I like buying cars at Christmas for no other reason that they usually represent good value. This Polish imported 126 was in the exact honest condition you’d like to find a classic – never welded, low mileage and running like a little beauty. I thought a red communist car would make a lovely Valentine’s present to Mrs Carpervert. She didn’t. I still keep looking for excuses not to part with it. Aircooled, rear wheel drive, rear engined and certainly cheaper than a 911.