WHICH MODERN CLASSICS ARE IN TROUBLE?
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
to source now.