In Rob’s garage
2000 Land Rover Discovery Td5
Mrs C’s family bus. It has 192,000 miles on the clock and, apart from the odd technical niggle, it’s still going strong. Needs a new door mirror after one was stolen.
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connoisseur Tourer
Has 234,000 miles on the clock and I’m about to add another 3000 in the Bangers4ben charity rally. Currently dressed as a Zombie Apocalypse Assault Vehicle.
2000 Rover 45 V6
One of the hidden gems of Rover’s later years. The V6 45 is the thinking man’s MG ZS... or something like that. Wood, leather and green doorcards give it a real sense of occasion.
1996 Mercedes-benz E220 estate
Mr C’s family bus. My S124 wagon has covered more than a quarter-of-a-million miles and has just passed its third MOT in my custody without a single advisory. Rear-facing mother-in-law seat is a star feature.
1995 Jaguar XJ 3.2 Sport
My pride and joy. In turquoise paint, resprayed in 2016 and one of the nicest early X300s left on the road. Used to be my daily driver, but it’s far too nice for that now.
1991 Jaguar XJ40 3.2
Coming soon to these hallowed pages. I bought this last week for £400 with no MOT, but it has only done 55,000 miles from new and looks set to be an exciting project – if it doesn’t cause financial ruin.
The 1242cc FIRE engine develops just 58bhp, but it does so with true Italian brio.