Jeremy Clarke Jeremy Clarke

The A272 is a relic of the golden age of motoring

It epitomises everything I love about the England that once was

Oh the joy of the open road – and, having lived my car-owning life one technological stage up from the starting handle, it was a thrill to have temporary ownership of a newish motor. Credit: georgeclerk/iStock

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