It’s World Smile Day – check out the cars that make our underwriters smile

Ferrari 250 Gt California

Today is World Smile Day and so we thought we’d put it to some of our specialist underwriters to tell us about the vehicles that really put a smile on their face. From the aspirational to the sentimental and from classics to hot off the production line – here’s their pick of the best.  

Duane Barr, Portfolio Underwriting Manager, Prestige

“For me it’s got to be the Alfa GTA-R, this one is by Alfaholics and is amazing…”


Alan Bradbury, Senior Underwriter, Bespoke

“I could probably name about 1000 cars, but if I had to pick just one (ok two!) it would be:

  1. My ultimate is the Ferrari 250 GT California. To me, this is motoring perfection. Beautiful classic Ferrari styling, combined with that amazing Italian soundtrack. Classy, rare, simply stunning.”


  1. "A close second would have to be the 1969 Dodge Charger. American muscle, big, loud and imposing – whether modified or original. It’s not just the looks I love about this car – the sound is equally as mesmerising.”


Steve Simpson, Senior Underwriter, Enthusiast Vehicle

“The Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta is a beautiful classic car. Also, the Mk I Austin Healey Sprite – because it looks like it’s smiling itself!”



Tom Donachie, Head of Bespoke Underwriting

“Not my favourite car, but it does make me smile! The Suzuki Pikes Peak - was the best car in Gran Turismo 2, what a game in the late 90’s!”


Adrian Moody, Portfolio Underwriting Manager, Bespoke

“The Vauxhall Calibra – one of the first cars that I really wanted to buy when I was a lot younger (and did!). Then moving on to the (probably out of reach) – Lamborghini Huracan!”



Sam Prever, Underwriter, Prestige

“I’d love the latest BMW M3 – the perfect mixture of a straight-six, twin-turbo engine and rear-wheel drive that goes so well with the ‘Q-car’ saloon look.”