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.
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.”
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.