.......it ain't. Due to the demise my of faithful daily driver I needed something in a hurry and consider myself extremely fortunate to have bagged this beauty: The price was not inconsiderable (I'm talking well into three figures here) but quality costs. And since I know that quite a few members on here like premium performance cars I'll run you through a few of her features. Keep up at the back.... Power Plant: This is where she really scores. Ford rightly rejected all this OHC nonsense and opted for tried and trusted OHV technology. The Kent-derived engine was first seen in the Ford Anglia in 1959 and uses a sturdy cast iron block and head mated to the very latest mid-1990s fuel injection technology. The result produces a stunning 59BHP that bullets the car to 60mph in less than 15 (yes 15 !!) seconds. I was thinking of ringing Santa Pod to find out what a typical quarter-mile is for one of these cars but they are unlikely to have ever seen something of this type before. Interior: A masterpiece of functional minimalism. In order to optimise performance and save weight, all unnecessary gadgetry has been dispensed with. The result is an interior that could quite easily be confused with a Le Mans winner (by a blind man on a galloping horse). But function is important too. Therefore, the car comes comprehensively equipped with both a speedo AND a fuel gauge allowing the lucky driver to bask in a feeling of pampered luxury: The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed the that the speedo is calibrated to 140mph - yet more evidence of the foresight of Ford's finest engineers. Should the car ever be dropped by a Chinook from 6000 feet then such speeds would be perfectly feasible. Modifications: As us performance gurus know only too well, modding our cars is both desirable and essential and money should be no object. To that end I've upgraded to a comprehensive in-car entertainment system with this bad boy (£7.50 from the scrapyard complete with code): When I say comprehensive I mean that it's a radio. And it plays CDs. I can therefore now effortlessly switch from Radio 4 to my favourite Shakin' Stevens album when I'm out cruising with "the guys" in their AMGs on Saturday nights. But I'm not just about posing and trying to impress strangers - my other mod is based on pure practicality. I'm racking up a lot of miles and since the car has a small fuel tank I was having to stop for petrol every second day. So I borrowed an idea that proved very successful for the P51 Mustang in WW2 and have upgraded to a pair of long-range fuel tanks: Anyway, I must be off as I'm heading down to Halfords car park to impress Tracy and Kelly-Marie with my handbrake turn prowess.