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Was a 1932 Ford V8 the best car in history?

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What was the greatest car ever?

The folks at auto information company Edmunds.com say that the 1932 Ford V8 tops the list of the 100 greatest cars of all time.

The Ford was “the first performance car a working man could afford, with looks swiped straight from Duesenberg. This car has defined American automotive culture for nearly 80 years.”

Other vehicles on Edmunds’ list include the 1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, which came in at #68 and is the oldest.

It places just two cars from the last 40 years in the top 20 -- the 1973 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty at #19 and the 1987 Buick Grand National and GNX at #20. The only 2011 model to make the list was the Nissan Leaf, which ranked #58 and is electric in its drive train rather than in styling. Some have likened the Leaf to the looks of Jar Jar Binks, the fictional character from Star Wars prequel.

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Tell us your top car. Click here for the full Edmunds list.

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-- Jerry Hirsch

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