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The Car Bucket List: Part Two

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There are some cars you know you'll never own but should make a point of driving at least once in a lifetime.

Land Rover Defender

Don't waste your once in a lifetime drive on the blacktop - take a Defender through a muddy bog or up a mountain to really appreciate its utilitarian charm. If it's good enough for Queen Elizabeth II...

Lotus Carlton

Probably Vauxhall's finest ever moment and certainly the only time the Carlton was ever cool. A sublime early Nineties mash up.

Lotus Elise

The epitome of lightweight driving fun, the Elise takes driving back to basics in the most sophisticated fashion.

McLaren F1

It changed the face of supercar motoring upon release a couple of decades ago, and still feels spectacular today.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Inimitably sleek, smooth and intimidatingly sophisticated.

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6

From the sublime to the totally bonkers... You'd never really want to own this monster but could have some serious dune bashing fun.

Nissan GT-R

Turning a Playstation game into real life, the GT-R has supercar makers sweating a bit.

Peugeot 205 GTI

The definitive hot hatch from the era that defined the genre. Driving a Peugeot was never so much fun before or since.

Porsche 911

The only question is which 911 from a spectacular five decade career would you choose?

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

Feel like a minor Royal in this stately barge.

Saab 90 Turbo

One of the most satisfying driving experiences ever and the car that made Sweden cool.

Subaru Impreza

Indulge your Fast and Furious fantasies in the ultimate boy racer's machine.

Toyota 2000 GT

Japan's attempt to take on the E-Type comes perilously close to bettering the original. Probably the best and most evocative Japanese sports car ever, from a time when elegance was a priority over sheer speed.

TVR Griffith

Actually, any TVR could be included on this list. The Griffith encapsulates the brand's trademarks of breath-taking automotive beauty and brilliant performance.

Volkwagen Camper Van / Kombi

This one's not about the driving experience as much as the cultural experience. Take a hippy moment out and head for the beach in a VW camper van.

Volkswagen Corrado VR6

It never gained the mainstream appeal of the Golf, but the super masculine, 2.9 litre Corrado is possibly the most fun you could ever have in a front wheel drive car.

The Car Bucket List: Part One

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