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15 fab rear-engined classic cars

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Greg MacLeman of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 73: Rear-engined cars are something of a dying breed outside of the Porsche 911, but there was a time when this intriguing layout was the answer to many a problem for the forward-thinking manufacturer. Whether you wanted to increase usable cabin space in affordable cars like the Volkswagen Beetle, or improve rear traction to create a rally contender like the Alpine A110, the rear-engined layout gave rise to some of the most intriguing and exciting classic cars of all time. Here are 15 of the best.

Business up front, party in the back

Rear-engined cars are something of a dying breed outside of the Porsche 911, but there was a time when this intriguing layout was the answer to many a problem for the forward-thinking manufacturer.

Whether you wanted to increase usable cabin space in affordable cars like the Volkswagen Beetle, or improve rear traction to create a rally contender like the Alpine A110, the rear-engined layout gave rise to some of the most intriguing and exciting classic cars of all time.

Here are 15 of the best.

© Tony Baker/Haymarket Automotive
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