WHICH MOD­ERN CLAS­SICS ARE IN TROU­BLE?

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News Analysis -

It’s 1980s and 1990s cars that are at risk here – their com­plex elec­tronic sys­tems mean there are more sen­sors and switches, and many of th­ese are no longer pro­duced.

When th­ese are crit­i­cal – such as sen­sors for ABS and fuel in­jec­tion and switches for coolant tem­per­a­ture – their fail­ure can mean the car is im­pos­si­ble to keep on the road.

And of course there are non-elec­tronic is­sues. Many Ford Sier­ras were pil­laged for gear­boxes and con­se­quently there are now very few non-Cos­worth Sier­ras on the road. Mercedes-Benz W123 win­dow rub­bers are scarce, with the mar­que no longer of­fer­ing them for the right-hand side.

Crank sen­sors for the Rover 827 Coupé are prac­ti­cally im­pos­si­ble

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