Hooniverse Asks: What's the Sexiest C-Pillar?

Quick, what’s the sexiest part of a cat’s body? That’s right, its’ the hips and the way their musculature blends into the lithe lines of their torso. Wait, did I say cat? Shoot, I meant car. Stupid whiskey. Well, whether cat or car, that rear haunch is definitely where it’s going on.
There’s no doubt about it, the C-pillar is undisputedly the best pillar. It’s also the sexiest pillar on a car because there’s so many ways that it can meet with the rear fender line, and as everybody knows, the rear fenders are also the sexiest fenders.
What we want to know today—seeing as we’re all already hot and bothered over that big beautiful T-bird up there—is what car out there has the sexiest C-pillat. What do you think is the car that most drops da’ bomb when it comes to what in the back?
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75 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: What's the Sexiest C-Pillar?”

  1. Kiefmo Avatar

    Simple is best. I’ve always loved the way the Z3 coupe’s C-pillar dropped into the little hump in the hatch.

    1. Alff Avatar

      Plate O’ Shrimp. Pulled into the parking lot this morning thinking about one of these as my next car.

      1. Kiefmo Avatar

        It’s your density, good sir.
        Make sure you get an M while you’re at it.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      Was on the short list when I was looking for my first car.

  2. GTXcellent Avatar

    Alff was right yesterday – it’s all about the buttresses
    and since I’m a beer drinkin’ muscle car lovin’ redneck – I’ll go ’68 Charger

    1. irishzombieman Avatar

      Prettiest silhouette of any car, ever, and that C-pillar has everything to do with it.

      View post on imgur.com

      1. XRSevin Avatar

        1967 GM Intermediates.

          1. pj134 Avatar

            It’s a universally accepted truth that the Pantera had the best ass of all time right?

        1. nanoop Avatar

          Precisely the phrase I wanted to post, but with a different example that was already posted, too (XJ-S).

      1. ptschett Avatar

        The early-70’s Cougar concurs.

        1. Alff Avatar

          As much as I love the first Cougar, I look at these buttresses and see fat Elvis’s cape.

          1. ptschett Avatar

            If I were objective I might agree, but what I see is the shape of my 1st car (a ’73 XR7).

          2. Alff Avatar

            I think I understand your current choice of DD a bit better now.

      2. Car_Door Avatar

        Totally stole mine!

  3. Guest Avatar

    I don’t know about sexiest, but this one is pretty kinky…

    1. Kiefmo Avatar

      Careful there — this is a family-friendly site!

    2. The Real Number_Six Avatar
      The Real Number_Six

      BMW used to own that space.

  4. Car_Door Avatar

    No one has said this yet so…

  5. Batshitbox Avatar

    Sure, it’s a hardtop, and it’s a fastback… but screw it, I’m going with AMC Marlin. Y WORRY?

    1. Kiefmo Avatar

      Another great example of the C blending perfectly into the trunk, the Toronado!

    2. tonyola Avatar

      Had AMC actually produced this Tarpon showcar instead of the bigger and uglier Marlin, they might have kept going a little bit longer.

  6. Sjalabais Avatar

    I have always been very fond of the fluid, boat like rear of the first Volvo S60 – it integrates so well into the overall design.

  7. ptschett Avatar

    Challenger, of course

    1. Roody Avatar

      Biased! (I am too) The c-pillar looks great but dayum does it make for a big blind spot…

  8. Manxman Avatar

    I thought the 62 Chevy thin pillar coupe was one of the most attractive top on a full size American car. The thin c pillar gave the car a very light look. The pillar is nicely sculpted and the rear window is a complex design that enhances the airy look.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      I totally agree on its sexiness. Yet I can’t help but think of what happens when the boat rolls:

  9. mdharrell Avatar

    The ’60 Starliner goes a long way towards making up for the loss of the previous Skyliner.

  10. Jaap Avatar

    A C-pilar that defined a niche: the shooting brake. Probably not the first (Volvo ES, chevy nomad) but one of the best executed.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Beautiful, but I’d retract a point or two for the plastic.

  11. JayP Avatar

    I want that Lime TBird.

  12. tonyola Avatar

    First-generation Acura Legend coupe. The C-pillar is so thin and curvaceous, and the whole greenhouse is wonderfully open and glassy. By the way, I’ve never seen a four-door T-bird without the vinyl roof either in pictures or on the road. Truly odd-looking and probably not factory.

  13. Tanshanomi Avatar

    Not the sexiest, but definitely teh MOST C-pillar evar.

    1. JohnComposMentis Avatar

      There was this, but I suppose it’s really a B-pillar…

    2. Cool_Cadillac_Cat Avatar

      Also a B-pillar, but imma tell ya, good-sized vehicles could hide over there until I put a modern convex mirror over the OEM flat one.
      Thankfully, Cadillac had the same mirrors for over 20 years.

    1. Shingo Avatar

      Wow, never seen one. Love it.

      1. Tanshanomi Avatar

        Toyota never brought it to North America. The bastards.

  14. tonyola Avatar

    Mercedes W126 coupe. Just look at it a while.

  15. Tanshanomi Avatar

    But…Targa band! (This is not the De Tomaso we’re looking for.)

    1. JohnComposMentis Avatar

      The Lancia Aurelia B56 Florida is beautiful, as long as you don’t get around to the front view…

  16. Tiberiuswise Avatar

    To me the answer is always Mustang. Today, this one.

  17. Garrett Michael Avatar
    Garrett Michael

    The first gen Camaro. There is no sexier C pillar in the land.

  18. salguod Avatar

    That T’bird is just not right without it’s vinyl top.

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar

      I’ll see your fastback and raise you three fake louvers.

  19. Windbüchse Avatar

    1955 Studebaker Speedster – even Studebaker was proud of that C-pillar. I love the stainless steel trim to accentuate its shape and demarcate the colors on the two tone paint.

  20. Windbüchse Avatar

    Studebaker Speedster – even Studebaker was proud of that C-pillar. I love the stainless steel trim to accentuate its shape and demarcate the colors on the two tone paint.

  21. Vinnie Avatar

    Saab 99, 900 and OG9-3 hatchbacks have the purest, most iconic C-pillar of any car— unlike BMW’s added on Hoffmeister kink, Saab’s C-pillar/ daylight opening profile defined the entire shape of the car. It’s irreducible, like a pair of scissors: it isn’t ‘styled’ but designed, the shape is the function…besides maybe the 911, is there any other car whose C-pillar defines even the hood line? It was awesome Swedish minimalism, once that C-pillar disappeared so did Saab in a lot of ways..

    1. Vinnie Avatar

      Oh yeah

      1. pursang Avatar

        Aye, I was thinking the Classic SAAB three door 900S in silver or Citrin Beige. Owned both, 99 Viggen in Electric Blue was so fast. Loved both. Selling my Viggen felt like dumping the girl I knew I should have married.

  22. Krautwursten Avatar

    No competition.

    1. caltemus Avatar

      If those are turn signals then that’s amazing

      1. Krautwursten Avatar

        They are, and Citroen haven’t only placed up there for styling but to improve their visibility and therefore your safety.

  23. JDM Avatar

    Maybe that one..?

  24. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

    I do like de C-Pilar of my own car much! But then again I’m biased.

  25. salguod Avatar

    I can’t believe there’s been no mention of a 3rd generation Torino:

  26. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

    The C-Pillar is at it’s best if there is no B-Pillar!

  27. Sean McMillan Avatar
    Sean McMillan

    I nominate the1960 DeSoto Fireflite http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3413/5697265183_3cfa9c3f10_o.jpg

  28. Batshitbox Avatar

    A total of 106 Healey Rolling Chassis was delivered to coachbuilders. H.
    G. Dobbs in Southampton received 16 of them (with the Riley engine) and
    built shooting breaks for them. It is likely that the pictured car is
    one of these cars”

  29. spotarama Avatar

    how has no-one mentioned the sexiest car ever ever built?
    it not only has swoopyness around the back of the windows, it has teeny little buttresses AND fake louvres
    i defy anyone to beat that

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