Choosing the 1.6-litre also saves some cash for the maintenance fund. Prices for both 1.6 and 1.9 GTis can rise to £15,000 and even beyond for very good examples, but we found a lightly restored and resprayed 1.6-litre for £6995. It has done 125,000 miles but its previous owner has replaced several fittings and the car passed an MOT test in November 2021.

Verdict: Take it

Morgan 3 Wheeler, £44,995: Driven by an 82bhp 2.0-litre V-twin S&S engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission, the Morgan 3 Wheeler delivers outstanding driver engagement and a character all of its own. But with a new model on the way this year and the country bracing itself for peak winter weather, is it really sensible to consider one right now?