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Mini is “Best of British”

The original Mini is named best British car ever built in new survey.

Autocar readers have voted Sir Alec Issigonis’s iconic Mini as their top British car of all-time.

Lotus is revealed as Britain’s most popular manufacturer of all time, with seven models making the top 100 – more than any other. Jaguar, Ford and Aston Martin are next up.

A few surprises in the Top 25 below. I loved my unreliable Rover SD1, but I wouldn’t put in my Top 25. That said, I would put the Rover P6 in there. What do you think?

As for Gordon Murray’s Yamaha Motiv.E…?!

Autocar Top 100 – the top 25

1  Original Mini
2  McLaren F1
3  Jaguar E-type
4  Range Rover
5  Yamaha Motiv.E
6  McLaren P1
7  Jaguar XJ220
8  Aston Martin DB5
9  TVR Griffith
10 Ford Escort Mexico
11 Jensen FF
12 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
13 Jaguar D-type
14 Lotus Elise
15 Rolls-Royce Phantom
16 Ford GT40
17 Jaguar XF
18 Bentley Blower
19 New Mini
20 TVR Chimaera
21 Rover SD1
22 TVR Speed 12
23 Lotus Elan
24 Morris Minor
25 McLaren 12C

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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