I only once had a car with brakes like that. And that's because I hadn't bothered giving it an MOT for a long time. Gears and handbrake on every stop (no footbrakes at all).
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I've lost the brakes completely, once on a '51 Chevrolet, once on a '62
Lincoln Continental. Neither had the modern split brake systems. Both
had current inspection stickers (the US version of MOT in some states).
The inspection included the brake lines, drums, slave cylinders, and
leak down but didn't predict sudden failure of the master cylinder seal.
Last year, the front master on the Harley went out. Again it was okay
until it wasn't.
Still a fair number of front disk/rear drum vehicles being turned
out. The rear brakes do very little of the braking in normal use, so
high temperature brake fade is not a big issue on the rear - and drum
parking brakes are just SO much easier to make work properly
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