That I should spend my life poring over the classifieds looking at cars I’d love to own but could never afford is, of course, in no way remarkable. I’d bet plenty that most people reading this have been susceptible to this particular kind of self-imposed mental torture too. But I suspect that where we differ is that I’m more than capable to turning my insides to knots looking at advertisements for cars that, with a spot of judicious man maths, I absolutely could afford.
Hankering for the ultimate BMW M3 | Thank Frankel it's Friday
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.
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