Classic car UK: Many old and rare models face ‘extinction’ by 2021 including Aston Martins

A total of 14 vehicles are down to their last remaining registered car including models from iconic British brand Aston Martin and popular models from Nissan and Citroen. Some of the rarest classic cars can sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds as collectors look to obtain the vehicles to […]

A total of 14 vehicles are down to their last remaining registered car including models from iconic British brand Aston Martin and popular models from Nissan and Citroen. Some of the rarest classic cars can sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds as collectors look to obtain the vehicles to return them to mint condition or store away. GoCompare looks at a selection of the rarest on the market.

Nissan Prairie

Released in Japan in 1981, the Prairie was launched in Europe just one year later.

The car was challenging to drive in some tougher conditions due to its distinctive wedge shape.

In a unique feature, the car could be turned into a bedroom as its seats could be fully reclined.

Go Compare says just one model remains on the road with a value of just £2,500.

Mark Greening, motoring expert at Go Compare said: “Classic cars are a huge part of the UK’s history and heritage and this country has crafted the models that revolutionised the industry in their heyday.

“Some of these classics are British favourites that have led the automotive industry so it’s strange to think we won’t see them on UK roads in 2021.

“Classic cars can be a real investment and surprisingly, classic car insurance is often cheaper than a standard policy as insurers recognise that older vehicles have lower speeds and simpler mechanics than modern vehicles, as well as owners who look after their cars well.

“The only downside is this high rate of decline can make the classics more expensive to maintain as parts become harder to come by.

“Unfortunately, with age, there does come a natural decline, but now we know the models in danger, hopefully, some of these can be saved from extinction.”

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Dannielle Weintraub

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