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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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Vauxhall Royale, 65.2% always on SORN, 81.7% seasonally SORN'd

The Griffin-badged Opel Senator was a slow-seller compared with the Ford Granada, and thanks to spending the 1990s in the doldrums, there are now fewer than 50 examples remaining on the DVLA's books. And during the winter months, more than eight out of ten are off the road and tucked up. But the Royale's resistance was never better than average - and most owners wouldn't dream of taking their Royale out on salted roads.


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