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Gallery: Britain's favourite garaged classics

Spring has begun and many cars are coming out of storage for their owners to enjoy them in the summer months. It's a rite of passage that happens every Easter, a classic car ritual for many owners on an annual basis.

But some cars stay in their garages rather more than others. And with that in mind, we take a look at the classic cars most likely to be registered, but declared off-road on a Statutory Off Road Notificaton (SORN) by their owners. Enjoy our run down of Britain's top 20 garage ornaments. We'll quote two figures: 'always SORN'd', which means the number of cars that don't see a tax disc at all, and the 'seasonally SORN'd', which quotes how many cars get a tax disc at some time during the year... this list makes fascinating reading.

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Maserati BiTurbo 222, 65.4% always on SORN, 84.6% seasonally SORN'd

Once described by a leading classic car commentator the 'landfill Maserati', the Biturbo has a terrible survival and retention rate. It's not exactly a bad car, and if you get behind the wheel of a good one, there's a great deal to recommend. But thanks to high repair and restoration costs - and low values, broken ones now sit unloved in garages, awaiting their fate.


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