09 June 2023
Despite the Swinging Sixties being a time of cultural hedonism, it was also a time in history when the world was introduced to the Supercar.
The ‘swinging sixties’ were a time of significant change and contrast, emphasising modernity, the world was changing, and car design leapt forward.
‘Gone were the traditional three-box silhouettes of the forties and fifties, replaced by swooping curves and lines inspired by the jet age and huge advances in aerodynamic design.’
Power outputs increased; we needed to go faster and arrive earlier, all done in grand style.
During that period, a few adventurous manufacturers with a racing pedigree saw a market opportunity.
Let me recount some of the earth-shattering machinery that originated in the 60s.
✺ Lamborghini Miura
✺ Porsche 911
✺ Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
✺ Ford GT-40 Mk1
✺ Jaguar E-Type
✺ Aston Martin DB5
✺ De Tomaso Mangusta
✺ 1963 Ferrari 250 LM
✺ Ferrari 250GT LWB California
✺ Maserati Ghibli