It’s an inescapable consequence of progress, but old things are worse than new things. People that still use vinyl or tweed or bone china - James May, in other words - will tell you that heritage often trumps utility. But it also trumps common sense. Which is precisely why people still own classic cars.
So here’s the perfect compromise, a trend that’s resulting in some very good new cars for the heavy of wallet. Boffins are taking wheezy old classics and fitting them with the stuff that makes new cars better - cleaner, faster engines, better brakes, proper steering components and suspension that doesn’t need oiling every 30 feet. Rather like the Jensen Interceptor the boys drove on Sunday.
And to show our wholehearted supported for this endeavour, here are five of the best.