The 22 most important cars in the history of Spain

We propose a different article, with no greater pretensions than to review some of the cars that have marked an era in our country.

Choose The most important cars in the history of Spain it is not a simple matter. Mainly because, frequently, and in a totally logical way, we tend to forget the older models, whose importance is paramount, even though they are far away from us now. Logically, and since we have decided to limit the total number of cars at 22, there will be those who miss a car.

The criterion chosen for the inclusion in the list has been its Historical importance, either number of units produced or by representativeness. Of course, all cars, except one, began to be produced in the last century, although some of them have continued to be manufactured in the new millennium in successive generations.

What is striking about the resulting set is that we have models of all kinds, from small citizens to large sedans. There is also no shortage of sports cars and we have even included a minivan that has already earned its place in history. Obviously, there is representation for microcars and vans appear on more than one occasion, sometimes with the model from which they derive. As a icing on the cake, we have included an SUV.


We have established a ascending order, that is, for the end we leave the car that we consider most important of all. It is only indicative, since it is impossible to establish a classification under strictly objective criteria, beyond, for example, the production numbers. But of course, neither do they tell everything about the importance of a specific model, at least, not always.

In short, a complete list with some of the key models in the history of automobiles in Spain. And we say some because assessing the importance of one car or another is still something subjective and difficult to gauge. As they say, we don't know if they are all who are, but they are all who are. we start.

The most important cars in the history of Spain La Cuadra
LA CUADRA: Considered the leading car brand in Spain, it could not be missing from this list. It was founded in Barcelona, ​​in September 1898, by Emilio de la Cuadra Albiol and was active between 1899 and 1901. After starting by manufacturing electric vehicles, they began to use internal combustion engines.

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Written by Ivan Vicario Martin

I am lucky to have turned my passion into my way of earning a living. Since I left the Faculty of Information Sciences in 2004, I have been professionally dedicated to motor journalism. I started in the magazine Coches Clásicos in its beginnings, going on to direct it in 2012, the year in which I also took charge of Clásicos Populares. Throughout these almost two decades of my professional career, I have worked in all types of media, including magazines, radio, the web and television, always in formats and programs related to the engine. I am crazy about the classics, Formula 1 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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