According to a survey by breakdown company Brittannia Rescue, Del Boy Trotters Reliant Robin is the second most popular comeback classic still on the road. There are more than 8000 still on the road and sales have soared 23% in the last twelve months. One of these delightful classic three wheelers has pride of place in the player’s car park at Portsmouth football club. The player who is voted the worst performer each day have to leave their top of the range sports cars and drive home in the Reliant, unfortunately for the players this Reliant Robin plays farmyard animal noises so everyone can hear you coming.
Other cars from yesteryear still going strong include the Ford Anglia and the Austin Maxi and the racy Ford Capri. The survey suggests there are more than 65 000 ‘naff-chic’ classics still up and running. Older cars can be easier to maintain because they tend to be simpler under the bonnet and years ago there was much less use of complex electronics.