Five near-bucket list FWD cars
Revisiting a previously explored theme— FWD cars typically get a bad rap among automotive enthusiasts, but who among us wouldn’t take any one of the cars on this list in a heartbeat?
Okay, so not all of them quite approach full-blown bucket list status, but they come awfully close. So let’s get right to it— in ascending order of desire, they are:
5. Saab 99 and 900 Aero/SPG
A bit of cheating here: this is actually two different cars, obviously. But we think scratching one itch would probably (*probably*) relieve us of the other, which is why they have been lumped together.
But both of these are looking *very* good here, in their own respective ways.
4. Citroën SM
Unquestionably, the most aristocratic car on this list (and arguably the coolest)— but also probably the least likely to actually happen insofar as barriers to ownership (partially explaining why it didn’t land higher on our short list). And that’s a shame, because this is a very special, very unique car.
3. Lancia Fulvia
The quintessential little Italian sports coupe— almost. If it wasn’t FWD, it might rival the Alfa Romeo GTV Bertone coupe in terms of desirability.
More cheating— see our reasoning in #4, above. A who’s-who of racing drivers and automotive journalists has cited this as one of their favorite cars.
And finally, the FWD car we most want to have in this lifetime:
1. Austin Mini Cooper S
And here’s the reason why:
And last but not least:
Honorable mention: Peugeot 205 GTI
Had it actually been sold here, it might have nudged the Mk1 VW (be it Golf or Scirocco) out of the #2 spot. On the other hand, the 1987 models will be eligible for importing into the US… next year! Will we start seeing more of these on BaT?
Also, check out the previous Five Desirable FWD Saloons.