The MoT Files: Top 10 1980s cars

We've compiled a top 10 for the best cars registered during the 1980s for passing their MoT tests. Forget the notion that you might have harboured over the years that old British cars are flaky and unreliable, as six of the cars in this list were made in the UK.

We've only included cars that have more than 1000 examples tested in a single year to keep the statistics meaningful, but from that we can ascertain what the best mainstream classic cars are in terms of keeping then on the road and legal. So there will be others that do better - but are thinner in numbers.

But we guarantee you'll be surprised at some in this list.

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Range Rover 62% pass rate

Considering these cars are known for their general rustiness and flaky reliability, this is a very good result. But as we know, all Range Rover Classics have been heading rapidly up the classic car radar for the past five years or so - and we're finding now that many owners are taking much better care of their cars. Rightly so.

Read the Range Rover review


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