Nothing matches the charms of a 1930s Riley – especially the Lynx tourer. Let’s go for a 1½ litre with the wider chassis from 1936 onwards. A magnificent twin-cam, twin-carb engine, preselect gearbox (which can be surprisingly nifty), and fantastic handling, plus reasonable braking (despite the Girling rod system) maketh a truly great driver’s car. But when you throw in Riley’s unique mixture of sound, smell and lovable rakishness, need any more be said? Imagine powering down a country lane, savouring that almost Ferrari-esque exhaust note and the perfume of honeysuckle mingling with the smell of a warm engine and exhaust fumes. Bliss!