Conventional wisdom would suggest that a big, old, heavy and diesel powered classic car is not the ideal auto-x weapon. This is undoubtedly correct but I brought out my 1970 Mercedes-Benz 220D anyway. No one would accuse it of being fast but it did better than I thought.
Some pretty serious sporting machinery and … me in the line up to go.
The lack of power steering meant the big old steering wheel go a workout between the cones. That said the handling felt very good (at least to me). With four wheel discs the brakes felt equally strong. Where I felt I lost most of the my time was on the straight bits where the 59hp 2.2L diesel doesn’t give a lot of acceleration.