The best all-rounder you could buy in 1939, and a five-star classic to-day. Back to the twin-tube frame and semi-elliptics at the rear, but hydraulic brakes, of course, plus that wonderful three-carburettor hemi0head top end on a 326 block. Hirth (somewhat fragile) or ZF 'boxes with synchro on the two upper ratios. 100mph, 20mpg or better, and 0-50mph in under 7secs. A few custom cabriolets, and some survivors have acquired Bristol engines.