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Best British cars of all time

Today, Britain has a reputation for building quick but fragile sports cars from small volume firms like Lotus as well as masterpieces from the likes of Aston Martin and McLaren. That wasn’t always the case as we’ll demonstrate. Back in the day, the UK also made some special production cars that paved the way for the F1-inspired super cars we produce today.

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As with the McLaren P1, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is a modern classic that’s breath-taking to behold.

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The next car on the list is also a Rolls-Royce but this one’s from the early days of the firm. Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. This one was in production between 1906 and 1926 during which close to 8,000 were produced.

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The next car on the list is also a Rolls-Royce but this one’s from the early days of the firm. Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. This one was in production between 1906 and 1926 during which close to 8,000 were produced.

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The Aston Martin DB5 is the quintessential Aston. This one’s so iconic that it gets pulled out of museums whenever Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig want to film a new James Bond movie.

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The original Mini is an icon too. It’s also a landmark car as it ushered in the city cars that dominate our roads today.

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Land Rover can lay claim to being the very first to popularise the off road vehicle for general motoring uses. The original Land Rovers had military or farming applications but those practical beginnings don’t discolour the fact that the Land Rover was the first true SUV.

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Land Rover can lay claim to being the very first to popularise the off road vehicle for general motoring uses. The original Land Rovers had military or farming applications but those practical beginnings don’t discolour the fact that the Land Rover was the first true SUV.

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The Jaguar E-Type is as 1960s as Sean Connery Bond movies and flower-power. This car didn’t perform anywhere near as well as Jaguar would have you believe but who cares when it looks this good!

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The McLaren F1 was designed for speed but not necessarily to be raced. A special long tail version was produced by the Woking-based F1 team when other racing teams expressed an interest in taking it to Le Mans for the 24 hours.

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The McLaren F1 was designed for speed but not necessarily to be raced. A special long tail version was produced by the Woking-based F1 team when other racing teams expressed an interest in taking it to Le Mans for the 24 hours.

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