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Top 10: The class of 1974

In 2015 the road tax exemption for classic cars change from the current fixed period to a rolling 40 years. That means cars from 1974 will become eligible for zero-rated tax and that introduces a whole range of interesting possibilities.

In fact there is everything from iconic hatchbacks to supercars and, well, pretty much everything in-between. Not all of them are entirely tempting, but take a look at our pick of ’74 and you might just find your next classic.

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Panther De Ville

This was a luxury behemoth that at one time could boast the accolade of being amongst the world’s most expensive cars. With a strong chassis and hand-built aluminium body, the De Ville was beautifully engineered, the Jaguar running gear and V12 engine adding to the sense of quality and refinement. The options list was endless – televisions and drinks cabinets were popular additions – and the car even turned celebrity heads with Elton John and Oliver Reed just two that succumbed to the De Ville’s charms.

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