There are many people who love to invest time and money into British classic cars. For some, simply admiring one of these cherished cars is enough. For others, it is the ability to actually drive around in one and show it off to the world that appeals.
Top choices for British classic cars
Here are some of the most popular options when it comes to British classic cars:
Rolls Royce Phantom
First produced in the mid-1920s, this is a car that you have probably seen in many black and white movies. The manufacturer is one of the oldest in the UK, so it’s little wonder that this beauty makes it onto the list. With its classic shape, stunning style and prestige, this vehicle has become a regular on the classic ar circuit.
Distinctive, quirky, and quintessentially English, this is a great choice for your first classic car. Following the Second World War, this was one of the first British cars to be mass produced. The Morris Minor first made its appearance in 1948 and it earned the honour of becoming the first British car to break the one million sales barrier.
For those more interested in something really stylish and sporty, the McLaren F1 is a great choice. Reaching top speeds of over 230mph, this looks like a car that is perfectly suited to the racetrack although it was actually designed as a superior road car.
Aston Martin DB5
This classic vehicle will always be associated with the infamous James Bond. This is a super-stylish, super-British classic that will make any car enthusiast proud. After this car became synonymous with James Bond in the movies, demand increased significantly. Of course, its popularity as a classic car is also because of its fabulous style and aesthetic appeal in addition to its claim to fame.
This car has become the epitome of British motoring, and a firm favourite for many years. With its small size, quirky design, and cost-effective running costs, it became a big hit amongst motorists in the 1960s. Today, this tiny vehicle is a real classic that still stands out from the crowd. This is another car with a claim to fame thanks to its appearance in The Italian Job.
Stylish, sleek, and sexy, even looking at a Jaguar E-type transports you back to the 1960s where glamorous women wore headscarves as they cruised along in this gorgeous vehicle. This is the car that made the industry fashionable and it was a real statement car back in its day. These are cars that used to be owned by the rich, famous, and glamorous.
See the classics up close and personal
If you would like to see some of the top British classics for yourself, there are various events that you can attend across the UK: Eastbourne Magnificent Motors annual event, runs this May 4th & 5th Classics in the Park in Cumbria is taking place May 26th International Sports Car & Classic Motor Show at the East of England Arena this May 25-27th
There’s also LOADS going on for Drive It Day on April 28th – happy driving!