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Mercedes w124 crowned RWP’s future classic of the year

mercedes-benz-w124-230eWe started the future classic series over a year ago in order to satisfy our own curiosity after running into a Rover 216 GTi in the Ikea parking lot.   Seeing that the article was well-received, we held a Ran When Parked referendum and readers voted to keep the series around.

We have decided to close the first installment of the series in May of 2014 in the interest of space and time.  The votes are in, and Ran When Parked readers have elected the Mercedes-Benz w124 as the first future classic of the year.

1. Mercedes-Benz w124 (133 votes, 92 percent yes)

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The final rankings for the first installment can be found below, and a second installment will begin shortly.

2. Citroën BX (173 votes, 90 percent yes)

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3. Renault Twingo mk1 (94 votes, 89 percent yes)

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4. Citroën XM (121 votes, 88 percent yes)

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5. Volkswagen T3 (65 votes, 88 percent yes)

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6. Peugeot 205 (136 votes, 87 percent yes)

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7. Fiat Panda mk1 (73 votes, 86 percent yes)

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8. Mercedes-Benz w201 190 (136 votes, 85 percent yes)

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9. Alfa Romeo Spider (916-Series) (87 votes, 85 percent yes)

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10. Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet/Rabbit Convertible (50 votes, 84 percent yes)

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11. Volvo 480 (102 votes, 83 percent yes)

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12. Fiat Coupé (58 votes, 83 percent yes)

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13. Volkswagen Golf (mk2) (57 votes, 82 percent yes)

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14. Nissan Patrol (52 votes, 81 percent yes)

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15. Alfa Romeo 33 (53 votes, 74 percent yes)

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16. Ford Sierra (63 votes, 73 percent yes)

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17. Citroën Xantia (114 votes, 72 percent yes)

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18. BMW Z3 (69 votes, 72 percent yes)

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19. Audi Cabriolet (60 votes, 72 percent yes)

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20. Renault Super 5 (50 votes, 72 percent yes)

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21. Citroën AX (56 votes, 70 percent yes)

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22. Audi 100 / 5000 (C3) (50 votes, 70 percent yes)

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23. Subaru Brat (35 votes, 69 percent yes)

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24. BMW 3-Series (E36) (103 votes, 67 percent yes)

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25. LaForza 5 Liter (70 votes, 66 percent yes)

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26. Volkswagen Polo Coupé (59 votes, 66 percent yes)

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27. Peugeot 306 (64 votes, 64 percent yes)

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28. MG ZR (47 votes, 64 percent yes)

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29. Peugeot 305 (44 votes, 64 percent yes)

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30. Alfa Romeo 145 / 146 (69 votes, 62 percent yes)

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31. Subaru GL/Loyale (62 votes, 61 percent yes)

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32. Audi 80 (B3) (65 votes, 60 percent yes)

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33. Rover 216 GTi (82 votes, 59 percent yes)

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34. Datsun 510 Hatchback (68 votes, 57 percent yes)

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35. Mercedes-Benz C-Class (w202) (83 votes, 55 percent yes)

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36. BMW E36 3-Series Compact (66 votes, 55 percent yes)

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37. Renault 11 / Encore (52 votes, 50 percent yes)

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