Which Classic Cars Are Least Likely To Be Involved In An Accident?
We’ve covered the most accident-prone classic cars, but which classic cars are least likely to be involved in an accident? You may be surprised that all ten of the cars were made right here in Britain!
Which classic cars are least likely to be involved in an accident?
Older classics may have fewer safety features than their newer counterparts, but their lower power output and rarity can make their drivers more aware of their limitations – hence their lower number insurance claims. Here are the least likely classic cars to need accident repair, counting down from 10 to 1.
- Reliant Scimitar GTE
Princess Anne was a famous Scimitar driver, but other some other famous owners of the GTE are Noel Edmonds, Nick Hewer, Barry Sheene and William Roach.
- Triumph Stag
The Triumph Stag had a famously unreliable engine – making most restored examples better than when they first left the factory!
- MG TF
2002’s MG TF was a full overhaul of the MGF in response to Mazda’s popular MX-5 two-seater – itself based on classic MGs.
The MGB is a classic British sports car. Over the 20 years to 1980, more than half a million were made.
- MG Midget
Another MGs makes the ‘safe’ list. Perhaps their use only in fine weather and at weekends reduces the toll compared to modern classics that make more practical everyday drivers?
- Austin Mini
The Austin Mini celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. This is the classic original design as featured in “The Italian Job” ten years after its launch.
- Austin A35
Another Austin, which is popular with collectors and historic racers alike.
- Sunbeam Alpine
The Sunbeam Alpine has a unique charm and is a smooth, comfortable driver. Its big brother, the tiger, was powered by a Ford V8.
- Austin Seven
The Austin Seven dates back to 1922 – it transformed the British motoring scene in the way that Ford did in the USA.
Finally, the classic car least likely to be involved in an accident is another MG: the MGA.