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Cool Cars: Alfa Romeo Brera

When it comes to cars, Cool Van Man can put a price on individuality, and that price is around £7,000 - the starting cost of a second-hand Alfa Romeo Brera

Cool Van Man isn’t usually one to boast, but he will tell you that he once interviewed Giorgetto Giugiaro, acclaimed as the most influential car designer of the last century. Admittedly it was because the Italian maestro had just designed a van, but that’s not the point. This fella’s also designed numerous Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Lancias, BMWs, the original VW Golf…and the Alfa Romeo Brera.

For your £7,000 (ONO) you get a car so stylish it makes George Clooney look like Bobby Davro. In this diluted world of BMWs, Mercedes and (particularly) Audis it stands out as a sign that you’re actually not arsed looking like everyone else - there really is no other car in this sector (or price) that draws such looks of admiration out on the streets.

It’s handsome, yet different, compact yet imposing…something and yet something else. So if you have the cash, and don’t want to blur into the traffic jam, get a Brera, it will show that you have a life outside the obvious.

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