Selling your classic car? It's FREE to list your car on Honest John Classics | No thanks

Top 20: Most common cars of the 1980s

The 1980s was still a busy period for British car manufacturers – many of the bestselling cars of the decade were made in Britain, but not many are left these days. In fact, not much of anything made during the '80s has survived well, but we’ve looked at registration records and found what cars are still going strong.

Still going strong would be taking it a little far, though, given the fact a huge number of these cars are declared SORN – which could very well mean they’re tatty, rotten and fit for nothing more than spare parts or scrap – so we’re concentrating on those that were registered between 1980-'89 and still have a tax disc, and so are road legal.

It’s also worth noting that while some of these cars are around in relatively high numbers, in many cases literally hundreds of thousands were built, so while they are common relative to other '80s cars they’re actually still fairly rare. See our top 20 endangered list for more. 

Read more

3
Previous Next

Mini 1000 – 6096 still licenced

Another famous car – it was safe to call the Mini a classic when it was still in production, such was its longevity and popularity. It’s still extremely popular thanks to its simple mechanicals, fun handling and lashings of charm. Demand is high, so they’re not as cheap to buy as other small cars of the same vintage like the endangered Metro.

Read more about the history of Mini

Comments

Add a comment