Bag a mundane classic while you still can
I really enjoyed Calum Brown’s article, Endangered Species ( CCW, 18 May). It doesn’t surprise me that some of these vehicles are so rare – they were never desirable in their day.
What interests me is how they evoke such nostalgia now. A rare sporty example never really filled the high street or supermarket car parks so they don’t reflect the period in the same way. To me the smart owner is the one that owns the Escort 1.4L or the Vauxhall Chevette L. Not only are they cheaper, but if they have survived this long they are usually in good nick.
The disappearance of lower models can be attributed to sporty owners breaking lesser cars just to get hard to find clips, screws and other rare parts. Get one now before they go to the scrapyard… or the USA. Mark Walker, Lincoln