The largest group of drivers on British roads are people born in the 60’s and 70’s.
Cars of their youth are almost extinct – there are fewer than 22 Bond Bugs, 161 Austin Allegros and just 3,482 Ford Cortina’s, once the UK’s most popular car, still registered to drive on British roads.
|2.6 Million Sold in the UK - 3,482 left|
These figures don't include those cars where the car is ‘unregistered’ or taken off the road via a SORN notice to the DVLA.
2.6 Million Cars - Gone
2.6 million Cortina’s were sold in the UK so just 0.1% of the Ford success story remains on the roads.
There are 4,119 Ford Sierras, the Cortina replacement, still licenced of the 1.3 million sold in the UK.
Cosworth - Worth Keeping
Specialist models such as the Ford Sierra Cosworth (RS and Sapphire) tend to be better preserved than the average Sierra with 956 still licenced – that’s over 23% of all Sierra models remaining.
|The Bond Bug - Have You Seen One Recently?|
Is Your First Car Here?
Our easy-to-use site allows anyone to look at how exclusive their cars are and in some cases drivers might be surprised to find they are one of a handful driving the model they own.
Are You the Only Person Driving your Exact Car?
Even current car owners can be in a very exclusive group. There are only 6 owners of the Audi Q7 SE TFSI 333 QUATTRO A model on all the roads in the UK and just 9 owners of the Peugeot 308 SPORTIUM E-HDI S-A variant. be more Allegro’s in classic car collections than actually licenced to drive on the roads.
|161 Allegro's on the road - |
more in storage and in
classic car collections?