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Top 10: Most stolen modern classics

We all know that older cars lack the inbuilt security features we've all come to associate with newer ones - and overall theft rate against 1980-1995 classics reflect this. The trouble is that currently, many of the cars targeted in this list aren't of the cherished variety, which explains the much higher theft rate of these cars, compared with easier to stael older classic cars.

So is your modern classic at risk? We list the top 10 modern classics that are most stolen in the UK. The figures are calculated by comparing the number of reported thefts and plotting them against how many examples survive on UK roads.

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Ford Sierra
7564 left, with 58 stolen, for a theft rate of 0.77%

The Sierra inherited the Cortina's easy to steal attributes when launched in 1982 - with weak door locks and easily defeated central locking systems. Again that made it a bit of a target back in the day. In 1987, when the facelifted car was launched, it wastreated to new Chubb locks, which improved matters - but not nearly enough. Byt the mid-1990s, the RS Cosworth became infamous for being too-popular with car thieves. Clearly, it's still at risk today, despite much lower numbers.

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Mr Ian Bridges    on 9 December 2016

Apparently, being rear wheel drive and light, popular for converting to hot rodding or difting

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