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Top 10: Classic Survivors 1950-1990

We've crunched the DVLA's data to come up with the top 10 hardiest classic cars in the UK. By that, we mean the percentage left taxed or SORN'd compared with how many were built in the first place - and it's interesting to see just how many of those cars come from the British specialist sector.

There are some holes in DVLA's data, notably with manufacturers such as AC, Ferrari and Lamborghini where the maker, and not model was recorded - so if you're a club secretary that happens to know definitive numbers of any  models, we'd love to hear from you.

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Aston Martin DB5
1963-1966
1186 built, 199 taxed, 30 SORN'd, survival rate - 19.3%

The Aston Martin DB5 enjoyed celebrity status when new, had a short production run and is now one of the most valuable classic coupes you can buy - so it's no surprise to learn that almost 20 per cent of all of the examples built are still alive and well in the UK.

And the pool of surviving cars in the UK is now highly unlikely to diminish much - thank those high values and brilliant specialist support for that.

Comments

TR5    on 23 July 2018

I presume you are talking of UK TR5's, in which case it was 1161 built. The rest were exported, so would not be recorded for taxed or sorn'd purposes.

There are also a few unscrupulous people who have converted TR250's and even TR4's and TR4a's into the spec of a TR5, and somehow got the DVLA to re-register them as TR5's, an activity that undermines the whole classic car fraternity.

There's a lot of dishonest Johns out there!

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