But none come close to this in the cool stakes.
Created by Gabriel Voisin (the man who trained the Citroen DS and 2CV designer, no less), the C28 Aérosport was a petri dish of innovation. The interior was one of the first to be created in collaboration with a fashion house, it uses a fiendishly complex sleeve valve engine design because, in the Thirties, it was the smoothest, most powerful motor this side of a steam engine, and it’s also made from aircraft-grade aluminium. That means this roofless sculpture gets to a then-staggering 90mph.
This one’s just been restored – including an interior re-trim by Hermés – and it’s heading to auction with no reserve in Monterey. Estimated at £2,000,000 (approx Rs 17.6 crore). You want it.