The lines of some of these roadsters are familiar in a ghostly way—but we promise, if this were a track day instead of a mute listicle, you’d recognize them by sound. The V-8s are from the States and the sole six-cylinder hails from Germany. And those strangely-familiar lines? Several of the cars in this list were penned by Italian designers whose tastes tuned the most evocative models of the mid-century.
Think of these obscurely-branded roadsters as parts-bin cars of the ’50s and ’60s that achieved prom-queen status.