The MoT Files: Top 10 Cars from the 1980s
Think you know which of the cars from the 1980s are reliable MoT heroes? Think again. There are plenty of surprises in our list of the top ten MoT pass rates from the decade that taste forgot.
Perhaps one reason is that bad examples of cars like the MGB and Jaguar XJ-S have been weeded out, leaving just the most solid and best-kept examples for buyer's to cherry pick. To qualify for our list, at least 1000 examples had to be tested for a model to make our list.
MGB 66.6% pass rate
With many of these cars being restored twice over by now, the MGB still soldiers on through the annual roadworthiness test. Still, it's not bad for a car designed in the 1960s. From next year, only the very last of the Bs will be due a test, following the Government's decision to exempt all pre-1977 vehicles from the MoT test. Let's just hope enthusiasts continue to keep them in fine fettle.