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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Triumph TR7 61% pass rate

The Triumph TR7 was conceived to replace the MGB, and although few would accept that happened at the time, today as a classic car, that's certainly beginning to look the case. Well, at least at the budget end of the market. These healthy numbers reflect the sheer number of cars still in use, the excellent parts supply, and their typical use as cherished summer time classics. A good result for Triumph's last sports car.

Read the Triumph TR7 review 


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