Top five 1970s motoring milestones

Jon Reay
Top five 1970s motoring milestones
Top five 1970s motoring milestones

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It might not compare favourably to the oft-rose tinted memories of the style-driven, 'swinging' sixties, but the 1970s aren't to be overlooked when it comes to automotive achievements.

For a start, Ford launched the now omnipresent Fiesta - a car that opened the brand up to a whole new range of buyers, and got more Britons on the move.