16 of the Best British Sports Cars Ever

The U.K. is famous for fantastic drivers' cars. Here are some of the best, according to you.


The United Kingdom is responsible for some of the greatest cars the world has ever seen. We asked you yesterday which ones you think are the best, and here's what you thought.

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MG Midget

The 1960s were a golden age for British sports cars, and the Midget stands out. Lightweight, analog, and simple, it was the perfect car for the discerning enthusiast. , and it's currently for sale on eBay for just $5500.

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Ariel Atom

The Atom is as bare-bones as it gets—it doesn't have a roof, nor does it have any windshield or doors. It's just a tube-frame chassis with an engine and some wheels. Because it weighs virtually nothing, it's incredibly fun. can be yours for just $49.000.

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Triumph Spitfire

Like the Midget, the Spitfire emerged in the 1960s as a fun two-seater droptop you could truly enjoy on a backroad. They were built for a total of 18 years, meaning finding one for sale shouldn't be too difficult. , for sale right now for just $7450.

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<em>Photos by John Lamm</em>
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Lotus Elan

There's a reason the original Miata borrowed so heavily from the Elan's design principles. Its feather-weight body and wonderful chassis balance make it one of the most enjoyable cars on the road. is on eBay right now for just under $34,000.

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Lotus Elise

If you're more into modern Lotuses, you can't go wrong with the Elise. It's a lightweight mid-engine sports car with a bulletproof Toyota engine and a manual transmission. You can't buy them new in the US anymore, but for just over $30,000.

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TVR Sagaris

Pretty much any TVR deserves a spot on this list, but the Sagaris stands out. Its brutish driving attributes combined with a mean look and those sweet rear side-exit exhausts make for one seriously cool package.

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Caterham Seven

Based on the iconic Lotus Seven Series 3, the Caterham Seven remains one of the most enjoyable small cars you can buy. There's not much to it, save for four wheels, a tightly packed two-seat cabin, and an engine. That's why it's so great. can be yours for just $18,000.

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Any time you find a V12 mated to a manual transmission in a car, you're going to have a good time. Aston Martin did it twice with the Vantage, once with a six-speed, then again with a dog-leg seven-speed. is listed for $124,900.

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Jaguar E-Type

Ask people what the prettiest car ever is, and it's likely they'll say Jaguar E-Type. It's one of the most stunning road cars on earth, and it wasn't half-bad to drive either. is currently up for bidding.

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Jaguar F-Type

Of course, the E-Type wasn't the only great sports car Jaguar's put out. Its latest two-seater, the F-Type, is incredibly fun as well. Plus, we can't get enough of that V8 soundtrack. can be yours for under $60,000.

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If you buy a BAC Mono, we hope all your friends have cars, too, because you sure won't be giving anyone a ride. As the name suggests, you only get one seat in the BAC Mono.
BAC Mono

Sometimes we'd like nothing more than to drive a single-seat race car on the street. Thanks to the BAC Mono, that dream can become reality. The F1-esque seating position features a removable steering wheel with a center screen that displays all relevant info.

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Noble M600

People seem to forget about the Noble M600, but with 650 horsepower and a top speed of 225 mph, they shouldn't. It's one of Britain's coolest cars, even if Noble only builds a handful every year.

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Jaguar XJ220

People are starting to come around on the XJ220. Sure, it doesn't have the V12 Jaguar promised, but the stunning looks and outright speed definitely make up for it.

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McLaren F1

How could the McLaren F1 not be on this list? It's one of the greatest cars of all time, period. A center seating position and 641 naturally aspirated V12 horses are just a couple of the features that make the F1 so great.

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McLaren 720S

The 720S won our 2018 Performance Car of the Year award, which should tell you all you need to know about it. It's no F1, but as a modern supercar, it's nearly unmatched. , and it has under 1000 miles on the clock.

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<p>The Morgan AeroMax took the idea that Morgans were archaic roadsters made of wood and threw it out the window. Just look at it.<i></i></p>
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Morgan AeroMax

A car that looks like the 1950's vision of the future with a modern chassis and a BMW V8 up front? Sign us up.

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