Diego Rodriguez caught some small amount of flak for his list of the ten most glamorous post-WWII automobiles, partly for leaving off the E-Type Jag, and partly for including, of all things, the second-generation Toyota Prius.
I’d defend the Prius on this count. In 2004, when that version hit American streets, “hybrid” was still a word you associated with Gregor Mendel, and Toyota’s little humpback, bristling with high tech, was a lot less Corolla-esque than its predecessor; if you remembered carburetors and ignition points and such, the Prius was a little bit scary, and I contend that one irreducible attribute of glamour is the ability to instill fear.
Which justifies the inclusion of the Mercedes-Benz 600, for many years routinely featured in motion pictures where a large, sinister-looking limousine was called for. Fewer than 3000 were built between 1964 and 1981, and most of them, I suspect, were built to order. Daimler-Benz, seeing that its 3.0-liter inline-six was inadequate to the task, ordered up a monstrous (for them, and for the time, anyway) 6.3-liter V8, good for a conservative 250 hp and enough torque 369 lb-ft to pull a couple of tanks.
Then again, if you want scary, imagine this: in 1968, the Benz boffins dropped that same hulking V8 into the one-ton-lighter S-class bodyshell, creating the 300SEL 6.3, which apart from a tiny (and removable!) “6.3” badge was indistinguishable from its brandmates until someone hit the gas. Which means, I suppose, that it wasn’t all that glamorous, unless you were lucky enough to be inside at the time.