Great Scott! 30 Cars that Survived Back to the Future
by Ed Scott
There are no DeLoreans still licenced to drive on British roads – but using government data, We Buy Any Car has calculated the top 30 car makes and models which were first registered in 1985 – and were still licenced up to the end of 2014.
Mini Makes its Mark Yet Again
It is perhaps no surprise that the beloved original Mini occupies 3 spots in the charts including No.1 position. There are still 250 Mini ‘Mayfairs’ sold and first taxed for British roads in 1985 and the Mini ‘City’ and ‘Ritz’ models bring the total up to 465.
The list includes a number of firm favourites – there are even 100 Citroen ‘2CVs’. Whilst Porsche has always been a premium price they seem to outlast a number of other makes with 423 still registered which might mean they were, in fact, good value for money. With 44 Ferraris registered in 1985 still driving around UK roads, the same could be said of the eponymous Italian sports car. There’s probably even a few in there that could get up to that fabled 88mph!
The Top 30 in Full
Cars like this can be referred to as classics, which you may think means they are worth a lot of money, but unfortunately, due to age depreciation, the older a car gets the less money it is worth. If your car is getting old and you’re thinking about an upgrade, you can find out how much your car is worth with our car valuation calculator. Simply enter your reg and a few details about the car’s condition and you can receive your value in under a minute.
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