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Top 10: The class of 1973

With the historic VED exemption to be extended to 1974, we round up 10 new cars, launched in 1973, that from April, you will be able to buy with a £0 tax disc. It was an interesting year, as car manufacturers all over the world were reporting a boom in sales - but that would all come to an end in the October of that year, when the Energy Crisis kicked off.

Was it a vintage year? An interesting question. In the mass-market, Volkswagen was sowing the seeds of its future success with the Passat and Scirocco (with the Golf the following year), while BL was doing the opposite, launching the Allegro in an atmosphere of misplaced optimism and celebration. In the supercar world, Ferrari's BB replaced the Daytona, while Maserati aped that older Ferrari with the exciting new Khamsin.

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Volkswagen Scirocco

The Volkswagen Scirocco was an appealing and delightful small coupe that ushered in a new and exciting future for its maker. It was the first in Volkswagen’s new front-wheel-drive generation (allowing for the fact that the K70 was a false start that didn't really take-off), and emerged as a smart and desirable Capri alternative. Today, it's deservedly earned a strong following in the scene - probably one of the best cars launched in 1973.


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