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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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Reliant Scmitar GTE

The Scimitar is another of those sadly undervalued classic cars that can still be bought for a bargain - as long as you go into it with your eyes open. It was undoubtedly a groundbreaking concept when launched, combining the prowess of a sporting coupe, with the room and convenience of a small estate car. If that sounds rather weird today, imagine how people reacted to it at launch.

A clean body can hide all manner of chassis corrosion, which is always the largest concern with a car like the GTE, but don't worry unduly about the Ford-derived drivetrains. Expert help is on every street corner.

Read the Reliant Scimitar GTE review


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