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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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Ford Cortina Mk3

The 1970 Cortina with its Coke Bottle inspired lines was not an instant hit from the blocks - it suffered from all manner of refinement and build issues, as well as a degree of buyer resistance. But Ford got its head down and within months. had fixed the issues, leaving us with the country's unchallenged best-selling new car. From 1973 to 1980, the Cortina Mk3 and Mk4 topped the charts, selling millions in the process.

It's classic following is a little less dominant, although those who love the Cortina, really love it, and won't have a word said against it. Being an icon, the Mk3 enjoyed strong values for years, rising sharply in 2005, thanks to the memorable BBC programme, Life on Mars. The memory of that is now fading, but the Cortina shows no sign of following suit.

Read the Ford Cortina Mk3 review


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