I have mixed feeling about values of some Fords sky-rocketing. On the one hand, it’s good to see recognition for some of the Blue Oval’s more potent models at last being reflected in prices. I’m sure it’s something that will please those who already own these cars too. Of course, there have always been very expensive Fords – you’ve never been able to pick up a GT40 for Granada Ghia money, for example – but on the whole, the marque has always seemed to financially languish a bit compared with its contemporaries. This is despite Fords often being more reliable, practical and enjoyable to drive than their higher-prized – and thus higher-priced – rivals. However, there’s also a lingering feeling that Fords should be on the cheap side, because that’s what they always have been; affordable motoring for the masses, whether they have a splash of dash about them or not. Aston Martins of the 1970s may be big Capris for rich people, but when Fords start to rival Astons at auctions, then it seems to me the motoring world is going a little bit crazy.