Amid all the doom and gloom of the country's political uncertainty and COVID-19 situation, here is a news all Malaysians can cheer for.

A 32-year-old Proton Saga was voted the best classic car at the Concours de l'Ordinaire at UK's Hagerty Festival which took place at the Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire over the weekend, reported Malay Mail.

The 1989 Black Knight Edition Saga bagged the top prizes, beating 49 other classic cars, including from marques like Ford, Volvo, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Lancia, and Saab.

The Saga's owner, 30-year-old police officer Jon Coupland, acquired the machine in 2019, and this is the first time he had taken part in Hagerty's Festival.

Its original owner had confined the Saga to a garage with just 6,000km clocked on its odometre, and when it was sold to its second owner in 2017, it was driven for a further 16,000km.

"I was over the moon to be accepted for the concours, so to have impressed the judges enough to have won the overall prize is beyond my wildest dream," Coupland was quoted saying.

According to the report, Proton had sold only 201 units of the Black Knight Edition Saga in the UK since it was manufactured in 1989, and the prize-winning version that Coupland owns is the last one in existence.

Kudos to Proton for making the remarkable machine, and thanks to Coupland for flying the Malaysian flag in the UK.

As the cliched saying goes, 'Old is Gold' indeed!

Source: Malay Mail
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