Yet again Mark Simmons has pointed me towards some interesting information. I have taken the following from the “CAR LOGBOOK” site which offers details of every car with a valid MOT. There are several hundred additional Barchettas that are SORNED but these 518 are the ones with a current MOT.
Of the 30,965,874 cars on UK roads our 518 represents 0.00167% so no wonder we don’t often see another car like our own. It is even more unlikely that you will spot a car of the same colour.
Silver or grey is by far the most common colour together totalling 175 cars.
SILVER/GREY 175 CARS 33.8%
BLUE 101 CARS 19.5%
RED 88 CARS 17%
YELLOW 64 CARS 12.4%
BLACK 44 CARS 8.5%
GREEN 24 CARS 4.6%
ORANGE 21 CARS 4.1%
PURPLE 1 CAR 0.2%
So our cars are pretty rare in the UK. I suspect that lone purple car is Colin Stovell’s aubergine car?