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It's hard to really make it clear how important the 1980s was to the motor industry.

It was a decade that welcomed in huge changes to the power and performance of the motor car, the motorway network continued to grow at an alarming rate and new laws to improve safety were introduced.

It was also the decade that saw the real beginning of the end for the manufacturing of British cars with British badges on them, and saw the foundations of Japanese car makers buidling cars in the UK.

To mark the 1980s, we've take a look at the top five motoring milestones of that period.
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