1963: Corvette Stingray
It was the first Corvette with all independent suspension. And it was the first Corvette available as a closed coupe. But the look was provocative in that way only a product of American industrial might can be. Based on a concept from designer Larry Shinoda, it remains the greatest looking of all American sport cars even though it left production 48 years ago.
Why it's uniquely American: Cars can have sex appeal too.