Surprised? Confused? Don’t be. The Model A was made to survive the most basic roads and be rebuilt when necessary in the middle of nowhere – think 1920s Midwest America.

So were many such cars of the period of course, but where the Model A differs is the sheer numbers that have survived, and its following across the world. Parts availability is excellent, knowledge is extensive, and the choice of suitable projects is still wide – best in the USA, good in Australia and New Zealand, and still reasonable in the UK and Europe.

Model As are also remarkably good to drive, even over long distance, and they exude a character that few post-war cars can match.