Is there such a thing as an archetypal classic car, a car which encapsulates everything conjured up by the term and is accessible to all? I think there is. It's the MGB.
John Sinister: Is this the archetypal classic car?
A deep concern for the planet's welfare ensures that the cars in John Simister's current assemblage of classics all have engines of under a litre, including a two-stroke Saab which causes the road behind to disappear from view after a cold start. This squares well with John's status as a Car of the Year jury member and a writer both on modern cars and old ones, the latter for Octane and Practical Classics. He has been a journalist since 1984, and lives in the Chiltern Hills with his wife Deborah and a dog called Sprocket.