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The 5 at 5 They did it differently back then.

WHILST THE SEVENTIES may have given use some questionable fashion and dodgy hairstyles, it did give us some very memorable motors – especially those that rolled off the production line in the US and across the pond in England.

The 1970s was also a great period in terms of design for BMW.

So, if that has made you yearn for your flares, we’ve rounded up some of the best cars from the 1970s on the market right now, for a variety of budgets.

Under €70k

1972 Ford Escort RS1600, £53,500 (€60,378)

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This fast Ford was the first to wear the RS badge. It has a 16-valve twin-cam engine which was essentially a detuned Formula 3 unit designated BDA (Belt Drive ‘A’ Series). This particular example looks smashing in its Le Mans green and looks very neat and tidy indeed. A very desirable and collectable car.

Under €60k

1973 BMW 3.0 CS, €59,950

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The BMW 3.0-litre CS is a very sought classic car from one of BMW’s best design eras. These cars are rapidly growing in value too, so now could be a good time to pick one up before they skyrocket in price.

This particular model looks particularly fetching in its black coat and black leather interior and looks in good nick, too.

Under €30k

1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS Supercharged, €29,500

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The Chevrolet Camaro RS Supercharged is pure Americana; the USA on wheels, if you will. Its styling is as loud and brash as the noise that roars out from that V8. This car has attitude with the power to back it up.

Under €25k

1975 Daimler Sovereign, €24,500

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Daimler Sovereigns were full-size luxury cars built by Jaguar. This particular example is a two-door coupe version of the Sovereign Series II, which are based on the Jag XJ6 and was marketed as the Daimler Sovereign 4.2 two door.

It is powered by a 4.2-litre version of the Jag XK engine. This car looks very dashing in its British Racing Green paint job and beige leather interior.

Under €22k

1976 Ford Mustang, €21,000

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The V8 rumble from this seventies pony car is music to the ears. This Mustang II Ghia model looks the business with its blue paint job and contrasting white racing stripes. The brown leather interior just screams 1970s… but in a good way.

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