Bag a mun­dane clas­sic while you still can

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Your Letters -

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

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