Classics Monthly - - Classic Kit - Mathew Mitchell Bur­ton on Trent

I truly be­lieve that it should be un­law­ful to scrap any car or other ve­hi­cle that is classed as his­toric, es­pe­cially if it were to be yet an­other Mae­stro or any­thing else made in the same era that is al­most non-ex­is­tent be­cause there is yet to be full sup­port for ’70s, ’80s and even early ’90s ev­ery­day cars. Vaux­hall isn’t do­ing well with this aw­ful scheme that some­how makes driv­ers of older cars that are over 15 years old feel very guilty about them­selves all be­cause they drive cars that will one day win the hearts of many other en­thu­si­asts who have very keen eyes on Cava­liers, Met­ros, Es­corts etc that have only re­cently be­come wor­thy of be­ing given the ti­tle of clas­sic rather than just a bed of nails that’s bet­ter left in the mo­tor­ing bad books.

Over­all, I felt so sorry to read an an­gerin­duc­ing news story about E719 OEG [ CM, Feb 2017] be­ing left to die in a skip as this is a per­fect ex­am­ple of just how un­bear­able for a fan of these mo­tors like my­self it is. There should never be any need to do such a bru­tal and un­fair thing to an un­pop­u­lar but mem­o­rable Bri­tish­built car that re­ally did de­serve an­other chance to be on the pub­lic high­way, thus not fall­ing for Vaux­hall’s scheme of scrap­ping older cars that are still in work­ing or­der!

I think you’ll find Vaux­hall now has big­ger things to worry about! Ed.

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