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Ford of Britain's centenary
  • A firm favourite among Brits, over four million were sold and its not surprising considering it was faster, more economical and cheaper than anything in its class at the time. 

  • Introduced in 1953 and sold for £360, over 335,000 were produced and it even went on to win its class in the 1956 Safari Rally. 

  • It's a world away from a fire-breathing Fiesta RS WRC, but the Model T looks great fun to drive. 

  • Ford Dagenham celebrates 80 years of production in 2011. The Model Y was one of the first affordable new cars at £100. 

  • It's 1976. Concorde, VHS and the Ford Fiesta defined the time. Now 35 years on, the Fiesta is the only one to stay in the spotlight. In less than three years, the millionth Fiesta drove off the production line. 

  • Short and sweet, this period advert is a long way from the massive advertising campaigns now used in the car industry. 

  • Space shuttles and Sierras sounds like a strange mix, but in the early 80s both were launched with aerodynamics in mind. 

  • Topping the UK sales charts are the four models above, with 23 million vehicles sold between them. 

  • An icon in Britain, the Transit is the commercial vehicle. A number of quirky models have been produced over the years to aid advertising.

  • An advert promoting the comfort and refinement of the Ford Capri. Sweet dreams.

  • Old vs. new: The Ford Model T and 2011 Ford Focus lead a convoy over Westminster Bridge.

  • Formula 1 driver Graham Hill drives a replica of Henry Ford's first creation, the Quadricycle in 1963. The vehicle had a top speed of 20mph and no brakes.

  • The lack of wireless testing equipment in the 1970s  meant that Ford had to 'tether' a second car to hold the machinery for the test car. 

  • A Ford Anglia drives through the bridge of remembrance in New Zealand, 1947.

  • In 1985, stunt man Steve Matthews jumped 15 cars to raise money for charity. The only modifications rumoured to be on this Transit were the windows taken out and gaffer tape to hold down the bonnet. 

  • A 3.2 litre, 200PS Duratorq TDCi engine hurls this van forward. 

  • Clark lead the 1965 race for 190 of the 200 laps. He was the first ever Briton and first non-American for 49 years to win the race. 

  • A Transit Connect van hiding an RS engine, brakes and suspension set up. It's a proper track weapon. 

  • To celebrate the one millionth Cortina to come off the production line for export, this model was flown through the skies to its new owner in Ostend, Belgium. 

  • Production of the Ford Prefect in the 1950s was labour intensive, with each worker wearing special clothing so as not to scratch the cars. 

  • A 300bhp, turbo-charged 1.6 litre EcoBoost engine powered the WRC Fiesta to a 1-2-3 victory at Rally Sweden.