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Top 20: Rarest cars of the 1980s

We’ve brought you the 20 most endangered cars in the UK – cars that were once common and are now very rare indeed – but what cars from the 1980s are rarest, full stop? We’ve had a look at the DVLA records to find out – the list below covers cars registered between 1980-'89.

Many of these models weren’t sold in huge numbers even when they were new, so it’s hardly surprising so few are left – fewer than 200 in every case in this list. Click through the gallery to see the rarities or click here to see the endangered list. 

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Renault 19 – 121 still licenced

The 19 went on sale in the 1988, so the majority left were registered in the 90’s – just 121 of those registered in the 1980s are still on the road today. Even later Renault 19s are declining in numbers fairly quickly, though – a total of 18,783 Renault 19s were on the road in 2007, and by December 2011 just 3088 were left.

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WilliamRead    on 3 April 2018

An omission is the FSO Polonez, introduced in the late 1970s and sold until the early 1990s. A much maligned car, but it gave me many thousands of (almost) trouble free motoring, including trips to the GDR.

Edited by WilliamRead on 03/04/2018 at 14:48

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