You loved our 10 Totally Awesome Cars of the ’80s auction post so much, we’re back with a ’90s version.
Again, it’s a list of 10 cars you can actually buy this weekend at the annual Auburn Spring Auction in Auburn, Indiana. And trust us, you’re REALLY going to want to buy some of these.
Because Nirvana is better than Michael Jackson, check out these:
1. 1995 Acura NSX
Best car of the 90’s? Best car ever? Yes, the Acura NSX has the looks of a Ferrari and the reliability of a Honda. We can’t think of a better ride for your hot date with Tiffani Amber Thiessen.
2. 1995 Cadillac Allante Convertible
This one falls into the not-so-awesome category. Built by Cadillac but stylistically designed by the folks at Pininfarina in Italy (they design most of Ferrari’s cars) if the Allante is in any way cool it’s because it’s so rare. The auction house says it’s “potential as a future collectible is strong” but lists the likely going price as $20,000…. indicating even they don’t believe themselves.
Better yet, the auction listing says the Allante, “was absolutely a leader among any vehicles in the world in performance, handling, image, and presence.”
That said, maybe it’s best not to believe anything they write.
3. 1998 Ferrari 355 Spider
Take another look at the Acura NSX above. Then think about spending twice as much on a car that’s less than half as reliable and 10 times as much to maintain and, well… maybe it’s best just to ignore the 355.
4. 1994 Chevy Caprice SS Station Wagon
This might be a case of a car that’s awesome because it’s awful. With an LT1 under the hood we can think of worse ways to get the groceries.
5. 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix Pace Car
And the winner for the worst Daytona 500 pace car goes to….
6. 1996 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport
The final year of the C4 Corvette this beast looks like a walkman in a discman world. Number 220 of 1,000 made it comes with the unique blue and white paint job and black 17-inch wheels. Oh, and there’s a 330 hp V8 under the hood mated to a manual transmission.
With not much more power than a modern-day Honda Accord, maybe the ’90s weren’t so cool after all.
7. 1991 BMW 850i Coupe
What does the song Love Fool by the Cardigans have in common with the BMW 8 Series? They’re both one hit wonders from the ’90s.
You know what else they both have in common?
We were really hoping for a successful followup.
8. 1994 Lamborghini Diablo VT
Did you just hear that?
That was the sound of a record scratching.
Why? Because your world just stopped for this car, the Lamborghini Diablo VT. With a 492 hp 5.7-liter V12 it’s about as sexy as Heather Locklear (’90s Heather Locklear).
The first Diablo model to come with AWD, it may be named after the devil, but finally this is a Diablo that won’t kill you.
Don’t even bother going any further on the list. That record scratched for a reason.
9. 1994 Lotus Esprit S4 Turbo
OK. The Lotus is pretty badass but after that Diablo, don’t you just feel like it’s all downhill from here?
It makes 264 hp and will hit 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. It also looks sweet.
But you know what they say about Lotus Esprits…. they’re not Diablos.
10. 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible
We warned you. Why don’t you listen?
This car is sick. And back in the ’90s “sick” just meant you wanted to vomit.