All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, as the old seasonal song goes. Luckily, I’ve still just about got most of my teeth. I would, though, quite like a couple of changes to happen in the automotive world, plus a couple of additions to my garage...
So on the basis that I’ve been reasonably good this year and that Father Christmas is legally obliged to bring me at least a few of these items, let's see what pairs I would put on my Christmas list.
I really would like a BMW 316. The first E21 version please, Santa. It brings back happy memories of flogging them. It's very undervalued, I think – not glam but very significant, lightweight and fun. The smallest engine is fine. Thinking small, an Autobianchi Primula would be superb. Preferably the first hatchback. It's cute as a button and a rarity in the UK; I’ve definitely got space for one.
They are not exactly cars, but they are arguably more fun, but even if you are too scared/sensible to ride one, they are fabulous to look at. That’s why I would plump for an Ariel Leader, which, oddly, didn’t look like a motorbike at all, with lots of art deco panelling that made it look like the future. Which it wasn’t. It would look great in my kitchen, though. Then, for a bit of fun, a Honda Monkey Bike. Pocket sized, it could easily fit in my stocking, Santa.