Top 10: Survivors from the 1960s
The 1960s saw Britain’s motor industry expanding at an impressive rate, with annual production rising from 1.35 million at the start of the decade to 1.7 million at the end. It also saw some of today’s best-loved classics launched – but which ones survive now in the highest numbers?
We’ve number-crunched the survival figures for all cars of the ’60s, and here are the results – interesting for featuring just one foreign-built model. The figures include both roadworthy examples and those currently declared SORN. So if you’ve a favourite model from the decade of miniskirts, The Beatles and Mary Quant, check out whether or not it’s a top survivor.
11,300 still registered in the UK
As the first British-built car to sell more than a million, it was perhaps inevitable that the humble Morris Minor would head up this list. Considering that the last Minor rolled off the production line almost 45 years ago, a survival figure of more than 11,000 examples from the ’60s is pretty impressive – and puts to shame many later classics.
Launched in 1948, the Minor went through various facelifts and upgrades over the years, with family buyers offered a choice of saloon, Tourer or Traveller. Most useable was (and still is) the Minor 1000 of 1956-on, treated to extra (1098cc) power six years later.
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