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Top 30: Top classics in 2013

Since HJClassics went online in April 2013, we've been counting which reviews you've been reading, and have been keeping a monthly track in our Top 10 Section. But for our year-end chart, we've totted up how many Google searches have landed in the website reviews section, to come up with a definitive list of what classic cars currently float your boat. And there's a lot of you into classic cars - we're now running at around half a million page views per month, and it's growing quickly.

The number one car - our Classic Car of The Year - won't be a surprise to anyone who regularly follows the charts, but there are some interesting entrants in our Top 30 for 2013. The conclusions that we can draw from the Top 30? Internet-using classic car fans are in love with cars from the 1980s, with the comfortable majority harking, or at least reaching their maximum popularity, during the 1980s. There is a smattering of 1960s and '70s mainstays, but what you seem to really appreciate usable retro cars. It will be interesting how these trends develop throughout 2014.

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Citroen 2CV

We love the Citroen 2CV - and so, it seems, do you. With a harcore following of people who love its simplicity, comfort and economy, the 2CV is one those cool classics that the younger enthusiast can afford to insure and fuel, even on a modest budget.

Sadly, because of thinning numbers, and the cost of renovation, actually buying one is no longer feasable for a three-figure sum, unless you're pretty brave. Don't be put off by its 29bhp and twin-cylinder engine; the 2CV rarely hold-up modern traffic, and will also surprise many, once the driver is used to the comedy roll angles.

Read the Citroen 2CV review


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