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Classic European cars

Posted by ifitsgotanengine on September 21, 2005

There are more classic cars on the road in Britain than in the U.S.

A naturally inquisitive mind might want to know why that is the case.

One word: MoT.

The MoT is a battery of tests that would shame any U.S. safety inspection. Requiring virtually every component of the car to be brought to the as-new condition yearly, it has the side effect of making older cars more worth keeping. Thus, more older cars on the road.

The fact that there are more classics around helps to keep the prices down, as well. The 1954 Riley pictured here is only £6950, which works out to around $12,000. Check Practical Classics for more examples.


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