Range Rover Comes Top Of 100 Most Iconic Car Poll

Sun 1st Mar 2020

A historic motoring membership club has chosen its top one hundred most iconic vehicles of all time with British classics dominating the list.

Launched 97 years ago, the Civil Service Motoring Association, now known as Boundless has put together the list which includes categories on everything from movie cars, race and rally cars, sports cars, pioneers, people’s cars and even budget and everyday cars. The list has been judged by five leading motoring experts including Vicki Butler-Henderson, presenter of Fifth Gear, who nominated the winning Range Rover.

Range Rover was joined in the top 10 by the Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond’s Goldfinder, the Jaguar E-Type, the new-look Mini, the old-style Mini Cooper from The Italian Job, the Mark II Jaguar from Inspector Morse, the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Fiesta, Audi Quattro rally car and the quirky Citroen DS.

First produced in 1970 and still going strong today, the Range Rover took a total of 52 per cent of the vote from Boundless members.

Alex Drew, Editor of Boundless magazine said: “Who’d have thought that – from a shortlist including Bond’s DB5 and the original Mini – the Range Rover would poll 52 per cent of the vote and come out on top?

“Of course, the Range Rover – nominated by our columnist and Fifth Gear presenter Vicki Butler-Henderson – isn’t just any old 4x4. 

“It’s a British classic; a homegrown hero capable of extraordinary adventures as well as everyday chores. It’s the car that does it all, and which – since the original model arrived in 1970 – has shown that luxury doesn’t contradict utility but actually enhances it.”

The top ten most iconic cars of all time 

1. Range Rover [1970-present) 

2. Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond’s Goldfinger 

3. Jaguar E-Type (1961-1975) 

4. Mini (2000-present) 

5. Mini Cooper from The Italian Job 

6. Mark II Jaguar from Inspector Morse

7. Volkswagen Golf (1974-present)

8. Ford Fiesta (1976-present)

9. Audi Quattro rally car (1981-1986)

10. Citroen DS (1955-1975)