Entrants included a 1950s London taxi piloted by a Belgian crew, and a Paisley for UK City of Culture 2021 branded Chrysler Sunbeam driven by a local driver.
This year saw a number of vehicles leave from John o’Groats, honouring the 90th anniversary of Scot Victor Bruce’s winning campaign, which started in the Caithness village back in 1926.
Visitors were able to get up close to the cars during the day, with Renfrewshire Council also laying on a programme including street entertainers and music from Clyde 1 DJs.
There was also kids entertainment in Paisley Town Hall including a giant Scalextric set and Sega rally simulator.
Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said: “Once again, we attracted huge numbers of visitors to Paisley for the UK start leg of the Monte.
“Being able to host such a popular, unique and truly international event like this is a great way to show off what Paisley has to offer ahead of the town’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021.
“Our thanks again go to our friends on the Rally Start Committee and we would like to wish bon voyage to them and all the drivers setting off for France.”
Douglas Anderson, co-ordinator of the UK Start Leg, added: “Since the rally returned to Scotland in 2011, more than 60,000 people have turned out to see these wonderful cars set off.
“2016 saw a new chapter written in the illustrious history of the Monte in Scotland, with a group of cars travelling down from John O’Groats, one of the original starting points for the rally.
“Once again, the people of Paisley gave the drivers a wonderful send-off and I would like to thank them and our colleagues at Renfrewshire Council for hosting another memorable start leg.”