Decade: 1960s

1961

Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar Cars: Sports car
Jaguar E-Type

The Jaguar E-Type was developed at the start of the 1960s. The E-Type is frequently named as one of Britain's most iconic cars. It was designed as a sportscar in two versions, a coupe and convertible. Jaguar designed a car that combined style and performance at an affordable price. Some 70,000 examples were sold world wide. The E-Type was unveiled at the... Read more »

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1962

MG MGB

MG Cars: Roadster
MG MGB

The MGB was developed by MG Cars in the early 1960s. The roadster version was launched in 1962 followed by the coupe GT in 1965. Production of a high-performance version, the MGC, ran from 1967 to 1969. The MGB was made at Abingdon in Oxfordshire between 1962 and 1980. The MGB was very popular with the export market, including the United States.... Read more »

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1962

Peel P50

Peel Engineering Company: Microcar
Peel P50

The Peel 50 holds the distinction of being the smallest car every to go in to production, and is listed in the 2010 Guinness Book of Records. Unveiled at the 1962 Earls Court Motorcycle Show, the Peel 50 measures half the length of the original Mini. The prototype Peel 50 was designed with two wheels at the rear, and a single... Read more »

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1963

Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin: Grand Tourer
Aston Martin DB5

Since appearing in the 1964 feature film Goldfinger, the Aston Martin DB5 has become one of the most famous cars in the world. The DB5, driven by Sean Connery as British agent James Bond, was the first Bond 'gadget' car with special modifications by MI6's 'Q' Branch including a revolving number plate, bulletproof shield and machine guns. The DB5 emerged from the... Read more »

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1967

Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin: Grand Tourer
Aston Martin DBS

The DBS was developed by Aston Martin in the late 1960s. Production of the DBS and later derivatives - including the a convertible 'Volante' version - continued for over twenty years until 1989. More than 4000 examples were produced and the DBS stands as one of the iconic cars of the decade. The DBS was a star of film and television, starring... Read more »

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1967

Rover P5B coupe

Rover: Coupe
Rover P5B coupe

The Rover P5B was the car of choice for Ministers and officials of the British Government throughout the 1970s, long after official production ended. The P5B was available in two version, a saloon and coupe, and was a development of the P5. Some 69,000 examples were sold during fifteen years of production. The P5 was unveiled at the 1958 Earls Court Motor... Read more »

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