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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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Panther Solo, 66.7% always on SORN, 90.0% seasonally SORN'd

According to DVLA figures, there are 10 Solos left, and of those, the vast majority are on SORN. Although the engine and running gear, as well as much of the interior are sourced from the Ford parts bin, Panther's attempt at a mid-engined supercar has a unique body, which does leave us wondering whether owners are concerned about taking their extremely rare car out on to the mean streets.

And that's a shame - because thanks to input from celebrated chassis engineer Len Bailey, the Solo is a great car to drive.


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