A 1959 Standard Ten Gold Star recently part exchanged on a scrappage scheme will now not be crushed, according to The Telegraph newspaper.

A Scottish Ford dealer near Thurso took the Standard – the most high profile car involved in a scrappage trade in so far – against a new Transit several weeks ago.

Following an outcry from marque enthusiasts and classic car owners, Ford relented, having previously insisted the car had to be scrapped. Although it cannot return to the road, plans are now afoot to send the Ten to a private motoring museum.