SHARE THE LOVE
I’m probably not going to make myself any more popular than I am already, but why is it that so many people think that you need to have a sports car to be a true car enthusiast? I’ve never owned one, and despite being middleaged, no mid-life crisis could ever tempt me into one. Give me a decent saloon any day (or an estate come to that) because they are just as engaging and involving – if not more so. Of course there are plenty of people who must think the same as me, otherwise we wouldn’t see so many Zephyrs, Crestas, Cortinas, Cambridges and the like in the classic movement. But it’s important to remember that up until the mid-1980s, saloon and estate cars were the mainstays of UK roads, because their design was suitable for most buyers. Those large numbers can lead to contempt in later years, when perceived large numbers of survivors result in many of these family favourites being scrapped.
So if you’re on the hunt for your first classic – or fancy a change from a sports car – why not consider giving a saloon or estate some love?
‘Why not give a classic saloon or estate some love?’