Men, meanwhile, identified only the Miura, suggesting the other four were the Aston Martin DB4, Jaguar E-type, Ferrari 275 GTB and Porsche 911 (various).
Oh, and in case you’re wondering where to pick up a classic-car-loving, financially astute female of the species, after Birmingham, in descending order, the top four towns with female owners are: Tonbridge, Bristol, Sheffield and Brighton. Even better news: the average age of a female owner is steadily falling, to 52 years old currently.
I suggest a Tinder-style app for single classic-car owners to find a mate. Instead of faces, pictures would be of the cars, with a sign indicating a male or female owner. After that, you take the gamble. To be honest, I don’t think it’s much of a gamble - you can tell an awful lot about a person from the classic they own. Take me for example: currently considering the purchase of an Austin Metro. You’d instantly know I was female, because this is a purchase that only the heart could make, and you’d probably also guess I was in my late thirties or forties, because what else would lead to the purchase of such a rust bucket, other than nostalgia relating to first cars after passing the driving test aged 17?