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Who says there weren’t any great cars in the ’80s?

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Classic and Sports Car editorial team of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 38: Who says there weren’t any great cars in the ’80s?

Nine of the best performance cars from 1982

The ’80s is remembered for many things: shoulder pads; Duran Duran; The Goonies. Rarely, though, is the decade recalled for its cars.

From the Rover 800 to the Ford Sierra to the Austin Metro: if they weren’t miserable, ’80s cars were certainly forgettable. Well, most of them. See, among the average runners and bland machines of the years that gave us Thriller, the Rubik’s Cube and the World Wide Web, there are some veritable gems of motoring excellence.

Hand-picked by the staff of Classic & Sports Car, here are nine ’80s greats we still love today.

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