Fiat By Brian Blessed

Special editions. Who needs em, eh? They’re all Laser this or By Gucci that.

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Well, as it turns out we all need them. Or, at least those of you who are considering a freshly constructed Fiat Panda 4×4.

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For a quoted £14,895 OTR you can get a Panda 4×4 with, from what I can see from Fiat’s online configurator, options that should take it up to about £15,100 OTR. Interested? Well, unless that penguin sticker is a delete option I may just wait until there’s another special edition, or better yet, haggle.

But what, say you, are the alternatives?

Well, I have a plan, based on basically no sense whatsoever apart from the aching desire to drive something with caterpillar tracks.

First, we buy this Toyota Lucida. It has 4WD and a massive amount of room. Also, like the advert says, it is a ‘quality car at an affordable price(s)’. That’s all the convincing I need.

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Next, we buy a TrackNGo Wheel Driven Track System. Theyre $25,000, but in GPB that’s about 15 grand.

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Then, we get Brian Blessed/Prince Vultan and his winged warriors to fly the tracks over the Atlantic. I’d bet he’d laugh in the big fat face of such a task, after all he’s Brian Blessed/Prince Vultan. I reckon he may even do it for free.

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But let’s say he doesn’t. I’ll flip him a twenty, enough for him and three of his winged warriors to get a coffee and sausage roll from Greggs, and have change.

Finally, for just a bit more than owning a brand new Fiat Panda 4×4 Antartica with penguin decals and £205 worth of free kit we get a huge, probably unreliable Toyota with go anywhere ability.

I think I’ve made my case clear.

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22/01/2014 · 15:25

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