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AUG 19th 2022

Gary Axon

Nine British classics turning 60 in 2022 | Axon's Automotive Anorak

Sixty years ago, the British motor industry was on a high as the third largest passenger car-producing nation in the world in 1962, after the USA and Germany, with 44.1 per cent of the 1,249,426 cars produced being exported. A number of these important passenger cars – most now regarded as classics – were introduced 60 years ago, way back in 1962.

The launch of a number of significant classics, built overseas, also took place in 1962, including the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO, the Alfa Romeo Giulia T.I., advanced Studebaker Avanti and the Rene Bonnet Djet – the world’s first production mid-engined sports car – but I shall return to these, and others, in a later Anorak and just concentrate for the moment on ten major new British cars first seen 60 years ago in 1962.

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