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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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Jaguar XJ-S

The 21st century has truly seen the once-unloved Jaguar XJ-S come of age. There was a time not so long ago, that it was almost impossible to give away one of these magnificent V12 powered grand tourers. But the styling of these cars is aging gracefully, and the once grandiose and extravagent proportions are now almost petite and sporting alongside modern cars.

The XJ-S suffered for many years, also, for being in the shadow of the subline E-type, but thankfully these days, it's now seen as a classic in its own right. Cheap ones have all but disappeared now.

Read the Jaguar XJ-S review


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