The best British cars will always rank among the greatest cars in history, with their unique blend of classic styling, awesome powertrains and cutting-edge technology.
Let us present you the most legendary, famous and best British cars ever made. The Brits have always been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to making beautiful cars that are built to last. The best-British cars ever made are part of automotive history and will always be remembered as such.
List of the best british cars ever made
The best British cars ever made, ranked by real car enthusiasts. Many of these models were assembled in Britain. Additionally, several were manufactured in collaboration with other companies or by independent gentleman racers.
5. McLaren F1
A proper supercar! With only 106 ever made, McLaren broke the mould when the F1 launched in 1992. With a top speed of 240mph, a6.1-litre V12, and looking like that, you could almost justify the £500,000+ asking price.
4. Aston Martin
Did James Bond Make the DB5 cool, or did the DB5 make James Bond cool? Only 1,059 were made over the two year production period. Boasting a 4.0-litre straight-six producing 282bhp it really was a great car! Hard to see how it didn’t make the top 3!
3. Land Rover Series/Defender
After 68 years of production, the final run of Defenders was completed in 2016. Now extremely collectable, the Defender’s simple and basic design was once the ultimate utilitarian vehicle.
2. Jaguar E-Type
Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. The E-Type’s 150 mph top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension distinguished the car and spurred industry-wide changes. To buy a good condition E-Type today would cost around £50,000. Bargain!
The best British built car ever is The Mini! It had to be. It made motoring affordable to families across the country in 1959. The Mini was also a competitor in the race series both on and off road.
Auto Express said of the winner: ‘By the time the Mini was replaced, 5.3million had been built. It had become a convertible, estate, van and pick-up. Minis were once as common as lampposts on UK roads.’ ‘Now the originals are cherished classics that raise a smile from everyone. They still dominate classic motorsport, too. No wonder our experts said the mighty Mini is the mightiest British car of all time.’