Rover 3500 Van den Plas

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The JC gets all figurative

The gloriously appointed Eight-cylinder rover

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Beats the Opel bloody Kadett, wouldn’t get close to eight jet engines, and as for the Rotary Mazda — well, who can honestly say what would happen upon a Wankel gambit? A good meta-metaphor for how life’s metaphors don’t always, as they say, bear close examination.

For in the game, a V8 Rover — okay, okay, with plush seats — may edge out an Audi Quattro or the Jaguar XJ6, but who in real life would be seen dead in one?

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