Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that he misses driving around in his "beautiful" Honda CRV.
Mr Cameron, who is not allowed to drive for security reasons, said he has merely been "looking lovingly" at his car, which has been lying unused outside Downing Street since he took the top post.
Speaking at the Japanese car manufacturer's plant near Swindon, Mr Cameron told staff that he is the proud owner of a Honda CRV - a model which usually falls into a high car insurance group.
He said: "The only thing I don't like about my job is that I am not allowed to drive any more.
"This beautiful machine sitting outside Downing Street, and I've not been in it for nine months.
"Just imagine the tragedy."
Winding up his discussion with Honda's staff, Mr Cameron added: "I've really enjoyed coming to see where my car was built.
"While I don't want to get in it soon, because that would mean that my political career had come to an end, I want to go on looking at it lovingly, as I do."
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