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Lee McKenzie's Dream Garage

01st Apr 2016

Lee McKenzie is a successful TV presenter, journalist and rally co-driver. She's been involved in reporting on and presenting coverage of some of the world's most iconic sporting events, including Wimbledon, the Commonwealth games and of course Formula 1.

She's also hosted the Stratstone Awards in the past too, and we caught up with her to ask what 'five' cars would make it into her dream garage.

 

1. Mercedes-Benz 300SL

"Firstly I'd take a classic car, something beautiful like a Mercedes 300SL."

The distinctive Mercedes-Benz 300SL, known famously as the 'Gullwing' due to its unique doors, is a car that's likely to be seen in most dream garages on style alone! But be warned, with just over 3,000 built there probably aren't enough to go round…

The gullwing was by far the fastest car of its day, and continues to be an iconic staple in the history of Mercedes-Benz. A predecessor to the equally stylish 230SL roadster, examples of this car now fetch well in excess of £1 million due to their sheer rarity.

mercedes-benz-300-sl

2. Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

"Then I'd need something for everyday - at the moment I have a Mercedes A-Class, and I've had a GLE too so maybe a little A45 AMG? Though I'd have to watch my speed in that one!"

With a third more power than the Formula 1-based 300SL, the A45 AMG was the most powerful production hatchback ever built when it was launched.

Based on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback, the A45 features a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, and four-wheel-drive to keep its considerable power on the road.

It's practical too, being based on a family hatchback the boot is a good size and it seats five comfortably. What's not to love?

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

3. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

"Combines space, practicality and still looks great."

Most concept cars push the limits of design to the extreme - forgoing practicality and even safety to deliver outstanding and often inspirational designs. Then, when the actual road car is released a year later, it can look pretty tame by comparison. That cannot be said of the Range Rover Evoque, which could have easily just rolled in from the Geneva Motor Show.

And it's not just looks where the Evoque excels either. Under the skin the Evoque is one-hundred percent Land Rover, featuring the fabled Terrain Response system which can adapt the car to meet the needs of any terrain.

This is a dream garage selection which blends true go-anywhere ability with a design which would feel at home on Savile Row. Good choice!

Range Rover Evoque

4. Oakley Supreme Horse Box

"And for the other two maybe I'd be greedy and combine the two . I need a bit of space in my garage for this one because I've got horses and I'd probably take a very expensive Oakley Supreme Horse Box - and that would certainly take up more than two spaces in my garage!"

Lee isn't joking - most Oakley Supreme models reach to over 27ft in length! The pinnacle of Horse Box extravagance, it not only has space to store and transport three horses but also includes a fully decked out living area too. A kitchen, bathroom and bedroom make this the most lavish 'horse box' we've ever seen!

Oakley Horse Box

 

With the style and beauty of the 300SL, the power and performance of the A45 AMG and the practicality of the Evoque, Lee has got pretty much all the boxes ticked here, especially with the inclusion of an ultra-luxurious horse box/mobile home.

If you're thinking about making a start on your dream garage, there's a good chance that we've got one of the cars on your list in our extensive new and approved used inventory. Start your search today.