One of the benefits of owning an expensive sports car such as a Ferrari is that they are built in limited numbers. That helps keep prices and exclusivity high and is one of the cornerstones of turning a new car into a sought-after classic someday. After all, there is something special about something that is rare and difficult to obtain. 

The opposite is usually true for your standard run-of-the-mill cars, like a Vauxhall Corsa for example. They need to be mass produced to lower costs and make them accessible to more people. Because of their relative accessibility most common cars tend to be used and discarded when they have outlived their usefulness, this means that at some point even the most prolific model on the roads starts to become a rather rare sight.

This turning point can often signal an upward trend in values too, the surviving models have most likely been well cared for and suddenly demand outstrips supply. On the other hand, the attrition rate with Ferraris is rather low, so we end up with a situation where once common cars become even rarer than a supercar, let’s take a look at which ones have achieved this impressive feat…