10 First Cars That Were The Absolute Best

When you’re a new driver there’s simply nothing that makes you happier than setting out on the open road in your trusty rust bucket with your wind down windows open, hair blowing in the wind and your state of the art cassette tape player turned up…

Passing your driving test is a significant right of passage and by far the most liberating. After years of being ferried around by your parents followed by long months of disastrous driving lessons, you are officially a license holder and king of the road.

Safety is last on your priority list when you’re choosing a car because your first motor is all about street credibility. It may not have power steering or in-car electrics but at least it’s sporting a fabulously retro colour palette and a flash trim. If you were lucky enough to be a new driver in the sixties, you probably wouldn’t have paid a penny over £900 for your first car and petrol prices were around 50p per gallon. Remember your first driving days with these fabulous first cars…

Launched in 1966, this five door Fiat 124 station wagon made a spacious first car with a luxury leather interior…

1984 saw Seat complete their soon to be best-selling model, the Ibiza…

With its silver trimming and elegant shape, the Ford Cortina was one of the most popular cars of the 70s…

Now a classic car collectable, the Rover P5 or ‘Rover 3-litre’ first appeared in 1958…

An iconic British car, the Austin Mini Cooper was also launched in 1958…

The Morris Minor appeared almost 70 years ago. Its sister model, the Morris Minor Traveller, had a unique wooden trim running along the car…

With it’s face-like features and soft shape Volkswagen’s Beetle has to be one of the nation’s most loved cars…

The French car maker, Renault’s number 5 was a popular model launched in the early 70s. Some of them had a gear stick in the dash board…

This Italian model, the Fiat Cinquecent, was created over 50 years ago. There has been several variations of the model since…

The infamous Ford Fiesta was first manufactured in 1976 and today it is in its seventh generation of design…

What was your first car? Add yours to the list below…

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