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Chelsea Tractor is Really King of the Road in … Chelsea

Posh endorsement: Victoria Beckham arrives for the launch of the new compact Land Rover model and Range Rover 40th Anniversary Party at the Orangery in Kensington Palace, London

Chelsea Tractors really are the best car marque money can buy in the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea according to research from classified ad website CarGurus.  They indeed rule the roads from the King’s Road to Kensington High Street.

Coveted for their rugged beauty, durability, sturdiness and for navigating those muddy pot-holes across Cadogan Street and pulling through the ponds on Pont Street. How can anyone go wrong? Even Tamara Ecclestone, that model of modesty, has a customised white model with TAMARA written in the same type as the marque.

Royalty:  Zara Phillips, in this photo, taken by Mary McCartney, wears a white, mud-splattered Roberto Cavalli dress and high heels

Ah, and Victoria Beckham helped design a model some years ago. CarGurus spokeswoman Sarah Welch said: “This data shows that the Chelsea tractor isn’t just a stereotype, but actually is the vehicle of choice for those lucky enough to live in the prestigious Royal Borough.

“While the BMW 3 Series looks like a firm favourite amongst other wealthy districts, it’s also interesting to see wider UK shopping patterns emerge, such as residents in Coventry staying loyal to their local Jaguar manufacturer.”

Top gear: Jeremy Clarkson accepts the one millionth Range Rover produced in Britain on behalf of Help for Heroes from Phil Popham, Managing Director of Land Rover at Earls Court in London

Some old money however plump for other four-wheel drives like the legendary Land Rover Defender. Even royalty Zara Phillips once featured in an advertising campaign for Land Rover wearing soiled Roberto Cavalli frocks in 2006. Status symbol worth getting your hands dirty for.

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