1, Morris Minor
The Morris Minor is a British economy family car that made its debut at the Earls Court Motor Show, London in October 1948. Designed under the leadership of Alec Issignonis , more than 1.6 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 in three series.
Initially available as a two-door saloon and tour(convertible), the range was expanded to include a four-door saloon from September 1950. A wood-framed estate care (the Traveller) from October 1953 and panel van and pick-up truck variants from May 1953. It was the first British car to sell over a million units, and is considered a classic example of automotive design, as well as typifying “Englishness”.
The very best 1098cc Travellers are fetching £19,600 these days, while usable projects can be had from £5100. A Minor 1000 948 saloon is good value and easy to source, with values ranging from £2900 to £9100, while Series 2 saloons fetch from £2300 to £7700
2. Ford Capri
The Ford Capri is a fastback coupe built by Ford of Europe, designed by Philip T. Clark, who was also involved in the design of the Ford Mustang.
The Capri went on to be highly successful for Ford, selling nearly 1.9 million units in its lifetime.
Conceived as a small, economical and sporty car, the MR2 employed straightforward design elements, including fully independent MacPherson Strut front and rear suspensions, four-wheel disc brakes, and a transverse-mounted inline -four engine.