Car of the Century

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The Car of the Century (COTC) was an international award given to the most important car of the Twentieth Century. The election was run by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.[1] The winner was the Ford Model T. It was announced at an awards event on 18 December 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2]

1st place: Ford Model T
2nd place: Mini cross section shows packaging maximizes passenger space
3rd place: Citroën DS
4th place: Volkswagen Beetle
5th place: Porsche 911
The 26 nominees
Make Type Year Country
AC Cobra 1965–1967 UK/US
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Coupé 1954–1968 Italy
Audi Quattro 1980–1991 Germany
Austin Seven 1922–1939 UK
BMW BMW 328 1936–1940 Germany
Bugatti T35 1926–1930 France
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1963–1967 US
Citroën Traction Avant 1934–1957 France
Citroën 2CV 1948–1990 France
Citroën DS19 1955–1975 France
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 1959–1962 Italy
Fiat 500 Topolino 1936–1948 Italy
Ford Model T 1908–1927 US
Ford Mustang 1964–1968 US
Jaguar XK120 1948–1954 UK
Jaguar E-Type 1961–1975 UK
Mercedes-Benz S/SS/SSK 1927–1932 Germany
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé 1954–1957 Germany
Mini all types 1959–2000 UK
NSU Ro 80 1967–1976 Germany
Porsche 911 1963–present Germany
Renault Espace 1984–present France
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1907–1925 UK
Rover Range Rover 1970–1996 UK
Volkswagen Beetle 1946–present Germany
Volkswagen Golf 1974–present Germany
Willys Jeep 1941–1945 US

The final results[change | edit source]

Position Car model Points
1 Ford Model T 742
2 Mini 617
3 Citroën DS 567
4 Volkswagen Beetle 521
5 Porsche 911 303

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