Here we have a rare Vauxhall Viva HA, produced between 1963-1966. Rare because they were reportedly rust buckets, and most have simply disintegrated. Still, it underwent a couple more redesigns, had a sports makeover and gave the company a foothold in the small family car market. Quality control dogged it and, faced with the Golf, production finally ended in 1979. Relaunch potential 2/10.
For easy everyday use, the Volkswagen Golf is a compact car with an especially low boot sill and height-adjustable boot floor for loading and unloading heavy items. Its characteristic silhouette with the C-pillar remains essential to the design – while the extended wheelbase, shorter projections and precise lines lend the Golf timeless, elegant dynamics.