From Mini to Cadillac, Audi to Ferrari and Citroën to Land Rover, six clever cars that are on a roll. ‘Choose one and it’s not just a classic you’ve bought, but a slice of history’ This disparate bunch shaped our motoring world, with innovations from electronic wizardry to self-adjusting suspension. That’s why they’re the intelligent choices to spend your money on. Words Russ Smith. Photography Charlie Magee.
Clever Cars The Big Test L-R: Range Rover, Ferrari Dino, Cadillac Coupe de Ville, Citroën DS21, Morris Mini Minor, Audi Quattro
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Some cars are important beyond their styling and simple four-wheeled existence; they represent the start of a new chapter in the book of motoring. Whether it’s transverse running gear driving the front wheels, a racer-inspired mid-mounted engine, or the dawn of all those luxuries we now take for granted in a base-spec Kia, these are the clever cars that made buyers and the industry see things differently.
So choose one and it’s not just a classic you’ve bought but a slice of history; something that’s permanent and never to be subject to the whims of fashion. That’s why we’ve gathered the odd bunch of cars before me today – they all fit the description of ground-breaker. And they all look clever buys in uncertain times.