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Best-selling classics that are now nearly extinct

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Chris Rowlands of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 26: Being a best-seller is no guarantee of longevity. Just ask the Spice Girls.

Much like the ’90s girl band, many a classic car has enjoyed world-beating status only to disappear completely within a few decades.

In fact, several models that once thronged high streets now survive in such limited numbers that they could rightly be classed as endangered – though not all are deserving of preservation.

Want examples? The website How Many Left handily charts how many of each model still exist in the UK, whether off the road or on it. We had a delve – and it didn’t take long to find a fleet of once-popular cars now on the critical list.

Once everywhere, now endangered

Being a best-seller is no guarantee of longevity. Just ask the Spice Girls. Much like the ’90s girl band, many a classic car has enjoyed world-beating status only to disappear completely within a few decades. In fact, several models that once thronged high streets now survive in such limited numbers that they could rightly be classed as endangered – though not all are deserving of preservation. Want examples? The website How Many Left handily charts how many of each model still exist in the UK, whether off the road or on it. We had a delve – and it didn’t take long to find a fleet of once-popular cars now on the critical list.
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