This is a message for Richard Porter from his insurance broker. Unfortunately, due to a stratospheric rise in the market value of your limited-addition (sic) Land Rover Defender Heritage Edition [above] (column, evo 244), we need to increase your insurance premium, with immediate effect, by 10,000 per cent.
We realise this may come as a bit of a shock, so we are willing to offer you an alternative solution. We’ll be happy to take your treasured Defender off you and put it to good use here in Sweden. With a good harsh winter’s use, we will only add to the ‘patina’ and will give it a home it deserves. You know it makes sense. Andrew Manig