"An expedition, I should say, which I will undertake alone, in the comfort of Mr Farraday's Ford"
1928 Model A Ford
Creative Commons Attribution1928 Model A Ford - Credit: Richard Smith
Model T Ford, 109th Poynton Show
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeModel T Ford, 109th Poynton Show - Credit: Mike Kirby

The Ford Motor Company was established in America at the  beginning of the twentieth century, and it revolutionised the motor industry.

The book opens in 1956; the model of the Ford is not made clear – it is possibly the Model T or the later Model A, but it is certainly vintage given comments later in the book:

Harry Smith ..... said to me, 'Your car would be the vintage Ford up there on Thornley Bush Hill, sir?' (p. 183)