If the number of pieces is small, the market collapses
The problem arises in the name of quantity: If there are too few remaining vehicles, there is no point in reproducing parts, the market is too small. Also, with more exotic models, fewer oldie lovers are keeping spare parts for later, and prices are going up. In essence, the search for much-needed spare parts can degenerate into a test of patience. Or it is necessary to go to a specialist, again at a suitable cost. Anyone who has ever brought a faulty gearbox in for revision knows the problem. Other parts, on the other hand, are not available for the money and in kind words, interior fittings keyword. Moreover, some oldies are built in such a way that certain components are difficult to access due to the construction. It may be easy to get spare parts here, but installation makes a regular Otto screwdriver hopeless.
tribulation in two stages
So misery arises in two stages: On the one hand there are cars that get a maximum of two stars in the AUTO BILD CLASSIC rating for the supply of spare parts, and on the other there are cars where this applies to ease of repair. In both categories, this means to the owner: When driving, expect nothing to break if possible. So here is a classic with less than two stars for parts supply and ease of repair.