#10 - Austin Allegro
The Austin Allegro family car was built by British Leyland between 1973 and 1983. It makes into the top ten most iconic British cars countdown despite an unwelcome reputation for shoddy build quality, which earned it the nickname 'All-aggro'.
So badly has the Allegro been lambasted in the past it was voted in a poll by iMotormag.co.uk as 'Britain's Worst Car' back in 2008. Nevertheless the Allegro was fairly successful in sales and appeared in many British TV shows including The Sweeney, The Professionals and Doctor Who.
The reputation and history has evidently stuck in the minds of Britain's motorists long enough to give the car an iconic status.
#9 - Bentley 4 ½ Litre
This sports car was built between 1927 and 1931, and is by far the oldest entry on this list of most iconic British cars.
It was designed by the founder of Bentley himself, Walter Owen Bentley, and became famous on the motorsport scene where it achieved a degree of success including two victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
Whilst the Bentley's speed is not exactly mind-blowing by today's standards, it did set several speed records, most notably at the famous Brooklands circuit in 1932 when the car reached 138mph, which was no doubt mindblowing at the time.
=#7 - McLaren F1
The McLaren F1 is a British supercar which has picked up iconic status in Britain and worldwide thanks to its groundbreaking design and speed.
Created by the renowned British car designer Gordon Murray, the engine in the F1 was not British but was actually provided by German manufacturer BMW.
The most memorable thing about this car however is that in 1998 it set a new record for the fastest road car in the world, clocking 242.95mph with the rev limiter removed.
=#7 - Morris Minor
A classic British economy car, the Morris Minor lasted production between 1948 and 1971 when 1.3 million units were manufactured.
When the car was first launched, the Minor's design was actually criticised by the head of Morris Motors, Lord Nuffield, who called it a "Poached Egg".
Despite this the first generation Morris Minor still managed to sell 250,962 units.
#6 - Land Rover Defender
The Defender is without doubt one of the most iconic and utilitarian SUVs ever created and it continues to go strong even after 60 years of production.
The simple and practical set-up of the Land Rover Defender along with its versatile off-road capability has made it a popular choice for Brits working in the countryside.
An all-new Defender is in the works for launch in 2015; however the current model will continue to be built alongside its successor for at least a couple of years.
#5 - Aston Martin V8 Vantage
One of the more modern entries to this top ten, the V8 Vantage is a British built sports car which happens to be pretty, agile and fast.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage has left its mark not just on the British public but on the motorsport scene as well where it has competed in racing categories including GT championships and endurance races.
#4 - Rolls Royce Phantom
Perhaps best known as Lord Alan Sugar's choice of transportation, the Rolls Royce Phantom is a large and stunning luxury car, available as a four-door saloon or two-door convertible.
Whilst the Phantom is built at Rolls-Royce's UK-based plant in Goodwood, at least half the parts which make this car are provided by the German car giants BMW. Still there's seemingly enough British DNA within the much-desired Phantom to see it qualify for this list.
#3 - Aston Martin DB5
The Aston Martin DB5 has for more nearly five decades been an iconic car in Britain and around the world, all thanks to one man, James Bond.
The DB5 has appeared in several 007 films, from Sean Connery's early features to the modern entries starring Daniel Craig.
#2 - Mini Cooper
The original Mini Cooper built between 1961 and 2000 is one of the biggest cult cars in the world.
The rise to iconic status for this car was helped in part by its appearance in numerous films including the Italian Job and in TV shows such as Mr Bean.
#1 - Jaguar E-Type
The legendary Jaguar E-Type was voted Britain's most iconic British Car in the AutoTrader survey, and it isn't hard to see why.
The sports car was built in Coventry between 1961 and 1974 and shortly after launch attracted praise worldwide for its looks and driving capabilities. Even the founder of Ferrari, Enzo Ferrari himself, called the E-Type 'the most beautiful car ever made'.
A few decades down the line the E-Type remains held in very high regard. It will likely remain as one of the first cars people will think of when trying to name the best of British.