7. 1955 MG MGA
Announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1955, it replaced MG’s Midget and was a radical change in the company’s style. It was much more popular overseas than in the UK, where just 5,869 units sold. It had tons of racing success in the US, and was used in NASCAR’s Grand National Series from 1960-1963. It had a top speed of 97.8 miles per hour despite just 72 horsepower, stood just 50 inches high, and was just 58 inches wide.