Morris Marina - 294 left on the road
The Morris Marina has been the butt of almost as many jokes as the Allegro and Skoda over the years, but despite all the brickbats it was one of the best-selling cars of the 1970s and retains a loyal following today.
Replacing the beloved Minor was always going to be tough, but the Marina, introduced in 1971 with running gear mostly nicked from the Triumph, MG and Minor parts bins, pipped the Ford Escort to second place in the UK best seller charts of 1973.
The coupe version was actually a fairly attractive car for the time, and its 1798cc B-series engine even outperformed the MGB carrying the same unit.
But the Marina’s problem was its handling and steering, with its mechanical package behind the times compared with its rivals. It was succeeded by the Morris Ital, a new name for basically a redesigned Marina, of which a mere 47 are left on the road...