Tom Richards – Volvo P1800 ES
Obvious: Volvo P1800 ES. For me, this is the defining ‘shooting brake’. Two doors, big practicality, and gorgeous, svelte looks. It’s the perfect set of wheels for Mr and Mrs Claus.
Their kids have flown the nest, so rear doors aren’t necessary. It’s practical enough for hauling firewood to keep their Lapland home warm in winter. It’s also reliable – the private car with the highest mileage ever recorded is, after all, a Volvo P1800. Santa would lap that up.
Ed Callow – Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII
For one night of the year, Santa has to sit in a lumbering, low-grip, open-top vehicle, pulled by a team of noisy quadrupeds. For every other day of the year, he needs to be cocooned in comfort and peace. When it absolutely, positively has to be supple serenity, there is only one car at the top of the list: the Rolls-Royce Phantom.