Which iconic car deserves the accolade of being named Autocar’s Icon of Icons?
Over the past few weeks, we brought you seventeen contenders for the 2019 Autocar Readers’ Champion award, with different members of the Autocar team championing each one. Criteria for entry was simple: each car needed to have the same name from birth, and still be on sale today (or, in a few cases, arriving soon as an all-new model).
Now, ‘icon is an overused word’ is itself an overused phrase. But if a nameplate can be iconic, the seventeen cars that comprise our list all certainly fit the bill. Whether it be for motorsport success, influence on automotive design, sheer volume of sales or the impact made on motoring culture, each nominee could rightfully claim the title.
Which car will come out on top, however, was left up to you.
Autocar readers voted in their thousands, with the winner to be revealed at Silverstone’s Wing Complex during the Autocar awards ceremony on the 14th of May.
Here are the seventeen cars shortlisted for the award:
Land Rover | Mini | Porsche 911 | Mazda MX-5 | BMW 3 Series | Lotus Elise | Jaguar XJ | Jeep Wrangler | Ford Mustang | Suzuki Jimny | Range Rover | Mercedes-Benz S-Class | Nissan Skyline | Toyota Corolla | Volkswagen Beetle | Lotus Seven | Fiat 500