto industry–and the world around it–is probably no better or worse off from the Yugo having existed. The Toyota Prius, however, is the best-selling hybrid ever. It sold more than 155,000 units in the U.S. last year and outsold every other car–hybrid or not–in Japan last month. It’s also responsible for single-handedly revitalizing Toyota ( TM – news – people ) as the eco-conscious company of the new millennium, at least in the eyes of consumers. – From Forbes