With the threat of the DeLorean going back into full production, some 25 years after the last one rolled off the line, Ford have today announced plans to reissue the Model T.
The new model, based on the original plans, will have all the familiar features of the antique car, but will also be crammed with modern technology.
The drop-down soft-top will be fully automatic, and the gearbox is expected to have full syncromesh instead of the old "crash" type. Four wheel drive will be offered as an option, as well as a 2.8 Zetec engine in a low version with sports suspension. Satellite navigation, CD player and air-conditioning will come as standard.
Jeremy Clarkson, fresh from his Top Gear adventure of nearly driving to somewhere near the magnetic North Pole, wasn't impressed. "I'm not keen on the plate-glass windscreen or the handbrake outside the driver's door. The handling isn't so good when you get over 30mph, either."
A spokesman for Ford said, "Obviously with order books being full for the old DeLorean, it seems that there's a market for older models. So, we're going to show that the old cars are the best, and the Model T was one of our greatest."