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Make: Sunbeam

Model: Imp Sport

Introduced: 1966

Even the standard Imp was great fun to drive, if horrifically unreliable. This tweaked edition could do 90mph though, but best of all was the more sportily styled and bizarrely named Stiletto of 1968, with its coupé-like lines.

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09/03/2012 00:36
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Blasts from the pasts that i am sure many of us remember or have owned one in the past,these are iconic cars that are getting rarer and rarer,my daily driver is a "J" reg st182 Toyota Celica GTi that goes like a rocket and still looks good after 20 years.If i had a chance of a new shaped car i would have to give it serious thought,they just do not do it for me.
13/12/2011 13:01
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Too bad they missed out the Toyota Starlet GT Turbo (1990-1995) - 1330cc, 133bhp, reliable, tunable, great handling. Similar to the Renault 5 Turbo and Fiat Uno Turbo, but with far better reliability.
22/12/2011 09:42
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And don't forget the great Reliant Scimitar GTE superb handling style and performance a true 70's classic
28/02/2012 21:15
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I have owned a Skoda Fabia VRS from new and it has proved the best purchase I have made that has come with four wheels...

09/01/2012 05:43
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GTi - the Golf defined the genre.

Have to say the Sunny/Pulsar was bonkers, but my favourite was the Lancia Delta Integrale Turbo

19/05/2014 10:10
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well i can say out of the 50 cars,i could only say i like 6 of them. 1 Imp,2 MG,3 Ford xr3i,4 Renult 5 turbo, 5rs turbo,6 Astra vxr.the others not my sort .

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10/05/2013 01:31
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There are plenty of cars which should be on this list, for example, MG Maestro Turbo, AC Aceca (arguably the first hot hatch ever dating from mid 1950s), Jensen Interceptor and so on. What constitutes a hot hatch? Any car with an opening rear window or a small car with a big lift up tail gate assenbly? You can argue this idea till the cows come home!
20/03/2012 02:00
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im glad that the golf doesnt sound or look like the pimp my ride by a 17 yr old boy racer ds3 or else it would lose its no! 1 spot as the best selling car in europe
28/02/2012 23:02
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'DS3 SPORTING' -absolutely awesome !, 
   glad it don't sound  like a 'GOLF'
   or look like a 'GOLF'.!!!!!!!
14/07/2012 21:24
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what a car mk1 gti 1.8 8v still gives the richboys a run for there money.drop a vr6 lump and box andyou gone clear,you get a ride that gives the 911 a good blow out.always gonna be someones pride and joy.thanks
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