The final vehicle very close to my heart that also enjoys its 70th birthday in 2017 is the iconic Citroen HY, the cunning corrugated metal van that used to grace every market square in France, and can now be found at the Goodwood Revival, and countless other events, being used to supply hungry spectators with baguettes, coffee, pizza, crepes, and so on. In my admittedly bias opinion, the Citroen H-van is a perfect example of functional industrial design; a cleverly-engineered vehicle, built to fulfil the purpose of being a spacious and versatile low-speed load-lugger, a task in which it excels.
I own a totally original, unrestored 1957 example, bought many years ago in the Camargue from a sheep farmer that had travelled less than 27,000 kilometers in it in its first 50 years! The Citroen moves at a glacial pace, much to the chagrin of the traffic queue that often forms behind me, but handles like a Mini Cooper, with its very low centre of gravity aiding its entertaining, sporting handling (seriously, I kid you not) meaning that you can fly around corners and roundabouts without having to lift off, which is advisable as maintaining momentum is a must in an H-van!
So, happy 70th Saab, Bristol, the Citroen HY, the Aston Martin DBs, and of course Ferrari, for giving us petrol heads three score years and ten of motoring pleasure!