1. 1953 C1 Corvette
We would be in serious trouble if we didn’t put the original Corvette on this list. The C1, a sports-car that Americans could be proud of owning, was introduced 60 years ago in 1953, and was the tip of the iceberg when it came to American performance vehicles. Sure it only had an inline-six engine at the time, but Chevy’s unrelenting focus on making the Corvette better, turned it into the car we have today. Awesome styling, excellent performance and an attainable price tag are all staples that continue on, all the way to the year 2013, and likely for more years to come.