Forget the money-rich commuter belt of the south-east or quintessentially English Cotswolds as new research reveals that Leicester - more famous for crisps - is the UK centre for classic car enthusiasts!
Indeed, the findings show that the LE Leicester postcode has well over a third more classic car insurance policy holders with ClassicLine Insurance than anywhere else in the country – an even more surprising result than the city’s shock Premiership win.
Further analysis shows that the car manufacturing heartland of the Midlands has a ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of classic car hotspots which also includes Coventry and Birmingham, showing that locals are in tune with the region’s rich motoring heritage.
Away from the motor mad Midlands, southern postcodes including Guildford, Tunbridge Wells and Reading, are also high on the list of ClassicLine Insurance policy holders – although none in the south are higher placed than Coventry in third position.
1: LE (Leicester)100 2: B (Birmingham)65 3: CV (Coventry)65 4:GU (Guildford)56 5:CM (Chelmsford)52 6:RG (Reading)51 7: TN (Tunbridge Wells)50 8: NG (Nottingham)47 9: S (London)45 10: RH (Redhill)44