It was interesting to read Editor Chas Hallett’s blog that a used Ferrari is still a good Ferrari, but let's be honest - is a Ferrari ever truly ‘used’ in the accepted sense of the word?

I would argue that there are some cars which never truly become used. I believe that they miss all the usual stages and go straight to collectible or classic status instead.

I never really see many exotics as used, although a Jaguar always will be very used, then a banger and, if it is very lucky, a classic. A Caterham to me is never really a used car, although the Ferrari 400i went through all the Seven Ages of Car, as far as I could see.

Oh yes, the Seven Ages of Car. Here is my theoretical breakdown as to just how cars get old and all that:

New – Showroom fresh and delivery mileage.