It might not be the most glamorous brand, but Ford has been ticking over in the UK for decades with supreme popularity.
In fact, a Ford has been at the top of the sales charts in the UK every year for the last 40 years!
That means that the reign of Ford has now spanned two millennia, two centuries and four decades. Not too bad really is it?
Not once has the blue oval dropped off the top spot of the car sales charts and for good reason.
Most people these days think of Ford as just one of the crowd, producer of the cars that fill car parks all over the country.
But ask anyone from the 80’s and they will tell you about the greats such as the Sierra and Escort Cosworth’s, cars which really set Ford apart.
But it takes a bit more than no guts no glory turbo charged monsters to sell the millions of cars they have in the last 40 years.
Ford have struck a balance between fun, practicality and affordability, something that not many manufacturers have managed to achieve to the same standard.
The Fiesta, Focus and the Mondeo remain among the finest handling cars in their class, despite increased opposition from the far more expensive German brands such as BMW and Audi.
So what are the best? We have a good look at what have been the biggest selling Fords of the last four decades.