The 25 Coolest Cars We Saw At The Los Angeles Auto Show

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After opening for press days last week, the Los Angeles Auto Show is in full swing, and open to the public through December 9.Of the more than 1,000 cars that were on display, we picked out 25 that are classic, brand new, or not yet in production. But each and every one, from Bentley to Aston Martin to BMW to Porsche, is downright awesome.

Disclosure: Ford paid for our travel and lodging expenses to visit the LA Auto Show this year.

Just before relaunching the Lincoln brand, Ford brought a collection of great old Lincolns to the show. The 1932 KB LeBaron Convertible Roadster originally sold for $4,600.


Dodge's $97,395 SRT Viper has an 8.4-liter V-10 engine that delivers a huge 640 horsepower.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Rubicon, Jeep created a special model it calls the most capable production vehicle ever. The limited edition Rubicon will hit showrooms next spring.

BMW's Concept K2 Powder Ride is designed for winter fun in style.

The BMW 650i Gran Coupe has a V8 engine, 445 hp, and all-wheel drive. It starts at $89,500.

The Mini Cooper S comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters, giving the little ride the feeling of a race car.

Fisker has had plenty of problems recently, but there's no denying that the electric Karma is a great-looking car.

Mercedes-Benz introduced the GL 63 AMG SUV at the auto show. The powerful seven-seater goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.


The 2013 Range Rover, first revealed in London in September, is lighter, more fuel-efficient, and roomier than the outgoing model.

Jaguar's F-Type, the long-awaited successor to the E-Type, made its North American debut in Los Angeles.

Next came the new XFR-S, Jaguar's fastest, most powerful sedan ever.

Professional driver Ken Block made an appearance in the Ford Fiesta he drove in the stunt-filled Gymkhana videos, alongside the 2013 Fiesta.

The 904 Carrera GTS was designed by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, and produced from 1964-1965.

Aston Martin's new, $279,995 Vanquish debuted in Paris in September, visited New York in October, and traveled to LA for the auto show.

British luxury automaker Morgan brought an Aero 8 to display.

Morgan also brought its amusing three-wheeler, which made its North American debut in LA last year.

High-performance car maker Saleen was at the show with a few of its hottest cars.

After being was left in its owner's garage for nearly 40 years, this 1965 GT 350 is in great shape. It has original factory wheels, glass, and sheet metal, and just 44,000 miles on the odometer.

Sometime next year, racing enthusiasts with enough cash will be able hit the track in the rear-winged Bentley GT3.

Another classic Lincoln on scene, this 1956 Continental Mark II was custom made for Elizabeth Taylor, designed to match her eyes.

BMW lifted the hood of the 2013 M5 Sedan to give show-goers a look at the 4.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 560 horsepower.

The 2013 Cayman is a minor update on the old model, with different headlights and a modified spoiler. It poses a problem for Porsche, however: It performs so well, it's hard to justify buying the more expensive 911.

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is the world's most powerful production V8, unleashing 662 horsepower.

Of course, a classic Shelby was at the show as well.

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