Ford’s arrival in the supermini sector might have been a little late in 1976, but it was an ambitious project. As well as being an all-new car from the ground up, the Fiesta was built in an all-new factory in Spain built on a green-field site. Like all Fords, the Fiesta came in a bewildering number of variations, from the rubber mat 957cc base model to a plush wood and velour 1300cc Ghia. Crisp to drive and utterly practical, the Fiesta was a massive hit from the word go, and the range increased in size as the years passed by. Sport and Ghia versions command a premium.