Apologies for being predictable but an inevitable consequence of me driving a new car is diving into the classifieds to see how much versions of the original are going for. Not to say the new Mercedes CLS I was driving last week is a bad car. Because it’s not. But it did get me thinking how cool the first CLS really was. And how well it’s ageing, 14 years on.
Dan Trent: The original CLS is the coolest four‑door coupe
Exposure to a Performance Car review of the Lamborghini Countach 5000QV at an impressionable age set Dan Trent on course for a life-long obsession with cars. Immersion in the world of used car temptation with a spell as editor of PistonHeads.com only sealed the deal, compulsive online tyre-kicking now a daily ritual. He’s still some way off that Countach though.