Classic cars aren’t all born to be special. They often start out as common models that are widely scrapped at the end of their useful lives. People then realise that there are only a few decent examples left and that actually, they might be quite collectable.
However, figures put together by Kwik Fit suggest that owners of some relatively modern cars have already got one eye on their potential classic status. Kwik Fit has put together a list of the top 10 car makes and model with the highest proportion registered off road.
A whopping 75% of the UK’s remaining Ford Sierra’s have been Sorn’ed — with the Escort also another popular choice. Have you got one of these cars on your driveway or in your garage — either as a cherished project or a rusting unwanted heap?
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(Table includes only models with more than 10,000 vehicles in the UK)
Commenting on the figures, Roger Griggs, communications director at Kwik Fit, said:
“Our analysis of the data shows that significant numbers of some of the most popular cars of previous generations are still in existence, but not being seen on the road. It may be that our collective love for these models stops them heading for the scrapyard, with their owners believing that they will get them back on the road some day and we would certainly encourage them to keep these much loved cars in working order.”
Here are a few more pictures of cars that were once common sites but are now well on the way to becoming modern classics: