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William Shatner's top 10 cars, as listed on twitter

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Chevrolet Corvair (1960-1969): General Motors introduced the Corvair in 1960 as a showcase for mechanical innovation: the engine was in the back, and it was cooled by air instead of water. But trouble loomed from the get-go. When the company tested an early production Corvair at a race track, it flipped over. Many more would follow. The rear-mounted engine placed more than 60 per cent of the Corvair's weight over the back wheels, making it easy for a driver to lose control.

General Motors

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2003 Ferrari Enzo at Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, Italy. Named after the company founder Enzo Ferrari, this model is a 12-cylinder luxury car designed by Sergio Pinin Farina. Only 349 units would be produced, with an estimated sticker price of €700,000.

GIUSEPPE ARESU/Giuseppe Aresu/AP Photo

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1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL: When Mercedes-Benz garnered international attention by winning the Le Mans 24-hour race, the company decided to mass produce a sports car to exploit its growing reputation. The result was the 300SL.

Tif Hunter/Tif Hunter Photography

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1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL: Among the signature features were the gull-wing doors and the use of the company's three-pointed star in the hub caps.

Tif Hunter/Tif Hunter Photography

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1940 Willys Quad Original Pilot Jeep: This humble vehicle became the vehicular face of the Second World War, the conflict that defined the Greatest Generation. Manufactured in Toledo, Ohio, the Jeep was designed to be a simple, easy-to-fix vehicle that served as a mechanized mule. Like President Franklin Roosevelt, Bill Mauldin's cartoons, and the war dispatches of Ernie Pyle, the original Willys Jeep is a 1940s icon.

Chrysler

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1927 Packard 426 Roadster: This is only one of six known to exist. It is painted in its original, 'featured' paint scheme.

Courtesy of ConceptCarz.com

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Jaguar's E-Type, as it was known in the U.K., or the XK-E in the U.S. Jaguar built approximately 70,000 of these cars between 1961 and 1974

Jaguar

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2008 Dodge Viper: The original Dodge Viper was introduced in 1989 at the auto show in Detroit. Production on the two-seat roadster began in 1992, after the vehicle was used as the 1991 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.

Chrysler

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Jaguar D-Type was produced from 1954 to 1957. In 2008, a 1955 D-Type Jaguar sold for £2.2-million, a record for any Jaguar car.

Jaguar

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October 7, 1948: The first exhibition of a 2CV Citroën during the Paris Car Show in the Grand Palais. French auto maker Citroën produced the car from 1948 to 1990.

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